Forced to stay home, focus within, and take some self-care as a result of a cold, something has arisen in my awareness to share with you:
MaYarising has been open at 20 E. Main for nearly 2 months now. I have enjoyed this sweet beginning, taking pleasure in the inspiration others get from just experiencing this special place or in watching them delight in taking home a new treasure with which to let the creativity of their daily dressing ritual soar.
While this very foundational aspect of MaYarising has met if not exceeded my hopes and expectations, I have been frustrated with only one thing thus far. Hint: It starts with "s" and any wind powered sea vessel requires them. :) A few weeks ago, it occurred to me that I had focused so intently on making MaYarising feel like home to all who enter, that I hadn't put enough intention-setting power into receiving the level of exchange through funds that would seem to keep this ship going full speed ahead. As such, I began focusing more on MaYarising to meet such ends through marketing/public visibility and inventory.
While my focus on this aspect of the MaYarising social enterprise has been undeniably important, I've begun to know with increasing awareness that something is off. Not terribly off, but simply in need of slight correction or rather, a deepening of focus.
MaYarising is not just about clothes and style. Really, that's just the surface. And yet, in my efforts to show people that this place exists for them to buy things, I've lost the inner focus of what this place really is: an abode for the Goddess, with Her creative power, within you, me, the world to awaken. That's what MaYarising is really about: "My arising to the māyā, Divine Creative Power, within me." Within you. Within us all.
The Goddess is telling me to slow down again and make time for Her; that my focus and awareness is now ready to encompass this greater depth of what MaYarising is really here to offer. So, rather than just getting your Goddess fix subliminally through the decor, layout, "shopping" experience, and the like, it's time to finally start offering Goddess wisdom and creativity building events directly. This is the meat and potatoes of MaYarising, people. So, here it comes.
It's my guidance to start by sharing with you a regular Goddess Blessing and general blog post Reflections. These might come via the Goddess Guidance oracle deck by Doreen Virtue, like today, or through some other oracular or synchronistic means. The time between each new Blessing or Reflection may vary as the energy each message holds may require different amounts of time to settle and make their full impact. For whom is the impact meant? Well, for MaYarising, for me, for you, for the collective, for all of us.
Here is your debut Goddess Blessing by MaYarising: One that perfectly encompasses what I've just told I'm now ready to give. May you Receive as well as Give this blessing on to others in the way that is meant for you. Here's to slowing down, getting quiet, and letting your awareness of the voice of the Goddess flower within you:
"You have Divine knowledge that can help others through your spiritual teaching."
Message from Dana: "Your wisdom extends back into the far reaches of ancient times. You've brought this knowledge forward into your present incarnation, to be a way-shower so that others may benefit from your experiences. Don't delay in expressing this wisdom. I will assist you in manifesting platforms for your spiritual teaching, whether it's through teaching by example, or through writing or speaking. All forms of teaching are equally valuable, no matter how many lives you touch."
Various Meanings of this Card: Lead workshops * Write books or articles * Look for opportunities to teach * Be a role model of peace * Honor your divinity * Know that you are a leader * Know that you are loved
About Dana (pronounced DON-nah): Dana is one of the most ancient of Celtic goddesses, extending to the pre-Gaelic times of Ireland when the Tuatha Dé Dananns (which means "the children of Dana") followed her as their Creator Mother Goddess. When the Gaelics invaded Ireland, the Tuatha Dé Dananns transformed themselves into leprechauns, as they remain today. Dana, who's also known as Dannu or Danu, is extremely powerful and magical. She can help you with manifestation, alchemy, and Divine magic. She can also introduce you to the elemental kingdom, especially the leprechauns.
(Excerpt from Guidebook for the Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D, pp. 46-47)