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... and yes, I wore the necklace as I made the Dreamboard :-)
This month is a Hazel Full Moon - a very significant tree for the Celts connected with wisdom.
Amy Palko asked this question:
What veils are keeping you from seeing your Truth?
I'm afraid I can't remember where any of this images originally came from, but each time I make my Full Moon Dreamboard, I realize I've been collecting such beautifully evocative images for years now, without knowing why... And each month this is the perfect way to gather them together.
The two quotes are
Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.
The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
I wasn't at all melancholy when I made this page, but melancholia is my natural default position... By this I don't mean sadness per se, but a sensitivity to the feelings of others, empathy, a certain delicacy of spirit.
This time, I made a wee tag which I've tied to the spiral spine. On the back is written another of Amy's journal prompts
Hazel rods were traditionally used as divining rods for finding water. And under the image of the woman/goddess on the front of the tag, I put these stickers
Kindness is a very under-rated quality. It's that gentleness of spirit I think of whenever I remember the Dalai Lama quote: 'Kindness is my religion' and this from Mother Teresa
In the top right of the page is a postcard from Liz Lamoreux showing a soul mantra locket which says 'Open up and Live', under that is a picture of an open door with a raven/crow, and this quote from Emily Dickinson:
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
Then at the bottom of the page are two black and white images - a medieval-looking woman and a feather - on which I've written:
Thus am I a feather on the breath of God.
Hildegard von Bingen
Hildegard is one of my favourite mystics - such an incredibly talented, inspirational woman!!
So that's my August Dreamboard! Once again I'd really appreciate any thoughts, insights... Each month I gain so much from your wise comments, so thank you :-)