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May 7, 2020

 Joseph Campbell's description of a hero's journey begins when the hero or heroine feels an inner calling to begin an adventure, a journey into the unknown.  The calling comes after a disruption, or a threat to one's existing life.  For some, this may be a failed relat...

March 16, 2020

So here we are.  In just a few days, we went from "normal" to being in a whole new landscape.  And when I look to the future, months from now, all I see is a future that is undetermined.  A future that is counting on us to be present in the here and now - to respond di...

February 7, 2020

We are facing a crumbling world.  The old paradigm is falling away and a new way is being ushered in at what feels like rapid speed, although, at the same time, not fast enough.  For many of us, the uncertainty of our times is frightening.  We lose our footing easily a...

January 23, 2020

As we approach the threshold to weaving a new world, nature and the feminine aspect pursues us.  For some she may whisper in your ear guiding you in a new direction.  For others, your lives may be dismantled through multiple means.  But rest assured, she strives to bri...

December 4, 2019

Here's a word most of us don't want to speak, refuse to acknowledge or to believe.   I get it.  Evil is a heavy word and why would we want to believe it exists?  We don't truly want to believe that there is anything that exists that is intentionally undermining our own...

October 31, 2019

The nights are growing chillier and the trees have lost their leaves.  I can see into the woods, the tall, slender, silver trunks of birch trees, the craggy, blackened bark of old apple trees, and the few stubborn oaks who hold onto their leaves til the bitter end.  Th...

June 29, 2019

The Sacred Marriage

What started out as a feeling, a thought, or a seed of consciousness when I was 29 years old, spoke so strongly to my heart that I have persevered all these years(I'm now 57!).  I've traveled to sacred sites through out the world, searching and seeki...

June 19, 2019

I walk down the deer-trodden path

Feeling the morning mist caress my skin

Flowers and summer leaves envelop me

Their sweet perfume, intoxicating

I'm cloaked in the bride's robe

I feel its weight upon my shoulders

Its fine weave speaks to my prominence

I feel your warmth welco...

May 1, 2019

Beltane is an ancient Celtic festival celebrated primarily in Ireland and Scotland on the first day of May.  It can also be traced as far back to Egypt and the people of Sumer.  On the surface, this holiday celebrates fertility during a time when many animals are mati...

April 18, 2019

The burning of Notre Dame has seized me completely and she is all I have thought about this week.

I was heartbroken when I first saw the flames blazing through the steeple of the Notre Dame in Paris.  Such a magnificent, historical and sacred landmark gone.  But at the...

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