The changing of the seasons like the changing of the guard.
The leaves reveal their brilliance, they blanket our yard.
I feel it in the air on my skin and nose I smell.
The end of summer stories; no new ones to tell.
Harvest time, kitchens wait, as we now enter falls gate.
Passing of the seasons.
Reborn are new reasons.
Less of daylight less of sun bright.
More of dark and gloom.
Less of coolers and sandy beaches more of pumpkins and witches on their broom.
All things that go up in the spring and spend their summer tall.
Must now succumb to the winds of change
I have always been interested in symbols even more so than words or language. When my sons were younger, we would come up with themes for each Halloween and entertain the neighbors. We have dressed up like pirates and had candy in a treasure chest, dressed up in pinstripes and acted like mobsters, zombies coming out of coffins, and our personal favorite…me as a witch and my husband and sons as Grim Reapers.
Every Halloween and Fall time I find myself attracted to the witch’s hat. I never questioned it and just go with it. Well, yesterday, I decided to ask my Guides about the origin of the witch’s hat. It was explained that it is symbol for a shaman, a healer, a sage, etc. It isn’t evil at all, nor are the other pagan symbols such as the broom, the cauldron, dressing in black, etc. Many concepts that have been taught to us as being evil, is really an illusion and smoke screen to keep us distracted from our true, authentic self. When we are one with our Divinity…we are very powerful and not able to be controlled by anyone on the lower vibrations. Those in the higher vibrations are not into control, that isn’t the intention at all.
My Guides encourages me to research online as well. They guided me to two articles that I would like to share with you and hopefully you find it as interesting and insightful as I did.
~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman
The Pointed `Witches` Hat and Its Aryan Origins
As a child have you ever wondered why pointed hats[often decorated with lunar, stellar and solar symbols]were associated with witches? It would appear that this headgear truly was worn by witches-or more likely priestesses/priests or shamans amongst various Aryan peoples. At Subeshi in China the mummies of Europoid women have been discovered with this kind of head gear which scholars associate with the Indo-European speaking Tocharians or Iranians.[See The Tarim Mummies by J.P. Mallory and Victor H. Mair]. There is strong linguistic evidence to support the idea that Aryan priests and fortune tellers were present in the Shang and Zhou dynasty courts, probably in service to blonde haired Aryan emperors[Yellow Emperors] who ruled as the first emperors of China, over a subjugated mongoloid population. These priests were called Magi, the plural of the Old Persian Magus. Archaeological evidence indicates that these Magi had Europoid facial features. Their conical headgear has also been associated with the Aryan steppe tribes. Theirs was a fire cult and they served a sky god. A recently broadcast television documentary[Museum Secrets] brought to my attention the discovery of ancient gold hats, one of which is on display in the Neues Museum in Berlin. Three others are in existence and all were found in Germany and France, indicating the existence of a Bronze Age solar cult in central Europe. So it would appear that the image of the pointed hat wearing witch or warlock is not as far fetched as it once seemed!
There is a stereotypical image of a Witch. She is an ugly old hag, sporting a large wart on her elongated crooked nose, dressed in long black flowing clothes and always topped with a broad brimmed tall pointed black hat. Where did the image of the Witch’s hat come from?
The trade mark Witch’s hat does not come from the Medieval times as art from that time period shows Witch’s wearing a variety of hats and head scarves appropriate to the time period. None of the art shows a Witch wearing the stereotypical hat we see today.
It probably comes from the 15th Century when tall pointed hats were used as dunce caps and similar hats were popular fashion in London. As happens today, new fashion trends start in the big cities and slowly make their way to the smaller towns and county sides. By the time that the farmers and country dwellers started wearing the tall pointed hats, they were far out of fashion in the big metropolitan cities. During the 15th Century, the City folk referred to those who lived in the country as “pagani”.
Pointed hats soon became something only a country dweller or pagani would wear. These women were often wise to the way of the Earth and used herbs in their daily lives for healing and so the hats became associated with the wise women or healers that lived in the country.
Once the Witch trials started, any woman who was considered a wise woman or healer fell suspect to using the “black arts” and hence the pointed hat became a symbol of a witch and was considered evil. During this time, the hat became associated with the horns of the devil and anyone wearing one was considered a follower of Satan.
By the Victorian times, artists had made the image of the old Crone wearing the Witch’s hat a common thing. Witch’s wearing the tall black broad brimmed hat were seen flying upon their brooms wreaking evil in the dead of night in many a Fairy Tale. The image stuck and today is still used in the same context.
Contemporary witches of today do not wear the stereotypical black hat, preferring to go bareheaded or wear a circlet of flowers upon their head during Rituals. Yet, they still honour the Witch’s hat. For them, it is a way to honour those who suffered unfairly during the Witch trials and a way to honour all the wise women in the world who sought to heal not hurt with their knowledge. Halloween, is a special time for them, it is when they honour their ancestors and those who have passed on.
I cried when I read this. This is so powerful and true! The journey a woman goes through during childbirth is magical. It is indeed a dangerous and blessed event. My husband’s mother died 12 hours after giving birth to him. She had internal bleeding that wasn’t caught in time. I remember my father in law being so nervous during my two deliveries. He had happy tears and much praise to God that I survived the journey.
Whether you have had a child birth or not, you dear woman…have that space, that Sacred Womb that is connected to all of Creation, on every realm and every vibration.
Enjoy this lovely article!
~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman
Straight from the Heart Mothering
I wish I was sitting with you now, at your kitchen table. I would listen to your birth story. I would rub your strong shoulders and ask to hold your baby. I wish this because I admire your courage. Thank you for bringing a new baby Earth-side. You are a heroine. Some Native American tribes believe that the mother must journey to the land of the souls to bring back a child for her people. This is labor. Your own re-birth and the birth of this baby is the most significant journey, both spiritual and physical, that a human being can make. You return a mother, having completed the world’s most dangerous and blessed life event. If you do not believe that childbirth, in all its manifestations, is a heroic undertaking, consider the statistics: every day on planet Earth approximately 1370 women die due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Today as you read this, let me celebrate your bravery. Whatever the details of your birth story, you faced your individual childbirth challenges and worked to give this world a newborn person.
Perhaps your birth did not go as planned. Many do not, and so you will cry and with the help of friends, family and the Good Lord (God, Universe, Creator) you must heal. Please do not diminish the wonder of the job you have done only because it was not perfect in our limited human opinion.
While we are of flesh and bone we cannot hope to fully know what “perfect” is. Our best made plans will be broken a million times in the years of parenting ahead. As mothers we must learn to be flexible, for the rigid tree breaks in the windstorms of life. In birth we are utterly taken apart. In this way God guarantees that we emerge anew. This is how Mother Nature builds a new mother, by first burning down our preexisting lives. The survival of this precious being you hold close today depends upon your undoing.
“Good luck with that cesarean section problem,” said my webmaster as he posted the beautiful home water birth photos of mother Kalista and baby Loki with father Trace and sister Sophie immersed in love, joy and newborn water. “It seems we were talking about that problem 30 years ago.” Yep, he’s right. We were.
By 2013, ACOG had released their new definitions for gestation, making 40 weeks term and paving the way for inductions at 39 weeks. California-licensed midwives received news of tighter restrictions for homebirth. National and world statistics worsened for infant and maternal mortality making it seem reasonable to move toward higher requirements for birth worker education and tighter control for standards in childbirth. ACOG seems to be the voice of reason.
I, however, am the voice of another reason. In all these rulings, standards, guidelines and laws, the voice of the mother is rarely seen as the expert. Her final knowing and final word ought to stand firm above the knowing of others about her; this is a human rights issue. As we midwives started to create a tiny space to serve mothers, serve our callings and serve ourselves without being thrown into prison, we thought the mother’s voice was heard through our midwifery voice; this was our initial mistake. The Cherokee made the same mistake in calling all men brothers as the foreign foot stepped onto this land. Another’s voice can never replace the one to whom actions are being taken or suggested, especially when the action is insisted upon with threats of death. This is why one must go deep and quietly into the presence of birth to see what miracles are possible.
In his latest book, Childbirth and the Future of Homo Sapiens, Michel Odent concludes, “Let us work as if it is not too late.” Some may work for legislation, others for research, some with colleagues and some with mothers, but may all work with heart and soul with little thought of self and much thought of the seventh generation. I have many passions, but intellectualizing and standardizing birth is not one of them. So I am the voice of undisturbed birth and I am saying, “Stop frightening birthing mothers.” May we learn how to speak our truths without frightening others and without frightening ourselves.
Meanwhile, I wonder, why can’t we see that the way we are handling birth and the very real correlating outcomes are making things increasingly worse? Who cares how much more qualified, educated, scientific, evidence-based, equal or superior we have all become if we as a collective motherhood and as a collective midwifehood are more afraid of birth and, therefore, act accordingly. I’m not sure anyone with any education or training is best suited to be with a birthing mother. If a mother can somehow escape the claws of a professional, she ranks in the numbers of those women who are birthing the last free human beings on our planet—the last human life free from needles, machines, drugs, plastic, spotlights and the coercion of fear.
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“The present imbalance of energy on earth has placed all life in danger. It is time to return to balance.” The Great Council of the Grandmothers are calling us to step into our power, calling women and men to reach out to one another in love.
All are welcome to this work.
“This is the Net of Light that will hold the earth during the times of change that are upon you. You are part of this Net. Take your glorious place.”
“Here is a picture that’s worth a thousand words,” the Grandmothers said. “On the right is the Net of Light or Cosmic Web that connects all things in the universe. When science recently learned how to photograph “dark matter,” they came upon the Net of Light. This photograph of the Net or Web illustrates how everything in the Universe is linked to everything else.
“The photo on the left that shows lone stars floating against a dark background is a traditional depiction of space where every form is distinct from all others. This photo not only depicts space,” the Grandmothers said, “but it also illustrates the popularly accepted view of the world–that everyone and everything on earth is separate from everything else. This old “truth” they shook their heads, “is simply not true.
“Each time you think of and work with the Net of Light, you move away from the consciousness of separation you were taught was “real,” and open to the actual REALITY of life. As the photograph on the right shows, each of you is part of the flow of life, part of the One Love. There is no separation.
We ask you to think of and work with the Net of Light each day. Do this to strengthen it so it can better support the earth at this time. Do it for yourself and for everything that lives.”
Deep connection to one another, the ancestors, and the lands where we’ll meet. Our goal is healing, our reach will be broad.
The Great Council of the Grandmothers message is, as ever, a return to balance between Yin and Yang and a respect for the underlying unity of life. They ask us to live in the One Love and offer to guide us past the superficial boundaries of nationality, time, and space.
Together we will heal the past and in so doing, heal the present. We will link the lands where we gather with the Net of Light to bring reconciliation to many dimensions.
Join the earth to the the Net of Light to heal old wounds.
Connect with the ancestors of the light within the specific locations where we gather
Harmonize relationships to mend wounds of individuals, cultures, races, and nations.
If you feel called to be part of this service to yourself, your family, your country, and the family of life, please come.
Candida (yeast) infections are on the rise; mostly due to side effects from medications, poor diet and alcohol use.
It is one of those sneaky diseases that develops over the years, presenting with symptoms that are vast and non-specific. I would have to say that over 80% of my patients have some degree of this fungal infection, many of who believe it is something else going on in their body.
Small amounts of the Candida fungus are usually present in the mouth, digestive tract, and skin of most healthy people. It is normally kept in check by other (good) bacteria and microorganisms in the body. However, illness, stress, medications and poor diet can disturb this delicate balance, causing the fungus Candida to grow out of control and create a vast array of diverse symptoms.
Here is a basic list of Candida overgrowth symptoms:
1. Skin and nail fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot or toenail fungus
2. Feeling exhausted, or suffering from chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
3. Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea
4. Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, IBS
5. Difficulty concentrating, poor memory, brain fog,
6. Skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, hives and rashes
7. Irritability, mood swings, anxiety or depression
8. Vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, rectal itching
9. Seasonal allergies or itchy ears
10. Strong cravings for sugar and refined carbohydrates
And a basic list of simple nutrients to take daily to do away with it:
1. Probiotics and FOS (fructo oligosaccharides) daily
2. Capryllic acid or coconut oil
3. Pau d’arco (capsule or tea)
4. Oil of oregano
5. Grapefruit seed extract
6. Black walnut oil
It may take several months before you feel a shift back to health from the Candida overgrowth. Persistence is key. During this time period, you must avoid all carbohydrates and sugars, as this will continue to feed the fungus.
An important factor to also consider is that Candida thrives in the presence of mercury. As long as you have mercury silver fillings in your teeth, it may be extra difficult to get completely past the Candida infection.
You are a great planner and you are very determined. You have dreams you want to make real and there may be obstacles that force you to ‘get real’ about the best way forward. Making your dreams a reality is not about ego with you, it’s about wanting to uplift others with your vision. Be grateful to obstacles – they keep you focused, grounded and help you to connect with others in a whole new way. Be sensitive to those around you and expect a degree of compromise, but not where your ultimate goals are concerned. You might also be closer than you think to turning things around, so try not to be too impatient.
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In Feng Shui, water means wealth. If you have a large enough garden, then building a waterfall in the north is excellent. Do be careful to make it proportional to the size of your home and be sure the water is flowing toward your home rather than away from it. Waterfalls with soft rhythmic sound are better than loud crashing water…so opt for the less powerful pump. Also remember that most of the time slow-moving water is better than fast moving water.