An Unexpected Gift

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." - Heraclitus Sometimes the universe has plans for us other than the ones we make for ourselves.  I'd arranged to go on an overnight hike along the Appalachian Trail with a friend to celebrate... Continue Reading →


Pondering My Online Presence

Thanks to that Very Serious Illness mentioned in my last post, I have spent the last four months in an extended, largely involuntary downtime during which there was a great deal of introspection and reflection but very little in the way of public communications. During some of the longer and more medicated hours of pondering,... Continue Reading →

Ritual Calendar – September

Summer has gone by in a blur and whirl of activity, mostly of the mundane work variety.  It's a good time to begin getting back on track with the ritual calendar (or at least post the current month!).  I've quite happily located my brainstorming notes on these, so I have some clue now where I... Continue Reading →

Ritual Calendar – March

I realize that it's no longer March, but better late than never, right?   March Ritual - Seeds of Change Timing Any time during the month.  Note that this one requires a commitment to care for a plant over time. Themes Change Growth Purpose Manifest growth Create positive change Honor the elements Preparations Gather supplies... Continue Reading →

Fire Burns

[ Trigger Warning -  This post touches on a lot of potential triggers  - including miscarriage, death of a beloved, sacrifice, bullying, rape, and self-acceptance.  I've intentionally avoided being graphic or emotional in talking about these things, but  there is a whole lot of potentially painful subjects mentioned in fairly quick succession, mostly, but not... Continue Reading →

PBP Week 43 – Vacancies

When it comes to matters spiritual, I try to keep the 'No Vacancy' sign brightly lit and flashing at all times.  You know the kind of sign that I mean, the one that tells anyone passing by that they shouldn't even bother to stop because there is simply no space to fit them in anywhere. ... Continue Reading →

PBP Week 38 – Seasonal Cycles

The final day of summer was beautiful,  breezy, and sunny in my little corner of the world, a wonderful 77 degrees (that's about 25 for those of you who speak Celsius).  The leaves on the trees are just beginning to lose the deep green of summer to traces of browns, reds, and yellows.  On the... Continue Reading →

Path Forging – Changing Beliefs

The most recent Path Forging post centered on defining core beliefs within our individual paths.  The last question in that particular series had to do with changes to our beliefs.  Since that post, several related questions have come to mind, so perhaps it is worthy of a little deeper consideration. How flexible is your belief... Continue Reading →

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