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Earth Day 2021: Restore and Rewild the Earth and your Self

Each year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day / Jour de la Terre. For some, every day is Earth Day but this special day can also be an opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the world around us and perhaps renew our commitment to sustainability. For me, it begins with right relationship and… Continue reading Earth Day 2021: Restore and Rewild the Earth and your Self

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Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

You may already be familiar with Earth Day — which last year celebrated 50 years of commitment to a sustainable planet — and may have already planned how you will celebrate and honour it, perhaps by making changes in your home or work environment. This year's theme is Restore the Earth, and there are many… Continue reading Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

Earth Medicine, Moonday Musings, Soul Work

MoonDay Musings: Tree Allies

Guides and allies are revealed to us in different ways and in many forms. Amongst my allies are spirits, ancestors, stones, animals, plants and trees. One of my teachers connected to a mountain for guidance.  I often find guidance in my relationship with trees, which some indigenous folks call the Standing People. I am fortunate… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Tree Allies

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New Year for the Trees 2021

Pomegranate bud image by 18986 from Pixabay  Around our precious planet, our ancestors were tied to the cycles of Mama Earth, essential for those who depended on the land for food, shelter and sustenance. These cycles were celebrated through rituals and festivals, and evolved over time as their culture changed too. Many of these celebrations of our pagan… Continue reading New Year for the Trees 2021

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Reinventing the human

A sacred space for me, the pond at Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC These words from Thomas Berry, from his 1999 classic The Great Work, really resonated with me — again — today. “The historical mission of our times is to reinvent the human – at the species level, with critical reflection, within the community of… Continue reading Reinventing the human

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Foraged Winter Cedar Tea

Even though we are past traditional harvest season, we can enjoy the tastes of winter in our locales. There is an abundance of edible plants in all seasons, and winter is no exception. Here in Vancouver, BC, I'm surprised by just how much choice there is! On yesterday’s nature walk, I foraged a handful of… Continue reading Foraged Winter Cedar Tea

Earth Medicine, Wheel of the Year

Making the darkness conscious

The journey of spiritual enlightenment is not necessarily a direct or straight line. It is more like a spiral, coming back to what may feel like the beginning but with all the knowledge and experience from the journey. You are starting afresh, but with a new view of the world, with your newly acquired wisdom.… Continue reading Making the darkness conscious

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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

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Earth Day 2020: Take Action any way you can

You may already be familiar with Earth Day — this year celebrating its 50th anniversary and commitment to a sustainable planet — and may had already planned how to celebrate and honour it, by honouring Mama Earth or making changes in your home or work environment.  Of course, this year things are very different. Like… Continue reading Earth Day 2020: Take Action any way you can

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World Water Day 2020

Today is World Water Day, which is celebrated annually on March 22nd. “Treat the Earth well. She was not given to you by your parents. She was loaned to you by your children.” Our connection to Water is profound. Life on this planet came from water and is sustained by water. Yet that water is… Continue reading World Water Day 2020