New Moon – Accelerate Your New Beginnings

New Moon – Accelerate Your New Beginnings

the moon so pure a wandering monk carries it across the sand                                                                                – Matsuo Basho Once a month we have the opportunity for a dynamic reset in our lives when our lunar planet reaches its new moon phase.  In this magical…

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It’s Spring Equinox!

It’s Spring Equinox!

Spring blew in to the Pacific Northwest this month. Snow, grapple, rain and snow showers have greeted us every day for over a week. Some places are finally receiving a glorious soaking of blessed moisture. Spring is an opportunity for us to rebalance and re-calibrate our lives for the year. It is a powerful time of renewal and emergence. As bears begin to come out of hibernation, so do we humans. What is seeking to emerge in you right now?…

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Spring Ceremonies of Life Force and Renewal

Spring Ceremonies of Life Force and Renewal

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower drives my green age -Dylan Thomas Spring has arrived in our Northern Hemisphere – radiant with the ruffles of daffodils, trumpets of pink dogwoods and the blare of crimson tulips. Birds fly with thin threads of palm fronds and sticks of cedar for their nests. Red Tail Hawks circle and dive, circle and dive. Spring is an unstoppable force as our planet tilts back towards the sun, God of Life. We…

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Earth Ceremonies

Earth Ceremonies

It’s spring in the northern hemisphere. What a scintillating pleasure to be in the backyard again with bright yellow tulips and heliotrope lilacs throwing their arms into the scented air.

The heartbeat of the garden is the rock cairn altar I built several years ago. It is dedicated to the Andean earth mother, Pachamama. The stones that create the altar are volcanic pinks, yellows, golds and burgundies from high up on Mount Shasta in the Cascade Range of California.