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All That We Can Sense But Cannot See

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It can be so simple; a sound made sacred, a lingering fragrance observed, a few words strung together in Prayer.

Ritual is when time is held still, for a moment, and our attention is turned to what is right in front of us, to what we are offering right now beyond ourselves.

Allowing a natural exchange with the breath, with stillness, and with what we can only sense but often cannot see.

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Every Day Is Earth Day

We can ALL be Earth Protectors, in small and big ways.

It doesn’t have to be complicated. If we always keep this beautiful green and blue Planet in our Hearts, if we always keep ALL of this Planet’s inhabitants in our Hearts, and if we remain Thankful for all that this Planet give to us to sustain us every day, our whole Life then becomes a Prayer to Mama Gaia, to Mother Earth, to Pachamama. Wouldn’t then every action be seen through this lens and better choices to support this Planet and all it’s Eco Systems be made?

It can be simple. It can be as simple as replacing little things here and there and slowly ingraining this way of thinking into our everyday. Making sustainable choices that are small but will have a big impact:

Do you buy plastic straws? Stop purchasing them and invest in a few reusable stainless steel straws instead.

Do you buy plastic water bottles? Stop purchasing them and invest in a good reusable water bottle. The market is saturated with all kinds of great reusable water bottles made from stainless steal, ceramic or glass.

Do you use and take the plastic bag option when buying goods? Bring your own cloth bags instead. You might forget sometimes, but as you keep remembering it becomes a habit. I always keep several cloth bags in the trunk of my car and one in my purse. It becomes second nature to have reusable bags with you.

These plastics and all plastics are the cause of the plastic trash epidemic that is overwhelming landfills, our Oceans and waterways, and in the bellies of the Water inhabitants literally choking the life out of them.

We can choose better, because EARTH DAY is EVERY DAY.

These are just a few suggestions to start changing the way we interact with this Earth. There are SO MANY more actions that can be taken.

This Planet deserves our efforts, because without it there is no Life for us to live.

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Listen To The Stones

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The Stones they sing to me
retelling of tales
as old as time itself.

The Wind it whispers to me
and I can hear all the
spoken hymns and prayers.

The Water it soothes me
comforting me with
depths beyond the surface.

The Earth she holds me
reminding me of
the solid nature of
this human experience.

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The Sweet Promise Of Renewal

After every Dark Season, there is always the return of the Light…

I’m sharing my New Moon – New Year Tarot reading over on my dear friend Kate Bartolotta’s website. She created an incredible offering to help open ourselves up to this time of possibility. I hope that in sharing this New Moon – New Year reading, that you can find some inspiration for the letting go of the no longer to be carried and the holding on of what really grips your heart.

May the sweet promise of renewal bring you healing, comfort and your heart’s desire.

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These Hermit Days

These Hermit days
This Hidding time

Not hidding as in shying away.
But hidding as in embracing the Silence, being strong in one’s own footing, and comfortably existing in the solitude of one’s own Self.

But the Hermit knows the ultimate of Truths: That when we embrace the Mysteries and open ourselves up to ourSelf, we are never ever truly alone. The whole cosmos and beyond resides inside us.

These Hermit days
This Hidding time
Is just one beautiful way to be in touch with all that animates the world behind the seen.

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Gather Your Candles

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Gather your candles,
and bring your own Light to the Darkness.

Sit with your Holy Ghosts,
the shadows of your heartbreak and disappointment.
Past elements that linger,
to remind you of the work you still must do.

Greet them like the old friends they are.
Thank them for their part in your own transformation.

Then release them into the Flames.

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Mugwort, Moonstone & The Priestess

A New Moon ritual for this shifting season.

As we come from the outer dominion of the Summer Sun – the days shorten – aligning now with the deep dive into the darker inner Autumn realm.

This summer was an incredible season of deepening and I look forward to the next cycle to process and integrate it all.

September New Moon 2016

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