I am re-reading Angeles Arrien's book The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Healer, Teacher and Visionary, and always find new insights, new lessons and new ways forward. If you are not familiar with the book, I share below just one of the aspects — the Four Shamanic Questions — that I come… Continue reading Four Shamanic Questions and Healing Salves
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
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.
Aging is a curious thing. As I look around me, to my friends and family and colleagues, I see that we each age so very differently — physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I am definitely embracing the “crone” years and the wisdom and freedom that brings. I still feel very young, and plan to for some… Continue reading Opening the Silver Gate of Wisdom
Yesterday I wrote about the New Moon in Cancer, and how in this month's journey we connect to our creativity, nurturing and mothering/birthing (self, others, etc). And then this morning, I came across a book I had read last year but which somehow found its way onto my desk. I have no idea how that happened ....… Continue reading Opening your Rustic Gate of Wisdom
As I age, I am more and more intrigued by tales of aging in other cultures... the journey from Youth to Elder... from Maiden to Crone ... the challenges that cannot be imagined in our youth... the opportunities that still exist for growth, transformation and the gaining of wisdom. Cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien shares a… Continue reading Journeying through The Rustic Gate of Creativity