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Name: Julie A Carda

After studying dance in Europe, Julie returned to the United States and graduated from Creighton University. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville with a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the past twenty years, she has taught high school and college courses, and facilitated workshops on the healing arts while occasionally writing for academic periodicals. Her quest to acknowledge world religions and the desire to expose the similarities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal Source of love in all people. Besides writing fiction, Julie is co-creating a Space of Love through advocacy for Kin Domains.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Nature's Artistry Within the Kin Domain

As fall encroaches on summer's end, I'm finding many beautiful works of art around the house and garden. This year the spider webs are particularly profound--large and literally in my face messages. I took this picture several days after the new moon. Like most artists, my creativity must spin around my daily life. The balance is delicate. When fall comes and the time of outdoor productivity slows, I'm reminded of the shift I must make toward my indoor productivity. I'm a writer. The temperature changes, the old season culminates, a new one begins and I start the inward journey that takes me to the written word. I'm clear this is the time I write more and read more.

If you are curious about the connectivity and messages given to us from the world of nature, you'll be fascinated by Ted Andrews' study of the insects and animals. In his book, his insight, his animal speak, on the spider is several pages long. Below is the section which spoke to me.

"Spider is the guardian of the ancient languages and alphabets--Chinese, many, there was an alphabet even more primordial. It was formed by the geometric patterns and angles found within spider's web. To many this was the first true alphabet. This is why spider is considered the teacher of language and the magic of writing. Those who weave magic with the written word probably have a spider totem...Because it is constantly building and weaving new webs, it has also been a lunar symbol, with ties to the waxing and waning of the moon. For those with this totem, this pattern is a reminder to maintain balance and polarity in all aspects of life. Spider teaches that through polarity and balance creativity is stimulated..."

If you would like to know more about this insect or about the attributes associated with all animal life, consider Ted Andrews' book , Animal Speak.


Blogger redcedar said...

Hi, I'm in the middle of getting familiar with your blog. Thank you. Good work. Why don't you submit a serial spiritual romance takes place in a kin's domain settlement to Space of Love mag? I'm doing a comicstrip therein.

September 10, 2009 12:29 AM  

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