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to honor and respect the crossing of paths…” ~ MorningStar Community Guiding Principle

Australia 2014 - Nagali Mala Jagun - We belong to this land

Nagali Mala Jagun. "We belong to this land." say the people of the Arawak Territory now known as Australia. I had the opportunity to teach in many areas of the world this past year and Australia was one where I couldn't stop smiling. The sounds of the kookaburras in the old gum tree along with kangas outside the door of my little stone hostess home in the bush; the breeze on the salt waves of the Australian Pacific in my hair; the echo of global stories still bath my soul in spirit love and lore. It is the theme of my year - Holy sounds. My grand daughters Ariel and Sequoia chant in Sanskrit, sing in Cherokee, make prayers from their tender hearts, laugh and run like little wild indians and help me ponder the mysteries of the universe while we knit by a warming fire in Rose Cottage sipping tea. The California grand children are Sophie - 3 y, Keelin - 1 y and Loki 11 m. Their voices ring like angelic seraphim spouting wisdom that reorganizes language, thought and world religions. Loki was born of Kalista 5 days after Christmas last year. They adorn this year's Christmas card with the timeless moment of Love universal to Motherhood. The stories of powerful wimyn around the world reach me by email and voice mail and snail mail. Sometimes their feet find the path that leads to my little cottage in the woods where we ponder together the ways of instinctual living and how we might try one more way to save simple and sacred birth. I've taught the concept of Village Prenatals now in many countries. What a welcomed surprise that the simple plan of getting wimyn together to eat, sing, walk in nature, laugh, speak truth and talk to womb babies is helping preserve an endangered species from birthing 100% in captivity. During my weekly day of silence the sounds of The Holyland restore my mind and soul as only one's motherland can do. The plants, woodland creatures, singing streams, even the hum of breath and sweat as we reconstructed the many gardens, roads, glens, and fire circle from last year's century flood, were sounds that nourish my belonging. What began as a Bear Council to look at how we "attend to our dead" emerged as Simple and Sacred Burial Grounds. Uh huh! What a project! And out of that? A ballad dedicated to the journey of it all. MorningStar Community has kept her infrastructure but simplified paperwork. We are no longer a 501c3 but donations are still welcomed and put to the holywork of caring for many who are unseen as well as care of our spiritual retreat center dedicated to the preservation of simple and sacred birth, death and instinctual living in between. Sacred Sounds keep reshaping me. Laughter, tears, stories, glances and warm hugs. Howls under starry skies. Sounds of beginnings and endings. May the sounds that fill your soul with joy and wonder be the gift you receive as the Evening Star rises to shine one Holy Night after another all the days of your life. Soft landing to the babies. May the rest of us…

Donations may be made electronically through Paypal or contributions can be mailed to:

22 Blue Jay Road * Kaiser, MO * 65047

morningstarcommunity.org

Open the door for more. Give from your abundance.


   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Soul Blossum Ingredients - 2014

The herbs are wildcrafted or gathered from the woods and gardens on The Holyland at peak season, then blessed and howled into the resting vessel calling forth their specific healing properties and sealed with this incantation: Light of the Moon, Spiral of Love, Fill what is Below with what is Above. Below is the list of herbs for 2014 along with parts used and some of their spiritual purpose for our community.

  1. Mother Perpetual - The vessel is first anointed with a tablespoon or so of the perpetual Mother, each year homeopathically blessing the next.
  2. Comfrey - stem, leaf, blossom. For knitting together that which belongs together.
  3. Plantain - broad leaf, stem. To help take the pain out of the sting.
  4. Plantain - narrow leaf, stem, seed. Same as broad leaf.
  5. Violet (several varieties) - leaf, stem, blossom. For doing what you do so daintily.
  6. Lavender - leaf, stem, bud, blossom. For keeping Calm and keeping Beauty alive in Healing.
  7. Thyme - leaf, stem, blossom. Because we need more of it.
  8. Bergamot - stem, leaf, bud, blossom, seed. Love potion, camphorous, for calling the nerves.
  9. Yarrow - stem, leaf, bud, blossom. Serves when necessary and can take the heat.
  10. Chickweed - stem, leaf, bud, blossom, seed. For the irritations of life.
  11. Pink Peony - blossom. For feminine fragrance, energy and the sacred feminine mystery.
  12. Snakeroot - leaf. For surprise attacks or hurts that go deep.
  13. Shepherd’s Purse - stem, leaf, seed. For wimyn who bleed and do not die.
  14. Bloodroot - stem, leaf. For keeping the innards clean.
  15. Black Cohosh - stem, leaf. For getting things started and stopped.
  16. Sage - stem, leaf, blossom. For calling in the spiritual and opening the path.
  17. Clover - stem, blossom. For purifying. For making sweet.
  18. Wild Sweet Willian - stem, leaf, blossom, seed. For Kindness.
  19. Wild Rose - stem, leaf, bud, blossom, seed. For the wild instinctual, intuitive feminine nature.
  20. Cleaver (woodruff) - stem, leaf, blossom, seed. For sticking with your healing.
  21. Witch Hazel - leaf. For pulling out, putting in, pulling together and such.
  22. Red Peony - blossom. Similar to pink but stronger.
  23. Willow - stem, leaf. For the times you are on your last nerve.
  24. Mullein - stem, leaf. For adding a soft touch to our healing.
  25. Honeysuckle - leaf, blossom. For the sweet life.
  26. Jasmine - blossom. For the exquisite beauty of the inner Soul.
 SB  SB2


Russia 2013

My dear Sister! I'm so miss you, just you leave - we felt how deep our connection and how we miss you****
We love you so much…
And please get as a gift this little video for your memory about Russia and beloved people here
https://vimeo.com/80778840
I'm crying and love you

Katya
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Katerina Perkhova
Editor In Chief
Domashniy Rebenok (Home Child) magazine
Ecodom magazine
International community project



A glimpse of the Holywork in Russia in 2013. Blessings to and from Russia….

MorningStar blessing the People one by one

MorningStar blessing the People one by one

Rebecca and our Venue…outside…

Rebecca and our Venue…outside…

and inside

and inside

Practicing labor

Practicing labor

Erin Tatiana, International Translator

Erin Tatiana, International Translator

Grateful Russian Midwives

Grateful Russian Midwives

empowering the people with hands on skills    empowering the people with hands on skills

empowering the people with hands on skills

over coming the hardest stories

over coming the hardest stories

 Learning and re learning

Learning and re learning how to preserve undisturbed birth, skills not in the books

facing fears and freeing joy

facing fears and freeing joy

teaching rebozzo skills

teaching rebozzo skills

teaching the wimyn to howl….

teaching the wimyn to howl….

unplanned rituals to care for the soul of our helpers

unplanned rituals to care for the soul of our helpers

helpers


 Erin Tatiana, Katya and Katerina of Russia

Erin Tatiana, Katya and Katerina of Russia

Katya saving Russia

Katya saving Russia

St. Basil Cathedral

St. Basil Cathedral

Russian Market

Russian Market

Teaching with movement

Teaching with movement

Teaching with word medicine

Teaching with word medicine

Teaching with real Life

Teaching with real Life

Teaching with the heart

Teaching with the heart

Teaching with Art

Teaching with Art

Facing Fears together

Facing Fears together

Building a one world birth community

Building a one world birth community

Russian Gymnastics

Russian Gymnastics

Beautiful St. Petersburg

Beautiful St. Petersburg




Consider a personal Retreat for Silence and Solitude

Rebecca Pryor Enjoying a Walk with Nature    

 

 

MORNINGSTAR AND IVY  MorningStar and Ivy

 


Personal Testimonies

I have had the miraculous honor of sharing this Holy Land with you, God and nature. The pure joy of setting aside all "civilized" thinking and behaviors is not only fabulous, but I have found it essential. I will carry my new-found wildness with me forever. And you can trust that I will be back for a fresh dose whenever possible. This is Real Living!

~Dawn Crystal Kleuser of Mid Missouri


I am full of gratitude for the blessing of being here at The Holyland. The incredible rocks, and trees with their dancing leaves shaken free by the breezes playing those trees like a harp. The insect symphony. The blue herons. The creeks. The quiet beauty... Miriam Rose of Portland Oregon

 

 


Thank you for providing such a wonderful, loving place for me to learn and grow. --Richard


Blue Moon Retreats

I really enjoyed the Blue Moon retreat and would absolutely do this sort of retreat again and again. It brought me joy to observe my sister-friends who were on their first visit to the holyland. Each mama brought love and stories and an open heart. We stayed up late into the night eating chocolate, sharing current life concerns, lighting candles, nursing babies back to sleep and blessing each other in a circle of held hands. Our stew was delicious. Our free bodied swim with the boys a delight! Blue Moon gave us an opportunity to know each other on a deeper level. I have a new respect for each woman and look forward to spending more time with them all in our home town. I look forward to returning to the holyland once again full of gifts and full of love! Gratitude and blessings, -- Alysia

Blue Moon Retreats are special retreats designed by a small group of like minded people. Below is a wonderful example of a group of mothers and their babies who enjoyed time celebrating motherhood and communing with one another and the holiness on The Holyland.


Wolf Council 2012


 


Traditional Style Sacred Circle Tipi

Come and Renew your spirit in our Traditional Style Sacred Circle Tipi!. Come alone, with your family or with a small group of friends. Our tipi is located in a meadow with a fire circle by a stream in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. Enjoy the ancient traditions along with the modern amenities of our companion guest cottage, Casita, with whirlpool, sauna, sitting room and small kitchenette. It is being used for Spiritual Gatherings, Personal Retreats and our famous Blue Moon Retreats. Blue Moon retreats became popular as small groups of people with common interests began to schedule time together and found the Tipi and Casita the perfect place. For reservation contact us: morningstar@morningstarcommunity.org or 573.348.6288. Our Tipi door is open to you.

 


 


Do naught with the body but relax
Shut firm the mouth and silent remain
Empty the mind and think of naught
Like a hollow bamboo.
Rest at Ease the Body
Giving Naught nor Taking
Put at Rest the Mind

--Tibetan Mantra


MorningStar Community Activities Calendar

All activities are held on the Holyland in the Missouri Ozarks unless otherwise indicated. Contact morningstar@morningstarcommunity.org for inquiries.

 

2015

† February 6-8 - Wolf Council Leadership Retreat (6pm….3pm)

† March 14 - Wild Wimyn's Spring Retreat (9am-4pm)

† June 19-21 Wild Wimyn's Summer Solstice Retreat (6pm….3pm)

† August 8 - Community Work Day (9am...4pm)

† August 8-9 - MSC Board Retreat (6pm…noon)

† September 11-13 - MSCommunity Retreat (6pm….3pm)

† November 15 - MSC Thanksgifting Day (11-3pm)


The Church of Many Nations, a native ceremony, at 11:30 a.m. in the Tipi, and The Feminine Mass, a
Catholic ceremony at Vespers in the Sanctuary, are both celebrated on the first Sunday of Each Month.
All are welcome.

Various fund raising events are scheduled each year for MSC. Please check the website:
morningstarcommunity.org or request email contact: morningstar@morningstarcommunity.org.

 


The MSC 2014 Annual Report ~ A Wealth of Greatness

2014 Board
2014 MSC BOARD

MorningStar Community-Spiritual Centre for Instinctual Living
2014 Narrative Report
Sister MorningStar, The Holyland


100 year flood. At 4 a.m. on August 7, 2013 the roaring sound of rushing river water awoke me
from an already troubled slumber. My bags were packed to leave at 5 a.m. to support the birth of
my 4th grandsoul 1000 miles from the Holyland. A new moon night blocked the view from my
sight as I wandered barefoot on the deck of my hermitage, Rose Cottage. The roaring rush of
water was an unseen force creeping closer and closer. With eagle eyes I searched for landmarks
through the black ether. Nothing. I could see nothing.

Read the Entire Annual Report here

(requires Adobe Reader)

 


2014 MorningStar Womyn's Empowerment Award

  Recipient: Molly Campbell

Molly Campbell   MollyText


Church of Many Nations

The origin of Church of Many Nations birthed from a desire among various members of MSC to have spiritual expression regularly and within the growing and mutual love of their families. 

The first gathering was 1 January 2006.

We believe in the Great Spirit. We believe that each child is divine and comes from the Great Spirit and is a reflection of the Great Spirit among us. We believe in a one world family, the instinctual nature as sacred, the presence of our ancestors, and the passing on of wisdom through ritual and story telling. 

The gatherings are the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome.

 

 


The Way of The Church of Many Nations


Preparations
Build fire, create altar
heartbeat drumming
People enter to the left 1
Smudging at the inner door


Enter the tipi moving to the left. An elder will use a feather fan to purify the members as they enter. Icons can be placed on the altar as you pass around the circle. An elder will lead the drumming of a tribal heartbeat sound. Anyone who wishes may sing “Ya na ho wey ya ho way nay”.

Wisdom/Talking Stick Sharing - An elder begins, offering time for reflection and opportunity to pass or speak. Those who pass may be given a second opportunity to speak.

To begin and end periods of silence one strong drumbeat will inform the circle that the silence begins or ends.

Sacred Prayers - An elder begins, members come forward and face fire and make prayers and toss sage or lavender in fire symbolizing the smoke carrying the prayers to the Great Spirit. Children may make silent prayers and toss in herbs with their parents. Flute sounds will carry the spoken and unspoken prayers to our ancestors.

Sacred Meal - An elder begins, offering gratitude for all that nourishes us. Anyone wishing may come forward for bread and wine or a blessing. (bring snacks for hungry children) Drumming the heartbeat of the tribe quietly may be done. One final long drumbeat signals the end of the meal.

A final drumming and chant ends the gathering.

The circle ends with all standing and offering the sign of mutual love - Arms lifted in a howl carries the power of the tribe to other tribes.

Depart the tipi moving opposite of entering and take home any personal icons from the altar.
A picnic in the meadow follows - all invited!!!

 


Ongoing World Peace Prayer Vigil

– Full Moon Nights– 9pm CST ~

Rhythmic and harmonious gathering is a conscious and effective way to contribute to world peace. MorningStar Community invites you to join us on full moon nights at 9PM to pause and offer the following or a similar heartfelt prayer.

Four Directional Prayer ~ For the People
  • To the East: Within us, Before us, Behind us, Around us, Life Eternal, Call us Awake.
  • To the South: Open our ears to the song of Creation.
  • To the West: Teach us that what must be said, must be said.
  • To the North: Commit us to our future, sustain us from our past, Great One, gift us Courage and Wisdom and Love.

 


Donations may be made electronically through Paypal or contributions can be mailed to:

22 Blue Jay Road * Kaiser, MO * 65047

morningstarcommunity.org

Open the door for more. Give from your abundance.


Acknowledgements ~

This web site is the divine accomplishment and sacrificial love offering of many. We extend heartfelt gratitude and special acknowledgement to each of the following:

  • David Mountjoy ~ Web Design ~ Dave@DavidMountjoy.com
  • Carol Zeman ~ Graphic Art

 

Sister MorningStar
22 Blue Jay Road
Kaiser, MO 65047-2106
(573) 348-6288
E-mail: morningstar@morningstarcommunity.org

MorningStar Community is an intentional, ecumenical community founded by a Cherokee Hermitess and Catholic mystic. Our mission is to preserve and protect the simple and sacred through instinctual living, educational experiences, spiritual direction, personal disciplines, and collective and individual spiritual retreats. Our vision is thus: we honor the wildish nature by finding sacred and encouraging in our selves and our kinsters the ways of instinctive knowing, of inner growth and spritual expansion and the passing on of wisdom through ritual and storytelling. We strive for world peace and global solidarity. While on the Holyland we uphold these principles: peaceful ways, not harming or forcing life, vegetarian lifestyle, gratitude/gratefulness, cherishing life, valuing relationships, simplistic living, loving as our divine spirit loves.

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