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Moving Into The Solstice Light

This soon-to-be Solstice Sun has been simmering underneath my skin. Reminding me, that like the Moon, cycles wax and wane. After the dip into the Darkness, there is always the elevation into the Light.

Although on different timelines, frequencies and planes, we all have our own cycles. To be able to listen deeply and tune into them, is to truly know oneself.

After what has felt like forever in the Dark, my own cycle is moving me into the Light. I’ve finally made available once again some of my past mini zines as well as my newest illustrated mini zine “Scattered Teeth Like Breadcrumbs”. You can find them in my Perilsoftheliving Etsy shop.

Many Solstice Blessings!
May the Light shine brightly in your Heart,
through all your cycles and seasons.

Perilsoftheliving Mini Zines

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Mandragora & The Verdant Gnosis


Magic, Alchemy, and Solace in the Green Path.

When the World’s cries pierce the Heart. Prayers and Actions are desperately needed. As well as fortitude found in what cradles the Soul. I find healing in Art and a close contact to what animates everything around me.

Grace moves through it all.



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See Beyond The Seen

Inner Vision 2016

Ajna Chakra carved stamp with watercolors

{Inner Vision}
Ajna Chakra meditation:

Outer eyes closed.
Floating in darkness
Held by emptiness
Inhale, Exhale.
Settle in the eternal void
Find yourself deep within.
Become darkness
Know the unknowable.
It is seen
With your other eyes.

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Imprinting The Sacred

Flower of Life carving

This past Moon cycle has spoken to me about the importance of grounding and rooting ourselves. Through the Chaos of this unpredictable human experience we can pause and befriend any moment. Belonging to the present and inhabiting ourselves fully. Rumi’s words are close to my heart: “So come, return to the root of the root of your own self.”

This mindful art form of carving my own stamps has been a great way of slowing things down and really bringing my focus on what I’m doing in the moment. I’ve received some interest from others to purchase my hand carved stamp prints and so I’ve created an etsy listing for those interested. This first pack contains prints of my Flower of Life, Kali Ma, and Hand Eye stamps.

As the summer begins to wane, I’m taking this time to slow down and listen with my other eyes and ears.

“Listen to the hidden sounds
Use your other ears.
See the celestial sights
Use your other eyes.
Perceive what cannot be measured by the ordinary senses.”
~ Alberto Villoldo

Imprinting the Sacred

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Stepping Into The Fire

Kali Ma by Jenn Grosso

Our Lady of Light
Great Mother of Fire
Goddess of the Flame
Liberate us from ever-deeper layers of the lower-self.
Burn away what hinders us on our journey.
Om Mata Kali, Sri Ma Sri Ma.

“I am immersed in the flame –
The flame of time,
The flame of love,
The flame of life.
The universal fire flows through me.”
~ The Radiance Sutras, Yukti Verse 29

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The Bundle That Holds The Medicine

Medicine Bundle

Medicine bundle

“The sacred tree, the sacred stone are not adored as stone or tree they are worshipped precisely because they are hierophanies, because they show something that is no longer stone or tree but sacred, the ganz andere or ‘wholly other.” ~ Mircea Eliade

Medicine bundle Treasures

Medicine Bundle Treasures

Finding healing in the medicine bundle… so what is this anyway?
The medicine bundle is a collection of objects which symbolize a spiritual path or intention. Creating a bundle is a powerful tool for manifestation. Objects such as charms, beads, crystals, stones and herbs that represent the intention of the bundle keeper are gathered and called upon as medicine totems and teachers. Through this representation (hierophanies), the bundle keeper connects with its powers and keeps their intention in the forefront of their consciousness.

Medicine in this context refers to all that is mysteriously healing to the soul, that which has “powers” that we don’t quite understand but we know is there. In this sense, everything around us can hold medicine, if we are open to it.

Have I peeked your interest? If you’re in the Ottawa (Canada) area, I’ll be offering a workshop where we will be creating our own non-traditional medicine bundle. This is part of my Sacred Creative workshop series that helps us tap into our sacred core and connect deeper within ourselves in a fun and creative way.

Sacred Creativity?
Sacred creativity is a call onto one’s own personal creative powers. It’s connecting into our inner selves for the purpose of creating something sacred and highly personal. It’s creating for the sake of creating, keeping it fun and as an expression of healing and joy. It’s not perfect and always meant to be an enriching creative experience. Sacred Creativity is a path and journey bringing us back to ourselves.

Medicine Bundles

Medicine Bundles

Sacred Creative Workshop: Creating a Medicine Bundle

In this Sacred Creative workshop, I’ll be leading participants through a breathing exercise and meditation to journey and connect with their chosen intention. Afterwards with their intention firmly in mind, I’ll be teaching participants how to use symbolism and medicine totems to create a non-traditional medicine bundle so they may carry the physical representation of their intention. Participants will be invited to connect with their inner creative to personalize their bundle and invite that creative energy out to play. With the combination of grounding breath work and meditation, as well as fun creative crafting, this workshop will definitely provide participants with a new perspective on a sacred long standing tradition.

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 1:30-3:30pm at The Crystal Dawn, 217 Dalhousie St, Ottawa Canada. Details and registration info here.

Come connect with your inner sacred creative, bringing yourself back to yourself.

Medicine Smudge

Honoring the medicine

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