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This article originally appeared on MassRoots.com
At least 158 Million people worldwide use Cannabis for medicinal, recreational, and spiritual purposes. This number increases daily as more people understand the power of this plant, and women in Colorado are coming together to prove they also can benefit from the community it brings.
Entrepreneur and hierophant that Cannabis can help woman dissolve “the competition complex,” Maggie Murphy of Colorado, also known as The Stoned Housewife, is blazing this path with The Green Lodge Goddess Gathering.
Once each month, with dates currently scheduled through June 2017 at the Vali Soul Sanctuary in Boulder, healers from all over the world are invited to enrich the lives of the women at the Green Lodge Goddess Gatherings. The theme, though always centered around indigenous Earth Medicine, changes each month, so ladies are encouraged to attend as many as possible to build upon previous teachings. While the theme may change, Maggie insists that one thing is for certain,
“Participants can expect that Loren, the house Kundalini instructor, will push them and enhance their moon flow by giving them specific sound currents and mantras to open up the neural pathways and promote healing.”
Regular attendee, Danielle Webster shared her thoughts about the most recent gathering,
“I have to say, smoking indoors in a public space is really cool. It’s even cooler to do this in a space with a bunch of other lady stoners who are coming together to use cannabis in a thoughtful and lackadaisical way. It’s not just about getting stoned, it’s about connecting through the use of cannabis to relax everyone and make them more comfortable in the environment.”
Was it the 3 am alarm or the 1 am bedtime that left me more than surprisingly blissful for my trip to Los Angeles? I think it was everything being so synchronized the entire trip. I met amazing people and found lifelong sisters once again. Read all the way to the end to enter for a chance to win one of Two Stashlogix bags I am giving away!
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My heart sank multiple times within the first two hours of walking out the front door, starting with walking out to my Lyft my 2 year old noticed I wasn’t in the bed, and started the sad middle of the night, “MAMA hold you!” cry (for any mom this is one of those times its hard to fight back the tears). The second was the moment I got my coffee after TSA Pre Check and realized I left the most important part of my trip being successful…MY BREAST PUMP attachment pieces. Breastfeeding is such a wonderful gift that can quickly feel like a curse when you are gorged out of your mind. Which can happen in good 8 hours of no contact. Target to the rescue! Not only do I want to be extremely budget conscious on this trip, I am ALWAYS looking for a deal. when I saw I could get the accessory pack for less than $18 with a coupon from Honey, (this google chrome extension is a MUST have for the thrifty coupon code looking housewife) with in store pickup only a few miles from Venice, I eased back into my “let go and let it be” flow.
This Article Originally Appeared on DanielleWebster.com
Attending the Green Goddess Gathering was something I’ve been looking forward to for a while. I didn’t know what to expect because I wasn’t entirely sure what it was about, or what would happen, but I ended up learning a lot without learning about anything specifically.
I entered the environment really tired and exhausted after a long day. The initial community getting to know one another was nice as you get to talk to fellow girls that came as well as take part in the communal passing of the peace pipe as well as indulging in some cannabis samples that were supplied from guest vendors.
I have to say, smoking indoors in a public space is really cool. It’s even cooler to do this in a space with a bunch of other lady stoners who are coming together to use cannabis in a thoughtful and lackadaisical way. It’s not just about getting stoned, it’s about connecting through the use of cannabis to relax everyone and make them more comfortable in the environment.
It’s amazing what a little bit of safe space, and some like minded women can do to your soul. I felt like anything I were to do or say would be accepted, and that feeling takes you far places. We all learned beautiful mantras taught to us by a Kundalini Yoga master, Loren. These not only were peaceful but pushed us past our limits. Slight movements and isometric movements, combined with chants and sounds can do so much for your spiritual body and mind.
We all were together chanting, moving, and holding our bodies. Loren pushed us as we did forms of yoga ‘exercises’ we’ve never done before and as a team we all learned how hard it is to sit still. Certain chants made us laugh together, others made us cry, but overall we all felt 100% more connected than when we had began the gathering.
With intermittent weed smoking and endless hugs, we all ended the class with a gift exchange. Seriously, what more could women want besides bud, hugs, and presents??? Put on by woman boss Maggie Murphy, this goddess gathering was truly inspirational and I can definitely say that the peaceful and calming energy of sitting and tuning in can provide you more energy than you ever thought possible. I left feeling re-charged, happier, and having a better state of mind than when I entered.
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The Moon Lodge is a place of woman, where women gather during their menstrual time to be at one with each other and the changes occurring in their bodies. – Jamie Sams
Long ago, women were removed from their regular duties of family and were allowed to retreat to the Moon Lodge to enjoy the company of their fellow goddesses. With this being such a sacred time, it is vital that that she be honored as a Mother of the Cosmic Force of Creation. By releasing the old energy our bodies store and invoking the re connection to the natural rhythm of fertility.
Women are the carriers of abundance and this fertility was understood, respected, and honored by all tribal members, never attempting to stop a women from attending. If it was insisted that the woman carry on with her regular duties it would cause the wrath of The Earth Mother resulting in the uncertainty of the tribes future.
So much of this connection has been lost in the societal norm to not retreat and take care of ourselves that an overwhelming amount of conditions have arisen by the surrounding mental patterns of not taking the time to reconnect with our true Mother and Grandmother. The Moon and The Earth.
Grandmother Moon anciently weaves the waters of the earth, her blood, and so do our cycles follow that cosmic rhythm. It is common knowledge when women join space and live communally that our cycles synchronistically “link up.” This is one of our natural bonds of Sisterhood.
When you honor the receptive and intuitive nature of other females you tap into something deep rooted in your sacred path. Women have been the Seers and the Oracles for their tribes for centuries. Clan Mothers in tribes such as the Seneca, have the final say in ALL situations.
The Moon Lodges were often called Black Lodges as Black represents the color of the West on the Medicine Wheel. West is the place of Woman and home of the Bear. Hence the term Mama Bear used so frequently. As Bear retreats into the cave to hibernate and digest the information of the year, so women retreat into the Moon Lodge to honor all the gifts she has received from the Mama Gaia during the previous Moon. The darkness of the sky is penetrated by the silvery light from The Grandmother and reflects the inner light inherent in every female. We each have the shadow and the light. It is your choice to pick which one you live in.
The Black Lodges are the center of Woman’s Medicine and the unity of Sisterhood.
The female energy is receptive energy. Your female side is in despair when you cannot nurture your personal needs. We all need the nurturing a mother can give, and our formative years are shaped by our mothers or lack there of. The Green Lodge helps woman Come Back to their true mother, The Earth, by directly working with the medicines, not only plants but Crystals, each other, and the Moon.
Together we join to wash away the feelings of blame, remorse, and bitterness by Grandmother Moon in her darkest hour. To create the beauty we so desperately seek we must release the past and trust the future will unfold flawlessly because we are living in the moment. Fear is abundant and thrives when we don’t allow ourselves to accept the nurturing, courage, and strength of the Great Mystery. When we pause for reflection and rest the willingness to receive comes into balance.
When you retreat to the Green Lodge you are giving yourself an opportunity to increase self awareness, make tangible goals, receive visions, examine feelings, clear self inflicted limits, or simply rest. This is something rarely available in this modern world because women are far to often pushing themselves so much they don’t take the time to collect thoughts, emotions, or even our dreams.
It is time for women to use the idea of The Moon Lodge and retreat to the sanctity of sisterhood. We must learn to love, understand, support, and heal each other. Entering the heart to discover the beauty of retreat and receiving, Cannabis helps open the heart chakra and thus open ourselves.
It is the societal norm to have a full bar at your wedding or even stop for a beer during your engagement shoots. Some couples are looking to enhance their wedding day a different way by including a Signature Strain instead of their signature cocktail.
Considering In 2012, 3.3 million deaths, or 5.9 percent of all global deaths (7.6 percent for men and 4.0 percent for women), were attributable to alcohol consumption, it is no surprise more conscious minded couples are picking microdosed infused dinners and wedding cakes, canna bars with weed fleets, and sparkling beverages with just the right balance of CBD:THC.
The Cannabis Wedding Expo is in its second year and has three more dates including Portland and San Francisco! This event gives couples a chance to have another option than the standard “pink” expos. I remember planning my wedding and being almost frustrated with how much the wedding market did not represent me or my attendees. The organizers of the CWE, Phillip Wolf + Bec Koop are paving the path to help couples the chance to engage with these industry professionals on an intimate level who are more than willing to help you incorporate Cannabis into your special day!
At the expo you will find vendors offering custom hemp wedding dresses, cannabis floral arrangements, cannabis-friendly venues, caterers, photographers, transportation companies and more which are sure to delight novice and seasoned cannabis enthusiasts alike! – Cannabis Wedding Expo.com
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