All around the world and throughout time people have been engaged with ritual. Whether these ceremonies are elaborate or disarmingly simple they play a vital role for the human psyche. Ritual allows us to step out of ordinary time. We pause and connect to something much larger than ourselves that also dwells within us. During … Continue reading The Importance of Ritual
I've been giving some serious thought to a concept shared with me many years ago by a Native American Elder. They said, "We stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us." At the time I likened this to my upbringing that taught, "respect your elders." I did my best to honor and … Continue reading The Shoulders We Stand On
We've been sold a story. It goes something like this: you are small, you are weak, you're just one person, what difference can you make? Besides you are unworthy, you're too this or not enough of that. You're broken, a victim, so shut up, stand down, be submissive and struggle through. The main intention of … Continue reading We Are Powerful
Today is a day celebrated in many cultures as the mid point between winter and spring. There are a variety of rituals and celebrations that are held both in the spirit of hope and in an invocation of welcome. Today is significant because it is at this point that the ancestors took time to both … Continue reading Mid-Winter Celebrations
Have you ever found yourself feeling overcome with emotion? Maybe you have walked into a room that feels like the air itself is pressing down on you? These can be indications of a room or space that needs a good clearing out. Sometimes it is not enough to scrub the place clean. Many times the … Continue reading Clearing the Air and Energy
Do you want to better understand the wilderness along with your interactions and connections with Nature? Check out: We Are Wildness. Their mission is “to help improve the health of the planet by inspiring people all over the world to reconnect with Nature.” I invite you to visit their site to learn more. You will … Continue reading The Four Directions of the Medicine Wheel (And How They Affect Your Life)
The rain has found its way here once again! For those of you not living in Northern California this may not register much of an impact. To the many folks who do live here or live in a similar climate where rain is scarce, any falling of water from the skies is cause for celebration! … Continue reading Rain Dance of Celebration!
I am beyond excited today! Today is the first time I've had the chance to see one of my stories in print! There is no describing the elation I felt when I saw the book cover! Some time ago I fell head over heels in love with writing fiction that has a message for the … Continue reading Dreams Manifested: Short Story Published!
The adventure continues! I had the chance to write another guest blog post for We Are Wildness. Their mission is “to help improve the health of the planet by inspiring people all over the world to reconnect with Nature.” I find this a practical and inspirational approach. I invite you to visit their site to … Continue reading Lessons of Summer, The South
Come and learn Native American Traditional Teachings regarding women, their "Moontime" and their importance within the tribe or community. Discover how you can apply these teachings to enrich your own life. You are invited to join me on SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 at Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, Children's Chapel from 12:30pm - 4:30pm (PDT) for … Continue reading RED TENT MOONLODGE GATHERING: AUTUMN IMMERSION