Great Christmasy post from Gather out of Victoria, about the ancient reindeer goddess of Europe.
But, it's really like a little pet chaos. No synchronistic external events, that 'prove' we are really experiencing something. No. It's like I am melting away from the world. The Centre is supposed to be where we find Balance. Either I am already there or Balance makes me feel itchy, wanting and cold, with that old restlessness … Continue reading In the Centre of the Medicine Wheel, I Found Chaos
When I first moved to this neighbourhood I was in the grips of a terrible panic. It probably began as postpartum anxiety – my son was only one and a half then – but due to a debilitating lack of sleep with baby, the anxiety and compulsive fear behavior remained. It was extremely difficult. I … Continue reading They Are Speaking
There are so many really cool people doing cool stuff out in the world right now. And, given that we are supposed to be living in a post modern melting-pot world where nothing new ever happens anymore, it is always such a joy to come across them. I have often thought that if we make it - … Continue reading Sylvia Linsteadt, the Wild and Wonderful
Ran across an interesting Ancient Mysteries episode on the origin of 'the Witch', narrated by Leonard Nimoy. It brought up a lot of stuff for me about this archetype. Rant ensues!
My Samhain altar this year is dedicated to my ancestors, my family, my husband's ancestors and our recently departed. In the week leading up to Halloween, I had a very strong dream about an old friend of mine who died young. My best friend actually, in high-school, she was 17 when she died in … Continue reading Samhain Altar Share and Remembering Loved Ones
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing … Continue reading This is What You Shall Do
From the book: Dear Universe Letters of Affirmation and Empowerment for All of Us by Yolo Akili.
My road to recovery from illness has had many facets. Like peeling an onion only to get to the next layer, tears and all. There's been the physical symptoms to address, but I knew from the beginning that this illness was more complex. In 2012 my baby son was 3 years old. I started working out … Continue reading My Dear Guide – Shamanism and Grave’s Part Two
Shot and directed by one of Canada's celebrated documentary filmmakers John Walker, this little film about the fair folk is well worth the watch and watch again.