Writings from the Heart

Touching Our Toes in Healing Waters

Touching Our Toes in Healing Waters

Elders say the wheel of life is turning in the direction of regeneration, a time to re-seed our inner landscapes and physical world with love, harmony, and balance. The out-of-balance ways are coming undone and falling apart. We are standing in a threshold between...

Shaking Down the Seeds

Shaking Down the Seeds

In the threshold between our earth's seasons, we gather the gifts of what is and has been while moving with the momentum of change. Each step we take, every choice we make, each thought we think and word that we speak, shapes what's coming alive in our inner...

On the Wings of Butterfly

On the Wings of Butterfly

Today I saw a butterflyher blue speckled wingsglistened in the sunlightthe magic of her metamorphosisdanced around in the winds She flew over the sagebrushand landed on red sandy soilresting awhileopening and closing her wingsa silent rhythmic drumbeatsending...

Solstice Gifts

Solstice Gifts

Solstice, Equinox, and New Moon are my cherished holidays. I'm drawn toward these transitional passages, awed by their essential part in creation, curious about the purposes and effects of such vast and ancient natural cycles. The shifting of seasons, the turning of...

Journey of the Heart

Journey of the Heart

I'm heading west on a roadtrip to visit an Elephant Sanctuary. For years, I've told friends I might leave everything behind and go to Africa and live with the elephants! Though I haven't made that leap, elephants have taken up residence in my heart. I'm thrilled to...

Tending Your Heart

Tending Your Heart

  We are in between Equinox and Solstice, a passage between seasons, a transitional space that bridges what has been with what is coming into being. There are diverse cultural traditions that mark this transitional time with ceremonies and celebrations,...

Comfort Zones: Jaguar Medicine

Comfort Zones: Jaguar Medicine

  "I don't think I can do it," I whispered, tears stuck in my throat. Jaguar stirred, yawning and stretching. She leaned over the tree branch, glancing toward me. "Can't do what?" she asked. "I don't think I can change. Again." Weighted down by exhaustion and...

Building New Relationships (video)

Building New Relationships (video)

What would it be like to have a world of relationships free of judgments, hierarchies, and fears? Soak in the medicines, the gifts shared in our ceremony, about weaving relationships with regard for everyone's well-being, with collaboration, love, spaciousness and...

Bridge People

Bridge People

  This is the Bridge Time, according to the elders. The out of balance, unsustainable, upside down world is taking itself apart. Bridge Time is a passage between worlds. We are standing in the midst of flowing rivers of change. How will we get across to the other...

Walking Where Ravens Fly

Walking Where Ravens Fly

  Jasmine bounded ahead, tracking scented trails invisible to my human eyes and ears and nose. Fully in the adventure of her four-legged aliveness, she ignited my curiosity about the stories she was gathering up. She had a world of knowing about who had been by,...

Deer Medicine

Deer Medicine

  An elegant deer took a few tentative steps onto the two-lane highway, looking here and there, ears shifting around, gathering information, assessing how and when to make her journey to the other side. I stopped in the middle of the road and turned on the...