Ritual Creates Relationship

One of the first days of the CWL retreat (see previous blog post for details), Nina & Toby (the facilitators) offered some wisdom passed along to them from a shamanic teacher/guide: Consciousness creates matter. Language creates reality. Ritual creates relationship. When they presented this to us, I immediately resonated with these ideas; the first two […]

Transforming Old Patterns Leads to Aligned Action!

I have been exploring three books simultaneously: The Call by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth, and The Gene Keys by Richard Rudd. For several years I’ve been working with Marshall Rosenberg’s teachings of  Nonviolent Communication (NVC) – that we all have universal needs and that all behavior (yep, even the […]

Experiencing Fullness & Transcending Judgment

I am facilitating a book study on The Call by Oriah Mountain Dreamer.  It’s more than just a book study, really.  It’s facilitating a change in consciousness for all of us; increasing our ability and willingness to be with what is.  Last week we read chapter seven “Going Home” and a question she posed has […]

Summer Solstice, Raging, and Living my Fullness

So today I ask myself “In what ways am I living my fullest, my genius?” “What do I do in my daily life to allow my being to receive more light?” “How may I support others in receiving more light and expressing their beauty and genius to the planet and her inhabitants?”

Asking myself these questions leads me, most naturally, to the ways in which I interfere with offering my gifts to the planet and her inhabitants. How much darker can it get than raging?