Roots. I dream of trees; branches reaching up to Nuit of the Starry Skies, leaves carrying the whispers of the Goddess, trunks reminding me of Grandmother Time and those roots … those delicious, vital, life-giving roots that reach far down into the cradle of Gaia and carry Her messages up to the aethers. Roots.
The past eight years of my life have been gypsy-like. I have lived in Arizona, London, Florida, Utah and then back to Florida again. Home has been fleeting until really the past year – they were more like stops on the way home. My home now is also another stop to a potential final destination of North Carolina but it reflects more of my trust in the Universe that it was safe (safe!) to start to settle again. I loved and lost the love, grieved and healed, and visioned and created and finally … finally … I feel more myself than I have in many years. Roots speak to me of safety … a place that is always there and the creation of the MotherHouse of the Goddess is also a reflection of my deep yearning for those roots.
Roots are part of a system, a network, that relies on collaboration with all of the other parts for growth, sustainability and blossoming. The community that is being called to MotherHouse of the Goddess and into my life is modeling that system and together we are aiming for growth and nurturing and blossoming.
For me as well, the word ROOTS is a call to commit to my life and being present in my life. I have stood in the wild magic of Shakti Energy for several years while building and refining and creating my businesses, my new world and all the potential it could bring. It is time now to bring that wild magic home and root it – ground it. Roots of Clear Action and Continued Manifestation to support me and the MotherHouse and all of my glorious, hard-won ventures.
If the energy is continually wild and whipping then I am not receiving the benefits of all of my hard work – roots give me a place to put that energy. They are a storehouse of future nurturance and a touchstone to return to again and again. Roots ~ Earth ~ Gaia ~ Stability ~ Storehouses ~ Thriving Energy. Roots are also the symbol of my own expansive energy, my drive for collaboration and networking, and my need to create a Sacred Place within and without.
Recently, I was in reading with Amantha and we were talking about North Carolina and its potential as a future HOME for me. I said that the mountains were calling to me and she said – the trees, I see you with the trees. I laughed … and agreed. Trees have been part of my personal mythology and symbology since I was a child. Even now, I have pieces of trees and branches on altars, there are pictures of trees everywhere in the house and the logo for the MotherHouse is a TREE. The trees were calling me to establish my roots before I even knew it. And perhaps the reason that Florida has never felt like “home” is because there are no ROOTS when you live on a giant sandbar. I need land to anchor myself properly.
Roots are all over The Hungry Goddess (my food site) as well – I have a love affair going with root vegetables and incorporating even more into my recipes and diet just makes delightful, healthful sense. (list of 20 Root Vegetables with Recipes and Tips from The Hungry Goddess)
I am steeped in the energy of the Goddesses and so blessed with every step I take. SO Blessed that I whisper Thank You’s throughout the days in almost disbelief. Last year, my word was UNLIMITED and the Goddesses responded with unlimited opportunities, creative energy and ideas. Now, I take those manifestations, ideas, creations and blessings and I sink them, plunge them into the heart of Gaia, into my heart and my being and carry it all within me.
Roots ~ Home ~ Safe ~ Evolving ~ Deep ~ Integrated ~ my 2014.
I wish you a BLESSED and MAGICKAL 2014. May your roots be deep and firm and full of life.
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