In the Light of the Moon

As the fullness of the super moon quickly approaches, and the swiftness of the holiday season widens our eyes, many of us find our emotions rising to the surface.  We laugh more fully, cry more easily, grumble quickly and sigh frequently with contentment.  Our moods ebb and flow like the tide of Grandmother Ocean, and we wonder if we might be coming unhinged.  Fear not, … Continue reading In the Light of the Moon

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

Broken and Brightly Lit

This is a fire log.  I tried three times to light a similar one today with rather sad results.  It didn’t respond particularly well to the matches, even though I had precisely followed the directions on the package.  “Lights fully in less than five minutes!” the package boasted.  “Beautiful fire lasting for three whole hours!”  Despite these words across the brightly colored packaging, this self aggrandizement … Continue reading Broken and Brightly Lit

Autumn Women’s Fire

What a joy it is to enter the season of autumn!  As the nights begin to lengthen and the sun makes its annual journey towards the southern hemisphere, we in the Pacific Northwest prepare for the coming rains.  A chill settles in swiftly upon the setting of the sun, and the east winds hint at the coming winter. Having just past the autumn equinox a … Continue reading Autumn Women’s Fire

Call of the Mountain

Here, to the east of the hustle and bustle of Portland, Oregon lies a town from which the majestic mountain is always in view.  No matter which way you are walking or driving in Gresham, the presence of Mount Hood is not far away. Mount Hood is a powerful presence here.  His majesty fills the skies with awe.  Standing proud and strong, he welcomes visitors … Continue reading Call of the Mountain