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
Rain Dance of Celebration!
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!
Dreams Manifested: Short Story Published!
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!
A Gift of Fox Medicine
Each day I like to start my morning by being outside. Luckily, my balcony affords me a gorgeous view of the Briones, which are rolling hills in Northern California. I begin my day there because Nature brings me to balance and offers inspiration. I am normally gifted with something that helps to direct my day … Continue reading A Gift of Fox Medicine
RED TENT MOONLODGE GATHERING: AUTUMN IMMERSION
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
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
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
Book Excerpt-Second Installment
Okay here is the long awaited second installment book excerpt from "You've Got the Magic in You". Enjoy! This work by Shelly O’Connell, M.Div. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. ... No longer questioning how a professionally made business card carries a personal message for me, or … Continue reading Book Excerpt-Second Installment
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
Our lives call us to attend to the special moments. All over the world people have created rich and diverse ways to mark the milestones of life. Weddings, births, deaths and everything in between are indicators of this being something other than an ordinary day. Rituals assist us in fashioning ways to honor these sacred … Continue reading Birthday Ritual