Thursday, July 30, 2009

August Gusto

Note: All three photos are of my new workspace before I started getting it set up.


Saturday is the first day of August. Lammas, or Lady Day, is another jewel in the crown of the year. The year, that was born anew at Winter Solstice, is now a matron. In the northern hemisphere, the trees and fields, having lost their new, green growth sheen, stand like bronze statues in the heat of summer. We are half way between the Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox. The projects and dreams that we set into motion at Solstice are about to come into form.

The days are beginning to shorten as the nights lengthen. The waning of the year progresses. Summer, although still hot, is turning toward fall. The crops are beginning to produce but the realization of a full harvest is not yet secured. The fates can still steal the bounty away from us before the time of gathering. This is a time of hope for positive outcomes. In some Native American traditions, it is the time of the green corn dances or first fruit harvest.

My teacher, Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi, celebrates her birthday this weekend also. She will be sending out a shakti, an energy, that is very high, positive and strong. Around the globe there will be groups of people from different spiritual beliefs celebrating and spinning promises of hope and completion out into the world.

I am moving my business this weekend also and give my first massage on Saturday, August 1. I'm thinking this is a very good day to start anew. Yes, a very good day indeed. This weekend stick your hand out and grab onto some of those rays of hope flying around as you would the brass ring on a merry-go round. Set your intentions for the next six weeks as you spin the wheel-of-the-year's-fortune toward Fall Equinox. May your needle land on the Grand Prize. Yeah!





24 comments:

subtorp77 said...

Alas, we to will have late harvests but from too much rain...

Sending "helping" vibes your way, Ronda and best wishes for your opening day!

Candie Bracci said...

I wish you all the best too!Sending you good vibrations,love and kisses!:)

Mrsupole said...

Hi Ronda,

Sending lots and lots of best wishes for your opening day. I know you will do well and I hope you will post a few pictures of how it has turned out after you have set everything up. It looks like it will be a great place to get a massage from you.

May your first day be blessed with all those wonderful rays flying around the world. I will try to send a ray to you.

God bless.

Leah said...

I love the personification of the cycle of the year--that's sort of how I think of it too.

Your space is very very nice.

Baino said...

Love that room and all it's quirky angles. Send me some Shakti . .I have two interviews on Monday! And the best of luck with the move. I wish you were closer! I need a relaxathonic spa! Fall for you but that means the onslaught of warm August winds for us. Spring's just four weeks away and boy am I ready!

Reya Mellicker said...

Beautiful space. I can feel the great feng shui from here. Sending clean, fresh energy for your launch of the space. Bravo!

Brian Miller said...

nice new space and a great time to transform it. warmed by the thoughts of hope spinning through the air. the world needs more of that, so grabbing it loosely so i can give it away.

Megan said...

Hey, where'd my comment go?

Did Blogger eat it?

Oh well.

Best wishes for your move-in day! Enjoy the new space.

Ronda Laveen said...

Thanks, Megan. That Blogger is one hungry puppy. It at my comment too. The one I left this morning with a comment to every one. This is crazy!

Ronda Laveen said...

TO ALL: I wrote a very long comment this morning to each of you but Blogger apparently ate it 'cause it is not here now.

Thank you all for your kind wishes on my move. Thanks for posting your handwriting it is very fun to see. I will post pictures of my new space when I am finished. And, Subby, sounds like you really did a good job with your first coning session. Hope you all capitalize on the high shakti this weekend.

books,coffee,etc.... said...

Hi! Ronda,
I like when you explain...the changing of the seasons...Winter Solstice,
Summer Solstice and the Fall Equinox...and what each Solstices means.

"This is a time of hope for positive outcomes. In some Native American traditions, it is the time of the green corn dances or first fruit harvest."
Ronda, this is true!

By the way, nice workspace!...Oops! I must admit I'am running behind...This is probably what I need to relax.

Happy TT Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Ronda Laveen said...

DeeDee: That's right! You are studying Native American Healing. I would so love to hear about what you are doing.

lettuce said...

oh dear, i don't think I'm ready to think about "moving towards autumn" yet....

Your new work spaced looks just wonderful

tony said...

In England we still havnt had Summer Yet!(its just rain!)
The Work Space Is COOL.

Marianna said...

Oh these pics are lovely. Looks like a great place to work in :)

xoxo

Mrsupole said...

Hi Ronda,

Just checking in to see how your first day went. Oh how I wish I could have a massage, but at this point it would probably hurt my shoulder too much. Even just sitting and doing nothing hurts. Sigh.

I do hope you had so much business that you are too tired to even get on the computer and that you are passed out asleep right now. I hope you grabbed all those rays.

God bless.

Ronda Laveen said...

Lettuce: It is soooooo hot where I live that autumn is sounding wonderful. It gets over 110 here regularly in the summer.

Tony: Your rains sounds LOVELY!

Marianna: The space is lovely and the energy is so peaceful.

Sherry: It won't be long before you are ready for a massage. You are already healing quickly. I had an exhausting weekend closing down one place and getting the other up and running. But it was a good kind of tired. You bet I was grabbing those rays like crazy and spinning more out to send others. Sending one your way.

otin said...

I find that blogs reflect their authors, and when I come here, I always feel relaxed, you must really have a way with making people forget their tension! Your new work space looks wonderful! (Blogger did not show this post on my dashboard)

Ronda Laveen said...

Hi Otin! Thanks for the compliment. Not only is it my job to help people relax I am pretty relaxed myself. That Blogger can be a booger sometimes.

willow said...

What a beautiful new workspace! I love it. Thanks for your participation in the discussion today over at WM. I can't believe you've only been blogging since the first of the year! You seem like such an old pro. wow.

Michelle said...

Very nice space darling. I am sure much good will come of it!

Ronda Laveen said...

Willow: Thanks. You posed a very interesting question. I learned a lot by reading all of the other comments. We bloggers are such a varied group.

Michelle: Thanks, I am enjoying my new space very much. Love your blog.

Phi said...

"Lady Day"? How did I miss that?!

I'm not sure what it is, but I envision it as a day where the ladies serve at my pleasure, which is pretty much like every day, except on this day they have to pretend to enjoy it.

Ronda Laveen said...

Phil: I am practicing my acting skills. And smiling. And pretending to LOVE waiting on the one, the only PHIL!

Lady Day is the feminine version of The Playaz Ball.