Sep 192016
 
Persephone Descending: Letters to the Dead

In March, before the Equinox, and as the moon opened to fullness, I had an experience that is basically inexpressible because of its power and because of its commonness. I sensed the moment the seasons shifted as the moon rose over a river filling with spring’s ice floes. To convey a glimpse into the mystery […]

Jul 182016
 
Pilgrimage Week 4: Return

This is the fourth and final post on pilgrimage as part of the seasonal ritual Walking the Ways of the Summer Light. The pilgrimage posts began with Departure from the Threshold , continued with Journey, and reached The Center last week.  The final practice of pilgrimage calls you to wait for a while in the place where you […]

Jul 112016
 
Pilgrimage Week 3: The Center

This is the third of four weeks of posts on pilgrimage as part of the seasonal ritual Walking the Ways of the Summer Light. The pilgrimage posts began with Departure from the Threshold and continued with Journey. Pilgrimage is a spiral practice. Within pilgrimage’s ample container are many practices and rituals that circle together to form the […]

Jul 062016
 
Pilgrimage Week 2: Journey

This is the second of four weeks of posts on pilgrimage as part of the seasonal ritual Walking the Ways of the Summer Light. The pilgrimage posts began last week with Departure from the Threshold.  On a pilgrimage, we seek the Center, but it is the journey that shapes up. Rachel Pollack’s Six of Trees from […]

Jun 152016
 
Fire Wisdom Wander 2016

This is the fourth Wisdom Wander of the Walking the Ways of the Summer Light series. The focus is on the element of Water. In these weekly posts, I expand on my general suggestions that you may want to review for orientation. The first Earth Wisdom Wander also contains more detail on the process of […]

Jun 062016
 
Water Wisdom Wander 2016

This is the third Wisdom Wander of the Walking the Ways of the Summer Light series. The focus is on the element of Water. In these weekly posts, I expand on my general suggestions that you may want to review for orientation. The first Earth Wisdom Wander also contains more detail on the process of […]

May 232016
 
Earth Wisdom Wander 2016

This is the first Wisdom Wander of the Walking the Ways of the Summer Light series. The focus is on the element of earth. Join me for the first of the four mini-retreat Wisdom Wanders on Sunday May 29th at my local wildlife sanctuary.  To focus on the earth element, I offer these inspirations that […]

Jan 242016
 
Tending the Returning Light Week 4: Follow the Heart's Light

The Descent and Return of the Light seasonal ritual concludes with this final week of Tending the Returning Light. You can jump right into this week’s theme or catch up with last week’s theme of Emergence.  And now the seed begins its journey of growth in the outer world, where the longer days kindle our […]

Jan 172016
 
Tending the Returning Light Week 3: Emergence

The Descent and Return of the Light seasonal ritual continues with this third week of Tending the Returning Light. You can jump right into this week’s theme, catch up with last week’s theme of Root and Reach, or check out the overview booklet to see the whole flow of the season. The Solstice seed emerges. After root […]

Jan 102016
 
Tending the Returning Light Week 2: Root and Reach

The Descent and Return of the Light seasonal ritual continues with this second week of Tending the Returning Light. You can jump right into this week’s theme, catch up with last week’s theme of What Can Be Born of Our Broken Parts, or check out the overview booklet to see the whole flow of the season. The […]