Earth Medicine

Reinventing the human

A sacred space for me, the pond at Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC These words from Thomas Berry, from his 1999 classic The Great Work, really resonated with me — again — today. “The historical mission of our times is to reinvent the human – at the species level, with critical reflection, within the community of… Continue reading Reinventing the human

Earth Medicine

Be a steward for Mama Earth

I first posted this image and this quote from scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki three years ago, with a call to each of us to balance the elements within us. “We are capable of even greater things, to rediscover our home, to find ways to live in balance with the sacred elements." But in a… Continue reading Be a steward for Mama Earth

Wheel of the Year

Tu B’Shevat: New Year for the Trees

I love how so many cultures celebrate Spring and New Year in their religious and spiritual holidays. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and who follow the Wheel of the Year, will be celebrating Imbolc around February 1st. This holiday marked the first of three Spring celebrations in the Celtic Wheel of the Year:… Continue reading Tu B’Shevat: New Year for the Trees

Earth Medicine

Take Action: Celebrate Earth Day with sustainable changes at home

My theme for this lunar month is Love the Earth, Love your Self . . .  inspired by the arrival of Spring at the Vernal Equinox, Earth Day / International Mother Earth Day on April 22nd and the coming of Bealtaine on May 1st. Together all of these honour our relationship with Mama Earth and… Continue reading Take Action: Celebrate Earth Day with sustainable changes at home

Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies

Praying Rain and Cooling Green Freshness

UPDATE: This meditation was scheduled as a virtual group event for 8 PM Pacific Time on Monday, July 10th and it has now been spread across social media. People across North America - and beyond - have been participating at their own time, in their own place. Thank you for your energy. The organizer, L… Continue reading Praying Rain and Cooling Green Freshness

Divine Feminine, Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies

A Ritual and a Prayer on World Oceans Day 

On  World Oceans Day, I am reminded of the importance of this Kenyan proverb: "Treat the Earth well. She was not given to you by your parents. She was loaned to you by your children." So, today, on World Oceans Day, I will go to the sea and offer a healing ritual and blessing to… Continue reading A Ritual and a Prayer on World Oceans Day 

Earth Medicine

Let us all honour World Oceans Day on June 8th

In two days, June 8th, we celebrate World Oceans Day. Recognized by the UN, this is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. I am so lucky to live by the ocean. I can visit the beaches, and watch the seals and birds every day. I can walk out at… Continue reading Let us all honour World Oceans Day on June 8th

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

The restorative power of the Sunflower

My life, and the work I do, is inspired by my connection with Nature — entraining in her cycles and rhythms, living in right relationship with Mother Earth, healing physically and spiritually through that connection, sharing Earth Medicine and wisdom with others, and learning how we can live and thrive from the Principles of Nature… Continue reading The restorative power of the Sunflower

Divination Techniques & Tools, Witchy Ways

Is it time to come out of the broom closet?

Is it time to reclaim the word "witch"? Is it time for practitioners of this ancient ancestral practice to "come out of the broom closet"? It's a word — and belief — that has been embraced by some... yet mocked, feared, ridiculed, and worse, by others. But for many practitioners, it simply represents an earth-based… Continue reading Is it time to come out of the broom closet?