Are you wondering what holiday gift to give to the metaphysically inspired person in your life? We all know the person I’m speaking of, who is working on their inner self, transcending the material world, wouldn’t step foot in a shopping mall, thinks green, loves organic, and whom the ideal gift of all time would be a moment of peace for the entire world.
What gift would bring them joy, love and serenity, while tantalizing their soul with flights of wisdom and whispers of ancient mysteries brought back to the light. Never worry, doubt or fear gentle readers, for today as we begin the countdown to December 25th, I bring you 12 Days and 12 Gifts for the holidays.
Regardless of whether your loved one celebrates Christmas, Hannukkah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, St. Lucia Day, Bodhi Day, Boxing Day, Eid-al-Adha, Las Posadas, or one of the many others holidays celebrated around the world, you’ll find something here that will touch their mind, body, heart and soul.
In keeping with the spirit of the 12 Days of Christmas theme, I present here
12 Days listing 12 Gifts of Enlightenment:
Gift Number One: GiveThe Gift of Intuition and the Goddess
Quite simply, I adore the Triple Goddess Tarot: The Power of the Major Arcana, Chakra Healing and the Divine Feminine, which was created by Isha Lerner with Tara McKinney, Ph.D and illustrated by Mara Friedman. The cards are beautiful representations of the tarot with a deep powerful connection to the Goddess energy in all of her forms. Created by three women, bringing forth the power of three in collaboration, the cards are offered in a boxed set which also includes a 230 page book explaining the meanings of cards in great detail.
In my work as a mystery school teacher at the Temple of Stella Maris, it was a joy to work with these cards and to read the chapter presented here in the book on Mystery Schools, Sacred Pilgrimage, Alchemy and Initiation, which honors the role of the Goddess and Divine Feminine in these schools. Equally delightful is the unique presentation of the cards, which include Alchemy Cards and Chakra Cards, bringing a new rendition of the tarot into this new millennium, as the rise of the old ways return to be reborn once again.
All around, a wonderful gift for the tarot lover in your life, who will appreciate the rich level of detail and sophistication presented here with the history of indigenous cultures, goddess energy, alchemical forces and natural elements. Beginners new to tarot, will enjoy this set as well, as the book offers explicit detail on layouts and complete descriptions for each of the cards. Well done to these three goddess who joined forces to create this beautiful tarot set, dedicated to the Divine Feminine.
While on the path of the spiraling Goddess and in this season of reflection and gratitude, to all who walk this path, I ask you to take a moment and send a prayer of thanks and reverence to Zsuzsanna Budapest, who escaped from the war torn country of Hungary, to move to the United States. While serving the Goddess in this country, creating the Susan B Anthony coven, Z was arrested in 1975 in California for breaking an old law on the books which forbid anyone to use the gift of psychic or tarot readings. Zsuzsanna, or Z as she is affectionately referred to, refused to pay the small fine and instead went to jail to fight this law and opened the doorway for all sisters to have the right to use their gifts of intuition and psychic ability. By doing so, she changed history and was instrumental in paving the way for the gifts of the Goddess to come pouring forth and to be shared publicly. We owe this earth mother goddess much for her bravery, strength of character and grace under pressure. If you haven’t read her book – Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries, I highly recommend it and while you’re at it, buy a copy to give to a special woman in your life. Z also publishes Goddess Magazine, which can be read here online: http://issuu.com/zbudapest/docs/goddess
and listen here to my interview with Z here on Explore Your Spirit as we discuss spirituality, her books and the goddess: http://www.exploreyourspirit.com/Media/shows9.shtml#BUDAPEST
Wrapping up our discussion for this evening, we end in a three, as it should be when speaking of the Goddess. One of the joys I’ve had on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, is being able to speak with so many incredibly talented and gifted individuals from around the world, including one of my favorite places – Australia. Two of the loveliest women that I’ve ever crossed paths with live in Australia, they are:
Anita Ryan, who has created an entire Goddess movement in Australia called Reconnect with your Inner Goddess and who wrote The Goddess Guide to Chakra Vitality, empowers women to connect with their authentic self and explore the goddess living within. Anita’s energy radiates and she is in full Goddess Mother essence, raising her children and reaching out with her book – Selena’s Crystal Balls: A Magical Journey Through the Chakras, which makes for a perfect stocking stuffer gift for any indigo child on your list. Listen to my interview with Anita here on Explore Your Spirit as we discuss chakras and her Selena’s book: http://www.exploreyourspirit.com/Media/shows3.shtml#SELENA
and the deliciously delightful Lucy Cavendish, with an energy that beats in tune with the Goddess in every magical step she takes. Just speaking to her is transcending, moving you into a state of love and longing for more of the Goddess. Her inspired set of tarot cards, The Oracle Tarot, remains one of my most favorite decks of all time and I use them every week when working with students of the mysteries. You can hear my interview with Lucy here on Explore Your Spirit: http://www.exploreyourspirit.com/Media/shows1.shtml#CAVENDISHORACLE For the especially gifted metaphysician in your life, give them the gift of Lucy’s Oracle Tarot along with her book White Magic.
May these gift suggestions bring you and your loved ones the gift of enlightenment, intuition and the blessings of the Goddess. In this age of information, let us also offer gratitude for the incredible times we live in, where we can communicate and share online with family and friends around the world in a flash. Never before have we been able to share in this way and it is a gift in itself.
Check back in tomorrow for suggestions on Gift Number Two.
In love, light and joy,
More about Kala Ambrose:
Kala is an award winning author, intuitive and talk show host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show. Her thought-provoking interviews entice listeners to tune in around the globe! Described by her guests and listeners as discerning, empowering and inspiring, she speaks with world renowned authors, artists, teachers and researchers delving into metaphysical, holistic and paranormal topics. Kala’s book, 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled delves into the mysteries of ancient Egyptian mystery schools and explains their wisdom teachings. Kala lectures on Esoteric Teachings, Developing Business Intuition, Working with Auras, Chakras and Energy Fields, and Wise Woman Wisdom (also known as the Divine Feminine). Kala’s Guided Meditations CD’s include Spirit of Hawaii and Egyptian Mystery Temple and Tibetan Mountain Journey. More info: www.ExploreYourSpirit.com