Earth Medicine, Elements, Lunar Cycles, Personal Development, Personal Growth, Spirituality

Tending Your Inner Flame with the Four Elements

Throughout the world — and across many spiritualities — a candle is a symbol of hope, love, faith, and prayer. For me, it represents the flame of our spirituality, the spark that connects us to Spirit, to the Divine, to our intuition and to our Wise Inner Self. How do you tend that Inner Fire? For… Continue reading Tending Your Inner Flame with the Four Elements

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Personal Development, Personal Growth, Self-Limiting Beliefs, Shadow Work, Spirituality

Divine Imperfection and Repeated “Mistakes”

Last January, I shared my thoughts on Divine Imperfection: the Joy of Making Mistakes, inspired by a Neil Gaiman quote from 2011. The original post resonated with many people, and I received several private messages and emails with thoughts and comments that folks hesitated to post publicly. And that’s okay too! A common thread in these private… Continue reading Divine Imperfection and Repeated “Mistakes”

Lunar Cycles, Personal Growth, Releases, Soul Questions, Waning Gibbous Moon

Soul Work for the Waning Moon: The Gift of Time

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Although we are still basking in the energy of yesterday's Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse,  and Lunar Lughnasadh, LaLuna continues to move in her cycle and has started to move away from the midpoint of fullness and is now starting to very gently wane towards her Dark/New phase. In this… Continue reading Soul Work for the Waning Moon: The Gift of Time

Life Hacks, Lunar Cycles, Personal Growth, Waxing Gibbous, Witchy Ways

Rejuvenating with the April Moon

Seven Tips for bringing more energy (and less clutter!) into your life We are halfway between the First Quarter Moon and the Full Moon, which arrives April 10th at 11:08 PM PDT (April 11th 06:08 UTC). This is the Waxing Gibbous phase. The face of the moon is so much brighter, with a smaller crescent… Continue reading Rejuvenating with the April Moon

Imbolc, Personal Growth, Soul Questions, Spirituality

The Spirituality of Friendship

As we honour the goddess Brighid and her transition from Crone back to Maiden at Imbolc* (see footer), consider taking some time to meditate or reflect on the women in your life . . .  your friendships with women — the Maidens, the Women, the Crones — and how your friendships have changed throughout the… Continue reading The Spirituality of Friendship

Personal Development, Personal Growth, Self-Limiting Beliefs, Shadow Work

Divine Imperfection: the Joy of Making Mistakes

This time last year, I posted Neil Gaiman's well-known quote about mistakes, and it's something that still resonates so deeply with me. If you haven’t heard his quote, here’s the background: On December 31, 2011, Gaiman (one of my favourite writers) posted this thought-provoking New Year's Wish in his online journal: "I hope that in… Continue reading Divine Imperfection: the Joy of Making Mistakes

Holding Space, Personal Development, Personal Growth, Spirituality

Only Connect!

Many years ago, I heard a quote from E. M. Forster that so moved me. “Only Connect!” And I have lived by that, as I believe that one of the greatest wonders in our world is our ability to connect with others. The full quote from his novel Howard's End is: Only connect! That was the… Continue reading Only Connect!