“May you be kept safe. May you be watched over. May all the good you are seeking, seek you as well. And may you know that everything you need, is given to you in the proportion you need it. And may you see the signs everywhere that help you to understand who you are, why you are and most of all that you belong to us, the tribe of the sacred heart. ”
–Clarissa Pinkola Estes, from The Dangerous Old Woman
At our Red Tent a couple of months ago, we did an “inner mentor” meditation that took us twenty or thirty years into the future to meet our wise future self. Mine was in a red tent yurt built in the woods to the side of my current house. She had herbs hanging all around the yurt and a neat fireplace and she was very calm and welcoming. I think of her often, actually. She was more centered and calm and soothing than I currently feel, but I can see her as my future self.
When I read today’s prompts, I immediately thought of this meditation and I also thought of the card above. I’m not sure who the artist is, because I cut it off of the front of a greeting card to make a personal oracle card with.
Thank you for this post, Molly…blessings to you and your family! I am in the time of the old woman…or nearly getting into it. At age 54, I am aware of entering into my Crone self. I am in ‘the Change”, menopausal, the sacred pause, dry,but so full of realizations, and gleaning the wisdom of my wild, colorful meaningful past! I am a faithful follower, and my day is fulfilled whenever I stop and reflect on your messages. Maraming salamat! (Tagalog for “Thank you very much”) “Nawa’y biyayaan ka ng lahat ng biyayang iyong kinakailangan at bigyan ka ng lakas-ng-loob at kagandahang-loob upang magawa ang lahat ng iyong dapat gawin bilang isang Babaylan!” (May you be blessed with all you need in life, and may you be given inner strength and inner beauty in order to do whatever is needed as a Priestess! – a Filipina Priestess/ Babaylan blessing to another…)