MAPS: CIRCLE OF STAGES. 12 HOUSES.

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The temporality for truth is Eternal.

so. 

most conscious-creatives get not. much. done.

So. The Offering.

WE OFFER UP OUR REAL, DAILY ACCOMPLISHMENT TO THE GIFT OF OUR VISION.

We let our inner excavation lift off the screen, past social media & beyond our in-the-moment engagement for the next moment:

Deep consent. Re-consent. Commitment.


EARTH'S SEEDS AREN'T PLAYING. THE ONES THAT FALL INTO FERTILE SOIL TAKE ROOT AND BECOME THEMSELVES.

But let's move past all that for a second. Our lovely Madelyn Mulvaneygave me her shot of the stars, & it's freaked me out ever since. Maybe you've sat with this:

"THEY ARE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE ALL AT ONCE. THE LIGHT IS ON IT'S WAY TO US, FROM THE FUTURE. WE MEET IT IN THE PRESENT. AND YET, SO MANY ARE LONG GONE, FROM THE DISTANT PAST."

Where does it all come from? Anywhere, everywhere, before, Now. Almost there. 

This is true about you. You are already in the hearts of those who've never met you. They hold hope of your possibility like stars in their eyes.

"Please, please send me an angel."

I once thought this, but more like..."Please, please send me an angel to save me with money." And then, on my mom's coffee table, a business newspaper for women, with a small shot of a gorgeous smile & crazy eyes. And the words CONSCIOUS BOOKKEEPING. It was Bari Tessler, of the Art of Money. And after that she led many groups of our closest friends to financial grounding, right there. In Mom's living room.


You know you are that for others. {I HOPE} {we'll get there, if not} My commitment is for your work to include you

IT'S NOT ABOUT EMBODYING YOUR WORDS,

I don't buy the story that we aren't embodied enough, do you? It's inspiring, yes. However, modern medicine for women & our birthing is based on dis-embodied women. Cadavers. Stirrups, straps. Texts with only pieces of women, not our fleshy, full fruit.

such nonsense. really. no sense in it. or life, for that matter. 

the listening is that we are dead even before we've begun to push.

We love to practice embodiment by securing where we are embodied.
 

where we are already integrated.
when we already practice.
how we move with strength from our inner resistance.
in the curve of our hips in the flex of our thighs.
to the last fucking thing we do on the list.
we go on, embodying the way. oh, yes.
we're that good.

And. There's always a need to re-consent. To choose what we have and expand from there,

not just like growth. 
not just like new conversations & ideas.
like that result you are wanting
like that.

The building & expanding stage has an immediate temporality.

Now. We need resources, now. We need time, now. We need support, now. We need to be seen, now. We need space. Now. We need you to get the hell out of the way. Now.

Hello, female, empowered. :)

All men live with that urgency, to provide & so they take what's needed. They get their needs met. I believe that's inherently honorable. Only women with commitments get to feel this...

ohhhh. Stoked? Enraged? Fear. Fire. It's FIRE.

You need to burn down some things. What's not needed. And choose.

For this New Moon, let's choose some Solar Projections. The goals you will commit to over the next 13-26 moons. 2 for each house. Later, you'll zero in on 7, with a focus on 3. We'll bring commitment cycles & process rhythms to make. it. real.  The other ones? 

We'll play with some practical magic.

Our Passage Meditation, :

"our stores are full. our medicines are strong. our weapons are worn. our spirits are glad. Kitche Manitou has been kind." 
-gratitudes translated from the Anishnabeg people

Of course we are talking about exquisite self-care in the form of the satisfaction of good work.
The power of honoring your word, as yourself.
The hope of sealed integrity.

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MAP: LOTUS CYCLES

I liken our menstrual cycles to the lotus, which holds the energetic gifts of magnification.  Go ahead and just drag this image onto your screen to print & post it up in your creation space, or into your working notebook. I'm really into displays as support structures - literal pillars for whatever I'm building. We remember only 7-10% of what we hear or read the first time, so it's pretty much impossible to integrate & embody without some profound, in-your-face display. {People & environments count!} I can't imagine any magic more important that your own.  If you have any stories or practices around your cycle, we'd very much like to hear them. Feel free to write all over it, to note what resonates and what isn't true for you, and if you're called, to share below. We'd also love to know your favorite resources: websites, books, circles, & tools for working with the cycles.

MAP: 100 Year Vision

*IMPORTANT*

Before we begin any MOONRISE | 13 work, I invite you to clear the space & invite in unseen support. Everything we do here is a prayer, in reverence. So open some windows, dress the table, rinse your face, light a candle, play a soft bit of music, make a cozy mug, grab your many-colored pens & a journal {9x12" hardcover, spiral-bound is ideal}. Listen to the room you're in, & do what it asks, or go to the place that feels most welcoming.

 

MAP:  MY 100 YEAR VISION

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Here's a TEDx talk that breaks this down some, along with a few other maps, on their way. 

INSTRUCTIONS: Fill out your ages for each year, on the left. On the right, fill in the ages of your closest beloveds. Yes, you will likely be long gone, at least in this form, 100 years out. That isn't the understanding, however, of our Buddhist & Anthroposophical MOONRISE|13 sisters, who expect to be here anew, or our singularity/deep tech visionaries, who have the numbers to prove the Fountain of Youth is on her way. So. Jump in, as if you are there. Here's another bit of video about it. (circa 2012!) {password: triticale}


-Start from your vision of a future that works, 100 years out. Flesh it out into an image that resonates with your knowing of what just vitality, joy & vibrant Earth can be. Include the highest fulfillment of your interests: what does dance look like? City planning? How does commerce work? With what do we nourish ourselves? Whatever your thing is.

-Now, go to the bottom of each sheet & fill out your few ideal roles for each 50-year span. Yes, you will play many, many roles. What are the umbrella, archetypal roles? Convener? Priestess? Empress? Mother. Partner. Conduit. Pioneer. Craftswoman. Performing Artist. Advocate....

-Let yourself wander, now, all over the map. Add your dreams, your future travels, your homes, new family - these are all your Future Roots.  Let them be new, from nothing, inspired, from grace, & also a culmination of all your transitions, falls & wisdom ways.

xx, Maya

"THE RICHEST SOIL IS MADE FROM THE DEEPEST DETRITUS, THE PARTS THAT BURNED TO THE GROUND, THE LAYERS THAT PEELED OFF AND FELL, THE SHEDDING OF CELLS AND MOLECULES AND ATOMS THAT NO LONGER SERVE IN THEIR ORIGINAL FORM. AND TO THAT I SAY ROOT DEEP." - KELLY CLARK

THE FLOW

Sweet Winged One,

Life gives us the edge. WE CHOOSE WHAT CONVERSATION WE'RE HAVING.

We start where we are. And we soften into truth.

Let your stillness be a line in the sand.

Let us Offer Up your YES, as a gift to the whole of your vision.

We will send you everything so that it arrives where you are, at just the right time, in just the way you need to integrate it into your real life & work.

SO WHAT CONVERSATION ARE YOU HAVING? 

Let your answer be a mantram, as we begin to unpack the year. We are bringing what's yours in the Heavenly Realms, here.

SO WHAT CONVERSATION ARE YOU HAVING? When you name her, it's like desert's coming.

Please. Write her down. Take a photo of the feeling. 
{tag @empresstides #moonrise13 so we can hold it for you.}

And with it, a passage meditation for your days:
 

We start where we are. And we soften into truth.

 

MOONRISE | 13   -   THE FLOW

*A copy of ON PATH will find it's way to your home, into your hands, each month. We've already worked many of your declared intentions into the paper planners.

*You’ll be invited to create ceremony, each month. Make the space of a day or three to retreat into the creation of your future roots: the gesture, the rituals, the business or movement of your heart's delight. You'll receive strategy maps, planners, a lunar weekly calendar & checklists so it all EXISTS, as designed.  

ON PATH will arrive in time for the  New Moon, for manifesting the following month: 

Ship Dates:   Your New Moon Retreat:  For Planning Month:

7.24          8.14                    September

8.24          9.13                    October

9.24          10.13                  November

10.24         11.11                    December

11.24         12.11                    January

12.24         1.10                    February

1.20          2.8                      March

2.20          3.9                     April

3.20          4.7                     May

4.20          5.6                     June

5.20          6.5                     July

6.20          7.4                     August

7.20          8.2                     September

*On July 24th, you'll have access to our online studio space, to house each of our pieces, like map directions, audios & bonus playsheets.

*Before each New Moon, I'll send you some short audio or video love,  to set up your month. It will be packed with distinctions from the circle.

*So. The Offering.

Monday mornings you'll get an email to Offer Up your practice to your vision. It includes a passage meditation + ritualized integration of the tools.

*Weekly, a Tokens + Auguries email will arrive. Once I've brought your questions to my daily medicine walk,  and the message appears.

*I will personally check-in with you, once each quarter. (Did you tell me how you'd like that to go?)

*You’ll do a Full Moon Check-In. -> This Is It <-

Existence happens here. This is an accountability audit that Chelan, Tamiko or I will read each month, to support you in co-creation. We'll bring your celebrations, questions & edge to our circle, offer up a collective clearing for flow, and bring answers,  resources + medicine in kind.

It's already begun. Thank you for sharing your edge. I'm living with your questions and they are rearranging my days!

It's an honor.

and. just love. Maya

ps - *We will post an online calendar of lunar phases + primary astrological aspects (look for an email when that goes up!)

pps - Share your images on Instagram @empresstides, or tag me, @urbanorganica with the hashtag #moonrise13

WELCOME + QUESTIONS

Winged One. You made it. I'm ecstatic you're here.


Things changed, during registration. I saw your names, and while my head has said, "Automate everything. Make this easy, let the tools be enough," my heart has said, "Dive in. Hold hands in partnership. Come from your edge, tell them what you're really working on, and how it's actually going. Let yourself be touched, moved, and changed by them." Of course, the heart wins. {At least, in the world I'm living into.} Are you okay if we make this personal? Say yes!

Sweet. I have been thru too much lately to try & teach anything. I have a distaste for stagnant distinctions & sharing old breakthroughs. You can count on me to only share learnings, stories and tools that are real for me, right now. I am firmly in the space of facilitant: both facilitator + participant. My commitment is to be a partner in crafting your hopes into lunar, monthly intentions, supporting you in that creative tension with firm, clear commitments and solar {quarterly & annual} intentions, and bringing what's already yours in the Heavenly Realms  {fulfilled self-expressions} here, where we are needing them, today. 

The point and purpose of MOONRISE | 13 is to make it all EXIST.

We start, tonight, over here

{oh, that lady ledger up there? a 26-moon lotus map, for tracking your moon to the moon. a peek at our future...}

BEGINNINGS...

Winged One. You made it. I'm ecstatic you're here.


Things changed, during registration. I saw your names, and while my head has said, "Automate everything. Make this easy, let the tools be enough," my heart has said, "Dive in. Hold hands in partnership. Come from your edge, tell them what you're really working on, and how it's actually going. Let yourself be touched, moved, and changed by them." Of course, the heart wins. {At least, in the world I'm living into.} Are you okay if we make this personal? Say yes!

Sweet. I have been thru too much lately to try & teach anything. I have a distaste for stagnant distinctions & sharing old breakthroughs. You can count on me to only share learnings, stories and tools that are real for me, right now. I am firmly in the space of facilitant: both facilitator + participant. My commitment is to be a partner in crafting your hopes into lunar, monthly intentions, supporting you in that creative tension with firm, clear commitments and solar {quarterly & annual} intentions, and bringing what's already yours in the Heavenly Realms  {fulfilled self-expressions} here, where we are needing them, today. 

The point and purpose of MOONRISE | 13 is to make it all EXIST.

I am a stand for power, not force. I share & use real, practical magic from many generations of medicine keepers , but not to force free will, force time, or force what's not yours. We will practice a feminine, gentle + fierce gesture, and bring strategic, ritualistic magic to whatever people, environments, and circumstances we have to work with. What we end up with will be perfect. There is no part of my DNA that believes you can come up with anything impossible. I am 150% onboard with anything you feel is healthy & right. I am here for the learning curve, until August 15, 2016. You can count on me to dance the gap between your consciousness, your commitment, and your actual ability to do what you say in the moment. You can count on me to make space for the truth of your humanity and circumstances. And I will not keep any stories, drama, or beliefs about you or your work. It's all just the weather, anyways. You can count on me to share whatever aligned tools, resources, experience or contacts I have. I am here for 100 years out, after your vision has been fulfilled, and played it's part in a just, thriving and sustainable world. 

So. Admissions. Here's what I'm up to:

Creating a lingerie line with one of my best friends, New Orleans jazz singer & actress, Renee Wilson. It's called bayou. It's a whole new learning curve for me, and a chance to use my background + contacts from fashion. I am stoked. I consider this project a small project, a love project. 

David & I have spent the last few years developing Canogle, an app that does digital tours for national parks, as well as consulting with genentech & roche, two major pharmaceutical manufacturers. We're excited about creating a platform like AIR BnB, or Uber, to get people access to what we have: some of the world's best healers, doctors & practitioners. It's a game that is huge, one that requires millions, and coders, and exponential digital technology. That kind of big project is ridiculous, and makes the ones we really want to do...seem so...doable.

I'm researching a short move home to Hawaii. I want to play the ukulele and spearfish. And i don't know how to play or swim, at all.

I've started this publishing house, though I really, really want to make cookbooks. I know for certain that takes the kind of focus I do not have with my kids, these ages (lotsa cookbook authors in this community!). 

What i'm saying is, some of these things have to be sequenced out to other times in my life. I play big because I've been taught to work with community in specific ways, and I am going to give you everything I've got - inside of the simple, low-key structure we've set up. And, at the same time - I'm also just a beginner, and I'll be learning, experimenting, letting go, getting over myself, and implementing right along with you, cool?

I'm curious what resources I can gather for you. I know for a fact (I see your name, beloved) that you have a wisdom school of resources for the rest of us. Officially, registration opens July 2nd, and ends July 16th. Your planners arrive in time for the New Moon in August. The space between now & then is an open lab for us to declare what we need, and how we're going to get it. Notice this is not about you and me. It's not about what I want to show you & how I want anything. We are we in this space, we rise, individually + collectively. If you're up for it, I'd like to set up the year together.

Let's start with just a few questions.

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