Summer Solstice: the Seat of the Fire

Welcome Summer! Summer is many things and there are vast teachings about this season. Today I wish to honor the fire. Fire burns but it is also brings transformation and renewal. Fire represents Spirit and the elemental spark within all of life. Fire helps us to remember the intensity and passion present in life. Take … Continue reading Summer Solstice: the Seat of the Fire

Free Yourself from Whatever is Weighing You Down

First thing this morning I observed a large flock of pelicans in flight. They were flying over the Briones, which are the hills near my home. It was a large flock, much larger than I have seen in the past. When nature or creatures in nature catch my notice I pay attention. I call upon … Continue reading Free Yourself from Whatever is Weighing You Down

Offering Thanks Restores You to Beauty

A Native American Elder once told me, "If we would remember to say thank you, we would never need another ceremony." I'll never forget him telling me this because it was also an instruction. I knew that at the time. We were sitting inside the tepee before the prayer ceremony began. It was just the … Continue reading Offering Thanks Restores You to Beauty

1000 Years

The majesty of Redwood Forests in California never fails to impress me. It is what lingers long after my visit that has me pondering the feeling they impart. If you had occasion to walk among these ancient ones it may be that you felt it too. There is a gentleness that is combined with strength … Continue reading 1000 Years

RED TENT MOONLODGE GATHERING: SUMMER TEACHINGS

You are invited to join me on MAY 31, 2014 at Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, Children's Chapel from 12:30pm - 4:30pm (PDT) for Red Tent Moonlodge Gathering: Summer Teachings! The church address is: 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94549. Register via Eventbrite: http://redtentmoonlodge.eventbrite.com Women of all ages come to rest, renew and remember … Continue reading RED TENT MOONLODGE GATHERING: SUMMER TEACHINGS

Reminders of the Divine

I have written and talked at length about the beauty in nature and the Divine element present there. For me it is easy to see the spark of the Sacred revealed in nature. I also recognize and note it in animals and small children. My greater challenge is acknowledging it in people. There is irony … Continue reading Reminders of the Divine

A Red Tent Moonlodge Gathering

You are invited to join me on MARCH 1, 2014 at Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, Children's Chapel from 12:30pm - 4:30pm (PDT) for A Red Tent Moonlodge Gathering! The church address is: 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94549. Register via Eventbrite: http://redtentmoonlodge.eventbrite.com Women of all ages come to rest, renew and remember your … Continue reading A Red Tent Moonlodge Gathering

Simple Pleasures

Many years ago I learned how to take in the simple pleasures that life offers. I was lucky enough to travel with a very, dear friend of mine. She was a Native American Creek Elder. Everyday she found delight in something. Upon waking and seeing you for the day she always embraced you, saying, "Good … Continue reading Simple Pleasures