#forest

into the wild

I am really feeling the pull of earth and animal energies this year.  I feel really safe, nurtured, and calm when I am just BEing in the forest or even on a walk.  I love to notice the changes in the trees, meadows, birds, and dirt are going through.  I immerse myself in their texture, smell, and especially this time of year-Winter, their starkness. I think this is due to the ever-shifting nature of our worldly world...we need a place to anchor to.  Being in Nature has always allowed me to go deeper into myself.  If you are feeling isolated or lost  with the current situation and the energy of too much worldliness...then retreat into nature and come out stronger for it. I have felt the companionship of a few particular animal energies this year so far.  Oddly, last year it was 'Donkey'.  I learned a bunch from these sturdy, helpful, and stubborn animals.  This year it is the wild and strong 'Wolf' energy.  The other is the beautiful and healing bird the 'Flicker'. Flickers are in the woodpecker family and are held sacred by many.  There feathers are used by healers.  I have a few.  I love them!  The quill part is orange and then I have some with the polka dots.  Totally cool.  I have incorporated them into healing tools.  A rattle and a feather smudge wand  used to break up stagnant energy and cleanse the energy field. Feathers have big medicine to offer. Ever since the December Moon Cycle I have been feeling Wolf energy.  And it has been showing up in my dreams and many other places. When I am curious about animal energies I encounter or feel, I go to Ted Andrews book called "Animal Speak- The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & [...]

Tree Transmissions Project for Peace–YOU can do something!

Our home, planet Earth and its peoples are undergoing a huge amount of stress, fear and conflict, which has many of us wondering— “What can I do?” Are you one of those sensitive beings who is feeling a bit overwhelmed, fearful, anxious and/or helpless about the situations going on around the world? I know I have at times. Today I have a suggestion for a tool that we can all use to facilitate a more positive, nourishing and peaceful planet. And guess what, it is super easy and everyone can do it. First, we need some helpers. Some very wise and experienced beings have stepped up and agreed to work with us for the benefit of all. Ancient people, like the Cherokee people of North America, revered these beings and knew of their sacred nature and their specialized qualities. These wise beings are the trees. The Cherokee especially thought of the White Pine and conifers as highly efficient in spreading the vibration of peace and transforming aggression. The deep roots of the trees can transmit peace deeply into the Earth. It also transmits it up and outward. Broadcasting it like a signal through the tips of its branches…look at them…don’t they look like antennae? We can maximize this effect with large numbers of trees and people acting together. And all we have to do is ask.  This is the one thing we have to do. Humbly ask their help. I am calling this the “Tree Transmissions Project for Peace.” I suggest we also use the power of the upcoming New Moon, Equinox and Eclipse on March 20, 2015 to strengthen our ceremonies around this request. Here are times of the exact equinox in the United States 6:45 P.M. EDT, 5:45 P.M. CDT, 4:45 P.M. MDT, and 3:45 P.M. PDT Okay, [...]

For the birds

out the door dog by side the woods are calling. insides bubbling and smiling, tongues and tails wagging. peel away webs shrouding eyes and face left by 8 legged weavers in the night. leaves crunch, twigs crack. dust flying from small thundering feet speeding by. birds are all twitter louder than past visits possibly the early hour? then there high in tree sitting proudly is owl the cause of the little folk's alarm. silently he glides away leaving the little folk muttering to themselves.