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Tag Archives: Gratitude

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

There’s Love in Letting Go

There’s Love in Letting Go

Change is in the air as we move into Fall here in the mountains in New Mexico. Summertime heat is softening as the nighttime air grows sweet and cool. Golden leaves are just beginning to color the cottonwood trees. Hummingbirds are passing through on their migrations south. Autumn is filled with such dynamic expressions of… Read Full Article

Beautiful Beyond Words

Beautiful Beyond Words

I’m just returning home from a journey in Arizona.  The momentum for these travels was seeded in my desire to share the ceremonial ways with new communities.  From the very beginning, even in the dance of piecing together an intricate puzzle involving events in three cities and finding places to stay, there was such kindness,… Read Full Article

Unleashing Love

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