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
Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Full Moon in Libra, known by some as The Pink Moon (first Full Moon of springtime) April 10th at 11:08 PM Pacific Time / April 11th at 06:08 UTC 🌝🌕 Ah, the Pink Moon... named as such by First Nations people in some parts of North America because of… Continue reading Balancing with the Full Pink Moon in Libra
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
My greatest teacher is Mama Earth... I learn so much from her. What do you learn from Mama Earth? Or perhaps you have another teacher with whom you connect even more? These words by Canadian poet Shane L. Koyczan express my feelings for Mama Earth much more eloquently than I could. I sit before flowers… Continue reading I sit before flowers to learn their Wisdom
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
Much of what we know of early Celtic culture, history and spirituality is reconstructed. In what was primarily an oral tradition, little was inked onto paper or etched into stone that has endured to our time. So, what we know about that culture comes primarily from songs and poetry handed down over centuries in the… Continue reading Fire in the Belly: Celtic Inner Cauldrons
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!