Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Poem for Artemis

My power lies in silence
There is a wholeness, a harmony
From which rude speech
Can only detract
When I move in rhythm
Then I can connect
To all the rustlings and stirrings –
The soft and subtle sounds
That can so easily be missed
My power lies in silence
And I allow my body to speak
Muscles moving smoothly
Fully embodied wisdom
Flowing through me
Wild, unfettered and utterly free
Frankly sexual, yet totally pure
Sacred love, body of Goddess,
Gifts of flesh and spirit overflowing
From the endless cup
Still, what the maiden does
After the thrill of the hunt
Never can change her,
Never restrain her
My power lies in silence
Ever virgin I am and will remain
Running under the Moon
Hunter and hunted
I live and die and live again
The sacred dance of life
That turns the Wheel
My power lies in silence
A silence greater than words
Beyond them as the stars
Are beyond the clouds

In the immaculate sky

Copyright Tanaria Lightbearer 1/29/17

Friday, February 3, 2017


A blessed Imbolc to all! I visited my home range of mountains, the Rockies in CO, this week. I skiied atop their peaks, drove among the valleys, and soaked in hot springs deep within the heart of the mountain. 

What I can share from this experience is the abiding wisdom of the mountains: 
Seek your center. Tend the flame that lives deep within. Stay connected to the Earth. Trust yourself and your ability to maintain your equilibrium. Trust the mountain and let go. Go slowly, but with confidence. Abide.
May the returning light bless you with the strength and drive to fulfill your self-dedications for this turning of the Great Wheel. May we come through the winter whole and healthy, ready to plant the seeds of spring. 
May we tend the flame for all beings everywhere, that we may bring a new way of coexistence into being. May all beings be filled with compassion. May we be at peace. Naho. Blessed be. Namaste. OM shanti!