Sunset to Moonrise

Sunset to moonrise hike last night. Listening to a book written 20 years ago about a dystopian future that sounds a lot like today. The imagined suffering that is now real made me cry. It’s so chronically exhausting to see all that is failing, depleting, exploitative, and toxic, and to know that people in power…

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medicine moment

I feel joy in the practice of recognizing sacred healing medicines of the earth. The sacredness is a subtle energy that gives me pause, inspiring me to wonder, look closer, listen, learn and consider. The healing is in the moments I allow myself to remember all that is beyond me and the exquisite design of…

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message from the forest

Message from the forest: Stay relaxed. Take your time with everything. Do not let the fast pace of the human world rush you. Do not be ashamed of your slow deliberate pace. What would hurrying bring you? Take steady, conscious steps and walk softly on the earth. Let your footsteps slowly kiss the earth. She…

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George Grey Eagle Bertelstein

Today my friend George left his body. With all of the people he loved so deeply, I can only imagine how hard it must have been for him to let go and cross to the other side. He did it. His death has already been a deeply meaningful teaching. It has only just begun to…

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I am included

Today I took the long way home through China Camp. I drove slowly along curvy North San Pedro Road which hugs San Pablo Bay. 4 miles of nourishment. I love when the tide is coming in. I see rhythmic ripples in the smooth, glassy water making their way towards the shore. I admire the marshy…

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Mushrooms

Some notes from the mushrooms… The help that I asked for. … The world, your brain, your body, your awareness, and your consciousness are all much bigger and more expansive than you can grasp. … There are infinitely more possibilities, worlds of experience, and wisdoms available to you in every moment. Just ask for help.…

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Turtle Love

My Aunt Joan has been on my mind a lot lately. She is mostly not in her “right” mind given her dementia, but certain parts of her personality still shine through… A couple of people from Joan’s past have reached out to me after finding the blog post I wrote about her a few years…

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New Choice

New Choice! I remember the feeling of being in an improv scene during a Medicine Theater class and hearing Asher Lyons call out, “New choice!” He was saying to pivot and change the scene, to take it in a new direction by making a new choice. Sometimes that “new choice” energy moves us in the…

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Wisdom from My Dying Self

A reflection through the eyes of my heart from wisdom gained over a lifetime. What my dying self would say to me about my life in this moment… ✨ Your life is a beautiful expression of healing, curiosity, love, compassion, peace, and stillness. The waves of love and generosity still in motion from the vibrations…

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A Long Time Coming

A long time coming | Things worth waiting for I’ve spent much time over the last 10-11 years observing, watering, tending, and being with the Huachuma (San Pedro) in my garden. I’ve planted and replanted, potted and re-potted, and tried many different types of fertilizers. I’ve over-tended and under-tended them. I’ve gifted some Huachumas to…

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