Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies

Healing as Spiritual Kintsugi

It has been said that a shaman can be defined as a wounded healer... although there is more to being a shaman or shamanic practitioner, such as: the process of how that wound is healed and how that wound becomes transformative the relationship between the shaman and their community the relationship between the shaman and… Continue reading Healing as Spiritual Kintsugi

Earth Medicine

The Heart and Summer Fire

I love the changing of the seasons and what each brings to us in this beautiful cycle of life throughout the year . . .  from Spring's growth and fertility through to Summer's abundance, to Autumn's harvest and release, to Winter's rest, followed by the renewal of Spring again.. Summer is with us now and… Continue reading The Heart and Summer Fire

Earth Medicine

My body is a wilderness

Oh how I love these words from Ojibway author Richard Wagamese, who left us earlier this year to walk with The Ancestors. His words inspire me daily, especially in his book Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations. "My body is a wilderness. To understand that I need to inhabit it. I need to contemplate, meditate, and reflect… Continue reading My body is a wilderness

Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies

Life is Ceremony

Yesterday I attended a workshop led by The Medicine Collective, a group of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge-Keepers, at the xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm. Such a profound and healing experience. We began with ritual… with ceremony… with sharing... standing in Circle, honouring our ancestors and the unceded land of the Musqueam People,… Continue reading Life is Ceremony

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

Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies, Witchy Ways

A Healing Ritual for Yemaya (and YOU) on World Oceans Day

Thursday, June 8th is World Oceans Day, a day the United Nations has set aside each year as a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year’s theme is Our Oceans, Our Future, with a conservation focus of “encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier… Continue reading A Healing Ritual for Yemaya (and YOU) on World Oceans Day

Earth Medicine, 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