Aging, Healing, Health, Personal Development

My body is a wilderness

Oh how I love these words from Ojibway author Richard Wagamese, who left us earlier this year to walk with The Ancestors. His words inspire me daily, especially in his book Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations. "My body is a wilderness. To understand that I need to inhabit it. I need to contemplate, meditate, and reflect… Continue reading My body is a wilderness

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Earth Medicine, Healing, Herbalism, Rituals and Ceremonies, Sacred Land

Life is Ceremony

Yesterday I attended a workshop led by The Medicine Collective, a group of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge-Keepers, at the xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm. Such a profound and healing experience. We began with ritual… with ceremony… with sharing... standing in Circle, honouring our ancestors and the unceded land of the Musqueam People,… Continue reading Life is Ceremony

Earth Medicine, Environment, Healing, Meditation, Rituals and Ceremonies, Sacred Land

Praying Rain and Cooling Green Freshness

UPDATE: This meditation was scheduled as a virtual group event for 8 PM Pacific Time on Monday, July 10th and it has now been spread across social media. People across North America - and beyond - have been participating at their own time, in their own place. Thank you for your energy. The organizer, L… Continue reading Praying Rain and Cooling Green Freshness

Cleansing, Earth Medicine, Healing, Rituals and Ceremonies, Witchy Ways

A Healing Ritual for Yemaya (and YOU) on World Oceans Day

Thursday, June 8th is World Oceans Day, a day the United Nations has set aside each year as a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year’s theme is Our Oceans, Our Future, with a conservation focus of “encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier… Continue reading A Healing Ritual for Yemaya (and YOU) on World Oceans Day

Earth Medicine, Healing, Hedgewitch, Herbalism, Mother Earth, Sacred Land, Shamanism, Spirituality, Witchy Ways

Creating a Relationship with your Plant Allies

A member of our Wise Woman Bean Gealach Circle recently asked about working with Clover as a plant ally, and what that meant.  I responded on a herbal/medicinal level but also suggested I would post separately about what it means to work with our Plant Allies from a shamanic perspective, not just a medicinal one.… Continue reading Creating a Relationship with your Plant Allies

Alternative & Holistic Health, Healing

Healing begins within

If the label fits . . . LOL. And yes, I consider myself a hedgewitch. But on a serious note, what does healing mean to you?  And how to you bring and maintain self-healing into your life? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines healing, in part, as "to make sound or whole". The National Institutes for Health… Continue reading Healing begins within

Alternative & Holistic Health, Earth Medicine, Healing, Health, Herbalism

The healing power of the humble dandelion 

I love working with the local herbs I find on my plant walk, a daily ritual for me, foraging in the neighbourhood. And some of my favourite medicines are crafted from what some consider weeds, such as the dandelion and the plantain. I collect dandelion roots in both Spring and Autumn — always ethically and… Continue reading The healing power of the humble dandelion