"This is the Net of Light that will hold the earth during the times of change that are upon you. The time is now and women must lead. It can be no other way." The Great Council of the Grandmothers are calling us to step into our power.
All are welcome to this work. There is no charge for the Grandmothers' Empowerment.
"Would You Settle for Happiness?"
I'd recently received emails predicting this and warning about that. So many that frankly, I was sick of them. I didn't want more predictions, but decided I wouldn't mind a little practical advice. So I went to the Grandmothers. "Grandmothers," I said, "we could use something useful and uplifting. The new year has started and people are wary of this year. 2012 and all that," I said. "If you have a helpful message for us, would you please give it so I can send it out?"
The Grandmothers didn't say anything at first, but instead showed me the bouquet I'd put together earlier that day. With yellow narcissus and other flowers from the garden, it had an autumnal glow and gracefully branched in all directions. I didn't know why they were showing it to me and wondered if the bouquet had something to do with my question.
"There is too much worry now," the Grandmothers said. "Too much worrying going on. Stop it!"they said. "If you are worrying about the future, stop it now. Think of us instead. Look at us!" they grinned as they spread their skirts and swung from side to side. "We are happy," they chorused. "We are always happy. We are happy because we live in love. We live in a constant state of love," they said, "and so," they laughed,"when you are in your right mind, do you! It is the ego," they said, "the contracted state of mind, that spends its time in worry. 'What did I do wrong?' it asks. 'What will happen in the future? What's wrong with me? What's wrong with the world? I need to find a way to take control." As they said this, the Grandmothers bent over, and holding their sides, they rocked with laughter.
"We assure you that nothing is wrong with you or with the world," they said at last. "No matter how things look to you, nothing is wrong," they said. "We showed you those flowers, because they are happy to be themselves--beautiful, fragrant and graceful. They know nothing is wrong. They are blooming. It is their nature to be beautiful, fragrant, and graceful," they said. "It is their nature to bloom. It is also your nature," they said, pointing at me. "You forget that you too are blooming. At this very moment you are in the process of becoming more than you have ever been. That is blooming," they said.
Smiling, the Grandmothers shook their heads and said, "Turn your minds and hearts to us. Let us pour love into you. We will fill you full," they said. "The power of love is great. It surrounds and envelops everything it touches. Let it," they said. "Let the flow of love carry you forward now. The river of love is rising," they said, "and as it rises, it will move all with it. Join in the flow," they said. "Let love in. We adore you," they said, "and will gladly fill you to capacity. Just call on us.
"Let go the things you've been grasping at, let go your fears, let go your anxieties. Let go," they said. "We will hold you in love each day and night. Love IS all there is," the Grandmothers said. "It is the only reality, the only truth."The 'horrors' that you see, hear, and read about aren't lasting. They are only so much flotsam and jetsam," they said. "The river of love will wash them away, will always wash them away," they said. Love is the only real thing," the Grandmothers said, "the only lasting thing. Love is all there is.
"Can you be satisfied with love?" they asked, cocking their heads."Can you do without the daily dramas of life and be satisfied with just loving and being loved? It's very simple," they said. "Love won't make you rich and it won't make you famous," they laughed. "It will make you happy." And giving me a secret smile, the Grandmothers asked, "Would you settle for happiness?"
Shrines of the Mother video, by Barbara Beekman
Here is a link to a video of shrines, called Vierge Ouvrantes, once found all over Medieval Europe--especially in France, Germany and Spain. They later fell into disfavor with the church as they portrayed the Mother as very powerful and by the time of the reformation, most of them had been destroyed. Here are some that survived.
The figure of Mary opens up to reveal both God the Father, God the Son, bishops and saints, all contained within her body. Here she is Theotokos, the God-bearer, the one who gives birth to God. These shrines illustrate the primacy of the Feminine Principle and these pictures are indeed worth a thousand words. The Feminine/the Mother/the Great Yin is the container of life, the basis and support of all.
Our thanks to Barbara Beekmens who put this video together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-GY6bnPoNM
March 16-18 Gathering of the Grandmothers in California
On March 16-18 women and men will come to the Sixth Annual Gathering of the Grandmothers from all corners of the earth. We will meet at the Aliso Creek Inn in Laguna Beach, CA .
As we enter this important year, our work with the Net of Light becomes increasingly potent. At the Gathering in Laguna Beach, the Grandmothers will show us how to activate the power of this lighted structure within our own bodies. They will also show us how to make the Net of Light available for everyone and everything on earth.
A Maori grandmother from New Zealand will share with us the teachings of Waitaha--the ancient people who lived in New Zealand several thousand years ago. She was one of five people called by the elders of Waitaha several years ago to bring the ancient teachings into the present time and, through the use of the sacred pounamou, to once again open up the pathways of peace. We are honored to have her with us.
Women from Living Design, the organization that has given grandmothers groups around the world hundreds of land and water resonators, will also join us at this Gathering. We have 'planted' these resonators from Norway to the Red Sea to Indonesia and from New Zealand to California. Sharing their knowledge from the new science of biogeometry, Tika and Shirley will demonstrate how the resonators work with the Net of Light to restore our planet to its actual design. They have even created a Google map so we can see where all the resonators are planted .
To register for the California Gathering, go to: Sixth Annual Gathering of the Grandmothers or contact Joanne Leone, email@example.com
From the Lands Down Under
The November and December Gatherings in Australia and New Zealand wove the Net of Light stronger and brighter throughout the Southern Hemisphere. Our grandmother/sisters in the lands down under opened their homes and hearts to us and to one another. In the hinterlands above Brisbane where we danced, laughed and sang together, Auntie Pam, an Aboriginal elder, smoked us, welcoming us to the gathering. Then an Australian grandmothers gifted Sharon with an ancestral cloak which she brought back to California to use in ceremony at the up-coming March Gathering in Laguna Beach.
We shared our hearts with one another while we shared the Grandmothers' teachings in New Zealand. Then we sat around and ate home-cooked meals. And when the gathering outside Wellington was over, Sharon was taken to a sacred site on the South Island of New Zealand that she will never forget. "In New Zealand," she says, "I did not need to amplify the Net of Light. There, instead of me 'doing the work' (so to speak), the Net of Light wove me!"
The grandmothers in Australia and New Zealand 'planted' water resonators at the places they were shown they would do the most good and together we felt so much gratitude to the Grandmothers for weaving stronger still the Net of Light in the beautiful lands of the Southern Hemisphere.
Grandmothers' Words of Wisdom (from Our Love is Our Power)
From a Seattle grandmother
"It was such a pleasure being at the Grandmother's meeting. I had heard some things about the Grandmothers and I'd looked at their website, but I had no idea what to expect. I knew that ceremony was something important for me to experience, but I was unprepared for the power of it. The infusion of love was amazing--it just filled me up, like getting radiance from the sun. I had been feeling blocked from receiving love and have prayed about it, and suddenly here it was. I feel so blessed and grateful to you and all the women--and the Grandmothers!--there. To feel surrounded and protected by that love was the best thing I can imagine.
Thank you from my heart!