Wild Blueberries

Near the end of a recent 8-ish mile hike in the Ozark Mountain region of Missouri I was faced with an unexpected turn in the path. A break in the hot summer weather had brought a few welcomed days of cooler temperatures and lower humidity, perfect for a day at my favorite state park. I […]

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Tear Down This House!

I am in the thick of some pretty big life changes which include some major aspects of who I am, or who I claim to be. I am introducing myself by a different name and being seen as skilled at doing work that I have never before done professionally. It is fascinating to observe how […]

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What’s In Our Hearts

I went toward the rising column of thick yellow-gray smoke. I am like that. Some might see me as a nosy neighbor, but those who know me well know that I am a rescue responder at heart. I didn’t want to get in the way of the fire trucks, rescue vehicles and police cars, but […]

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Sitting

Sitting Sitting in the dark, the growing moon rising over my shoulder, watching the flames of my little fire curl around the fuel I provide. I need this sitting, this darkness and stillness and breath. I need to feel my pulse; I desperately need the assurance. There is nothing I can say right now that […]

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Moon Flowers

A friend gave me a gift of moon flower plants. They are twining their way up my garden fence. Have you seen their frosty glow by the light of the full moon? Something about them, maybe their propensity for communing with the moonlight or the purity and sweet scent of their white blossoms, connects right […]

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Building Those Muscles

In my last blog post, Acting As Healer, I said that “in my work as a healing practitioner I can readily embody my values. But I noticed how easily my skills fell away when I got triggered over a conversation about the recent election results. Can I Act As Healer when I strongly disagree with […]

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Acting As Healer

It happens each cycle. As Expanding Inward begins to prepare for our next event, I am drawn into the work on a deeply personal level. At our upcoming event in May we will be working with the Priestess Arts. As described in our marketing material, “The Priestess Arts of Diana’s Grove are the elemental tools […]

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Master of None

I am finding myself in a bit of an identity crisis. The last time I had one was in my late twenties, right around what would be my first Saturn Return*. And well, yes, it looks like my second one is on the horizon. Something is definitely kicking around inside me; something that is tired […]

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