The forest is speaking; can you hear her call? The herbs are waiting to teach their songs to the humans who have chosen to remember how to listen… what do you hear? Everything around us is filled with life force, waiting to be honored, absorbed, and spread. When we work with plants, we are not only working with the chemical composition of their essential oils, but … Continue reading Willow’s Way; The Middle Path
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I am Elka, and I am so blessed to live with Jessica, Jules, and Monica at our lovely home full of inspiration, music, good foods, and love! I first met Jules and Jessica at last winter’s Snow Blessing Ceremony up on Mount Ashland. I had just moved here a few weeks before from New Mexico, where I lived in a canyon in the Gila Wilderness for 23 years. And hardly ever left. Whenever I did leave, I felt a lot like an uprooted tree. Continue reading “Singing to the Bones”
The wave has finally come; the people are waking up… a farmer stands in his mass production field and for the first time, hears the voice of his crop, while a mother in the grocery store realizes that the farmers can’t do this alone. A father quits his job, finding the wealth in family over finance.. Coca Cola plants close as plant spirits cheer, knowing … Continue reading Vision Holders
As Women, we are dualistic in our very core, in the roots of our very Creation. Our Mother Roots are still within us, which is a Yin Yang of Dualism, and perfection. Our Divine Feminine Nature is composed of 2 Mother Archetypes: The Shamed & Tamed Eve and the Dark & Deadly Lilith. Exploring deeply the mythological and biblical stories of Eve & Lilith, I have … Continue reading Unveiling Eve & Lilith
Life’s Cyclic Dance A river that rises and falls with the seasons vibrant, patterned, unending. Wings lift and release with each breath as the butterfly becomes the breath of the tree a bird soars overhead leaving behind him that which is in front remaining in the middle he is un-phased by the fallen leaf which feeds the tree and therefore builds his home in peace. … Continue reading Becoming Pachamama; Mother Earth
Everything in existence on the earth is an expression of the larger whole. All creatures on this planet are in a symbiotic relationship with one another. As humans, we have the responsibility to mimic this relationship with one another as well as with our environment. There are multiple dimensions of symbiotic relationships. This article weaves reflections and meditations on our inner worlds with that in … Continue reading As Above, So Below… As Within, So Without…Healing Our Inner and Outer Landscapes
Like so many other “Christmas” traditions, the tradition of the Mistletoe is known by many, but the depth of the roots known by few. The Druid & Norse mythological roots, when explored, reveal a cultural tradition interwoven with sensual reflections of a people long passed… We see mistletoe hanging in doorways around the winter holidays, a symbol of love & friendship, a tradition of kissing … Continue reading Mistletoe Mythology: Semen of the Gods