I often turn to John O'Donoghue's beautiful book Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom for inspiration. Just as I do with Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations by Richard Wagamese, I often practise a little bibliomancy. . . I just open the book at a random page for wisdom. For more info about bibliomancy, click here. This passage… Continue reading The need for an Anam Cara, a Soul friend
This weekend in Canada — and many other countries — we celebrate the Labour Day long weekend. For me, especially in my school years, that weekend marked the end of summer and the return to school the day after Labour Day. In many ways, it also marked a new year... new school clothes, new books,… Continue reading Connecting with Mama Earth in liminal times
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
The Full Moon in Capricorn is a few days away on Saturday, July 8th at 9:06 PM Pacific Time. This Waxing part of LaLuna's journey has been so powerful and intense for me... and I sense that the Waning Phase will be equally as powerful. My theme for this month's lunar journey is Authentic Self… Continue reading Reconnecting to the Inner Fire of our Authentic Self
Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Moon Wheels, Energy Work, Rituals and Soul Work For the Monthly Lunar Journey In my earlier post today, I invited you to start working with a Moon Wheel in your daily / monthly spiritual practice. So, rather than re-invent the wheel - literally, LOL - I share with you… Continue reading Introducing Shekhinah Mountainwater’s Moon Wheels (an essential part of my daily practice)
And know this: even though one may be in the waning years, the journey still has far to go. And if you are in the waxing years, know that there is still much to learn and experience, and that spending time with the Mothers and Crones can illuminate your journey in ways you might not have imagined.
Last night I joined in a teleseminar led by Jean Shinoda Bolen, on the Goddess(es) in every woman after 50…. fascinating! During the event, she talked about the “C” word… yep, Crone! A word many of us are reclaiming, just as many of us are also reclaiming the word witch, both with wise and sacred traditions… Continue reading Embracing our Crone Wisdom