Clearing Up Misconceptions About Women Honoring Cultures

There are some misconceptions about women honoring cultures that come from viewing them from the outside. We all see the world from our own lens. If you’ve never tasted bread fruit, I can describe it and tell you about my experience of it, but that won’t give you enough information to know what it tastes […]

Why Cuddle Party is the Perfect Winter Activity

I’m so grateful for our follower’s questions and feedback. It helps us to know how people are thinking. Lately I got some criticism about the Cuddle Party we are hosting at the Winter Retreat. Transformation requires a release of old thinking, so let me give you some things to consider. You may find that cuddle […]

How Moon Energy Impacts Us

All this talk about new and full moon energy can be confusing. Let’s see if we can make some sense of the astrological impact that the moon has on our energy, shall we? New Moon Energy There are 13 moon cycles each year. The new moon is when the sun and moon are in perfect […]

Wrapping Your Head Around Complimentary Duality

When you’re working on spiritual growth, there are times when you’re like a hermit crab. You have to crawl out of your comfy little shell and move into a new home because you expand. You need more space for all the ways you’re growing. Other times you have to recreate your whole universe because the […]

Dark Moon, New Moon. What’s the Difference?

Is the dark moon the same thing as the new moon? Hey, dark moon, new moon. What’s the difference? Is there any? Let’s take a look. Definitions The dark moon is also known as black moon lilith by astrologers. This is the period when there is no moon visible in the sky and the moon […]

Embracing the Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is a wonderful moment in the year that is pregnant with possibility! It’s the time between death and rebirth. What a fabulous time to sink into a state of mindfulness to intentionally create what is to come in your life for the following year. Think of it this way. Imagine that you’re […]

The Spirituality of Aging

I was at a family function recently when a child said to me with the typical unfiltered honesty that only a child can muster, “I don’t like your grey hair. It makes you look old.” Ooh, snap! I could have taken this as an opportunity to be hurt or offended or to teach him about […]

The Spirituality of Silence

With the coming of Ancestor Day and our Dumb Supper, I thought it timely to talk about the spirituality of silence. We live in such a noisy world that it may not be readily apparent to some people how instructive silence can be. This can make an evening in silence with your ancestors really unattractive. […]

The Importance of Teaching Stories

In modern times, stories are for reading to children to help them learn to read or to put them to bed. Adults read in silence by themselves, if at all. But it wasn’t always that way. In tribal societies, stories were told to all for teaching. Teaching stories were the way to learn about life […]

Creating a Relationship with the Dead

Fall is upon us. It’s time when the dead roam the earth more freely (because there is more darkness after the fall equinox). And on the upcoming three day period (Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day), contact with the dead is easier. So this is when the dead come back to visit – […]