Earth Medicine

Healing with a rose in dark times

A rose reborn... I see signs everywhere. And this was one of them! We thought our rose plant had come to the end of its natural life. It had been failing for some time and put out only one or two blossoms a year, one often in January or February. So a couple of weeks… Continue reading Healing with a rose in dark times

Lunar Cycles

Earth-friendly Bathroom Freshener

This morning's new batch of bathroom air freshener using an essential oil blend of Pink Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lemon and Lime There are have been some tips circulating lately on social media about adding laundry soap or softener to one’s toilet tank in order to create a fresh bathroom smell. There have also been posts noting… Continue reading Earth-friendly Bathroom Freshener

Soul Work

Let your soul dance in the clouds

Wisdom from Grandmother Moon "If you ever want your soul to dance in the clouds, you will at some point have to juggle lightning and taste the thunder."- Christopher Poindexter, from "Remington Typewriter Poetry" It may feel like we are doing just that at present — juggling lightning, tasting thunder. In this time of initiatory… Continue reading Let your soul dance in the clouds

Moonday Musings

MoonDay Musings: Listen to the wind

Meditation takes many forms and each of us can create our own meditative practice — walking, sitting, practising yoga, some work in stillness, others with singing bowls or music — but what is key is the creation of sacred space, the connection to Self and Spirit, being in the flow, the listening . . .… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Listen to the wind

Sky Medicine, Wheel of the Year

Lion’s Gate 8:8 Portal 2020

I am neither an astrologer nor a numerologist, but have been fascinated by the Lion's Gate 8:8 concept for a few years, especially as it is closely aligned with both true Lúnasa (NH) and true Imbolg (SH), which in 2020 occurs on August 7th at 06:27 PDT (13:27  UTC). Some call this celebration Old Lammas or… Continue reading Lion’s Gate 8:8 Portal 2020

Moonday Musings

Moonday Musings: My body is a wilderness

These words from Ojibway author Richard Wagamese, now walking with the ancestors, always move me, and remind me of my connection to the land, sea and sky around me. “My body is a wilderness. To understand that I need to inhabit it. I need to contemplate, meditate, and reflect on it just as I need… Continue reading Moonday Musings: My body is a wilderness

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Lúnasa Blessings!

Traditional Lúnasa arrives at sunset tonight, as does Imbolg, for those in the Southern Hemisphere! In the Celtic Wheel of the Year, we celebrate not just one Autumn Festival but three:  the First Harvest (aka First Fruit) of Lúnasa, traditionally celebrated on August 1st; the Second Harvest at the Autumn Equinox (aka Fómhar, Mabon and Alban Elfed) on September… Continue reading Lúnasa Blessings!

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Join me in cycling to beat kids’ cancer in August’s #GCCC2020

The challenge is on! #GCCC2020 begins on August 1st! This is my FIFTH year and I am proud to be a #GCCChampion this year. That’s why I am sharing here, as well as on my personal social media pages. My commitment to earth-based spirituality also means working to raise awareness to the health of all… Continue reading Join me in cycling to beat kids’ cancer in August’s #GCCC2020

Lunar Cycles

Self Sovereignty and the New Moon in Cancer

You may have noticed that we have, once again, a New Moon in Cancer this month. This does happen at times. That being said, the Moon moves into Leo a mere three hours after moving into its New phase, so some may choose to call this a New Moon in Leo. But for me, this double… Continue reading Self Sovereignty and the New Moon in Cancer

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies, Soul Work

A Release Ritual with Stones

Photo by bantersnaps on Unsplash In our previous post — Create space for something wonderful... — I shared some thoughts on the Full Moon, that the energies of the moon and sky can "raise our awareness to our own transformation, to the shifts in perspective that have been whispering quietly just under the surface of our conscious minds…… Continue reading A Release Ritual with Stones