Autumn confrontation with the life/death/life cycle

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A few weeks ago Alex and I found the insides of my kitty in the field behind the house. It was so traumatic to see. And I have not felt loss like this in a long time. It gives me a chance to settle into uncomfortable feelings which I have been feeling anyway, around all the change and transition in … Read More

Adventuring in California and exploring Deep Ecology

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The past few weeks were chock-full of traveling. I drove to Colorado from Washington twice (once permanently), drove to California with a bestie, flew out to California for Symbiosis Gathering with another bestie, and went to NYC for a work trip. Needless to say, I’m glad to stay put for a while! Symbiosis Gathering was a great experience. It is a music … Read More

Relieving stress by being in the body

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“I never really understood the word ‘loneliness’. As far as I was concerned, I was in an orgy with the sky and the ocean, and with nature.” –Björk My schedule these days has been more packed than it ever has. I leave the house at 7am and usually get home around 6 or 7. It’s less time to myself than I … Read More

How to harvest seeds

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Carrie harvesting seeds

I am packing up my life, and that means my garden! Gathering up and harvesting clippings, herbs, and blossoms. And I’m making sure that next year I will be able to create a magical garden by harvesting seeds. It amazes me how nature just gives and gives. When you garden, you can really see the cycle of life, letting go (of seeds … Read More

A most flowy transition

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Since my vision quest on the summer solstice, my life has completely changed. The feeling I have is that I am being carried down a gentle river—listening, and most of all trusting that the journey will be smooth. A couple of weeks ago, Alex and I drove out to Colorado with a moving truck full of all our stuff. At … Read More

Ancestral ways are rooted in a sense of place

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ancestral ways rise collective

People have asked me why I am interested in ancestral ways and Native American traditions and lore; in particular, people have asked me why I am “going on the mountain,” or doing a vision quest this week of the solstice. The vision quest is a Native American (and other indigenous cultures) rite of passage that adolescents undertook for thousands of … Read More

Tradition in ceremony creates structure

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As a child in church, I always thought that people sounded monotone during prayers and songs because there wasn’t much feeling. It has taken me this long to realize why that is! Last weekend I went to a sweat lodge, an indigenous purification ceremony from the Native American and ancient Celtic (known as sweat houses) traditions. The non-traditional ceremony took place on an … Read More

We have come to be danced

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earth dance by Alex Grey

Dancing balances the four elements within the being, and it also activates the subtle energies within. It helps us get in touch with our true essence—our soul came here to be danced, and to express its true self. When we dance, the soul is able to do that! I love how this poem perfectly describes what this means. by Jewel … Read More