June, 2017 Events at the Sekhmet Temple

Please join us for these upcoming events:

Friday, June 9: Full Moon
We will gather in the pavilion at 7:00 pm for potluck (please bring a dish to share), followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm. Open to All.

Wednesday, June 21: Summer Solstice Celebration
Potluck in the pavilion at 7:00 pm (please bring a dish celebrating the abundance of summer to share), followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm. Open to All.

Friday, June 23: Women’s New Moon
Special Event – Making Healthy Body Scrubs at Home. Please RSVP for this class so we have sufficient supplies on hand. A $5 materials fee is requested. Potluck at 7:00 pm, followed by class at 8:00 pm. This event is for women only.

See you soon!

May, 2017 Events at the Temple

During the month of May, we will celebrate two events:

Community Full Moon on Wednesday, May 10, and Women’s New Moon on Thursday, May 25.

Both events begin with potluck in the pavilion at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.

See you there!

April, 2017 Events at the Goddess Temple

Monday, April 10 – Full Moon Celebration (Open to All):
Potluck at 7:00 pm in the pavilion, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.
“Second feast” in the pavilion after ritual, winding up by 10:00 pm
The Nevada Desert Experience Peace Walkers will be here that evening, and we will be honoring their work.

Wednesday April 26 – Women’s New Moon Celebration (Women Only):
Again, potluck in the pavilion at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.
CodePink women will be staying here during that time for their “Shut Down Creech” vigils. Our theme for the evening will be honoring the Earth.

SPECIAL EVENT NEXT MONTH: Monday, May 1 is Beltane
For more info on this upcoming special event, please see our post here, requesting help with this event.

See you soon!
Love and blessings,
Candace

Can you help with an upcoming event?


Monday, May 1, we will be celebrating Beltaine, but this year will be much different than in years past.


Temple founder Gen Vaughan is sending a videographer to create a fund raising film that day. We are hoping to get lots of people out to support the Temple and this project.


We’d like to have one or two workshops happening in the pavilion at 4:00 pm, followed by dancing the Maypole at approximately 5:30 pm, a potluck feast in the pavilion from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, and then ritual in the Temple. We need lots of women, children and men to attend!  (Remember this will be filmed.)


We need folks to sign up to give or participate in a workshop, and will need 8 people to dance the Maypole (who willing to practice before hand!) LOL, and lots of great potluck feast food.


We want to showcase the many types of activities available at the Temple, so if you have ideas please contact Candace Ross asap at 702) 569.0630.


And please RSVP that you will be here, and at what time.  We need your support to make this event a success!


Thank you sooo much!

May Pole

The May Pole, wrapped with ribbons

Upcoming Events at the Temple in March, 2017

Please join us for these upcoming events:

Week of  March 5 through 11:  Spring Clean Up at the Temple
Can you rake up a bag or leaves?  Walk the grounds and pick up trash? Paint?
If you can, please contact Candace at 702-569-0630 to let me know when.
I will be here and have all necessary tools ready.
Thank you SO much!

Sunday, March 12: – Full Moon Ritual and Silent Auction as well as many small items for sale.
Potluck at 7:00 pm in the pavilion (weather permitting), and ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm  Open to all!

Monday, March 20:  Community Ostara Celebration
Potluck at 7 :00 pm in the pavilion (weather permitting),  followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm    Open to all!

Monday, March 27:  Women’s New Moon Circle
Potluck in the pavilion (weather permitting), followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.  Women Only

We are having to repair or replace all 4 swamp coolers on  the Guest House and Priestess house this Spring.
Monetary donations for this project are needed, and can be easily made by utilizing the paypal button on this webpage, or by sending a check, payable to:  Temple of Goddess Spirituality, dedicated to Sekhmet  mailed to:  P.O. Box 813, Indian Springs, Nevada 89018

Your donations are tax deductible.

Thank you so very much.
Bright and bountiful blessings,
Priestess Candace Ross

February 2017 Events at the Temple

Reminder:  Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Thursday, February 2:  Community Imbolc Celebration (Open to All)
Friday, February 10:  Community Full Moon Celebration (Open to All)
Sunday, February 26:  Women’s New Moon Circle (Women Only)

Except where noted, all events start with a potluck in the pavilion at 7:00,
followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.

We Can; We Must

World Peace Mural at the Goddess Temple

Hello Family,

When I look around this amazingly beautiful planet, and see what humanity has done (to the Earth and to each other,) I cannot help but become overwhelmed with sadness.

This is NOT how life on Earth was ever meant to be.

I want to share with you two messages I received from “Spirit”, both of them in response to my praying for peace.

The first one was several years ago.  I was at home, on my knees asking Creation to please bring peace to the planet, and the response I got, much to my sad surprise was:

“Until you can give up hate, you are not ready for peace.”

Are we ready to give up hate?

As I scan Facebook posts daily, seeing so many seething with hate for different religions, for poor people, for immigrants, for refugees, it doesn’t seem like we are.

We must give up hate.  There is no other path to peace.

The second message came more recently.  I was praying for an end to violence, this time in the Temple, and the answer I received was:

“Evil will destroy itself.”

Yes, I believe that. Evil will destroy itself.  But it needs to happen NOW.

For World Peace to “come” and World Violence to “go,” we must all be involved.

I believe each of us has come here to this time and this place for a reason.  I believe we are here to bring love, light and joy not only to ourselves but to the planet and beyond.
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I believe we CAN do this, but it requires (non-violent!) action.

Can we give more and take less?

Can we open our hearts and minds to new ways of thinking?

Can we acknowledge there is no “us” and “them,” it is all us?

Can we get up every morning and say, “Today I will make a positive difference in the world”?

Can we spread joy by being joy?

Can we spread love by being love?

Can we spread light by being light?

We can.

We must.

Blessed be,

Candace Ross

Temple News and Upcoming Events Reminder

Hello Family!


Priestess Terri, a new friend named Danette and I just spent 5 days together at the Parliament of World Religions. It was an amazing event, held this time in Salt Lake City, but has been hosted all over the world.  The next one will be in 2017, location not yet announced.  If you have the opportunity to attend, I highly recommend you do so.  The positive energy generated by the inter faith people attending was nothing short of miraculous.  You could see and feel the love pouring out of people from so many different paths, cultures and countries.


The Temple’s presentation was titled “We Are One,” and focused on “Divinely Bestowed Diversity.”   Our differences should not be a source of conflict but one of celebration!


I also took the opportunity to visit the Great Salt Lake.  It is an amazing natural wonder.  I felt a deep connection with the Lake and hope to return some day.


Three events coming up next week!


. Full Moon/Feast of Sekhmet on Tuesday October 27
. Bone Dance on Friday, October 30
. Samhain on Saturday, October 31

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Details and times vary, so please check the calendar section of this website or the Temple of Sekhmet Facebook page for the details posted earlier this month, or you can contact me with questions at 702-569-0630.


Love and Blessings!

Candace

Celebrating Oneness

On Sunday February 6th, the Temple hosted an Interfaith event called “Table Talk.” Twelve men and women of varying faiths sat at table together, sharing a meal and personal stories of their spiritual journey.

There were a few simple rules: To begin, everyone introduced themselves and identified their spiritual path. Then a question from a stack of pre-made cards was chosen, answered however one wished, passing the cards to the next person when they had finished speaking. No one was permitted to interrupt, comment, or question the speaker. After the cards had gone completely around the table, and everyone had had the opportunity to speak, all were encouraged to engage in conversation.

It was a very pleasant, uplifting and educational afternoon. Afterward, there was a short tour of the Temple and grounds for anyone who wanted one.

As a member of the Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada, and chair of the Special Events committee, this is one of many functions we have been using in an effort to bring people of differing spiritual paths into “community” with one another.

The mission of the Interfaith Council is to:

promote mutual understanding, respect, appreciation and cooperation among people of various faith and cultural communities in the world by appreciating the sacred, extending hospitality, offering educational opportunites, encouraging compassionate leadership, sharing in service and working for justice.

Interfaith Table Talk

Interfaith Table Talk

This was the fourth Table Talk the Interfaith Council has done, and the first one held at the Temple of Goddess Spirituality. Several of Sunday’s guests were so impressed by the event, that they have signed up to host a Table Talk of their own. And so the circle expands, awakening us to the reality that we can hold our own beliefs, and still live together in peace and harmony.

Blessed be.