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 I have been occupied with "what ifs". Rather than allow my mind to take me on an aimless and futile journey; I called on my inner wisdom to direct the introspection. The following "what ifs" are not unique, new or even original. They have been around as topics of contemplation and discussion for millennia. … Continue reading What If…Musings
I did not arrive at today's post by saying, "I feel fabulous! Today I'm going to write about sunshine and rainbows." Nope; I'll hold onto that topic for another day. Honestly, I'm writing about creating more light, more love and more laughter because my attention has been drawn to the anger I spew into the … Continue reading Create more Light, more Love, more Laughter!
Something pretty amazing took place in my life several years ago. I can not recall the circumstances of my life and what was taking place at the time. The only thing I remember is the hearts. I began to notice heart shapes in nature. Several times a week I would see a heart. They could … Continue reading Message of Hearts
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)
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!
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
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