It was because of Sedona

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” Terry Pratchett Hey, Lovelies, I know. So […]

When Spirit Guides You…

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” Rumi Hello, Lovelies. I’ve been in Sedona for the past week. It was never part of my original plan for coming to America. I was going to Scottsdale to a conference, and then to New […]

The Big Sky Above Me, and my Aboriginal Aunties in my Heart

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.” ~ Victor Hugo Hello, Lovelies. I’m in Arizona right now. This morning I left my hotel room and went for a long walk in the early morning sunlight. It’s […]

A Flock of Aunties

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Hi, Lovelies.I’m leading a Retreat right now. Retreats are always a time of self-work and life-work, mixed with a […]

Boobs!

“The truth of the story lies in the details.” ~ Paul Auster   Sorry. I couldn’t resist. When else would I get to shout ‘Boobs!’ as a title for a blog post? Because today, dear readers, it’s all about boobs. My boobs. Today is mammogram and ultrasound day as my very thorough specialist ticks every […]

The Jesus God Mary Sky

“Even After All this time The Sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the whole sky.” ― حافظ   When I lived in the Kimberley many years ago, we would often experience the most amazing skies on a routine basis. One very early morning, […]

All The Pretty Lights

“The wisdom of bridges comes from the fact that they know the both sides, they know the both shores!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan   I’m still in the city just now, tending loved ones. Driving home from a friend’s last night, I was startled to see an owl in this suburban landscape. It was sitting right in […]

Ritual for Connecting with Your Ancestors

“When we have passed a certain age, the soul of the child that we were and the souls of the dead from whom we sprang come and shower upon us their riches and their spells, asking to be allowed to contribute to the new emotions which we feel and in which, erasing their former image, […]

Talking to Dragons

“Always speak politely to an enraged dragon.” ~ Steven Brust, Jhereg   It’s after 3am. An odd time to be posting a blog. Still. I’m wide awake. I might as well stay up now so that I can do my morning meditate soon, as is my daily practice. It’s been one of those nights. The […]

Helping The Great Mother

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” ~  Rachel Carson “In a moment the ashes are made, but a forest is a long time growing.” ~ Seneca   One of the most vivid dreams in my night of owl dreaming was one in which […]

Last night I Dreamed of Owls

“I love the silent hour of night, For blissful dreams may then arise, Revealing to my charmed sight What may not bless my waking eyes.” ~ Anne Brontë, Best Poems of the Brontë Sisters   Last night my dreams were all of owls. The night sky was filled with them. They watched me from every tree. […]

Storm Clouds and Other Magical Things

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore   As I finished my meditation this morning, sitting on the veranda overlooking the ocean, a lightning storm began. There was no thunder. The whole thing […]

One More Sleep ’til Retreat!

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” ~ Gloria Steinem   It’s only one more sleep until I head off to run my Advanced Channeling Retreat. I’m so excited I could just about bust! 🙂 For the last eight weeks I have […]

Meditation – Taking Energy From Trees

There is a simple meditation that I do sometimes, when I feel the need to be strengthened. It is something my Aboriginal Aunties taught me to do. Let me show you how to do it too. Find a tree. It could be a big tree, or small, gnarled or straight. Stand where you can see […]

And Then It Was Done…

“When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live.” ~ Greg Anderson   Since early this year I’ve been hammering away at a memoir. I started writing it because you, dear readers, suggested that it was the thing you most […]

Unplugging for the Super Moon

“Sometimes I feel like if you just watch things, just sit still and let the world exist in front of you – sometimes I swear that just for a second time freezes and the world pauses in its tilt. Just for a second. And if you somehow found a way to live in that second, […]

Last Night I Flew Alone

“Love is how you earn your wings.” ~ Karen Goldman   Last night I lifted from my bed and took to the night sky. I flew the way that Auntie showed me. But last night I flew alone. As the land fell away beneath me the air was soft and cool, and it smelled of coming […]

Coffee with a (feathered) Friend

  “Without birds, trees would be very lonely and men too!”  ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan   As I sipped a coffee yesterday, killing time, with worries on my mind, a little Mickey Bird (Noisy Miner) came to visit me. The Universe must have known I needed some company. The friendly bird stayed with me, singing cheery songs and […]

Wise Birds Come Visiting

“One day you live somewhere, you call dat country home. Smell like dis place. Earth. Sea. But make you happy again. We send all dem black fella birds remind you your promise. Remind you your story. Then you know it’s time. Time to be dat story. Live dat story in your heart. Live your true […]

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