As we continue to present blankets to our community, Rev. Celeste Mulvihill created 10 sacred blankets. Here is one being held by Judy Bain. Rev. Barbara Hightower presented Judy with the 10 blankets. Judy is presenting them to a continuation school in San Diego county. Many of these children are homeless, come to school without warm food or clothes. The love imprinted in the tying of prayer knots will provide warmth beyond measure.
Rev. Annie Watts, Associate Minister of SPICA – Way of Light is presenting 5 Reiki Radiance Prayer Blankets to the staff of Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital; a long term acute health care hospital. The staff include; Gary Kemf ( Administrator); Carolyn Masacrenhas (Dir. of Patient Care) and Tere Jackson (Manager of Volunteer Services).
Mother’s Day is a day to Celebrate the Great Mother and so it will be at SPICA – Way of Light’s Sunday Service. Come and Join in on May 10th.
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Theme: Embracing the Feminine
Place: Myztic Isle (directions: http://myzticisle.com/locationmaps.html)
Officiating: Rev. Barbara Hightower
Come and uncover a sweet mystery and a blessings of the Divine Mother.
Love and Blessings of Grace, Katherine
Rev. Katherine Bell (AKA: Torres), Ph.D., D.D. President, SPICA – Way of Light 619-588-6483
We are honored and elated to announce our list recent graduates (2015) from the
“SPICA Reiki Radiance Masters” course.
Blessings of Grace and congratulations!!!
Thank you all for participating and sharing in this luminous learning experience.
(Names and links are being added as they are sent in to us).
Brenda Goodell HHP
Providing Service in San Diego, CA
Can Be Reached: (619) 203-3731
Providing Service in Austin, Texas
Can Be Reached: (512) 965-9055
Providing Service in Houston, TX
Can Be Reached: (832) 380-5144
Practicing in Houston and TX.
Phone: (281) 216-5777
Celeste M. Mulvihill
Providing Service in Los Angeles, CA. Westlake Village/Thousand Oaks area
Can Be Reached: (818) 706-2188
Providing Service in Houston, Texas
Can Be Reached: (713) 501-0319
Providing Service in Sugar Land, TX. 77478
114 Guenther St.
Can Be Reached: (281) 265-7276 (work)
(281) 773-4349 (cell)
Providing Service in Houston, TX
Can Be Reached: (713) 204-0771
At 11:56:48 Pacific Daylight Time, the Sun and the Earth join forces at 28 Degrees 25 minutes of Aries. They are in the last field of this Zodiac Sign and ushering a boost of energy to charge into Taurus and begin cultivating and nurturing the desires of your soul.
This degree of Aries has a special Sabian Message to pay attention to, “A Celestial Choir Singing.” Perhaps, if we open our heart-ears, we can hear the Cherubim singing a song of our soul. They call us to live in higher awareness of our purpose on Earth. Our gift is to listen, respond through positive action, and allow Divine Influence to guide every step we take.
As we have this vital push of Aries to guide us to cultivate the I AM purpose within our very soul, we can realize that we have the Hand of God/Goddess to help. The Cosmic alignment does present a Yod in the arc of lights as Saturn and the Universal North Node produce the energy of opportunity as both focus on the field of the Moon/Sun conjunction as the Point of the Yod stimulates power of the Sun and Moon. Yes, we must be willing to hear the inner voice of the North Node in Libra in retrograde and the voice of Saturn in Sagittarius, also in retrograde. The North Node will guide the cosmic influence of right relationships, and Saturn will guide the stability to reach ever higher into our intentions. It is most definitely a push to truly “Go for the Goal.” Yet without the inner voice as guidance, or the willingness to hear the Celestial Choir, we may falter and live in fear of what statute of rulings we must following to obtain the higher goal we carry. Perhaps a little agitation might help.
Mars (the ruler of Aries) in Taurus, is in a square-off with Jupiter (ruler of Sagittarius) in Leo. Hopefully, Taurus will only slow Mars down enough to take heed of the course one has to follow to achieve the quest of their soul desire. May the stubbornness of Taurus not influence the weak link of Mars (to quit when the going gets rough). Let this squaring be the agitation that is the “wake-up” call to follow the voice of your soul (Taurus), clean up the fears (Mars), join the forces of Self Dominion (Leo) and expand out into the world with your highest intentions intact (Jupiter).
Other irritants that might poke our awareness is Mercury squaring up with Jupiter, Venus squaring up with Neptune and opposing Saturn, and the continuing influence of Uranus squaring off (though distancing) Pluto. Mercury in Taurus will be reminding everyone to think clearly and with good details before acting impulsively (Jupiter in Leo). Venus in Gemini, will call forward creative thinking and will use the opposing energy of Saturn to make sure illusionary states of Neptune don’t get in the way. However, that Venus/Saturn opposition may create a fear of the leadership of others, the patriarchal attitudes of limitations, and the concerns that risk taking may cause a greater lack. Of course, Uranus will attempt to sway the Leap of Faith, while Plutonia may push us the bottom of fear that we will not have control of the outcome. Be damn, the outcome of fear….take the Leap of Faith and Trust the higher power within. It is time to truly cultivate our soul calling…don’t hesitate and let the cosmic help guide the world into Divine Right Action.
Be sure to read the New Moon letter for additional clues of what is supporting you and the world this lunar cycle. You will find it on this page of the Faces of WomanSpirit: http://facesofwomanspirit.brownrice.com/pdf/Willow2015website.pdf
Rev. Katherine Bell (AKA: Torres), Ph.D., D.D. President, SPICA – Way of Light 619-588-6483
April 3, 2015 Today is a day when the word “Sacrifice” is used. In the Jewish tradition it is Passover and the honoring of the sacrifice of one’s ancestors who fled Egypt. A greater honor is given to the sweet intervention of Gd as the people were led away from destruction of their lives.
In the Christian tradition the honor is the Sacrifice of Jesus Ben Josef, as he gave his life on the cross. His living the power of the Holy Spirit is honored as his love for all people and the guidance of a willingness to die in order to live his Christed-self is honored. The ultimate sacrifice. He is honored for having died for “our sins.”
No matter what our traditions, this is a time we think of sacrificing. I have often used an acronym for Sin. When we honor the ancestors and the Christed One for their sacrifice for future generations and humankind to discover harmony, love, equality and the honoring of difference, we might take a look at what we can sacrifice. If we look at the word S.I.N. as the acronym, then we may consider sacrificing Self Inflicted Negativity and turn to the power to Sacredly Invite Nirvana.
May you sacrifice what is not of the highest and good for all and welcome the energy of harmonious love. This is the greatest respect we can give to our ancestors and masters who have come before us and presented a way to live as a caring and nurturing human family.
Love and Blessings
Rev. Katherine Bell
We all know how intense the energy is at Full Moon. Studies have shown more babies born, more accidents occur, more psychotic breakdowns, etc. So, what more can we possibly expect at this Full Moon? For one, we have a Total Lunar Eclipse. The Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and hides the moon. The view of this Eclipse can be seen in North America, South America and other places, but here in the U.S. we will be able to see the event if we are in these cities: Salt Lake City, UT, San Francisco, CA, Honolulu, HI, and Los Angeles, CA.
This is the ominous Blood Moon (as the moon looks like blood is filling up and draining out of the moon as the eclipse occurs). It will take about three and one half hours, with the Total Eclipse occurring for about 5 minutes. Hopefully, you will be able to experience the sight of this occurrence. Below is my interpretation of this event.
A lunar eclipse will place us deeper into emotional states. At a Total Lunar Eclipse, with the Earth coming between the Sun and Moon, the True Light of the Sun (or the power of awareness through our highest nature) is blocked and the emotions may go astray without the Light to direct the way through effusive challenges. Not only is the Moon effecting the Sun in opposition, but it opposes Mercury and Uranus and Squares Pluto (dancing through the Uranus/Pluto square and forming the agitation of a T-Square). The Sun, Mercury and Uranus are all in Aries, while the Moon and the Earth journey through Libra. Of course, this opposition is directly dealing with relationships. From a Spiritual view point, the Moon, our inner self, emotional qualities, intuitive qualities and spiritual qualities, will be shadowed as the Earth rotates in front of it (Earth- place of activities, manifestations and in Libra, with the moon, dancing in relationships with our most intimate partner, business partners and our partnering with our own soul). Our lunar qualities will not be able to feel and experience the Higher Self (Sun) direction in which we can balance our True Self with our Emotional Self and interact with others from a state of complete harmony. With Uranus in the mix, we may take unexpected risks (good or not so good) in relationships. With Mercury in the Mix, we may not think as clearly as we need to in order to make right decisions in our relationships and communicate our true needs. Whatever situation we make a highly emotional connection with on Full Moon, we can most assuredly realize the effects will stay with us for about 6 months.
As though we have not seen many unexpected events in our world thus far, we most certainly can be aware that more will happen. Lunar Eclipses can affect us for 6 months. The field of the world may experience more airplane challenges (Uranus = air). Of course, the square of agitation that Pluto and Uranus have continues, keeps calling all of our governmental systems to revamp, clear out and renew (this is not just our worldly governments, it is our own internal governing process that we carry in our emotional memory bank). The Uranus/Pluto separation on the 4th of April is only at 0 degrees 49 minutes. And both are playing out in a T-square with the Moon/Sun opposition. So, the intensity, added with an eclipse that effects many systems on the earth from Solar Systems to Computer Systems, as well as our world-wide emotional system will be noticeable.
We do have favorable energy occurring. The Moon (in Libra), Sun (in Aries) have some positive qualities occurring with other planets. The Moon Sextiles both Jupiter in Leo and Saturn (Retrograde) in Sagittarius. Doors of opportunities may arise that call out action (fire signs), restructuring with ease (Saturn/Sag) and careful thought (retrograde). The Jupiter activation may call for taking risks to play and expand on what is important to you, especially as Jupiter Trines Uranus, Mercury and the Sun, creating more graceful opportunities to be seized when clarity is used (Mercury), thinking at higher levels of intentions (Uranus) and reaching the lofty goals of your higher self (Sun). Saturn is also in the very favorable alignment with Mercury and the Sun. This may give you the guidance to “fear not” and move forward in those risks without feeling guilty or irresponsible (Saturn).
Yes risk taking is strongly activated. Don’t leap without at least thinking about the consequences. But use the courage available from the foundation of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Make things grand (Jupiter in Leo) and fun, but keep two feet on the ground headed in the direction you truly want to go. Don’t quite before you truly use your intention to quest for greater wisdom and opportunities. Don’t let “things, time, others, and circumstances” get in your way. Listen to your inner self give true guidance as the Moon and Neptune will challenge you to do. Otherwise, you may find that illusion steps in, avoidance takes over, and others will guide you because you don’t seem to be able to influence yourself.
Mars is in a position to slow down and create the ability to listen to the inner guidance as it is traveling in Taurus. It will help you dig into the deeper quality of soul resources, worthiness and an ability to look at all relationships with a different view than before. Venus is also in Taurus (the Zodiac sign it rules), and though getting close to ending the journey in this sign, it is instigating the memory of your soul voice directing you to the place of awareness that provides you the right-wisdom to keep moving and cultivating your life as you hear the call to do so.
As all events of the cosmos provides energy to be used, remember: You are at choice. You can let energy automatically strike your psyche and take you on any journey (wanted or not); or you can be focused and intentful and guide the use of energy available by your own choice. Take charge…the energy will create influences and you can be the Master of the Reality of the Spirit of the Total Lunar Eclipse.
May this Full Moon be a Blessing and may all of our intentions to live with love, laughter and contentment help influence the Collective Field of Humanity.
Rev. Katherine Bell, Ph.D., D.D.
Congratulations to our new graduates Barbara Hightower and Annie Watts. They graduated from the Master Degree program and received their Rite of Ordination, opening the door for them to be certified to do Spiritual counseling/coaching and healing.
Stellar Awareness- Cosmic Influence – NEW MOON/SOLAR ECLIPSE
Whew! What a journey. The days leading to the New Moon have been power packed. The energy of the Uranus-Pluto squaring has been quite intense as this last square has shaped and became exact on March 16th. As their separation is occurring, what might we feel? Are we truly at the end of their influence? We are not. It will take quite a while before they have fully pulled away from each other. However, as we made the intense squaring, more stress and strain could be felt with computers, smart phones, tablets and more. Uranus does influence technology. So, we also have heard of technological advances in the world of these machines; and we have also heard of medical advances (such as a new medicine for cholesterol), and government stress as Uranus connects with Pluto in Capricorn. On the day that I am writing this note, the voting in Israel has ended with the incumbent remaining. No surprising changes there. Our own governmental system is still in disarray as the houses of the Senate and Congress battle each other as well as the president of our country.
The secret behind all of this may be the reality that what the squaring has instigated, the results now must formulate and solidify and that can be as slow as these two slow moving planets. Yet, since the beginning of the square (circa 2012), changes have been made. A call to attention has occurred. People are more awake (even if they may hesitate in believing they make a difference). Technology, medicine and governments have revealed their deepest shadow as human beings have been searching for more light, more equality, and more union on a peaceful level. Remember, it does take the individual to bring about the global change. Change inside ourselves calls for the collective change. And though some may argue with me, I believe that change is moving forward.
This squaring called for more awareness of our soul intention by Pluto (who is aligned with the Law of Soul Evolution) and the Love of our self as well as the new world we are developing. Uranus- Law of Love in Aries – Law of Worldly Development. But Pluto keeps calling on us to develop that world through the multidimensional reality (Capricorn – Law of Living) that through the love of self we will find Source and create from that level of Higher Love, Peace and the Harmony for the world. Let’s watch it unfold
Just as the squaring ends, we flow into the balsamic qualities of the lunar cycle and enter into a New Moon that is also a Total Solar Eclipse. The place in the world where the Total Eclipse will be seen is in Norway. Of course, a Total Solar Eclipse does mean that the Moon blocks the Sunlight from the Earth…..esoterically we say, the Light of our Higher Self or Source is blocked from our sight. We can also note that at the moment of the eclipse an inner effect is happening. Energy of sacred wisdom (Pisces/Ash), is imprinting a vibration of the Universe within our Cellular Memory that won’t be seen or understood by us for perhaps a year. The Sabian Message at this degree/minute states, “A Great Stone Face.” Though this may be a stern face, it is nonetheless a note that this imprint is a continuous and long-surviving message (power of the Stone). It reminds us that no matter how long it takes to bring the message of the Divine to the surface of our consciousness, we will hold-strong, endure our passages, and succeed in all that we do by holding fast to our true nature and character. In this symbolism there is a double message: 1) to not bluff our way through the process (be stone faced), but release the genius of creative power that resides within our corporeal temple of Source; and, 2) with the Stone Face, like a gambler, do not reveal your plan before the moment necessary for the manifest; as you may disturb the plan before it is ready to birth. Since the New Moon is adjunct to the Solar Eclipse, it is fitting to remember that the sacred imprint is worth each one of us holding fast to our intentions to allow the unfoldment of great wisdom while we travel several months into our plans for 2015.
The Moon at the Sun are conjunct at New Moon (of course). They are jostling the Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn through their arching lights. Through the Earth (29 degrees 27 minutes of Virgo) to remember what this journey of the last lunar cycle has encouraged. Self healing and world healing are part of the messages that were received. They are asking all of humanity to seek the healing and wholeness in order to continue to graduate from separation into Union. The all on Jupiter in Leo (retrograde) to help us all review our benevolent nature and reveal our commitment to heal, find joy and pleasure in life, and create from the depth of our soul urges. They are asking Saturn to remind us to discover our commitment with a disciplined consciousness to advance in our benevolent activities without fear of being overcome by foreign policy or governments.
While Uranus squares Pluto, it trines Jupiter and thus feels the Grace of new ideas and the benevolence to take the risk and make the changes that call us all to more creative and encouraging release of new ideas and ideals. Uranus does ask us to seek the difference, enjoy the uniqueness of changes, and calls on the true wishes and dreams of the soul to come to Light.
Pluto is receiving positive input from the sextile of Mercury reminding all to take on the impulse of opportunities and seize the wisdom held in the Ocean of Consciousness (Pisces). Neptune is feeling the conjunct with Mercury and continues to impulse the world into a collective action to focus on the change with the wisdom of Oneness. Pluto leans up against Chiron with a sextile, encouraging the opportunities of world-wide healing and the wisdom to know how to set the course of courage and consistency to fulfill our destiny as a human family.
Mars is racing through Aries with the call to keep going for the goal of developing our world in a new way while we purify the old intentions and set the path for new ones. Venus has traveled away from Aries and now sits in the sign she rules, Taurus. She calls for the sweetness of love, the power of resourcefulness to be cultivated, and the wisdom to know how to relate to each other with gentle, encouragement and move beyond jealousies. Venus calls us to use our creative imagination to stir the attraction of our soul purpose and retrieve the guiding voice of our soul as we honor the changes that are being felt as the tower of change that the Uranus – Pluto relationship gives way to its final square and the Solar Eclipse imprints new levels of universal wisdom that, perhaps, we are ready to take on and use to transform our Earthly endeavors into a more unified experience.