Masteron
21
Jan

Just showing a few things.

   Posted by: MotherWillow   in Dragonwoods

Loving Dragons with large tiger eye.

Water fairy

Work in progress

Winter is deep, and our work has slowed. But yet still moving forward. Working on the downstairs is slow, but sure. We have many projects still to do.

Dragon girl with frame

Love and light Mother Willow

27
Dec

Happy Holidays!

   Posted by: MotherWillow   in Dragonwoods, Latest News

I like saying Happy Holidays. I love looking at other cultures, too. Having knowledge of other cultures is part of world peace. Embracing the world, as I call it. All cultures have something unique to offer.

This was the first year I didn’t put up any decorations. I didn’t feel like it. It was not that I was depressed or anything, I just feel different. I feel more at peace this year than I have ever felt. I can feel people all over the world wanting peace and love. We are starting to stand up. I see it all over the Internet. New people are coming forward with peaceful ideas. New groups are forming. Groups of new ideas, new ways of thinking. Right now the media has us focus on the bad stuff and we don’t get to see how many are doing positive things. We have to learn to start looking for it and shine the light on it. Organized religion has gotten people to fear shining their light, for it is a sin to be proud and boastful . Made it wrong to stand out and be different. We are starting to get over that. By embracing our own unique qualities. I want peace on earth and good will toward mankind all year around, not just a few weeks in the year.

I was reading about Kawnzaa, how it is not a religious holiday. It’s a celebration of culture. Recognizing and embracing the different ways of the different people who all love and give thanks in their own unique way. It makes for an interesting view on the world. We don’t all have to agree on everything, but I think we all agree on the one thing: war and violence is not the answer, it’s a side effect of the symptom. Lack of understanding is the problem. We need to understand that we are all from the same tree, just different branches. I think we are starting to recognize this and rise up, and have that peace we want.

Human beings are amazing when they join their energies together. Can you imagine what would happen if we were to put as much energy into peace and taking care of each other as we do in creating wars? Wow! I think it’s starting to happen. The people at Standing Rock are showing us it can be done! People are not waiting for others to solve their problems, we are coming up with solutions.

That is why we are working to make this a non-profit organization so it can grow and build on itself. The people who want our help the most are stressed out enough over financial matters. We want to change that. We believe once people catch on to what we are doing, it will grow. It will become self-perpetuating. To have a retreat where an individual or a group can come and get back in touch with nature and Mother Earth. To find their grounding and become stable again. Connect with your roots. Learn new methods and coping skills. To look inside for the answers they seek. Use their imagination.

Love and Light

Mother Willow

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7
Dec

What is going on here at Dragonwood

   Posted by: MotherWillow   in Dragonwoods, Latest News

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Here is what is going on at Dragonwood. You see, we started Dragonwood’s Pyrographic Art to fund the Sacred Space part. All of our profits go into building this sanctuary called Sacred Space. This is for healing of the mind, body, and soul. People come to see Mother Willow, to seek guidance in their healing process. We are building a retreat so individuals and small groups can come and see Mother Willow and Big Daddy. In the group retreats, we will be doing things like stress reduction, meditation, vision quest.

Mother Willow is a certified Life Coach, Ordained Minister, and Reiki Master. We believe the only way to have peace on earth is to go within. We want to bring this kind of healing to people who are financially-challenged. There are many very good retreats out there but at a price that only the well-off can afford. Those who are challenged by a budget that keeps them locked into self prison. They are the ones that need it it the most! This retreat will provide for those who would normally have to pass the opportunity up because of a financial crunch. So it’s done on a donation sliding scale thing. So no one gets left out unless you choose not to make the time.

In the beginning we started out with this property. We consider ourselves as caretakers of the sanctuary. While we may be the owners, we feel more like guardians of the realm. Great spirit guided us here and made it possible for us to buy it. Wonderful people came together on the 4th of July, no less, to put the deal together. It was a miracle in itself. Tucked away in the mountains of Washington, just north of Spokane, 11.5 acres, a house,and a shop. Dragonwood was born! That was in 2014. It took us two years to get this project off the ground.

Now we are at the phases where we are ready to start the next step in construction. The two things that we needed were manpower and finances. We got the manpower and more is coming, and the finances are coming in, thanks to GoFundMe. Our art is not selling very fast, with the economy the way it is, it’s understandable. That was what was holding us up. Now thanks to one of our newest members of Dragonwood, Jim McDonald, with his help of getting these sites up, contributing, we now can get underway with the construction of the community center part of the retreat.

We are a family of 7 right now, three generations all committed to the guardianship of Dragonwood. This is a Sacred Space, that will bring peace and enlightenment to those who need it. We are the work crew, that is doing all of the construction. We want to keep the cost down so we are doing all the work ourselves. The shop that came with the place had two stories. Up top is a small one bedroom appartment. That is where Mother Willow and Big Daddy stay. Downstairs was the shop, laundry/bathroom. But we needed the space to hold the retreat. A kitchen to prepare food, a place to hold meetings and classes. So we decided to move the shop around the corner to a large carport area, we will finishe that off and in close it. So we can use the downstairs to put a kitchen, rec room, meeting area, that will also serve as a craft area and be able to fold up and turn into a sleeping area till the cabins are built. The picture you see above is the old shop, that is being moved.

It’s very rustic and unfinished, needs lots of work, drywall, and new fixtures. Some things we can get used to save expenses.

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We just got this kitchen sink for $20. We are always looking to get things at a bargain. We had a ceiling fan donated. Now we are clearing, cleaning, and moving things around so we can get the construction going. First thing will be the laundry room, that is where we will have to hook up the plumbing to go through the wall to the kitchen. Then we will do the kitchen and progress to the recreation area and meeting area.

The reason why we don’t publish the exact address is that you can’t find us with the address. The mail box is over a mile from our house. We are deep into the woods, for privacy, not just for us, but for those who come to see us. There are many different roads out here but there is no way to tell where to go. We think that is a plus and don’t mind guiding people in. It also gives them the feeling of leaving the world behind and entertaining into a different realm. That in itself is very relaxing and healing, gives a person a safe feeling. No, we are not off the grid but we have back-up if need be.

I hope this helps people understand us better and what we are doing. We had hoped that our art would be all we needed to finance the building of the retreat. However, while we do sell some of our art, it’s not enough to build the retreat. So it was suggested that we start a GoFundMe account. That was a very hard step for us to take. Our pride and egos were getting in the way. As someone pointed out to me, put it out there and let spirit take care of the rest.

So, in closing I will leave you with this thought:

Consciousness is nothing but awareness – the composite of all the things we pay attention to – Deepak Chopra

Love and Light
Mother Willow

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5
Dec

We have a sister site!

   Posted by: MotherWillow   in Dragonwoods, Latest News

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We now have a sister site called S.O.U.L. Seekers of Universal Life. On that site I do more blogging about other topics. There I tell my personal journey as Mother Willow. I hope you will join us there and explore the paths of possibilities with us. There is a link here on this site that connects the two.

As we grow and develop Dragonwood as the mystical place that it is, we want to share with you all the wonderful things we will be doing to bring love and light to those who need it. Our mission is to build a sanctuary for those who need something that is a bit different. From simply needing to relax in a tranquil and loving environment, to needing spiritual guidance and some energy work. Once we get the basic foundation laid, aka, the downstairs finished, we can have people come and stay a day or two, or three. All on a donation bases. There are a lot of fancy places out there, nice hotels with lots of frills, but there is a need for a place like this for those who are financially challenged. As well as for those who are not.

In the future, we hope to host a woman’s retreat. A small group to start with, to rejuvenate and replenish the connection to whatever it is you wish to connect with, be it your inner soul, your love for nature, to seek your divine calling, etc. Healing of the mind, body and spirit.

We have plenty of room to spread out, hence, 11.5 acres, lots of plans. I’ll be posting pictures to our progress. Our art helps with the funding of the building of this sanctuary. 100% of the profit goes to the building. We can always use donations. We are working on getting our not-for-profit organization together. It’s kind of tricky and I’m not a lawyer so this will be a new learning experience for me. Online volunteers are always welcome, too.

In closing, I will leave you with a quote from Deepak Chopra’s book, Journey into Healing. “We all need to be healed in the highest sense by making ourselves perfect in mind, body, and spirit. The first step is to realize that this is even possible.”

Love and Light,
Mother Willow

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3
Dec

Time for a change.

   Posted by: MotherWillow   in Dragonwoods

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We are all on this great cosmic journey. I am very happy and proud to share our journey with you. As Dragonwood grows and changes so do all of us here at Dragonwood. I can only talk about my personal experiences and what my views are. Sometimes as we go through a growth and stretching time it triggers inspiration for a picture or a bit of art work. Also for me it will trigger writing. That is why I merged the two things together. However, at this point I am writing more. Spirit has a strange way of working. I have not gotten any feedback from anyone nor any orders so I feel like it’s time to change things here on the site.

Change is something we humans tend to fight. We get rigid in our thinking and forget why we came here. We are in historical changing times on the planet and I think more and more people are waking up and seeking change. But to what? Personally, I’m working on changing the old programming and thought patterns that keep me chained up into the matrix of the old thinking.

The imagination has been kidnapped and we have been made to believe it has no power. But I’m here to tell you it has power beyond belief. Just look at all of the things the mind can do. How does it do it? Through the imagination. If you can keep people from using their imagination then you can keep them where you want them – slaves!

How can we be the future you want to see if you can’t imagine it? What do you say? You think it’s time to dust off the cobwebs of the mind and get your imagination going? What do you want to see in your future?

Can you imagine what this world would be like if we were to have access to free energy and anti-gravity devices? What kind of changes we would have if we no longer needed petroleum products? But if we do not have access to our imagination, and we don’t use it, do we lose it? Try this for a meditation, just simply sit and close your eyes and imagine what kind of future would you create? Don’t get hung up on the power trips, just think about how nice things could be, and how it could change things around us. Just think about your yourself, and your family, and what you want to see in the future.

It all begins in our imagination. An invention can’t be invented unless someone thinks of it. It has to start in the imagination. But if your told constantly to stop day dreaming, stop thinking, or don’t set yourself up for a disappointment, then why try? These are all things to keep you from using your imagination. The taboo, when we were kids, and we had discovered something new, but when we tried to explain it to a grown up, oh well, that was just your imagination. That’s not real! What? Who said so? The biggest killer is when you kill a child’s imagination. Or try to control it!

True story: Years ago when I was about 11-12, we were at a family gathering. One of the kids, a little boy, went up to his mother and said, “I like the green grandma better then the orange one.” His mother said, “Oh, don’t be silly! There is no such thing! Now stop that!” He walked away all sad and pouty. I said to him, “Which one is the green grandma?” He pointed to my grandma and said, ” She is green and she gives nice hugs.” Then I said, “Where is the orange one?” and he pointed to his mother’s mother, and said, “She is orange. She is fun and likes to play games.” He was so excited that someone believed him. He was seeing the aura. He was only about 5 at the time and still had access to his higher thinking, hence, his imagination.

Please take the time to explore your imagination, exercise it and enjoy it. You just never know what you mite discover!

Love and light Mother Willow

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