Goddess, Pagan, Spirituality, Wise Woman Bean Gealach

August Full Moon: Celebrating Diana, goddess of The Hunt & Moon

Some of the earliest gods and goddesses from ancient cultures are associated with heavenly bodies — the Sun, the Moon and the stars— and with the Earth itself, each attributed with a specific energy (feminine or masculine) and with specific functions, not unlike today’s Christian saints and their “patronage” (e.g. Saint Cecilia, patroness of musicians;… Continue reading August Full Moon: Celebrating Diana, goddess of The Hunt & Moon

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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

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”

Celtic Shamanism, Lunar Cycles, Personal Development, Spirituality

The need for an Anam Cara, a Soul friend

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

Full Moon, Rituals and Ceremonies, Spirituality, Wise Woman Bean Gealach, Witchy Ways

Balancing with the Full Pink Moon in Libra

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

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

Blessings, Health, Journeys, Mother Earth, Spirituality

I sit before flowers to learn their Wisdom

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