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Bear Medicine: Gratitude

Bear Medicine: Gratitude

The Spirit of Bear has come into my life to teach me about gratitude. In the way of the Bear, gratitude is known as the wide-open welcoming of the gifts. This is heartfelt receiving. Honoring. Appreciating. The gifts. The giver. The opportunity. The connection. Allowing plenty of space, a wide-open embrace, for the flow of… Read Full Article

Loving Everything

Loving Everything

When I moved away from my beloved mesas in Abiquiu, life felt turned inside out and upside down. Such a whirlwind of packing and unpacking, reorienting to a new place and time in my life. And nothing in the house seemed to quite work as it should. Much cleaning and repair were needed to create… Read Full Article

Gifts of Gratitude

Gifts of Gratitude

These sacred bundles of corn are being shared with gratitude for your presence in my life. May the medicines of Grandmother Corn ~ her nourishment and abundance ~ touch your heart and ripple out beyond into our world. Manaole U Manaole, from my heart to the heart of the mother earth to your heart, JoAnne Read Full Article

Thanks Giving & Receiving

Thanks Giving & Receiving

On Thanksgiving Day, about twenty years ago, I volunteered in a community center to help serve a free holiday feast. In the morning, I peeled a mountain of potatoes. Later in the day, I handed out pieces of pie. There was a collaborative, celebratory feeling, even though many people coming to enjoy the holiday feast… Read Full Article

Thanks * Giving

Thanks * Giving

She hiked along the deer trail, looking forward to seeing her old friend. High on the mountain ridge, Jessie sat down among the tree’s gnarled roots winding serpent-like through the red clay and rocks. She leaned back against the peeling bark of the juniper’s trunk, nestling into the welcoming embrace of the ancient tree. Jessie… Read Full Article

Gratitude from the Heart

Gratitude from the Heart

Gratitude changes everything. Giving gratitude is an honoring, a heartfelt acknowledgement, the wide-open receiving of the gifts. Gratefulness is very different than robotically saying “thank you.” True appreciation is not about taking things for granted, feeling entitled, or resisting the receiving. The more fully we cultivate genuine gratitude in the inner landscape of our own… Read Full Article

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