Goddesses of Life and Death: Pele

20170426_170957Greetings beloveds,

Last year as I watched Moana for the first time, it felt like I was watching my own dreams and desires on the big screen. It opened my heart and I felt such emotion. As I looked into the story of Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess that the Te Fiti and Te Ka were based on, I knew she was to be one of the Goddesses that I worked with. Thus here are some online resources on the Great Goddess Pele.

-Rose

Mythical Realm- Pele, Hawaii Goddess of Fire

Wikipedia- Pele (deity)

Coffee Times- Pele Goddess of Fire

Roberts Hawaii- The Legend Behind Hawaii’s Goddess of Fire

Hawaii Magazine- People Can’t Stop Seeing Pele in Lava

No Ka OI Maui Magazine- Pele: Fire Goddess 

Goddess Gift- Goddess Pele: Hawaiian Goddess of the Volcano

Mythology Wiki- Pele 

Celestial Journey Therapy- Who is Goddess Pele

Serge King- The Story of Pele

Myths Encyclopedia- Pele

Goddess Inspired- Pele: The Hawaiian Volcano and Fire Goddess

Goddess School- Madame Pele

Kaja Otto- Pele

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12 Universal Laws: The Law of Relativity

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Greetings beloveds,

We have reached the end of our journey through the 12 Universal Laws. Laws which govern our world at an energetic level that plays out in various ways in what our mind perceives as reality. Our final law, the Law of Gender, is the perfect example of this concept. Over the past few decades, gender roles and conformity have been brought to the spot light as our understanding of them past assumed social definitions has broadened. Gender, now considered by most to be social construct meaning it is defined by society and not a natural fact, has greatly transformed in its practice and performance.

In the realm of Universal Laws, the Law of Gender acts in a similar fashion to the Law of Polarity. Gender is not assigned to our physical forms by our sexual organs, hormones, and genes. Gender is an energy of give and take, creation and destruction, darkness and light. We have simplified the masculine and feminine, ripping their complexity and magic away from them. Upon letting them be whole in their being, we see that the masculine gives life just as much as the feminine. They must work together. That is truth of this Law. Not in subordination through overbearing or aggression. But through cooperation and having the insight to see beyond the surface.

As all beings are masculine and feminine, it is important to maintain your balance. Too much masculine energy leaves you with an excess of energy which desires to be done away with in unnecessary destruction. There is a time for all things to die and become integrated, so they may be born again, but when the masculine is unbalanced it takes life before it’s time. An unbalanced feminine energy is one which gives too much life, it is resistance to release. The overbearing energy of life is smothering to that which is ready to grow on its own. The unbalanced feminine traps life, causing it’s growth to become stunted and unable to thrive. This is only one example of how these energies behave while unbalanced. When functioning at their best, the feminine and masculine both bring life and death in alignment with the other Laws of the Universe.

Due to gender being so deeply engraved into our psyches through an association with our dress and other coded behaviors, that is often a way to bring our energy into balance. If you do find that your masculine is out of balance you can increase it through taking more action to bring about the things that you desire. Perhaps you must speak up and protect something that you love and cherish. Or maybe you would like to nurture through protection the land and the beings that exist here as our Mother and Goddess. Lastly, you might look into changing your dress to include more pieces that you consider to be masculine. As for balancing the feminine, one might delegate your tasks and then take a rest or vacation. The feminine creates life but she does not live for others. Creating boundaries is decidedly feminine. You might also look at the ways in which you can honor the masculine through acts of caring for yourself and those who you love. Finally, you can shift your energy through your wardrobe by incorporating more pieces that represent femininity for you.

I hope you have enjoyed this journey over the past year through the 12 Universal Laws. Over the next few weeks I be developing a 12 Week Online Course which will be self-paced to help you develop your own relationship and understanding to these Universal Laws. I will share this course as soon as it is completed.

With love,

-Rose

Goddesses of Life and Death: Asase Yaa

Greetings beloveds,

I cannot wait to find out more about this African Goddess. Her energy is amazing, enlightening, and powerful. I am so happy to share some resources on Asase Yaa with you all.

Enjoy!

-Rose

Wikipedia-Asase Ya

Time- Asase Yaa- Top 10 Earth Goddesses

Gods and Goddess Wiki- Asase Ya

The White Goddess- Asase Ya: Earth Goddess of Fertility 

The Faithless Feminist- Asase Ya

Gods and Goddesses- Goddess Asase Yaa

 

Preparing for Winter: Grounding and Prosperity Products

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Greetings beloveds,

It is with great joy that I share with you all a recent venture of mine. Over the past year I have cultivated products to assist in connecting with the energy of the seasons, the elements, and our souls. Today I bring to you my Winter and Earth Collections which you can find here at my etsy shop The Bliss Institute

Each collection has four products which can work together or separately with the four forms of being air, water, earth, and fire. Our herbal incense blends bring the element of air into your space with ease and grace. Our signature candles will light your path to connect with the energy of fire. I am most excited about our oil blends which can be used in multiple circumstances such as adding a couple of drops to your bath, oil diffuser, candles, and body products. Lastly, we have our portable altar jars. These have already received raving reviews for their ability to activate their users.

Each of my products can be found at my Etsy shop The Bliss Institute. 

Prosperity/Success- Key Number 8

Portable Altar Jar: 

Looking for the perfect way to honor winter or the Earth element? This small 90 milliliter glass jar makes refreshing your home or altar for winter super easy while adding an elegant touch of mental clarity and advanced cognitive functioning. Each jar comes with rice, sand, and coins to bring the magic of the success and prosperity right to your home. This fun jar also serves as the perfect way to represent the north or earth element in your practice. This portable altar harnesses the energy of prosperity, making it easily accessible for you anywhere and at any time!

Oil Blend

The prosperity oil blend is versatile and timeless. This oil blend will assist you in bringing in the energy of abundance and success. Our Prosperity incense is blended to connect directly to your set point of manifestation to shift it from lack to abundance. Place a few drops in your candle, oil diffuser, bath, liquid soap, or lotion to enchant your life.

Prosperity incense comes in a 1 oz amber bottle to maintain the integrity of your oil blend. The contents of this blend includes a mix of essential oils such as cinnamon, chamomile, and ginger in a base of avocado oil. For full list of ingrediants please contact seller.

Candles:

The Prosperity candles are crafted to specifically to assist you in bringing in the energy of abundance and success. Our Prosperity candles are blended to connect directly to your set point of manifestation to shift it from lack to abundance.

Prosperity tea light candles come in a set of 6. Each candle will provide a light fragrance with the added benefits of our prosperity herbal mix.

 

Incense: 

This full herb incense blend is crafted to specifically to assist you in bringing in the energy of abundance and success. Our Prosperity incense is blended to connect directly to your set point of manifestation to shift it from lack to abundance.

Prosperity incense comes in a resealable pouch which can be easily stored. The contents of this blend includes a mix of herbs such as cinnamon, chamomile, and ginger. For full list of herbs please contact seller.

Each packet holds enough product for 1-2 charcoal discs (not included).

Grounding/Home- Key Number 4

Jar: 

Looking for a fun and simple way to increase your connection to the material world? This small 90 milliliter glass jar allows you to add an elegant touch of magic with you wherever you go. Each jar comes with stones, sand, and pine needles to bring the energy of stability and grounding right to your home, work space, car, or tote. This fun jar also serves as the perfect way to represent the north or earth element in your practice. This portable altar harnesses the energy of of the Earth, making it easily accessible for you anywhere and at any time!

Candle: 

The Grounding candles are crafted to specifically to assist you in bringing in the energy of abundance and success. Our Grounding candles are blended to connect directly to your set point of manifestation to shift it from lack to abundance.

Grounding tea light candles come in a set of 6. Each candle will provide a light fragrance with the added benefits of our Grounding herbal mix.

Incense: Bay (guardian of house), basil (protection/wealth), clove (banishes negative forces), Mistletoe- protection Orange-Power, luck,

Oil Mix: 

This Grounding oil blend is versatile and timeless. This oil blend will assist you in grounding yourself in the Earth’s energies. Our Grounding oil is blended to connect directly to your root chakra to bring you back to center and a firm foundation. Place a few drops in your candle, oil diffuser, bath, liquid soap, or lotion to enchant your life.

Grounding oil comes in a 1 oz amber bottle to maintain the integrity of your oil blend. The contents of this blend includes a mix of essential oils such as bay leaves, cloves, and orange in a base of avocado oil. For full list of ingredients please contact seller.

Incense:

This full herb incense blend is crafted to specifically to assist you in grounding yourself in the earths energies. Our Grounding incense is blended to connect directly to your root chakra to bring you back to center and a firm foundation.

Grounding incense comes in a resealable pouch which can be easily stored. The contents of this blend includes a mix of herbs such as bay leaves, cloves, and orange. For full list of herbs please contact seller.

Each packet holds enough product for 1-2 charcoal discs (not included).

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Full Moon in Gemini: Truth, Lies, and Shadow Work

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Greetings beloveds,

Happy full moon in Gemini! A full moon in Gemini automatically means an increase in attention to communication. This is exemplified by a continued desire to live and speak our truth. The veil is lifted and masks are being removed. We can no longer pretend to be anything other than what we are. Light and shadow. We all have seen the reveal of sexual abusers, molesters, and other forms of abuse of power. This is fueled by a need to be heard and seen for our true selves. Although it may seem counter intuitive, those who committed the abuses were wanting to be heard just as much as those who experienced the injustice. We cannot hide who we really are. I know I love to compartmentalize my life. Keep everything separate. Well, around June that all came crashing down and I had to integrate all my circles into one. It was…painful for myself but now I feel less frazzled. This freedom due to truth is available to everyone if you are willing to take the risk. For those who have harmed or been harmed the risk is much greater. Be gentle with yourself. Do what you can.

This is also a full moon which will bring our dreams into the spotlight. Your shadow can often be found in your dreams. In the fear, love, lust, jealously, joy, and laughter of a silly or extreme situation which you find yourself falling in and out of as you sleep. There is healing that occurs when our dreams address our shadow and light self. There is no barrier between these parts of yourself in the unconscious. You are simply energy. Your dreams will bring you wisdom, if you are willing to heed it. Make a note to write down your dreams and reflect upon what their messages could mean. Perhaps do this from this full moon to the first full moon of 2018 on January 1st.

Lastly, you have been called to speak your truth, to follow your dreams, and now you review your commitments to ensure they align with your heart. We all have morals and values. Things that are important to us. Yet, what we believe to be important and what we give our time and attention to can be very different. For instance, perhaps you greatly value your family. You say that you adore your partner, children, parents, siblings, friends or pets. Yet, you spend most of your time focused on one person, your work, your hobby, or yourself. What are you truly committed to? It is highly possible that you are committed to your family and express this love through working hard to provide for them. Or you care for an ailing family member to ease the burden for others.  How we express our love looks different often than what others may expect for it to. Again, speak your truth. Communication can dissolve many possible misunderstandings before they occur. It also helps to know your love language which can be found here by taking a quick quiz.

Examine where you put your time and attention. Does this align with your values? Are you committed to what you love? If not, take the time to speak with yourself. Find out what is out of synch. Make the decision to get back into alignment. Create a plan and then implement it. You can change your life. You can be committed to what you love. You have to choose it.

Happy full moon loves.

-Rose

December: Death, Blessings, and Rebirth

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Greetings beloveds,

December has arrived and it’s blowing in with lots of change to create a new world for us. This month on the Bliss Institute we will be exploring the final Goddesses of Life and Death along with the shadow of their world: the Underworld. We will also delve deeply into root chakra work with more breath exercises and movements. Finally we will close this month with our Winter Solstice readings and predictions.

Although this is the shortest intro for a month I’ve ever written, this time will be chock full of powerful information and practices. I cannot wait to finish the year with you all.

Welcome to the time of rebirth, Hello December!

-Rose

The Divination Toolkit: The Planets-Venus the Goddess of Love and Life

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Greetings beloveds,

It’s Friday, Viernes, Vendredi, Vernadi, or Venus’s Day. Oh the Planet Venus. Does this recall thoughts of a bright being clothed in gossamer fabrics emerging ethereally from the foaming shores of the sea. Perhaps she is a rocker gal clothed in all black, sensual, sexual, and powerful. Maybe she is the pinned up and proper lady of the house or business woman who’s softness is found not perhaps in her immediate manner but in the steadfast way she handles her daily tasks. I’m sure many of you do not think of Venus like the last two examples but she is there nonetheless. Venus as an archetype, is the sibling of the moon. Venus calls forth energy of love in all it’s many forms and all that love calls forth from us. Platonic, romantic, agape, jealously, beauty, forgiveness, healing, stress, anxiety, joy, kindness, lack, and abundance. Venus does not need to announce her arrival her very presence is enough to draw your attention. Her energy is of attraction, and charm. Above all else, Venus is fair and just. That which we deserve, we will get. Love is available to us all but we must be willing to be vulnerable and open to receiving it.

Venus is associated with several Goddesses including Isis, Inanna, Ishtar, Astarte, Aphrodite, Freya, and Quetzalcoatl. As the brightest planet in the sky, after the sun and the moon, Venus served as a guide and great influence to early civilizations. When looking to the sky Venus can be seen even during the day depending on the weather and other factors. Venus shines brightly providing hope and strength with it’s presence. If the sun gives life during the day and represents the conscious and the moon takes us into death and the unconscious during the night, then Venus is the emotional bridge between life and death. The emotional link between the conscious and the unconscious. As the unconscious is the start of manifestation, Venus represents how are emotions affect our manifestations while the conscious is the awareness of what has been created. When we are disconnected from our emotions we are disconnected from our ability consciously manifest. Heart opening exercises are a great way to begin to heal that connection between conscious and unconscious, soul and mind, body and spirit.

Love is always desired but how it is found, what it calls us to do, and how it affects us overall is not always the soft glow of care and tenderness. Sometimes it is hot, fast, and pleasurable. Other times cold and confusing. It depends on what we experience and where we are. Venus is not about the what comes from love but the impetuous that comes from love. Love is the basis of all. Love is what leads us to life. Life then allows us to explore love in all it’s many forms.

This is the first of many posts to come on the Planet Venus. Let me know what specific information you would like to know about connecting to this ancient archetype such as rituals, crystals, herbs, or how she interacts with other Planets.

Have beautiful day loves,

-Rose

 

Decorating the Home for the Celebration Season

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Greetings beloveds,

I have been prepping for Thanksgiving and know soon I will changing the decorations for Winter Solstice and New Years. Although my mother is the real tactile artist in our family (my sis is the musical genius), I did learn from her how to create a cozy home for the various seasons. Here’s some of my tips for quick and easy ways to decorate your home for the celebration season.

  • Add or change your throws, blankets, or afghans on your couches or beds. You can add green, red, gold, silver, or patterns that reflect your favorite seasonal trends.
  • Create a tablescape in the colors that you associate with this season. I have a simple china pattern for Thanksgiving with fall colored charges, a fall themed table cloth, and green napkins. I then change to my Winter Solstice china from Mikasa, a gold brocade tablecloth, and white napkins. You can be as elaborate or simple as you like.
  • Purchase small signs from your favorite store with sayings such as joy, thankful, grateful, peace, or any other saying that you find to put you in the mood for the season.
  • Another great way to decorate is to add candles, essential oil diffusers, or melts with seasonal scents. Smell is such a powerful sense which can be used to create atmosphere and memories.

Sometimes we have difficulty during the holidays because of painful memories. Although we cannot change the past, we can make the present delightful to create new memories. These small changes make powerful opportunities to be a new person to embrace what has been and become who we desire to be. Take the time and make this season magical for you. You’re worth it.

-Rose

Goddesses of Life and Death: Ala-Odinani Alusi of Fertility and the Underworld

IMG_5514ilfordmodifiedGreetings beloveds,

We are move than half way through our Goddesses of Life and Death that we will be exploring here on The Bliss Institute. Today we will be sharing online resources to Ala, the Odinani Alusi or Igbo diety associated with Life and Death.

Wikipedia- Ala (Odinani)

Journeying to the Goddess – Ala

Myth Encyclopedia- Ala

Goddess School- Ala

Rasta Livewire- Ani the Mother of the Igbos: The Many Manifestations of Ishtar

The White Goddess- Ala: Earth Goddess and Goddess of Fertility

37th State- Ala: Igbo Earth Mother Goddess

Hub Pages- The Many Colors of the Goddess: Ala, an African Goddess of Life and Death

Enjoy!

-Rose