"Water is sacred. It is the first medicine. Without water there would be no life." These are only a few of the statements and teachings about water that were offered by the Native American Elders I've been blessed to encounter. Their reverence for water compelled me to view my use of water in a whole … Continue reading Water is Sacred
The Importance of Ritual
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
The Shoulders We Stand On
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 Are Powerful
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
Create more Light, more Love, more Laughter!
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!
Healing Takes Many Forms
I had the opportunity to write an article for Kajama, an online magazine. The article is on healing. To view the full story follow this link: kajama.com/… Featured Article September 30th. Blessings!
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
Clearing the Air and Energy
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
Little Teachers on Being Present
I'm learning to be fully present. It has happened quite by accident! Oh sure, I've had an idea of living in this way. I actually return to the notion over and over because my mind has run away from the present moment once again. The reasons I check out from being fully in the moment … Continue reading Little Teachers on Being Present
Message of Hearts
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