An Invocation: Next World Rising

The following Invocation is in response to an invitation from Kitty Love, a sister-priestess, esoterica-seeker & mutual explorer of the arts & ritual, to participate in a global meditation & visioning of a new world.  A world after the quarantine.  A world that lives up to humankind’s fullest potentials.   I accepted the challenge.  I consider…

A Time of Cocooning

Since the beginning of this Time of Cocooning, my focus has honed more sharply into the present. Even as I try to “plan” for the future. I’ve gotten the message that my visioning, my creative & sacred ritual arts from the past 30 years has all contributed to helping me through this historic time. I…

From the Mystery

I AM From the Mystery…By Cat Shepard – March 2020 Sacred messages from the Uni-VerseRiding on the winds of ChangeI AM Searching for the Ecstasy underneath it allChallenged to fully comprehend the wild-wisdomAs the ruins of my past are put to their final restI AM diving into my wild soul’s DepthsSwimming towards the silenceRediscovering the…

Gratitude, Evolutionary Creativity & Changing the Status Quo

Thanksgiving is a time of quiet for me these days.  A time preferably spent in Nature.  Ever since the 1980’s I have been practicing some kind of honoring for the First Nations Peoples on Thanksgiving.  I miss participating in the sacred pipe ceremonies of my twenties and thirties with my spiritual teachers. I also miss…

Healing Reflections & Harvest Blessings

Reflection allows for improvement in the future, a honing of skills, a refinement & an evolution of sorts.  Listening again to my responses, to my choice of words, I imagine them as the intentional spells they were meant to be, being woven into the fabric of my life & my sacred work.  I hear where I can improve, illuminate my responses, rewrite my story to help give it more meaning & depth.

A Wyld Soul’s Prayer

I am a Wyld Priestess Of the Wyld Earth Mysteries. I am Singing In the Spirits Of the Wyld Earth Mysteries. I am building my Temple For the Wyld Ancestors Of the Wyld Earth Mysteries. I am Soul-True. It is Time. To Feel, to Listen, to Act, To Taste, to See, to Know. To Trust…

Storms, Visions & New Life

The growing seasons are full of storms.  The rains & winds bring clarity, chasing away the stagnation of the previous season.  In my meditations, visions break through the clouded, confused thoughts of my troubled mind. I intermittently study brain physiology, its chemistry and how our brains operate.  I have looked at the brain’s neurons &…

Roots & Blossoms

It’s been a roller coaster ride here lately.  And it’s been a while since I’ve written anything but what was necessary.  Between our crazy mountain spring weather, gardening delights, chores, taxes, & keeping up with the day-to-day running of an art business while facilitating my sacred arts practices, I am feeling in need of a…

Ancestors, Blessings, & Breakthroughs

I recently had a wonderful visit from my mother’s ancestral lineage during my birthday meditation this month.  It was such a gift to receive the inspiration, the breakthrough to a new way of perceiving and experiencing my sacred work.  The path of a transformational catalyst is not an easy one.  I would not recommend it…

At the CrossRoads of Autumn & Winter

HECATE AT THE CROSSROADS: She has mysterious origins. According to scholars, She has different origins than that of the archetypal Grecian gods’ mythological pantheon.  She is older than the deities of Mount Olympus.  Older even, then those of the Titan lineage, She is a chthonic earth goddess who is omnipresent and omnipotent. She is strange,…

Into the Depths ~ A Soul Healing Journey

At the beginning of this journey, we are gestating, awaiting the invitation into our Shadow’s realms, where we are immersed in the depths of our soul’s darkest woundings, witnessing the pain, dis-ease, subversions, limitations, restrictions, and on and on. A time of inward focus is upon us, as well as a time for healing from…

Creative Mysteries & Heart Portals

Being an artist motivates me to constantly keep my mind and heart open to the world around me.  Sometimes it’s too much for me to handle on my own.  I have found that to be a challenge I must meet with pure love and the skill of discipline, as I refined my sensitivity to the world’s…