Soothing Solstice Ritual

On this beautiful day of darkness, I encourage us to find the sacred ceremony of intentional gentleness.   Mmmm…I want to inhale the word “gentleness”  into the aura of my life and let her soothing energy settle into my bones.  So celebrate this day of darkness by sacred acts of doing less, of being gentle, of soothing the soul by dipping into our dark depths.  

6 Ways to Make the Most out of the Last Week of Winter.

Ahhh….the approach of spring or the end of winter.  It’s such a transitional time.  I feel caught between the old and the new, the end and the beginning.  Much like the weather, I’m sunny one day and rainy and blue the next.  To be completely honest, this in between time is my least favorite timeContinue reading “6 Ways to Make the Most out of the Last Week of Winter.”

Simple Solstice Ritual

“Whatever you do, don’t try and escape from your pain, but be with it.  Because the attempt to escape from pain creates more pain.” – The Tibetan book of Living and Dying. I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of suffering lately.  Many of people have gone through struggle, loss and up-upheaval this pastContinue reading “Simple Solstice Ritual”

How to Keep Afloat during this Final Moon Cycle of Winter…

At the height of the full moon, emotions come to the surface for release.  They peak at full capacity and bust open the gates of the damn.  I’m there, the gates are open, I feel like I’m been thrashed around in the dark, muddy water.   From having a leaking roof, to having to dealContinue reading “How to Keep Afloat during this Final Moon Cycle of Winter…”

Teachings from A Grouse for the New Moon & The Winter Solstice.

For those of you who do not know my house has a pet grouse.  And we have a history!  It all started last year when this grouse appeared out of the speckled forest in our back yard.  It seemed friendly enough, never flying away in fear, generally just curious.  It always came about and exploredContinue reading “Teachings from A Grouse for the New Moon & The Winter Solstice.”