Red Tent Temple – Monday, October 15

This month's red tent is coming up soon. We will gather to share stories about the rhythm of the moon as she flowing through the month and the year. How does energy flow throw our own moon cycles and our lives? Join us for a lovely evening of sharing and healing. Terra's Temple monthly Red Tent gatherings are a way to drop in to a circle and connect with other women honoring our moon cycles and the New Moon energy. Please arrive by 6:45 Sound Bath begins at 7 Closing thoughts and snack share 8 We are asking a $5-15 donation to cover Temple costs. Gotta keep the candles lit! Wearing shades of red focuses the energy. Thank you for participating in this way. Bring easy snacks to share and a water bottle. We have pillows and some blankets, bring bring a (red) wrap, scarf, blanket if you need one! Read more »

Day of Renewal Begins for 2012

Greetings! Our first Day Of Renewal for 2012 will be on Saturday, February 11, 2012. More information to follow but if you are healer who would be interested in joining our growing community and featuring your skills please read on and be in touch with Temple Priestess, April C. Taylor, for more information. Blessed Be! We are seeking healers of all sorts for this healing day.   The day goes from 1pm-8pm with two shifts. Here is info to summarize: The Day of Renewal is an awesome opportunity to showcase your healing work or modality You can do 10-20 minute mini sessions. Designed to introduce your work to someone new. Day of Renewal begins at 1pm, and in spite of our continual encouragement to arrive early to partake in the most, we often have a slower beginning. We encourage everyone, healers and guests to bring snacks to share and as always there will be some yummy Temple tea concoction brewing on the stove. If you have business cards or other promotional material, feel free to bring them and allow this to be a time to showcase your work and talents.Please also share this event with your own clients, friends and circles. Read more »

Terra’s Temple

Terra's Temple is a sacred space and a nexus for community committed to celebration and honoring of the earth mother in all her forms. People can come to the temple to rejuvenate, heal and recharge. It is a place for both those in need to receive and where even healers can be healed. On our Open Temple Days, People are welcome to  connect with The Goddess and be in communion with Her.   Come sit in front of her altar and pray and make offerings., rest and soak in our hot tub, stretch and pray in our main space, participate in various healing modalities, connect with  Terra, with others and with the creator within. The Temples’ main room is a place to honor rites of passage, hold seasonal rituals, to pray and spend time in devotion. We host classes and workshops on movement, arts and crafts, sustainability, healing and much much more. We have rooms for healers to work from, so people can come to get healing, bodywork, and other therapeutic modalities. we will also host community gatherings, celebrations, and events of all types. Terra's Temple is the begining phase of a larger vision: Bringing living temples dedicated to the Divine Feminine back to modern society. We are currently looking for people who would like to be a Terra's Tender, to support the growth of the temple community and help with events and offerings. The center is creating a fantastic network of many modalities and we are interested in what you have to contribute! Read more »

The World’s Caresses

The World reaches out To Caress you With a thousand hands.   The snow flake's fall, The baby's laugh, The small star inside the apple's core, The patterned beat of the ocean's roar.   The musky smell of the redwood tree The glint in my friend's eye when he looks and sees. The brave teen that sings her song, The proud mom who cheers her on.   A thousand arms to hold you near, This world provides for you my dear. The honey suckle's pungent sent, The softness of fur on a precious pet.   The quickening of the heart As it moves and dances The cello's great voice that entrances.   The curving branch of the Oak, The starlight peeking through the clouds, A tickle, a grin a satisfying pout.   The sun painting the morning sky pink, The sigh of relief at the end of the day. The sound of a toast, When glasses clink.   And don't get me started With the smell of lavender, rose and sage! All a caress, all Love made   For us to know The World' embrace.   Read more »

If the Yoni could talk, she would say… “Surrender”

Sometimes I look at my belly wishing she were different but other times I hold my belly laughing at her bounty Sometimes I wonder why... other times I bless with a sigh The goddess shines within Seeping out in tear drops laughter Oozing flow of old seeds sown I listen to the wind And let my heart be blown Wide Open I bow and give thanks Read more »

Getting out of town

Welcome Back! I say this as much to myself as to you. I realized the other day that I hadn't written in our blog since March! I have always envisioned this blog as a way to express my (and the other Priestesses in the circle) thoughts, ideas and opinions on what it means to be creating an urban temple space. We have a great group of wonderful women working daily to make the world a better place and we are hungry to connect with others doing the same. As a group we "got out of town" this weekend to dig in a bit deeper, to live a bit simpler, to connect to one another, and activate ourselves even more to our individual and collective vision for Terra's Temple. It was a wonderful experience, rich in laughter, some tears, great thoughts and good challenges. I am so deeply honored and impressed to be in co-creation with 7 amazing people. I am humbled to be a part of something larger than myself and know we are on the right track. Themes for our time together were: A temple, why bother?, stating personal intentions and getting support around how to take the active steps to make them happen, sharing stories and checking in about what is going on in our lives. Each experience, those I shared with my fellow sisters and those I had alone were deeply rejuvenating. It rained and rained the entire time and the Earth was wet, red mud running down hillsides, a lake which moved with the drops and the wind, pine trees standing sentinel all around. I took a plunge this morning in the pond, and felt total joy at the fact I live in a body. What ways do you reconnect to yourself, your community and your […] Read more »

We are healing our bodies and the Earth

Magikal, magikal, magikal, oh and powerful too. This is how I can best describe the healing ritual we co-created last night at the Temple. One of our own is in the hospital fighting leukemia and 11 Witches gathered to send her even more healing energy. We gathered and shared information about our beloved's current condition, brainstormed what we could do, what spell we could craft, assigned Priestessing rolls and then just jumped all together into sacred space calling on Aphrodite and Strength as allies to our working. There is something so special being with skilled, open, creative ritualists. I was really impressed and at the same time completely in my own element. The overall ritual was reverent and flowing. We walked the pentacle, calling out wishes and prayers, the drum kept the heart beat, we sang the words of the points and raised energy. It was deep and rich, like swimming at the bottom of a lake. I could feel the Earth holding us. I felt us sink deeper and deeper. I saw the web of life that connects each individual and entity spinning around us. It was hypnotic and re-charging. I believe very deeply that we are all healers and we all need healing. Put simply, to heal is to heal. I loved especially that the evening just came together with ease. So much about life is a struggle and obviously our dear one in the hospital is fighting hard for survival, to recover her well-being. I am grateful for the counterpoint of our healing ritual. We set the intention, we put the call out, folks who were free came (while others sent energy from afar), we talked, and came to consensus and then did it! Poof. Wonderful. Magik. How can I bring this ease of creation more into […] Read more »

What the Temple means to me?

I have been spending many hours within Terra's Temple and with the members of the Priestess Circle for the past year?? I can't remember when Sefora asked me to join her. I do remember the look on her face and the tone in her voice. "We can be Priestesses of a real temple together." She had worked so hard to get it this far and now was asking for help. How could I turn down that kind of an offer?? Slowly, ever so slowly at times, we've been growing. More events, more folks coming through, more plans, more offerings and more FUN. I have come to love the space and the people who dwell often in the space. Recently (in the last two weeks) we've added two new members and I am so pleased to be getting to know them as well. We are all on our own paths certainly but we are also coalescing into an group who has the goal of making Terra's Temple a thriving, lucrative, healing filled, magikal urban sanctuary. I feel good when I go in the doors. I feel quenched and full.  Lately, life has been kicking my a** something harsh but Terra's Temple is an oasis for me. A place I am at home, full of people I treasure. I feel beyond blessed for that offer (I couldn't refuse) and for the good work we are doing to heal ourselves, and the Earth herself. --this musing brought to you by Priestess Circle member: April C. Taylor Read more »