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

Lunar Cycles, Wheel of the Year

Moonday Musings: The Veils of Samhain

In a recent blog post (Forgiveness and Release at Samhain), I shared some thoughts on the veils associated with Samhain, which marks the New Year in the Celtic / Pagan Wheel of the Year. We often talk about the veils between the physical world and the Otherworld being so thin at this time, allowing us… Continue reading Moonday Musings: The Veils of Samhain

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”

Wheel of the Year

Transforming your Shadow with the Third Quarter Moon

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) Day 24, Third Quarter Moon in Scorpio 🌓🌗 Throughout all the social media that I've been reading yesterday and today, many have written about the intensity of this Third Quarter Moon in Scorpio. I definitely felt it yesterday, so today consulted my iLuna app from Lunarium UK, who had… Continue reading Transforming your Shadow with the Third Quarter Moon

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Divine Imperfection: the Joy of Making Mistakes

This time last year, I posted Neil Gaiman's well-known quote about mistakes, and it's something that still resonates so deeply with me. If you haven’t heard his quote, here’s the background: On December 31, 2011, Gaiman (one of my favourite writers) posted this thought-provoking New Year's Wish in his online journal: "I hope that in… Continue reading Divine Imperfection: the Joy of Making Mistakes

Earth Medicine, Journeys

Making The Darkness Conscious

The journey of spiritual enlightenment is not necessarily a direct or straight line. . . it is more like a spiral, coming back to what may feel like the beginning but with all the knowledge and experience from the journey . . .  you are starting afresh, but with a new view of the world,… Continue reading Making The Darkness Conscious

Spirituality

Dancing with the energy of our Souls

As we approach the Equinox on September 22nd, the theme for our monthly journey with Grandmother Moon is Balance and Harmony. Someone recently suggested to me that this was an impossible task. He asked, "How can we humans have perfect balance when the Earth itself achieves it only twice a year?" That may be true...… Continue reading Dancing with the energy of our Souls