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Archive for August, 2011

This blog and the name was inspired by a Native Elder from Manitoba; Dave Courchene Jr. who I met in 1995 and whom I have continued to work with off and on since that time. I have even a chapter in my Goddess and Golf book of his teachings and the prophecies of his people that relates to this era we are living in. This can be a time of great hope! I am adding two videos to introduce you to Dave, the first one is about a vision quest. By going out on the land for a vision quest is how I found my life purpose and determination to stick with my passion of being a student and teaching spirituality and golf for the past 14 years.

Video of Dave on Vision Quests and the Great Turning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5_jxLOY8oM&feature=related

I learned how to pray using tabacco around a sacred fire in 1995 and I have adjusted my prayers over the years as I began working with Goddess Ceremonies… this is how I pray today…tomorrow who knows..lol

The tag line of my book is ” Embrace Sacred Play and Unlock the Hero Within”

 I play in a Sacred way..by praying first..My daily prayer to everything within the four directions using the sacred tobacco goes  like this,

Starting in the East,

Powers of the East I honor you, I call to the energies of the East,
I call to the animals,
I call to the birds, bees, flowers and the trees, all my relations in the East,
I call to the Gods, Goddesses and beings of the light from the East to shower Golden energy on humanity and all the world.
Thank you for guiding, providing and protecting us in every way today. Hip, Hip, Hooray.

I do the same for each direction, moving to the South, then the West ( when I am in the West I also call to the Ancestors) and finally to the North.

Video of The 8th Fire trailer, a Documentary on Dave Courchene Jr.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEFywvckSaU

One Earth * One Whole Circle * Again

As a person who follows their intuition, I have often asked Spirit, “When am I suppose to introduce Dave’s movie trailer of The 8th fire?” You see Dave came to B.C. and we did a screening of the film and he gave  a talk in 8/8/08 and that was the birth of  this blog, however I never got the internal go ahead to add the trailer and today is the day it finally feels right….hmmm

Blessings of Light, Love and Oneness

Margarit Brigham

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This weekend in Vancouver, Grandmother Mona Polacca, a member of the International Council of the 13 Grandmothers, offered a talk & workshop.

With Grandmother Mona’s permission, I will share with you a simple awareness that she was taught, how all of humanity is connected to the elements. With this consciousness perhaps each and every one of you will join the indigenous people all over the world in prayer to help bring balance and harmony for Mother Earth at this time.

How we are all related to the Four Sacred Foundations of Life

The first foundation of life is the water element, all  humans spent time within the womb surrounded by water.  When we are about to be born the water comes out first.

The second foundation is air, when we come out we take a breath in and let it out with a sound, a cry from that day forward we continue to breathe the air. The air element helps us to communicate with speaking our words and songs.

The third sacred foundation is the fire and the sun, as babies we are brought home to a place that is warm and made comfortable for us. Whether the warmth is from a fire, a sunny room or from hydro it is all from the fire element.

The fourth sacred foundation is the Earth. As babies one day we are laid upon the earth and we just lay there until we can roll over on our own and then we just lay on our bellies. The time comes when our parents sit us up, this is when our backs and spine become strong we develop our back bone. Then time passes and our parents stand us up upon the earth while holding our hands. Until one day we are standing on our own ( full of pride shining on our faces, bringing joy to the adults) and eventually, for most of us, we begin to walk upon the earth.

As Grandmother Mona finishes this story she and I ask you if you can see how everyone of us, on this planet, is related to the four foundations of life?

Grandmother Mona Polacca is from Arizona,  she is part Hopi and she gave a simple way to pray that anyone can do. (I have a more elaborate prayer to the directions I will share on another blog post.) The last line of the Hopi Prophecy states ” We are the Ones we have been waiting for”

Prayer to the four elements that give us our everyday life.

Grandmother Mona says “When you first get up in the morning and go to the bathroom to wash, this is the time to simply say thank you to the water. When you step outside or even look outside take a breath and thank the air. Next, a thank you to the sun, even if it is not shining ( you could raise your arm towards the sky). Then finally a thank you to the ‘Earth’ ( lowering your hand, palm towards the ground)”

We are all in this ‘Birthing Process”  together along with our precious planet, It is more important than ever to balance our technology and give thanksgiving to our sacred connections.

http://www.grandmotherscouncil.org/

In the place when movement meets stillness, and beauty meets the mundane, the essence of life becomes art.

The time is now, we are the ones…blessings to you and all my relations,

Margarit

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  • Have you ever left a man or woman that you loved with your whole being?

Have you ever felt hopeless?

Have you ever moved four times in one year?

Have you ever been on a vision quest or out in the wilderness, in the pitch black , in the silence, with no tent or camping gear?

Has your life felt so fraught with pain that you had thoughts  and even took steps in ending it?

Have you ever had to depend on financial assistance from the Government?

Had to live with abusive relatives in your adult years?

Had to rely on the foodbank?

Have you ever felt so elated, joyful, &  happy only to come crashing down hard?

Have you ever lived in a far location from your loved ones; your children, your grandchildren, your parents, your friends and support system?

Have you lived in shame, humility, felt lost, scared, alone, but at the same time  connected, guided, surrounded by unconditional love?

  • Would you give everything up to follow your Dream, your hearts calling?

Why do I ask, you may wonder? Because I can answer Yes to it all and it all happened at once, in a span of 2010!  I  write these questions to you (and for me) as the first step to commit to writing about this painful and perfectly guided year of my life.

One of the tools I use to help me get by in this life  is inspirational quotes.. The time has arrived for me to write my story and share courageously.. In the meantime I offer these quotes on courage that have inspired me and I hope will do the same for you.

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.(Seneca)

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. (John Wayne)

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to loose sight of the shore. (Christopher Columbus)

A ship stays safe in the harbour, but that is not what ships are meant for. (John A Shedd)

You don’t drown by falling in water; you only drown if you stay there. (Zig Ziglar)

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dared to win. (Bernadette Devlin)

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. (Soren Kierkegaard)

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. (Baltasar Gracian)

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. (Plato)

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. (James Bryant Conant)

How have you been knocked down, what tools do you use to get back up again??

Blessings,

Margarit Brigham

Dark night of the Soul

I am feeling brave enough to explore and share more. Such as my parents suddenly passed close to each other within 3 1/2 weeks, just a couple of months after their 50th wedding anniversary. Being a sudden orphan and then realizing that you are now the next generation is hard to explain. My husband of 17 years told me Valentines day that he was in love with another woman. We seperated, he was not the love of my life, that I mention leaving. And I had my daughter at 16, she is now 33 the age I was when I began my Yoga Teacher Training, but she has no interest in a spiritual path. I hope all my shifting is making it easier for her and my grandddaughter to never have to go to the depths many light workers have.

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On of my Hero’s of Hope in the spiritual community is Patricia Diane Cota-Robles.

Have you heard her speak before?

I will introduce you from a piece  on her website which, she encourages people to share http://www.eraofpeace.org/ . If you resonate with her words you might want to explore more from the links I added at the end of the piece about the epic times we are living in and how to navigate through them.

Remember who you Are.

“You are a Beloved Child of God who is on Earth during this unique moment to co-create the wonders of Heaven on Earth. You are an empowered Instrument of God. This inner knowing is opening your heart and allowing your God Self to increase the amount of Divine Light flowing through your
Earthly body.
This increased influx of Light flows into the physical plane and enters the
core of purity in every electron of precious life energy. The Light then
pushes to the surface anything that conflicts with its frequencies of
harmony, love, and balance. As the discordant frequencies of energy surface to be transmuted back into Light, they often create the illusion that
things are getting worse. People can easily witness the surfacing negativity,
but what they don’t see as easily is the incredible Light that is pushing
the negativity to the surface to be healed and transmuted. That phenomenon has the effect of keeping people focused on the problem instead of the solution.
When the focus of your attention is stuck on the negativity that is coming
up to be healed instead of on the Light of God that is pulsating with all of
the patterns of perfection and the viable solutions contained in the Causal Body of God, you empower and sustain the negative things that are surfacing.
Instead of eliminating the problems, you actually intensify them. This
creates the situations that make you feel desperate, overwhelmed and
hopeless.
People are so used to accepting the physical plane as their true reality,
that they have forgotten it is merely a reflection of their consciousness.
No matter how real your life challenges seem or how entrapped you are in
the grip of poverty, disease, low self-esteem, loveless relationships,
hatred, corruption, ignorance, war, et cetera, those distorted expressions
of life can only be maintained if you sustain them through
your thoughts, words, actions, feelings and beliefs. If you choose to
empower the Light and all of the patterns of perfection contained in that
Light instead of choosing to empower the things that cause your pain and
suffering, your Earthly experiences will be transformed in the twinkling
of an eye.

Never has there been a more opportune time for you to change your course of direction. Never has Humanity received more support from the Heavenly Realms than we are receiving at this moment. Focus on fulfilling your dreams, and miracles will happen.

by Patricia Diane Cota-Robles

http://www.eraofpeace.org

New Age Study of Humanity’s Purpose
a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit educational organization


Aug 13 -18th, 2011 Patricia held the  25th World Congress of  Illumination in Arizona for the 25th anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence.

The information, love and energy and HOPE from these two links leave me speechless, Soo  inspiring and uplifting, I hope you take the time to devote to listening.

http://www.healingwiththemasters.com/worldcongress/webcast.htm

 Illumined Truth, the bigger picture during these wondrous but challenging times.

http://www.healingwiththemasters.com/worldcongress/webcast.htm

Blessings,

Margarit Brigham

Author of “How to Become a Golf Goddess”

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