I don’t teach so I can hear myself speak, I teach to inspire and motivate my students to learn and ask the important questions like “Why am I here?” and “How can I give back?” Are you longing to awaken your sacred self, to create, to be still, to recharge and re-discover your divine feminine intuitive soul? As women, I believe the moon can help guide and challenge us to know and act upon our instinctual, emotional selves in balanced, harmonious and soulful ways.
I was drawn to this course to unearth my spirituality and integrate it into my daily life. I tend to allow myself to get caught up in a madcap pace and feel like I’m running away from real life. By putting forth effort to be connected with the moon phases, to regularly write and collage, to align myself with like-minded women, and shake up the “norm” within, is long overdue! Your eCourse is falling right along the lines of what I need right now … self-discovery involving creative juices and perhaps even some spiritual development. Thank you Kathy! ~ Divine Moon Muser, Elizabeth Mow, Handbag Artisan
I have a lot of things to process – and I think this course has been the first real shake-up of my inner spiritual eye! ~ Divine Moon Muser, Jen, Social Worker, Artist
Did I suddenly realize (like everything in my life) that it is always up to me to make the choice of healing? Yep. It doesn’t mean that I have to embrace things that I have left behind for many reasons. It doesn’t mean that I have to change into a woman that I don’t like. It doesn’t mean that being solitary is bad and I have to stop. It only means that I can move closer to what I have asked for many years ago, when I was young (13). I don’t care if I am beautiful, I just want to be wise and to share that with others. ~ Divine Moon Muser, Claudi Neff
Kathy is indeed a shining light, illuminating the way for you to find what you are seeking through creativity, art, moon musing, astrology, mid life transition …the list is long! As a mentor she has the knack of, despite being in the northern hemisphere in Southern California, making you feel as if you are sitting next to her having a good ol’ chat! She emanates a warmth that feels like a beckoning hand outstretched as she gently guides you to find your path. Most importantly though – Kathy makes it FUN! ~ Divine Moon Muser, Michelle Buckley, Creative Soul.
Working on my collages with the moon and sharing in the chat room with the other moon sisters has helped me open up more on a personal level. It’s really allowed me to target a change in my life and it has also helped me understand what I want to create for my future. ~ Divine Moon Muser, Brenda Nickolaus
One of the biggest goals that I accomplished during this course was to be happier with myself and more confident in all areas of my life. I learned that if I trust in myself great things will happen. I don’t consider myself to be a creative person (art, drawing, etc.), so I was very proud that I didn’t just create one collage, but five. ~ Divine Moon Muser, Annalee Jackofsky
I can’t thank you enough for having this course and for the wonderfully open and supportive atmosphere you’ve created, it has been totally transformative for me and has given me so much direction, I just can’t believe it. I don’t want to leave…PLEASE!!!!!! don’t say it’s over!!! ~ Divine Moon Muser, Dawn Pinke Anderson
Divine Moon Muser Spotlights
Spotlight on Divine Moon Muser: Annalee Jackofsky
One of the biggest goals that I accomplished during this course was to be happier with myself and more confident in all areas of my life. I learned that if I trust in myself great things will happen. I don’t consider myself to be a creative person (art, drawing, etc.), so I was very proud that I didn’t just create one collage, but five. I’ve learned to trust in my gut instinct and not to question myself to the point were I never make a decision. I was never much of a journaling person; I always got bogged down in writing way too many details and facts as if I was writing a story that someone else was going to read, but during this course I discovered I didn’t need to do this. Even if I just wrote down key words and feelings with no explanation as to why I was feeling that way it made me feel a lot better. It allowed me to release things instead of dwelling on them and letting them eat way at me. I feel this was one of the most important discoveries I learned from this class. I’m also trying to not let my learning disabilities stop me from accomplishing thing. To believe in myself and not compare myself to other people, especially my sister. All of these things have begun the process of freeing me from who I was in the past, letting me write the future in anyway I would like.
What’s your future vision for your Divine Feminine Moon Musing Self?
That’s hard to say. The future is not yet written. I would like to pursue a more creative, intuitive, and spiritual way of living. I would eventually like to help other people in this way, too. Either by being a life coach, a writer, or in some other way that has yet to be shown to me.
What advice do you have for other Divine Feminine Soul Sisters?
Believe in yourself and be happy with who you are. Live the life you want to be living, tomorrow is going to happen either way, so take the chances today that you need to take to live your dreams. Don’t be afraid of what may happen. Trust that everything will work out.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Links for Annalee:
Spotlight on Divine Moon Muser: Brenda Nickolaus
I recently interviewed the Divine Ms. Brenda Nickolaus about her experience in my Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eCourse which I teach at the Wise Woman University ~ new classes start up every new moon.
What did you like best about the Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eCourse?
I have been working with the moon and thinking of doing the collages when I found Kathy’s course. Kathy just gave me the right amount of encouragement to get started and to keep it up and to share the photos with the others. I loved the chat room and meeting everyone from around the world and sharing our ups and downs with the moon energy. This is a great way for me to take a class when time or distance is in the way of finding like-minded people! It was great learning and seeing that we are in the same cycles and moving through them with encouragement from each other!
What creative & intuitive goals have you made accomplished or progress on in relation to this course?
My biggest challenge has always been my inability to let go of my fear and doubt. I am naturally very shy but love being with people. I have high expectations for myself and any new creative moves I make and I do have fear of failure (which showed up in my journaling). So working with the moon’s energy for 3 months (I took the class 3 times) helped me work through some of these issues and release them with the full and waning moon. I did take some action steps toward my goals for teaching creative spiritual classes and it has happened! I now feel confident when I express myself to others about what I do at lunches and dinner meetings in the community. My goals as an artist are also more filled with inspiration and I am starting to work on my children’s books again. As a result of working with the moon phases it has helped me focus and coordinate my actions with the zodiac sign that the moon is in. I’ve learned that it is okay to do (not just try), to make mistakes, to forgive myself, and to keep moving toward my goals with action steps that move me forward using the moon as quidance (love it). I’ve also learned that there is a time and place for everything and that there’s no better way to make changes in your life than to move ahead one action step at a time. Once I realized this I was ready to start meeting my creative goals and things just started to fall into place for me.
What’s your future vision for you Divine Feminine Moon Musing Self?
Since working with the moon on a more conscious level by doing the class ssignments and the journaling I’ve been able to accomplish so many things in such a short period of time and I am making the changes in my life that I know I want and deserve. I’m also open for new challenges that I was never ready for before. Because of all these new experiences, I feel more confident about who I am and about all my abilities.
Follow the moon and the natural time of the seasons of change and you too will find your path in the sun! It is a grand adventure and full of ups and downs. Being prepared is helpful so that when you are ready things will start happening for you too.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Working on my collages with the moon and sharing in the chat room with the other moon sisters has helped me open up more on a personal level. It’s really allowed me to target a change in my life and it has also helped me understand what I want to create for my future.
Spotlight on Divine Moon Muser: Michelle Buckley
Divine Feminine Moon Muser Michelle Buckley is bursting with a multitude of creative and intuitive ideas. She is a self professed “Creative Soul and Down To Earth Skippy Chick Who likes to dust her wings off and fly often” and her delightful soul has brought much joy, inspiration and powerful presence to our Divine group of Soul siSTARS. She is the creatrix of Ashavera Designs, Shima Crystals, and MPress along with the upcoming Oshun inspired sensual Goddess Kit. Michelle is definitely a powerful Divine Feminine presence to watch out for.
Michelle had this to say about the Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eClass:
Kathy, quite simply is Divine! Perfectly timed, I came across Kathy’s website as I stood at the edge of the next chapter in my life. Feeling disconnected from my true self I intuitively knew that to bring about the changes I sought, I needed to go within to find love for self and access the Divine Feminine that is all women.
Signing up for Kathy’s e-course to do just this has taken me on a transformational adventure tour. Kathy is indeed a shining light, illuminating the way for you to find what you are seeking through creativity, art, moon musing, astrology, mid life transition …the list is long!
As a mentor she has the knack of, despite being in the northern hemisphere in Southern California, making you feel as if you are sitting next to her having a good ol’ chat! She emanates a warmth that feels like a beckoning hand outstretched as she gently guides you to find your path and she also knows how to ask the deep questions! The ones that will make you go deep within, that will make you look at a seemingly small observation you have made and take it apart until you get what it is that you are intuitively being told! Most importantly though – Kathy makes it FUN!
It is with much heartfelt gratitude that I thank you Kathy! Whether our paths crossed for a reason, a season or the journey I am blessed to have you in my life.
Have you ever taken an online course before and if so, how did this one compare?
The other online courses I have taken did not have the wealth of interaction and feedback via their forum. Thus, I felt isolated and much less inclined to rush to the forum to see what new info/feedback there was today and get started on the next lesson. I quickly lost interest.
Nothing! The course work inspired me, your gentle guidance and questions/prompts resulted in me getting in touch with an integral part of my being that I had almost forgotten! One of the wonderful aspects of this course is that has made me aware of the timing of occurrences each month (eg that I love to sit outside a bath in her glow for the days leading up to full moon, and that Kirra (husky) starts her twilight barking – well howling really and the other dogs in the neighbourhood all answer back! Luna was indeed a glory to behold.
The Forum: I like the forum, being able to get feedback from other Moon Sisters makes it more enriching. Journaling: Quite simply I love it! I am creatively alive and it has made many positive and joyous changes for me. Collaging: I have uploaded my New Moon Collage and indeed I found it to be a magickally creative meditative process. Each element holds many riches for me and I was wowed at the way it unfolded.
What creative and intuitive goals (big or small) have you accomplished or made progress on because of or related to this course?
Your course has brought together a list of creative ideas that have been knocking around in my head for over 12 months. Ideas that I thought of as being separate from each other have been brought them together as combined creations. More to the point is that they are now something tangible … for that I am eternally grateful. And of course there are also some little artistic ‘off shoots’ that I never imagined I would be doing either – drawing, painting and collaging! What a divinely beautiful path my new life has taken.
What’s your future vision for your Divine Feminine Moon Musing Self?
To live from the heart as my authentic self, sharing my creative passions to bring love, joy, healing and empowerment though my work.
What advice do you have for other Divine Feminine Soul Sisters?
The changes we seek start with feeling the love within and respecting ourselves. By connecting to the Divine Feminine within, we reconnect with our ability and Divine right to be the exquisite, empowered and sensual being we were created to be.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
One of my favourite quotes: “What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now! ~ Buddah.”
Spotlight on Divine Moon Muser: Dawn Anderson
Divine Moon Muser Dawn attended Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul several times and had this to say about her experience: Eighteen months ago I came to a turning point in that I could no longer suppress myself and my desires to explore and live my life my way. I always knew there was another plan for me, a path, and I’m happily exploring all the myriad of options available to me. I found this course while looking at Susun Weed’s site and her herbal courses (following some advice to get into nature, etc.) I have come to the conclusion that I will never truly fit in the way I see so many women group together. Half the time when I am inside the ‘inner circle’ of these groups, I am bored to tears with the ridiculous things (gossip, etc.) being discussed. I don’t need or want that! I long for the deep, meaningful connections and conversations that feed my soul! Like these discussions we’re having online!!
I can’t thank you enough for having this course and for it’s wonderfully open and supportive atmosphere. It has been totally transformative for me and has given me so much direction, I just can’t believe it.
But most importantly, taking this course and delving into astrology again, particularly learning about the nodes of the moon and reading Jan Spiller’s book (Spiritual Astrology), OMG! it all came together…I get it now, what I’m supposed to be doing in this lifetime, etc., etc.
What did you like best about this course? All of it!! Especially the online discussions. I especially liked the amount of frequent and expansive feedback from Kathy AND the networking, chats, and connections, etc. with the other students…my long lost moon sisters.
What could I have done to make this course better for you? This course is so great that it’s hard to imagine any improvement. That said, I so enjoyed the student and instructor interactions that I wish (1) it were longer and (2) everyone involved were located in my city so that we could meet in person for discussions, art work sessions, perform moon rituals together, etc. I feel a connection to each like they are my long lost sisters (Moon Sisters, yea!) and I want a family reunion!!
Has this course been of value to you and why? This course has given me such valuable insight into my soul purpose, my intended path, why I gravitate toward certain beliefs and practices…deepened my awareness and respect for the earth, the trees, the plants, the plants, the planets and the unseen world! I especially appreciate that it set me on a path of regular journaling, meditation and introspection AND gave me a family of sisters with whom to share my experiences.
Are you continuing to moon muse, journal and collage on your own? Absolutely!!! I am even more aware of the moon, planets, the earth seasons, etc. and am following all the subtle (and not so subtle) signs and energies in all aspects of my life.
Have you ever taken an online course before, and if so how was this course in comparison? The other online courses I have taken did not have the wealth of interaction and feedback via their forum. Feedback and interaction from the ‘leader’ was nearly non-existant. The student forum was bleak and it was impossible to get any interaction going with other students. I became bored after 3-4 weeks (It was a 3 month course) and quit. In contrast, this course was fun, lively, tons of discussion and feedback! It was hard to imagine we were spread out across the continent as the warm and friendly discussions and comments made it feel like I was chatting with my best friends.
Are you interested in taking this course again? Yes! This was actually my second time taking this course and it further deepened the insights from the first time, added more learning, and really opened up my creative juices! Not to mention opening me up to noticing more messages from the earth, from nature.
Spotlight on Divine Moon Muser: Jen
Divine Moon Muser, Jen took part in my online eCourse Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul recently and had these comments to share: A few months ago I decided to set up a giveaway on my website and in my promotion of the contest, I came across a posting in the Etsy Forums about a new online course called Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul. It was a timely arrival, as it fell right along the lines of what I needed right now: self-discovery involving creative juices and perhaps even some spiritual development. There’s that whole Biopsychosocialspiritual framework that we learned about in Social Worker School and one that I am trying to infuse in my life. It’s something that I feel I have been neglecting, especially in relation to the spiritual side of things. I joined up for this moon musing course with the hopes that it could help guide me in my continued exploration. As an artist, I sometimes run into blocks mostly formed by my own expectations and lack of time.
This course has been the first real shake-up of my inner spiritual eye and has helped give me more of a focus and also some tools with which to move forward in my world, artistically, spiritually and as a more in-tune woman. I now have an interest in Yoga and not just the physical aspects, but the inherent spiritual and mental aspects of the practice.
I also have a faery guided meditation that I listen to sometimes at night to help me ease into the sleeping world. I’m hoping that what I’ve learned from this course will continue to steer my creativity wherever it may need to go.In the meantime, my Etsy shop is where my creative objects end up looking for a new, loving home.
An Interview with Jen
Tell us about your craft and/or the items in your shop. Much like my real life, I seem to be unable to focus on one thing for very long. Right now I make crocheted scarves, beachglass necklaces, button necklaces, and I have a few totebags left over from the summer. I’d love to narrow down my practice a bit, but I don’t seem to be able to. Next journey: I am taking a sabbatical from producing items, as I am moving to England and want to spend some time making creative things just for me.
What is your favourite material to work with? I have a really hard time narrowing anything down. I started out making purses, so I have an affinity for fabric, but I would have to say that what I love most right now is beach glass. The thrill of the hunt is fantastic!
Divine Moon Muser Survey
Here are some responses to a recent Divine Feminine Class survey I sent out to students of my Divine Feminine eCourse. * Reprinted with kind permission.
What did you like best about this course?
- I like meeting other woman from all around that share.
- I loved the forum! We learn so much from each other.
- I especially liked the frequent and expansive feedback from Kathy.
- It was much more in depth then I expected. I gaineda lot of insight from the questions it required me to ask myself. It helped me remember to try and make sacred space and time for myself. It also introduced me to new things I need to look more closely at, as well as adding some whimsical fun.
- I loved it and wanted it to continue forever.
The Divine Feminine is a “whole” Feminine. It is the energy of being comfortable with who you are every moment of your life, magnified by a gazillion-gazillion. ~ Divine Moon Muser, Annie Kelleher
Has this course been of value to you and why?
- Yes, this course has been of great value for me. I now pause and think when I look at the moon and the different phases.
- Extremely! Profound insights I wouldn’t have gotten to in YEARS of talk therapy!
- Definitely. I gained some insight, perspective, new ideas and growth.
Are you continuing to Moon Muse, Journal and Collage on your own?
- Absolutely!!! I am even more aware of the moon, planets, the earth, seasons, etc. and am following up on everything!
Testimonials from live Moon Circles
I enjoyed your class very much. It has personal meaning to me and is something I have been thinking of including in my life for some time now. The workshop went well and I liked the exercises you provided. I learned a tangible way of personally incorporating this ritual in my life every month. I personally liked the whole process from start to finish and was excited to participate. My favorite was blessing ourselves “May I walk in beauty” with the burning sage, and left hand drawing. The collage aspect of it was fun and engaging. Sharing our dreams and intentions with others and being witness to those sharing has a sacred quality to it. I enjoy small groups for this type of intention setting as it promotes a sense of intimacy and safety. Thanks for sharing your gifts with us. I look forward to being part of your growing community. ~ Victoria, substitute teacher, Artist
Thank you Kathy. I loved all the divine feminine energy in the circle. Your art inspires me, it makes me tickle. LOL And it was wonderful meeting all the goddesses @ the Circle.The Spirits want me to find my creativity again, and I shall begin that journey. It’s been so over-due.~ Sena
I enjoyed my time with Kathy. Her guided meditations were very relaxing. Loved the flute music. Just what I needed after a busy day at work. Please offer more. Weekly would be great for me! ~ Renee
Kathy is a warm and creative teacher. I really enjoyed the guided visualization exercise. I also love that there is finally a space that I can attend that is close to my residence. I am excited to grow and share with ladies with like-minded appreciation for the Divine Feminine. Thanks Kathy, much blessings and peace to all. ~ Phyllis B.