Birth-giving dark

“The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.” ~Joseph Campbell...more

Song of the sea

“We have learned that we are like amphibians: We can live on land, but not forever, not without trips to water and to home.” ~Clarissa Pinkola Estés...more

Unveiling

“Inanna’s descent… is a story of an initiation process into the mysteries… Inanna shows us the way, and she is the first to sacrifice herself for a deep feminine wisdom…” ~Sylvia Brinton Perera...more

A small passing

“Failure is a greater teacher than success. Listen, learn, go on. That is what we are doing with this tale. We are listening to its ancient message. We are learning about deteriorative patterns so we can go on with the strength of one who can sense the traps and cages and baits before we are upon them or caught in them.” ~Clarissa Pinkola Estés...more
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Nurturing stillness

“Sadhana is a Sanskrit word whose root, sadh, means to reclaim that which is divine in us, our power to heal, serve, rejoice, and uplift the spirit… The goal of sadhana is to enable you to recover your natural rhythms and realign your inner life and daily habits with the cycles of the universe.” – Maya Tiwari...more

The passage

“The person who might take us out of the ice, who might psychically free us… is not necessarily going to be the one to whom we belong. It may be… another of those magical but fleeting events that again came along when we least expected it, an act of kindness from a passing stranger… Whatever it may be, it is a time when [that] spirit, in one way or another, feeds us, pulls us out, shows us the secret passage…” – Clarissa Pinkola Estés  ...more

A writer's declaration

“The familiar life horizon has been outgrown; the old concepts, ideals and emotional patterns no longer fit; the time for passing of a threshold is at hand.” – Joseph CampbellThe dream of being a published writer has been with me as long as I can remember. I carried it with me in my Hilroy notebooks in elementary school, it came with me into my creative writing classes in high school, it determined the courses I would take in university, and it even created this blog. ...more

Weaving the past, creating the future

When I was a little girl, I was fascinated with the mystery of the world gone by, spending hours in search of relics from the past. I looked through the attic for old letters and photographs, I searched the basement for hidden passageways, I even looked for evidence in the old trees in our backyard. What secrets did those old trees hold? What would they tell me if they could speak?...more

Ancient healing tradition of naming and listening

“The Wise Woman tradition is the oldest tradition on our planet. It focuses on healing through nourishing. It is symbolized by a spiral, the ever-changing movement of life and health. In the Wise Woman tradition, health is defined as flexibility. We build health by nourishing the unique individual in all of her or his wholeness. The foundations of nourishment are simple ritual, compassionate listening, and simple whole foods and herbs.” – Michelle Royce ...more

Wisdom is...

"Mostly we run around doing. Are you able to come to a stop in your life, even for one moment? Could it be this moment? What would happen if you did?" - Jon Kabat-Zinn...more