“We promise to value relationship; to stand by our part, on good relations with all people;
to honor and respect the crossing of paths…” ~ MorningStar Community Guiding Principle


I have three new passions and this is one of them. I have worked with Diana Paul (creator of the word EmerGently!) and Marina of Russia (graphics artist for the images) and Godwin of Zimbabwe (layout). The brochure is a free download for all the world. Donations for this project can be made at and proceeds go to the Global Midwifery Council in helping normalize simple and sacred birth around the world. Spread it far and wide and use on your websites and share with your families. My vision for the icon is that it become an international viewpoint in airports, hospitals, shelters, foot ball stadiums, etc. (like a toilet, running figure or bottle) where pregnant wimyn or laboring/birthing wimyn would know they have a safe space to be. A version will be done soon that can be laminated and can be shrank or enlarged for instructional purposes. These can go in fire stations, police quarters, hostels, shelters, hospitals, etc. for enduring and easy access. India has requested this first as conditions are inadequate for delicate brochure stands. Of course, as you know, that is my original intention. But the brochures will be useful as well for conferences, offices, fund raising, etc. It is a gift out to the world. May Creator use this to take the fear from birth and return joy and mystery to the beginning of life. ~ Sister to Sister

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

22 Blue Jay Road * Kaiser, MO * 65047

Open the door for more. Give from your abundance.

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: 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

The MSC 2014 Annual Report ~ A Wealth of Greatness

2014 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

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2015 MorningStar Womyn's Empowerment Award

  Recipient: Amory Chin


Secretly I wanted to have my baby at home, in a dimly lit room with candles glowing and with my 2 year old son asleep in his nearby room. I wanted to be alone, or mostly alone, with my husband and mother nearby if I needed them. But I kept this wish deep inside and did not tell anyone because I did not know if I could do it... I was afraid of the pain... I knew others who had done it but I did not know if "I" could. So when my labor started I did not tell anyone. I turned out the lights and I lit candles in my room. I turned on soft music and I stayed low to the ground, I started breathing deep and slow. As my labor progressed my experience became more and more surreal. I felt my body working on the inside, contracting, pushing downward, and opening. I never felt the urge to cry out, I never felt the desire or need for an epidural, And I can honestly and truthfully say that I was in NO PAIN at all.

When I am asked about my labor I say truthfully " it was awesome!". I am so thankful to have had this experience. It is a memory that I will always treasure, quietly... deep inside.

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

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

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 ~
  • Carol Zeman ~ Graphic Art


Sister MorningStar
22 Blue Jay Road
Kaiser, MO 65047-2106
(573) 348-6288

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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