30 06, 2020

Unexpected Blessings

Musings, Plant Medicine|

She prefers to open her flowers in the morning and evening when it's cooler   I'm a creative gardener.  That's what I call it anyway.  I've got a live and let live mentality with most of the plants in my gardens, and I do my best to plant [...]

15 11, 2019

December 2019: Solstice Medicine


Welcome to the last month of the decade! Quite a journey it's been, yes?  How far have you come since 2010?  How much has changed in your life? I'm looking forward to the turning of the wheel at Winter Solstice, December 21st, when I will take down my mesa (altar) [...]

26 10, 2019

November 2019: Retreat Fun!


We had such a fun retreat weekend for the mentorship students! And starting in April, 2020, Retreats will be open to the public. I'm excited to announce that our next retreat is April 17 - 19, in the mountains of WNC, right near Asheville, NC.  We'll spend 3 days at [...]

1 10, 2019

October Newsletter ~ Creating Ritual

Teachings, Tools|

  As we enter the season of Autumn, watching the leaves and plants begin to die away, and the energy palpably shifting, it's a potent time for being intentional and mindful, and Ritual is one of the best ways to do this tangibly. For me, Winter Solstice (Dec. 21st) is [...]

30 08, 2019

September: Shamanic Training


About 16 years ago people started asking me to train them in the shamanic practices that I was using in my daily life and with private clients, and to offer more than the semi-regular workshops that I was sharing. Up to that point, it hadn't occurred to me to train [...]

26 07, 2019

Andean New Year

Ritual, Teachings|

August 1st is the Andean New Year, celebrated in Peru. Pachamama's birthday and a day of complete reset for everyone. It's a wonderful time to take some personal meditation space and unhook, from everything, and reset your energy. In the Andean tradition, you unhook from everything and recapitulate your life, [...]

26 07, 2019

End of Life Thoughts

Mentorship, Musings|

In our most recent online Shamanic Mentorship session, we explored our theme for the month:  Freedom, while diving into the work of looking at our own death, and the freedom that comes from going back into the Oneness. It's not always an easy conversation to have, discussing our mortality and [...]

2 07, 2019

Mountain Freedom

Musings, Ritual|

When I sit on top of a mountain, overlooking sweeping vistas and communing with pristine nature, I feel free.  Making offerings and being in ritual expands my sense of internal freedom and my connection with Earth, and all beings. I’m deeply grateful that I have the freedom to drive up [...]

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