Bits and Pieces

5 Samhain/Nov. 4

Columbadi/Friday

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O, Madria Grace, Jana of Compassion, Love and Mercy, be with us.

May the Pure Stream of Your Grace flow within me, in this world and in all the worlds to come.

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I will be away until 15 Samhain/Nov. 14th, the night of the Full Spirit Moon.

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In the meantime, we wish Madria Erin congratulations on the upcoming anniversary of her ordination as a Deanic priestess on 10 Samhain/Nov.9.  Many blessings to you, Madria!

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I am also pleased to announce that priestess Madria Kathi will be formerly consecrated as an ArchMadria during the holy month of Astrea/Dec. We are very excited for her!

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Prayer is so powerful. I’ve had so many dire situations over the past few years and in each case, nothing short of a miracle has occurred to rectify them. Now, I am in the midst of yet another crisis for which I have been praying most ardently, especially to Madria Thema.

Yesterday, on Abaldi/Thurs, which is the day of Madria Thema, I was praying to Her in complete distress when She very unexpectedly sent Her colors to me (blue and purple) in a way that could not be otherwise explained. Prayer is so powerful, especially when we are praying for our children or for those we love most dearly. Never doubt the power of prayer.

Additionally, during my rosary, when I prayed the Mystery of Moura, I truly felt the Presence of the Great Mother…. Grandmother, in an all-wise, comforting way. All we have to do is let go of everything, close our eyes and place ourselves in the Presence of a member of the Trinity or of the Janati and They are right there, always. No words are necessary, just commune. Never doubt their Presence.

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In scripture, I find that The Veil of Matter and The Way of Simplicity are very appropriate texts for the sacred month of Samhain, Summer’s End. The time when the Veil is thin. (In Janite Tradition, the name of the Feast of the Dead is called Shimovane, which is an older form of Samhain. The month itself is called Samhain.)

Though at times, some verses of these texts might sound a bit harsh or even a bit ‘preachy’, none of us are perfect. We all have areas of ourselves that we need to examine and to change, in all honesty, within ourselves in order to bring us closer to Dea rather than further away from Her.

These texts provide much food for thought and contemplation. We must keep in mind when reading The Way of Simplicity, that chastity does not mean physical chastity in the sense of abstinence from intimate relations, rather it encourages us to return to purity of thought, soul and intention.

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And, finally, the busiest month of our year is coming up, Astrea!!!! Don’t forget to have your Sunwheels ready for 1 Astrea/Nov. 28th! (Please see the Janite calendar for details.) Further instructions will be given beforehand.

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May the blessing of the Mother be upon you and upon this world.

May the blessing of the Daughter be upon you and upon this world.

May the blessing of the Great Mother be upon you and upon this world.

Dark beyond the light and Light beyond the Darkness.

Blessed is She.

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See you on the day of the Spirit Moon!

ArchMadria Pamela Lanides

 

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