A Shift in Seasons

As my husband and I tended the yard this weekend, trimming back the autumn plants that had been still flowering when I pruned before the winter’s hard freeze, we noticed a great deal of new growth just beginning to sprout.  Baby leaves, full of vibrant color are springing up this way and that, pushing hard to emerge from their sleep in the womb of our … Continue reading A Shift in Seasons

Moments of Peace

March! Crouching, pouncing with swiftness and ferocity, this month’s lion-like entry leaps upon me with an abundance of shifting and change. Some has been anticipated, some has not. Those things which I knew were coming still have surprised me in the speed at which they seemed to arrive. (Didn’t we just pass Christmas? I barely blinked and suddenly have found myself in March!)   Yet, … Continue reading Moments of Peace

Drinking Deeply from Sacred Roots

Earth is our Mother. Without Her, we would die.  The rivers and streams that flow through Her are our brethren, gifts of love from Grandmother Ocean and Grandfather Fire in the form of sunshine.  They sustain us and give us life.  Remembering our sacred connections with the Elemental Beings — who were all dreamed into existence before we humans entered this realm — remembering and … Continue reading Drinking Deeply from Sacred Roots

Putting in my Spiritual Contacts

After prayer time with Fire this morning, I was going through my bathroom ritual for daily readiness which includes putting in my contacts.  It struck me that this is what prayer time is like.  I light candles in the morning and at night.  Just before going to bed, I sit on my front porch listening to the wind and watching the movements of the weather, … Continue reading Putting in my Spiritual Contacts