Wild Succulent Crone Gathering
In a gypsy scarf I dance barefoot amongst my wise woman sisters, celebrating my strength in being alone, fearlessly, at the wild succulent crone gathering.

June 18th 2010 - Moon goddess Pictures, Images and Photos





When women face the empty nest syndrome it is easy to forget
what their greatest joy is.  It has
always been the greatest joy of the children’s accomplishments, the success of
paying another months shelter, or the path of the soft warrior in career
strategy goals..  But what happens when
the children leave or retirement is around the corner?  “The age of the “wise woman” can be both
beautiful and a night mare, especially if we forget life is more then a 401 K
plan and children to act out our dreams in. Who are we? What have we gained?

 

WHAT IS A CRONE?



 There is a real ignorance as to what a crone is.  Some see it as an old witch in the
woods.  But in ancient times the three
stages of women were:



  • The
    Maiden
  • The
    Mother
  • The
    Crone {Wise woman}
  • As a
    woman reaches her later years, she reaches “Mastery” as the shaman
    woman.  At this point she has
    invested years of experience and training into her field of
    expertise.  And whether this is as mother, mystic, creator or shaman, she goes past the point of training to excel
    as the teacher and wise woman. 



HOW A WOMAN OF WISDOM
REACHES HER GREATEST JOY



It is often said that when children leave home mothers go in
to desperation.  Some will go on to raise
grandchildren and become immortal memories to them.  Others with out children will find for the
first time they are no longer “different” because they are
not lugging a child around. 





 

Time to let go of the past.  No more living our dreams through family. 
We are responsible for redesigning our selves.  We must let go of the sadness.  No one owes you a thing but yourself. “Who
will take care of me" is obsolete thinking. Instead,  “What have you done to build yourself a support
group of caring sisters?” "What are you doing to follow what excites you most?" is of today's wise woman thinking. 


YOU ARE FREE!  FOLLOW YOUR GREATEST EXCITEMENT!

  • Go back to school, or take a class that interests you.
  • Join
    a
    volunteer group to aid in the clean up and animal rescue of the oil
    spill.
  • Exercise!   Work
    out if able.
  • Never
    count on the children to fulfill your happiness.  They
    have their own lives to struggle
    with.  This is your second
    adolescence. Be their role model for aging gracefully.


WHY A SUPPORT GROUP OF CARING SISTERHOOD? 


  • Without
    a group of caring friends, as a wise woman “crone”, you will consider it
    the children’s responsibility to care for your loneliness.
  • We
    live in an increasingly mobile world where children can live thousands of
    miles away.  Do not become their
    worst nightmare by phoning them every time you feel abandoned.
  • This
    is the time to redesign your self! 
    Be the person you always were envious of…..its OK now to be ABOUT YOU!


WHETHER A LONER OR
NOT, YOU NEED A SUPPORT GROUP!
 


I come from a Family
of creative lone wolves.  Having close
friendships was for others, as we relished in our content "self hood" and family.  Even though we all live hundreds of miles
apart, alone in a crowd was “freedom” never to be feared as much as making close friends was.





As I reached the age
of the wise woman, the “crone”, I began to realize I had concerns and unfulfilled
needs.  I enjoyed the flexibility and
empowerment of having a circle of women to discuss and create with.  I also know that in a crisis, my support
group will be there for me.  It is up to
each “wise woman” to find her support group for nurturing, inspiration, friendship
and healing. 






Children are not
responsible for our emotional well being. 
We are!



In the book, “The
Prophet”, it is said parents are but “bows”, and children the “arrows.”  Our job is to shoot the arrows off in a
straight direction into the future.









Click here to see my
support group, in a You Tube I call:

“The Wild Succulent Crone Gathering”

{I'm the crone in the red gypsy scarf, dancing}

Contact Member:
Ann Marie O'Dell - Personal Psychic Consultations by Phone or Studio

Early, IA 50535
United States
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