|Dance of Life Celebration "Toasting the New Moon "|
My love and appreciation of nature inspired me to create a class called "Dance of Life" We sat under the giant Mulberry tree in my back yard and I taught about universal principles and the hula under the moon and stars. I created activities that taught us about nature and life. It was in that class of nature lovers that we all agreed to find our earth name.
Kumu Hula ( teachers of Hawaiian Dance) always name their students. But we agreed we would allow the Earth to teach us our earth name.
On another trip to the Sierras, I saw my first mama bear and her two cubs. On the way home I saw a powerful image on the face of a mountain. The late spring revealed dark wet fields of melted ice and white slivers and fields of remaining snow on the face mountain. I saw an image that spoke to me and cause my heart to beat like a drum. I saw a native god holding a white ball of snow like a moon over its head. It reminded me of a thunder bird. I drew it as we drove home. I felt it was a sign showing me my name.
|Highway 395 in California I saw an image painted with snow on the mountain side.|
The following year I passed that mountain again and though the patterns of snow were different. That memory of the snowy "thunderbird" image and the feeling of intrigue was still fresh and new.
Coming home from the Sierras, we passed through the old ghost towns of Red Mountain, Johannesburg, and Randsburg. We spotted an abandoned building. The name of it was very tribal and had a strange familiarity to it. We stopped to peer into the windows and walk around. I could see that someone at one time had a beautiful creative dream at one time. But now the windows were broken, supply shelves fallen over and dust blanketed the inside. The Tribal Art shop was called, Moon Dreaming Thunder.
|Randsburg, Johannesburg and Red Mountain area.|
Tribal Art-Moon Dreaming Thunder
It was on that trip home I shouted "MOON DREAMING THUNDER!!! This is what the earth was teaching me!".
This was such a romantic adventure I was having with the earth. I was happy to share with my class how I discovered the name. We danced in a circle around and around under the moon that evening. They all called me Moon Dreaming Thunder or MDT for short. Such a magical experience. Soon my students discovered their earth names too.
|This is the image I saw in the snow patch on the face of the mountain in the Sierra Nevada.|
Now I use "Moon" in my name to celebrate my earth name.
|Deborah 'Moon' Moen|
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Until next time,
Do you want to find your Earth Name? If you say "yes" then it is already born all you must do is be open to discover it. It will be a strong feeling in your solar plexus or heart and not necessarily how I found mine. You will have your own experience, perfect for you. The universe knows you and will guide you to it. Just relax and enjoy the journey.
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