Earth Medicine

An Offering Bag for Ayni with Mama Earth

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Day 18, Waning Gibbous Moon 🌖 5 days to Winter Solstice As we approach Winter Solstice — The North in the Medicine Wheel, home of Mama Earth — this is a natural time for introspection, to dig deeper into our Selves, and a good time to examine our relationship… Continue reading An Offering Bag for Ayni with Mama Earth

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Butterfly Medicine: beauty and endurance

I used to think of animal scales as a form of protection and camouflage (as well as for heat control), and for many they are. But they can also be a thing of beauty, with their intricate and colourful patterns. I am mesmerized by the beauty of a butterfly's wing... minute colourful scales shimmering in… Continue reading Butterfly Medicine: beauty and endurance

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Praying Peace… and speaking out

Today many countries observe Remembrance Day, in honour of those who we lost... those who have fallen... in service of others, in service of freedom. In these troubled times, many of us have loved ones engaged in active conflicts... in warfare... fighting terrorism... and aiding in the humanitarian efforts to support the injured and the… Continue reading Praying Peace… and speaking out

Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

Balancing at The Equinox: a transforming step in the Spiral Dance of the Year

The September 22nd Equinox celebration is very special. Several of us have banded together in support of YOUR Equinox Journey, offering new spreads; info on how to work with the Colours of Autumn; tips on working with your Inner Cauldron;  new additions for your Art Journal;  creative writing tips; working with Lilith; the journey of… Continue reading Balancing at The Equinox: a transforming step in the Spiral Dance of the Year

Earth Medicine

Finding your tribe

Tribe. Home. Community. Family. Whatever you call it, it's essential for your spirit, soul and well-being to find a place of acceptance, love and nurturing, a place where you can express yourself freely .... even when (or especially when!) opinions differ... Where you can be you. In the words of Starhawk, "We are all longing… Continue reading Finding your tribe

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Sharing my song with the world

What is the "story" that you are singing? What is your song? What is the "story" that others are singing? I like to think that I live in a world of awareness, intention, love and possibility... That's my song. I sing my hopes, my dreams, my love of Nature and Her people, her creatures and… Continue reading Sharing my song with the world

Earth Medicine, Spirituality

Changing the story of our Soul

"Our bodies are made of stardust; our souls are made of stories." - Rev. Thomas Rhodes So many of us are shocked and saddened by the current state of our planet and its people — the violence, fear, inequality, non-sustainability — and speak of their despair, that they feel powerless to change it. But what… Continue reading Changing the story of our Soul

Earth Medicine, Spirituality

All Land is Sacred

I have come to believe that all land is sacred... and that we are in relationship with the land, no matter where we live now or where we are from. Our Sacred Land and Sacred Spaces are around us, with us. My ancestors created sacred spaces in their lands — Ireland, England, and the Isle… Continue reading All Land is Sacred

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Gandhi was right about the Earth… it satisfies needs not greed

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.” I believe this to be true. Today is Earth Day - April 22nd - and I am continuing in my commitment to support and honour this planet with sustainable renewable use of its resources. As we used to say… Continue reading Gandhi was right about the Earth… it satisfies needs not greed

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Connect to Earth Magick through ancestral skills

Yes, as this quote advises us... It is definitely time to reconnect to the Magick of the Earth! And it is the perfect time to connect - or reconnect - with the crafts and skills of our Ancestors. So many household skills and crafts that were practised by previous generations - even those practised recently… Continue reading Connect to Earth Magick through ancestral skills