Into The Storm

Into the Storm: Recovering the Soul After Rape One of the most compelling reasons I wanted to share the individual stories of the women who journeyed through the Thireen Moons process was to illustrate the power of healing in community. During the course of the collective journey of soul remembrance, many women not only remember experiences that help them to connect of the dots of their childhood story, they also find that weaving into the grace and power of the divine feminine realms offers access to transforming painful trauma in a deeply personal and profound way. This beautifully raw and tender sharing from a brave Thirteen Moons sister is one […]

Daughter of Daughters

Daughter of Daughters, A Poem From a Thirteen Moons Sister By: Cynthia Smith I am a daughter of daughters strong are our connections through wombs of dark waters nurtured by their affections I am a daughter of daughters generations after generations survived attacks and slaughters in my veins are their vibrations I am a daughter of a daughter it is a complicated affair much like oil and water not mixing and not aware I am a daughter of a daughter searching for the right words to create serene soothing water like nectar for hummingbirds. My daughter of a daughter, I grieve I always thought her in route but I would never ever believe that time for her would run out My daughter of a daughter, I dream in the […]

Diana

Diana, A Poem From a Thirteen Moons Sister They told me empowerment Were in steps you could find Here is a list, they whispered,  just follow just follow Body ragged from earthquakes And soul starving from plague Given crystal vials of poisons I swallowed I swallowed Why must my heart hurt? Why must my feet ache? I’m trying I’m trying To Earth and Moon I swear I’m trying Crying & pleading for some way out of my pain Hunger lead me chasing every truth I could find except my own except my own Nearly dead from the fight against this enemy unknown At the end of my rope She came […]

Am I more interested in being real than being seen?

Am I More Interested in Being Real than Being Seen? As we continue our sequential  journey to recover and reclaim elements of our essential selves through the Thirteen Moons process, the first several sessions take us into deep emotionally textured memory filled terrain. These sessions focus into the earlier parts of our lives  with an emphasis of locating the the source of our resources, gifts and sacred treasures- not our deficits, limitations or fears. When reunited with our innate enthusiasm for life, we awaken connection, rhythm and flow that serves as the conduit for genuine fulfillment of not only needs but also desires. This tender alumni story  invites us into […]

Finding Space for Many Mothers

Finding Space for Many Mothers While creating a new relationship with our mothers may or may not be possible, by shifting our perspective and awaking to the essence of maternal energy we area seeking – her presence becomes accessible not only around us but also within as beautifully described in this medicine story by out alumni sister. ~ Susan Lipshutz, LCSW, Founder From a Thirteen Moons Sister The notion of having two fathers is not, in many ways, a novel idea. In Judeo-Christian tradition, there are two fathers: one’s biological father and the other, spiritual father. And whether or not the archetype of the spiritual father is an old man […]

Welcome to Thirteen Moons 2016

Celebrating Our Stories We are thrilled to announce that as we launch our twelfth year of Thirteen Moons we are adding a new feature to the Everyday Medicine Woman blog. We will be dedicating monthly posts to bring forward the voice of our Thirteen Moons sisterhood so that we may share and witness this glorious transformational journey in a bigger and more collective way. By honoring our stories we set our past free and began to get a glimpse of the new era this freedom could invite while simultaneously reconnecting with a deep ancestral lineage and collective global oneness. I have been massively moved and seriously touched by witnessing each woman’s authentic wonder at her own ability […]