Moonday Musings

Hold space as an Isumataq

Pictured is an Inuit inunnguaq, aka inukshuk It has been said that there is no word for shaman or teacher in the Inuit language (Inuktitut), but the concept of the "Isumataq" combines these in a wonderful way. There are many definitions (and spellings!) of Isumataq: one who listensknowledgeable advisorstoryteller But this is my favourite definition:… Continue reading Hold space as an Isumataq

Lunar Cycles

MoonDay Musings: Bird Medicine

  “Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams, from “When Women Were… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Bird Medicine

Wheel of the Year

MoonDay Musings: honour your rhythms

My personal theme for this lunar month (and also shared in “13 Moons, 13 Goddesses”) is “Pause”. As one turn in the Wheel of the Years completes, another begins. And in this Pause, this “Time of No Time”, we dream . . . we remember . . . and we envision what is ahead. And… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: honour your rhythms

Lunar Cycles

MoonDay Musings: Wisdom from Ivy 

In the Celtic Tree Month calendar, September 30 to October 27 is the Ivy Moon, the final moon before Samhain. Although I personally do not follow the Celtic Tree Month Calendar — a 13-month lunar calendar inspired by the Ogham tree symbols and popularized by Robert Graves (and largely debunked by Celtic scholars) — it… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Wisdom from Ivy 

Soul Work

MoonDay Musings: Find your Inner Peace

How do you find your inner peace? For me, it is about connection with my Self... being grounded and aligned with my values and, most importantly, being present and standing in a place of positive intent. If you feel that connection to Self slipping, take a moment and breathe slowly... deeply... connect to your heart...… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Find your Inner Peace

Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

MoonDay Musings: Processing change and release

Personal change can be both rewarding and tumultuous... and not just because of the process itself, but because of the emotions associated with the change. Change in the world around us — natural, social, political — can also be chaotic and unsettling, even when it is positive change. And at this time of the Waning… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Processing change and release

Divination Techniques & Tools, Soul Work

MoonDay Musings: Creativity

What does creativity mean in your life? How does it manifest? Often, when I am working with clients — or talking with friends — I hear folks denigrate their own creative abilities.... denying that they have them... feeling hemmed in by traditional definitions of creativity.... afraid to consider that they might be creative at all.… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Creativity

Divination Techniques & Tools

MoonDay Musings: Lighten your Spirit

Maybe it's because I'm on vacation this week — or maybe it's just because I love to move, to dance, to sway to the rhythm of music and drums — but these words from Rumi struck a chord within me. When we move — in whatever way our physical body allows us — we free… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Lighten your Spirit

Divination Techniques & Tools

MoonDay Musings: Manifesting your world

Some time ago, I was chatting with a friend who quoted these words from Emerson... which prompted a very lively discussion on what the underlying message actually might be. “Be careful what you set your heart on, for it will surely be yours." We have all heard so many variations of this idea: be careful… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Manifesting your world

Divination Techniques & Tools

MoonDay Musings: Choose Happiness

Happiness is a choice, a reaction, a conscious decision . . . You can: Create your present. Create your future. Choose loving-kindness. Choose happiness. In the words of Pema Chödrön: "Everything is material for the seed of happiness, if you look into it with inquisitiveness and curiosity. The future is completely open, and we are… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Choose Happiness