Joy in the World The Goddess presiding over the month of Joyful Remembrance, August 29 to October 7, is The Dark Mother, sometimes more familiarly known as The Black Madonna. She reminds us: I am the one who holds and shapes universes. Because I am invisible, scientists call me Dark Energy and a smaller part […]
Month by Month Reflections for the Year of Joy.
Nine Goddesses to Nurture Nine Steps on the Path of Joy
This Year of Joy calendar gathers nine steps along the Path of Joy into nine months, composed of four ten-day weeks. The weeks invite you to explore joy through each of the four elements: earth, water, fire, and air, which can be experienced as metaphors – the fires of passion, for example, or the tears of sorrow – as well as richly concrete in themselves. The nine months, 360 days, come to an end on December 26, leaving five intercalary days before the Year for Joy begins again on January 1.
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Joy in the World The Month of Joyful Dedication July 20 – August 28 The Goddess who presides over this month is White Buffalo Calf Woman Dedication Her Self She is the holy one who comes singing. This month we listen for Her joyful song. According to Brooke Medicine Eagle, the wise teacher who writes […]
Joy in the World The Month of Joyful Presence June 10 – July 19 The Goddess who presides over this month is The Shekinah Presence Her Self She has been present in the realm and reality of Mother since creation, within the process of Creation, partaking in crafting and imprinting the essence of all […]
Joy in the World The Month of Joyful Acceptance and Acknowledgement May 1 – June 9 The Goddess who presides over this month is Gaia Her Self The great Lady of Earth, giver of all things. Reminder of Her creation: Born of chaos, tumultuous cataclysms, fierce embraces of colliding stars, flung out and away from […]
Practicing Joy in the World The month of Joyful Awareness March 22 to April 30 “Nothing is so beautiful as Spring… What is all this juice and all this joy?” For poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, Spring, with all its juice and joy, new life flagrant and fragrant everywhere, is the Earth’s yearly re-creation of the […]
Practicing Joy in the World The month of Joyful Beliefs February 10 to March 21. The Great Being who holds the power of this month comes soaring up from way down under, carrying potent joyful beliefs. And singing. She is Rainbow Serpent, known and celebrated among the Aboriginal people throughout the ancient land of Australia. […]
Practicing Joy in the World Month by Month Reflections for the Year of Joy Nine Goddesses to Nurture Nine Steps on the Path of Joy First Month: Sourcing in Joy January 1 – February 9 Goddess: Adi Para Shakti Imagine a lotus flower born from the earth and covering the earth. This magic lotus […]
The morning poetry group grew out of the 2010 West Coast Mystery School participants and was set up by Elizabeth Austin. Using Peggy Rubin’s Year of Joy calendar as a guide we take turns selecting poems for each ten day week. The person who selected the poem usually reads it as well, and then we […]
Good News from an Alternate Universe A Goddess Bible: Part One From joy all beings have come. In joy all beings are sustained. To joy all beings return. This is the highest teaching. This is the highest teaching. –The Upanishads The Lady’s Book of Joy The wise and playful people in a universe I dream […]