Gloria Karpinski's Center Circle

Gloria Karpinski's Center Circle

Once awake and committed, we become caretakers of the new vision for our Earth. In order to stay poised in the chaos, we need to be both still and skilled. That vision asks us to become practical mystics whose inspirations are from the heavens and whose feet are on the ground. All of the classes, workshops and intensives are designed to support that balance.
— Gloria

Gloria will be offering summer Life Attunements and Spiritual Direction readings starting again in September. Contact our business office to be notified when Fall's calendar is set: 336-724-2027 or CenterCircle@triad.rr.com  

For more information on Gloria's services, please click on this link: www.GloriaKarpinski.com/counseling

"The following 'Invocation to the Divine Mother' is my gift to you for use in groups, circles, fellowships or classes. This ritual to the Divine Mother, written in 9 parts, is in a call & response format with an audience, as in a litany. Wishing you blessings of peace, grace and love...." ~Gloria

INVOCATION TO THE DIVINE MOTHER

(Dedicated to Mother Meera)

GROUP:        Divine Mother, Mother of All, Hear Our Need

                        Divine Mother, Mother of All, Hear Our Need

                        Divine Mother, Mother of All, Hear Our Need

SPEAKER:       Divine Mother, do we need you?  Does the child need the mother?  Do we cherish the child unless we honor the mother?

            Oh, Holy Mother, without your Grace, we risk becoming a race of precocious and arrogant children -- out of control -- designing disasters -- playing carelessly with the intricate patterns of Your Nature -- seeking blindly to build more and more -- "things" -- for what reason we long ago forgot -- rarely asking the single most important question:  "Is it good for living things?"

            Do we need you?  Oh Yes, Oh Yes!!  We need you.

GROUP:           Divine Mother, Mother of All, Hear Our Need

SPEAKER:       Divine Mother -- Universal Madonna.  Mater.  Ma.  Sacred vessel.  We cry for revelation and from your boundless womb you send forth truth.  And the holy child is born to us again and again and yet again.  Bless us with mystical knowing that we see into this great mystery.  Through love, our soul may become virgin again and we, too, may bring forth the Light.

GROUP:           Divine Mother, Mother of All, Hear our Need

SPEAKER:       Divine Mother, clear and cleanse away the debris of our ignorance from the dark times when we forgot you.

            Pour your healing ointments into our wounds that we may be cured of the poisons of conquest and conquering -- of greed and cool indifference.  Teach us to deny those dark gods of death as easily as a snake sheds the skin it no longer needs.

GROUP:           Divine Mother, Mother of All, Hear Our Need

SPEAKER:       Oh Divine Mother, stretch our hearts and minds into inclusiveness.  And let us lay aside forever the insane lies of separation.  Restore in us memory of the wholeness of life -- the holiness of life.

            Come again into our awareness the sacred circle -- all holding -- all inclusive -- no divisions -- none cast into outer darkness -- none acceptable or non.

            Let us hear again the resounding "yes" to all our relatives, the creepy crawlers, the four leggeds, the green growing ones, the winged ones and all my brothers and sisters.

GROUP:           Divine Mother, Mother of All, Hear Our Need

SPEAKER:       Divine Mother, I walk upon your earth; the fire, the water, the air move through me.  I am one with them.

            All the word's laughter shimmers through me like a great quake.  All the tears of the world bathe my soul, my body.  I taste all the joys.  I mourn all of the losses.  I feel myself; I feel the other.  I feel the earth.  My cells are alive with life.  And You ...

And my gratitude runs deep like your oceans.

GROUP:           Divine Mother, Mother of All, Hear Our Need

SPEAKER:       Absorbed into your Silence, we remember that out of your mystery we are born, and we create, and we return again into the mystery -- rivers longing for the sea.

            Oh, Holy Mother, flow through us, flow through us.  Flow through our rules and rigidities.  Flow through our tables and measures.  Flow through our rationales and arguments, our evaluations and sureties, flow through our fences and borders -- our theologies and dogmas.  Flow through our endless holy wars.

GROUP:           Divine Mother, Mother of All, Hear Our Need     

SPEAKER:       Divine Mother, evolution calls us round the spiral.  Let it

be known in all places and amongst all people that You, Our Mother, must be restored in our consciousness before a new world can be born.

            Anoint the awakening sleepers with the new vision.  Quicken our passion to be bearers of the vision.  Give us the courage to endure the times of transition. ... the poise to remain steady as old forms crumble ... the mindfulness to pay attention ... the bravery to say "no" -- no more debating the sanctity of forests, seas and air.  No more exploitation of animals, of nations, of the younger, the weaker, the poorer... No more.  Enough.  Enough.

GROUP:           Divine Mother, Mother of All, Hear Our Need

SPEAKER:       We honor you, our Mother of a thousand names -- Mary, Isis, Tara, Saraswati, Durga, Quan Yin, Kali, Minerva, Athena, White Buffalo Woman, Meera, Amachee -- where-ever and by whatever name you show Your face we honor You -- Queen of Heaven, weaver of destinies, nurturer, healer, protector.

            We bow to your sacred powers -- the Holy glow of Shekineh, the transforming fire of Kundalini, the awakening Shakti, the holy wisdom of Sophia.

GROUP:           Divine Mother, Mother of All, Hear Our Need

SPEAKER:       Let us speak and sing the words that tell the people She is present.  We will water the parched land with Her stories -- sacred tales of transformation and compassion, a moist, fertile renewal for soul and earth.

            We will again speak of the Goddess, the Holy Mother of Gods, the Compassion Body-Saat--Va, the source of infinite bounty -- our beloved Mother who are in Heaven and Earth, sacred be Thy name.

            Let us sing the words that tell the people She is Present.

GROUP:        Divine Mother, Mother of All, Hear Our Need

                        Divine Mother, Mother of All, Hear Our Need

                        Divine Mother, Mother of All, Hear Our Need

Upcoming Events:

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*Please note: Due to my recovery from surgery, the Creativity and Spirit Intensive scheduled for Sep 28-Oct 1 and Mystical Marriage Class Series have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for 2018. Starting in late fall, I will be offering single day classes in Winston-Salem, NC. If you're interested, please contact the office for more information: (336) 724-2027 or CenterCircle@triad.rr.com

With love & gratitude,

Gloria

Intensive: Creativity and Spirit 

Thu, Sep 28, 2017 - Sun, Oct 1, 2017 - St Francis Prayer Center

    Our capacity to create is infinite--and impossible to avoid.  it never stops as long as we speak, desire, think or act.  We take our aspirations and thoughts like cups to the river of life, and it fills them up without questions, whether our cups be stingy little realities or big, bold dreams.
    Part of the joy of being made in the image of God (and perhaps the true meaning of that phrase) is to create.  That seems a strong enough reason to spend time focused on what creativity is about.  Each of us is blessed with a divine gift--the unqualified free will to create realities as we will (and fine print reminds us that we are responsible for what we create).
     In the magical place between the formed and the unformed exists endless possibilities.... (See more here)

Class Series: Mystical Marriage: Quest For The Beloved: 1 of 3

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - Class in Winston-Salem.  Directions provided at registration.

Class Series: Mystical Marriage: Quest For The Beloved: 2 of 3

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Class in Winston-Salem.  Directions provided at registration.

Class Series: Mystical Marriage: Quest For The Beloved: 3 of 3

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - Class in Winston-Salem.  Directions provided at registration.

Shared Thoughts - Poise In Chaos

We are being called by the soul of our beloved planet to bring all of our love, insight and training to this moment. We must be poised in chaos – sending forth healing energy for the pain of transitions, holding visions while the shadows in our civilization are brutally revealed, naked before our eyes. There is no way to look away.

Poise in the midst of madness requires us to find inner peace and then share all of our resources, building anew from a foundation of peace. We must pray without ceasing, the continuous prayer that keeps us in present moment, present with suffering and needs of all of our brothers and sisters, also holding that sacred peace for our four-legged relatives as well as our winged, finned and green growing ones.

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