For years, friends, clients, and family have told me that I should find a way to share the skills and knowledge that I've gathered throughout my life. My focus has always been finding ways to combine spirituality and practicality. Practical mysticism is one way to describe my path through life. Here, in this blog, I … Continue reading Welcome!
* !FUNDRAISER! * I am moving from the sacred beauty of the southern high deserts of New Mexico to the ocean and mountains of the Pacific Northwest. I have the opportunity to work with a group of women to bring to life the next phase in my journey of teaching, healing, and transformation ... and … Continue reading Generosity
from my archives ~ 11/3/2007 Yesterday I picked up the new Mary Oliver poetry collection - she calls it "Thirst". The poems are darker and more filled with struggle than any of her previous books. The book is her response to losing her life partner, as well as her attempts to integrate her deep love … Continue reading Thirst
I did a tarot reading earlier today, it was good to see that after four days of intense vertigo I was able to pull some coherence of mind and intuition. We started out with a simple layout, moved on to adding more cards as the question become more clear, and circled back again to the … Continue reading Heart’s Desire
The word prediction comes from the same root as predicament, which is nearly always something unpleasant; prophecy, however, implies collaboration with the divine in order to co-create the most interesting, ingenious, and loving world possible. Our work together is thus a prophet-sharing venture.* ~ Caroline Casey ~ I had a question from a reader about … Continue reading Predict?
Guidance for the Week of September 15 through September 21 The Druid Craft Tarot I loved the Arthurian tales as a youngster and I read (and re-read) all the stories I could find, whether I understood them or not. There was something that thrilled inside of me, something that I recognized. Growing up in the … Continue reading Weekly Guidance: Sept 15
A few years ago I was scrolling through Twitter, my favorite avoidance technique on the planet, when I saw a thread that turned into a conversation about ADHD. The person I was reading was describing circumstances that were so challenging that my heart went out to him. And then, as I continued to read, my … Continue reading NeuroDiverse
My favorite time of evening is when the trees are sillouettes and the western skies rise from the blushing reds and oranges to the cooler twilight blues. Here, at sunset, the winds calm into stillness and there is peace. About a month ago, I was sitting out on the deck of our local cafe having … Continue reading Sadie
It's been quite a summer. For a long while, I haven't had the words to write, to share, to offer. Perhaps it was the heat that grabbed on and didn't let go until yesterday's cooling breezes. Perhaps it was the flocks of blue jays that descended on our little community and their raucous calls pushed … Continue reading Cooling Breeze
Breathing out … I release Breathing in … I accept Within the pause … I allow … Breath is the beginning the center the resting place the warning signal the gasp of joy the huff of fear the balance point Following the breath to my center I rest; holding myself in the stillness offering my … Continue reading Eternal Breath
Did you know that the Sabbath celebrated by the three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) each have their own day of Sabbath? We're most familiar, in the U.S., with the Christian Sabbath that is observed on Sunday. Even when I was growing up, in the 60s and 70s, almost all commerce shut down on Sunday … Continue reading Shabbos Oracle – Rising
On Thursdays, I meander across the road to sit at the local art gallery for the afternoon. I enjoy my time as docent. Often, it's quiet for hours, I can write, read, sit outside and watch the clouds sail over the mesas, and listen to the insects singing, invisibly, nearby. I chat with visitors to … Continue reading Values to Live By
Long time, no see! I'm popping in to say, "hello" and to let you know what's going on in my world of practical spirituality. It's been just over two weeks and my life has been a whirlwind that, honestly, came out of nowhere. Chaos is not random, it is a way that random things come … Continue reading Re-Turn
I invite you to take a journey with me into our shared past. Imagine a village, many many thousands of years ago. The people lived in a simple harmony with the land, the other creatures, and themselves. They were well nourished in body, mind, heart, and soul. The women tended the gardens as they learned … Continue reading Journey to the Past
Guidance for the Week of June 9 through June 15 Do you feel like you're here, on earth at this moment in time, for a reason? Do you feel that you are here to service a particular purpose? The guidance for this week is that it's time to listen more carefully, stand up, and welcome … Continue reading Inner Calling
I was on Twitter this morning and a tweet that initially made me smile, then made me think ... In my studies of Taoism, the underlying energy for me is one of flow and transformation - and never a static state of being. Never an empty account, never a full account. Instead, one that could … Continue reading Empty?
Night is falling, candles have been lit; the peace of the Sabbath descends upon my home. May the peace of Shabbos fill you and yours as well. One of the many experiences I appreciate about living in this community is the friendliness of my neighbors. They are here for one another and when I arrived, … Continue reading Shabbos Oracle ~ Friendship
I'm sure you've heard the saying, "when one door closes another opens." It's part of a longer quote attributed to Alexander Graham Bell: When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. I … Continue reading Doorways
I'll be resuming the blog tomorrow, now that I'm adjusting to my life without Shai. I wanted to share a poem with you that I wrote in his honor as the gift that he was for me. He was my heart, you know not too large, not too small soft ~ open to love fierce … Continue reading The Gift
My Shai died a little earlier today and we buried him in his bed with his blanket under a beautiful pine tree. My heart is broken - and will be taking a few days away from here.
Back in 2005, I was 47. I lived in a lovely semi-rural town in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. My daughter had moved out and on to her adult life in Boston, about to discover a world that she could not have imagined those mornings she stood at the end of the driveway looking … Continue reading Dream Big
Guidance ~ Week of May 26 to June 1 ~ Creativity ~ watch the sliver of inspiration wax to the fullness of creation Mawu I am the Moon, the Mother of Earth Creator of all life In the coolness of night By the Moon's brilliant light Make generous love Be pregnant with inspiration Give birth … Continue reading Creativity