Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Blessing of the Rose Queen and the Lady of Hearts

An old legend tells that at the time of the winter solstice, all of those souls, 
who will incarnate in the coming year, 
draw close to the Earth.
The Divine Mother then takes a single petal from the Great Rose of Life 
and places it in the heart of each of those souls who will. 
As that soul then is born and grows throughout its life and 
awakens its true self, that single petal will blossom in the 
heart of the individual, becoming a 
living Rose of Life that will bless the world.

The blessing of the Rose Queen and the Lady of Hearts : a shrine to the mystery of the angelic realms and the divine feminine and the resurrection of the feminine mysteries. On top is the Crown of the Immaculate and the two doors are covered with images of the Madonna and Christ, embellished with charms of the occult and esoteric, symbols of fortune and blessing, a key to unlock the mysteries, a scissors to cut the veil, a rose and a heart to depict the Heart of the Mysteries, miniature tarot cards, vintage playing cards and a crucifix, sprinkled with black rhinestones.

The two door knobs are each a miniature shrine in itself. From each one dangles a tiny red heart and inside are images of the Lady, decorated with stars and a rose. The doors are lined with red velvet, depicting the power of the Blessing and the Mystery. The heart opening is outlined with blue roses - symbol of the Rose Queen.

When you open the shrine, the Lady of Hearts is revealed. She is displayed on a handmade tarot cards, and each door is lined with altered tarot cards and a vintage Queen of Hearts, as well as miniature tarot cards. The left door displays the mighty Archangel Michael and the Angel of Judgement.

Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou among women
and Blessed is the fruit of thy womb

Holy Mary, Rose Queen and Lady of Hearts
Bestow your Blessing upon us
Now and Forever
Blessed Be

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Life is an incredible work of Mosaic

Eight of Swords - Sacred Mysteries of Mary Tarot Deck

Life is an incredible piece of mosaic. 

 Life is a magnificent work of mosaic art
made from broken, smashed and fragmented pieces of
porcelain, clay, ceramic or glass.   

Each piece originally an artwork on its own.  
Each piece originally an individual
and unique item of beauty and creativity and imagination.

At one stage, the master crafter rejoiced in their birth
and took great pride in the skill and beauty that
created each piece.

Then the fall of the hammer.

Every single piece of porcelain or clay, 
has to be broken into many small
At times the hammer falls randomly.
For other pieces more planning goes into
the cutting.
All contributing to a new, unknown scenario.

 As they are broken, cut and smashed, fine dust
sprays everywhere, reminding one that these are all crafted
from sand and dust.

They lose their individuality.
together they become one vast magnificent work of art
rejoicing and praising the creation together as in one
chorus of harmony and delight.

The physical and emotional reality that we call 'Life'
is an outflow of our inner reality and a manifestation
of consciousness.  There is no separation between
the inner reality and the outer outflow.
No separation between creator, creation and the
art of creating.

There is one point of entry into the vastness.
There is one lens that can see beyond
the fragmented pieces and even beyond
the new picture of fragments.

And that door is this very moment.
Only this very moment, devoid of memory,
empty of expectation, free from the fear of
the smashing hammer, can enter through that

And as you take off the Emperor's clothing and you
leave behind everything that you think you are
and your pride in your own creations
and you come into the moment completely naked,
the door opens to reveal the vista of it All.

And as you return a new mosaic is ready and waiting ...........

Monday, July 20, 2015

gateless gate

She wears the Veil as her garment
the Crown of Heaven on her head

She is the gateless gate into that which does not exist

Queen of my heart
she who is the Veil of the Mysteries

the womanly garment of love and protetion
the blue swathe of heaven folds
like a cape of eternity

I call on you my heart
to open your eyes
I beseech you to see

Dont be fooled by the pretty pictures
nor by the dream

She is the Mystery
that place which you call Home
In the middle of nowhere,
without any fences or gates
no front door beckoning

There in the midsts of her swirling
cape billowing into the borderless blue sky
there she waits for you, arms outstretched,
Heaven crowning through her
The mantle of Acceptance

Hettienne Grobler 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thirty days of devotion to Blessed Mary, Sacred Heart of the World

Shrine of Blessed Mary in my garden
photograph by Hettienne Grobler

Since the pagan times, the month of May always 
had a special significance for the divine feminine
and goddess.  
In the North it is spring, so the Romans and Greeks
 dedicated this month to Flora
and Artemis.  

In the Southern Hemisphere it is Autumn and we
prepare for the transition of the winter months to
deeper travels into the inner worlds.

Crowning ritual of Blessed Mary at the Temple of Mary shrine
in my garden by Hettienne Grobler

Traditionally the month of May celebrates
the crowning of Mary.

The Temple of Mary and her Flamekeepers
will celebrate the crowning of Mary in a ceremony
of devotion and celebration.

I will be sharing the date of this ceremony here 
in a future blog
and you may join in wherever you are
by creating an altar dedicated to the
Blessed Mother. 

 So take the time, create
an altar and weave a crown of flowers for your Mary statue. 
 Remember that your devotion and attention
invoke the holy Presence into the physical image and you can
 place water, oil and food on
your altar to be blessed by her presence.

 I will also share the
prayers and rosaries that we will use on that day.

Divine Sophia, Wisdom by Hettienne Grobler

We will also be devoting the entire Month of May
to Blessed Mother Mary and her gifts of
peace, healing and enlightenment.

The thirty days of devotion will include a daily
session of surya yoga, (sun gazing), saying Rosaries
specifically for certain days of the week and
for certain decrees, as well as time spent in 
meditation and healing circles.

I invite you to practise the 30-day dedication and devotion to Mary
during the month of Mary.  

Each day will be dedicated to an aspect of Divine Mary
and if you sign up for this practise, you will
receive daily mails with the details of the spiritual practise,
the focus of the dedication,
daily meditations, focus of the day
and the rosary for the day.

If you want to participate, send me an email and I will
send you the instructions. 
My email address is

blessings to you

Sacred living

 All loving acts in living one's life, are sacred offerings on the altar to the Divine.