New Moon, A Poem

Sister Moon, your infant light

Shimmers on the horizon

You are newly born, a waif

Catching wishes and dreams, filling

Hearts with hope, hearts with love

Opening your arms to the universe

Sending our desires into the Cosmos

Working magic on our behalf

(As published in Echo LaVeaux’s Book of the Moon, available now at Amazon.)

Photo credit: The Cosmic Path

Stephenie, At Last

Dixie's Land: Robin Rayne Nelson's Photojournal

Happiness is difficult to define for a person who doesn’t fit neatly into society’s conventional concept of gender. Transitioning to the preferred gender is sometimes the only solution to resolving dissonance between one’s internal identity and how society perceives them. It is especially challenging for older individuals who have lived with the discord for most of their lives — but ultimately decide they must be true to who they are, often at great personal cost.

Stephenie Viewweigh was able to live her last years in the gender she always knew she was. She died Friday, June 13th, 2014.

Stephenie at Last: Transition is an 'Inside Job'

  Story and Photographs © 2014 Robin Rayne Nelson/ZUMA Press

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East Point, Georgia –Stephenie Vieweigh would never forget the bitter, metallic taste of the rifle barrel in her mouth. Her finger was on the trigger — and she was pulling it.

“I couldn’t go on living a lie, unable…

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The Proof is In.

The proof for the print copy of my new book, Echo LaVeaux’s Book of the Moon, arrived in today’s mail. It turned out a lot nicer than I thought it would.

Once I proofread this copy, I’ll have it set to publish by Monday. My goal was to have this available on or by Halloween. Grateful to think I may be able to accomplish this by that day.

As the moon is entering her Dark phase, may you find solace in the deep night and joy in  Samhain celebrations.

Thank you for your support of my work.

Available now for Kindle at .99!

Just released, Echo LaVeaux’s Book of the Moon is available now for Kindle at a price of .99. Please visit this link for your copy.

In this book I have created a pathway toward working with each of the moon’s phases, using original poetry, reflections, meditations and ideas for setting intentions at each phase of the moon.

It is my hope that you will enjoy reading and using it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

Thank you for supporting my work. Keep your eyes on the moon.

The new book is finished and will soon be published!

Earlier today I completed the second draft of Echo LaVeaux’s Book of the Moon. The book is due a third reread and edit. My hope is that it will be up on Kindle by the end of the week and no later than Halloween day.

The book is slim but filled with poetry, reflections, meditations, and ideas for intention setting during each phase of the Moon. It was created as a way to share my impressions of the Moon during the course of her lifecycle. My hope is that it touches you and inspires you to grow closer to our cosmic sister.

Velvet is still available for FREE on KindleUnlimited. Please grab a copy and – if you have already read the book – please leave your impressions on it by writing a review. If you do, I would be most grateful.

Thank you for supporting me in my writing endeavors.

Peace and all good things from my heart to yours.

Music for a Dark Moon

If you enjoy meditating with ambient music, here is a YouTube channel and music label that specializes in dark ambient.

Cryo Chamber offers the perfect soundtrack for a Black Moon.

Check it out for deep inner reflection.

Photo credit: youtube.com

 

 

Black Moon Rising

Dateline – Friday, September 30, 2016: Black Moon Rising 

We are about to experience a very rare lunar phenomenon…a Black Moon. Simply stated, the Black Moon is a second New Moon in a calendar month. Just like the Blue Moon, a second Full Moon in a month, the Black Moon comes to us as an extra day of oomph.

Everyone has their own interpretation of the Moon phases and how to use them in their personal lives. As this is the first Black Moon we’ve had in awhile, I am choosing to use the energy of this Moon in a special way.

On Friday evening, after the Sun has set, I plan to go outside and sit under the dark sky. My goal for the Black Moon is to set some intentions and use the power of the second September New Moon to help manifest the dreams I would like to see come to pass.

My intention setting rituals are very basic. Some tools I plan to use in my meditation are as follows: (more…)

Coming soon…

I’m finishing up a little book of reflections, poetry and meditations based on each phase of the moon.

If you read my novel Velvet you will remember that the book is filled with magical scenes, a few of which involve the moon. As a moon watcher, I tend to fill my stories and my artwork with moon images.

It’s an Echo thing, for sure.

I’m truly looking forward to publishing this little book in the very near future. It’ll be a little book with a little price tag.

My wish and hope is that you enjoy reading and using it as much as I enjoyed creating it and putting it all together.

It’s a little gift from my moonlit heart to yours.

Photo of upcoming book cover created on Kindle

Ram Dass.

Once you have acquired even the slightest taste of interconnectedness, your world will change forever.

Photo credit: elephantjournal

VELVET – now on sale at The Lapis Garden

Now you can purchase a signed paperback copy of Velvet at The Lapis Garden. If you have yet to buy a copy, here is your chance to get one signed by me and shipped to your home postage paid.

Please give The Lapis Garden a look-see. Thanks in advance.

Photo credit: The Lapis Garden