16 July 2018

On Divinity by Rev SisterSwan

So, I am perusing old email accounts so I can clear them and delete them. Like letting go of the old to make room for new energy.  As I am going through the email I come across one that was a copy of a blog I used to keep on LiveJournal.  I will post some of the entries. Here is one from 2007. 

My spiritual name at that time was SisterSwan. The name came from a mystical vision that came to me at the age of four. At 37 years of age, at the time of this entry, I was grounding and rooting myself in my ministry as a Priestess.

Enjoy!

Divinity

December 25th, 2007 (11:13 am)
contemplative
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current mood: contemplative
What does The Creative Force, God or Higher Power means to me.
My connection to the Divine Consciousness/Supernal Source of Life was something I felt from a very early age. I was not raised in a religious home however my mother was very spiritual in her outlook on life. She believed that we must always be thankful for what we have and to try and do what is good and what is right. She is naturally intuitive and exhibited great many psychic God given gifts of which my brother and I both inherited. My mother is a beautiful example of unconditional LOVE.

God is Love.
 

Throughout the years I have studied many religions including Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, Vaishnavism,
 and Judaism.

I am, through descent as well as through formal acknowledgment, apart of the 
Jewish people and the Jewish faith. However, my attachment to Judaism, it's people and principles is not one of a pure and solely dogmatic nature. Through my life's experiences of both religious and spiritual in nature I have determined that God is far more infinite and far more inclusive that any religion teaches.

I have come to the knowledge that God, our "Creator",HaShem, Shekhinah our Source 
of Light and Life or the Collective Consciousness as some prefer, is far more infinite, far more everything that we could ever imagine. God our Mother/Father our Ultimate Source is pure Love and pure Light.

God is a verb, Life Becoming, Life that is, that will be and that always was.

God is the Creative Principle, air, light, dark, God is everything and we are part and parcel of God. 


Within each and everyone of us resides our own portion of the Spark of Divinity and we are not separate from it. 


God or, as some understand, AIN SOF is complete, perfect and Absolute and container of all LIFE and is all life.
 

As sparks of Divinity, as I believe, it is our mission to exhibit unconditional Love, Light and healing to all.(Yes, not always easy for ourselves or others)

Restoring physio/spiritual healing to all of Creation. Love life as God loves life, as God Is, was and will be. 
And this is my life's mission as a healing minister.

This is what I believe that God's messenger, the radiant Swan, came to deliver to me 
when I was 4 years old. Thankfully it has only taken me 32 years to come into an understanding of my mission. 

Be Blessed Love & Light,
RevSisterSwan; Healing Minister, LightWorker, Priestess (c)2007

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12 July 2018

Priestess Heart: Crystal Grid Heart Sutra Meditation LOVE

Creating a Crystal Grid Love Mandala



 




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04 July 2018

Good Bye Candles - Hello, Ghee Lamps for Ritual

Candles can be toxic and the decent ones can be expensive.

A wonderful, natural, and inexpensive alternative is Ghee Lamp. Ghee lamps are traditionally used in Hindu aarti and puja, worship of deities. I became acquainted with them as a teenager back in the 1980s as many of my high school friends were East Indian decent.

Also, after my first year in college in the summer of 1989,  I became involved with the ISKCON and spent a lot of time at New Panhati Temple in Atlanta, Ga on my college breaks. There I was involved in aarti, which is the ceremony deity worship, offering of ghee lamp to deity is called puja. I really enjoy doing puja. Bhakti (devotional) yoga, has been a big part of my soul/heart/life ever since.

Recently, as I have begun to go even deeper into my own personal ritual I was reminded just how expensive natural and healthy candles are to burn. It is so easy to purchase small paraffin candles to burn but they are not good for air quality and health.

Then it dawned on me to look for my small metal ghee lamp, which in the past I have used in meditation. Unfortunately, I was unable to locate so I went to Amazon instead. Surprisingly, I was able to purchase a very nice ghee lamp with stand and handle for only $8.99. It is beautiful and made out of brass. I also purchased  set of very simple smaller ones that came two in a pack for only $4.99. Both ghee lamps are of good quality.

Traditionally cotton wool can be rolled into the small wicks to use in the ghee lamp. I spent a lot of devotional time in temple hand-rolling wicks. It is a devotion and a meditation.

Once the cotton is rolled you have a lovely little tear drop wick. Now, you do not need to purchase a ghee lamp. You can actually use a regular candle holder. It just deeps upon how deep the candle holder well is as to how much ghee you can fill it with and that determines how long that ghee lamp will burn.

In the following picture I have a candle holder and in the top of it is a wax catcher that you set that candle in. I used that to hold about a teaspoon of ghee. A teaspoon of ghee burns for an hour to an hour and a half.


Ghee is simply clarified butter. Ghee is a religious and food staple in India since ancient of ancient times.  There are so many good uses for ghee. You can purchase organic ghee and you can purchase conventional ghee. For candle burning conventional ghee is just fine. Below is a photo of ghee that I use for cooking.


Next are photos of candle wick roll purchased from Amazon. There is enough wick to last at least a year. Also included is the ghee lamp that I purchased for $8.99. It was very simply and easy to assemble.




And last but not least is a photo my portable altar. I use this altar for daily ritual, meditation and card reading. I have a larger altar but that is very private and I do not post photos of that one. And on my YouTube videos you will see another altar that I sent next to when recording shows or studying.

I hope you enjoyed this post. May you be inspired to find your Light and let it shine!

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02 July 2018

I Ching and the Practitioner: A Course on the Book of Changes by Benebell Wen

Check out Benebell Wen's IChing Oracle Course...
Its content rivals ANY other out there. WOW!! This lovely woman is a indeed a metaphysical treasure.


 




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01 July 2018

Tao Oracle Tao te Ching Reading - Meditation & Ritual



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Spirit Keeper’s Tarot, God, Devil, Religion, and Coloring Your Own Deck

Please join the fabulous Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth and The Tao of Craft: Fu Talismans and Casting Sigils in the Eastern Esoteric Tradition as she discusses her new creation Spirit Keeper's Tarot.



She is a refreshing wellspring of Divine Inspiration and inspires us all to dig ever deeper into Self, into God...the Consciousness of the Universe.

Spirit Keeper’s Tarot, God, Devil, Religion, and Coloring Your Own Tarot Deck


 







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