Moonday Musings

MoonDay Musings: Recognizing Happiness

As we start the new year, and new decade, it seemed appropriate to focus on a single theme in this first month — mindfulness — which I will explore each week, guided by words from various teachers. So . . .  mindfulness. An interesting concept, with multi-layered perspectives. But what is mindfulness? One could say… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Recognizing Happiness

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

Spirituality

Divine Imperfection and Repeated “Mistakes”

Last January, I shared my thoughts on Divine Imperfection: the Joy of Making Mistakes, inspired by a Neil Gaiman quote from 2011. The original post resonated with many people, and I received several private messages and emails with thoughts and comments that folks hesitated to post publicly. And that’s okay too! A common thread in these private… Continue reading Divine Imperfection and Repeated “Mistakes”

Divination Techniques & Tools, Lunar Cycles, Soul Work

Reconnecting to the Inner Fire of our Authentic Self

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

Wheel of the Year

Beltaine… a ritual, a man, a dog, a miracle

Yesterday I went to a nearby river for my Beltaine celebration and ritual. It was a profound experience on many levels but even more so because of an extraordinary moment with a man and his dog. The experience started before I left home, as I prepared my offerings for the ritual. Then, several times, I… Continue reading Beltaine… a ritual, a man, a dog, a miracle

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Wisdom of the Acorn

When Nature plants an acorn, it strives to yield its potential — and destiny — as a magnificent oak, its growth tempered only by the amount of sun, rain, and nutrients. But what of we humans? What other factors may be in play? Our beliefs — and that of others — can shape who we… Continue reading Wisdom of the Acorn

Earth Medicine, Journeys

Expand your life with courage

Anaïs Nin said that “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage." What do you think? Do we all start with an infinite amount of courage? Do we "unlearn" courage? Do we "learn" fear? Is fear the same for everyone? I don't think it is. What might be a simple act for some of… Continue reading Expand your life with courage