green and gold

Yesterday I drove through a stunning landscape of gold and green. Lush vineyards and golden hills. Some vines have lovely scattered flowers growing underneath. Those make me smile. The rows of vines are so orderly. They feed my need for structure and organization and make me feel calm. I can only imagine the amount of…

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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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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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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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Perfect Timing

Today I drove onto the Richmond Bridge as the setting sun was perfectly poised above a fluffy cloud layer over the coastal hills. The sunlight beamed across the Bay towards me and cast a golden glow over Mt Tam through a fine layer of fog. I reminded myself over and over to focus on driving,…

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Wolf Medicine

Exploring wolf medicine in my life… How can I be aligned with wolf energy and allow my inner wolf to emerge? I have a fierceness deep within. It’s mostly dormant, existing in the background of my life. When someone or something activates my fierceness, the energy is like lightning shooting through my body. I resonate…

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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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Messages from Plants

Be with us. Listen gently for our vibrations and wisdom. We’ve been echoing for eternity, you can’t miss the truth if you stop & listen. Gentleness is powerful. Be soft, be gentle with yourself. The arc of time is long, pace yourself. Let the light give you warmth, energy, and love. Let it fill you…

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44

I’m finding a lot of peace at the start of my 44th year. Peace in the present moment, peace in being with myself, feeling peaceful in the body I’ve got right now, and peace with those in my life however close or far away they choose to be. There is also an abundance of feelings…

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Spirit of the Forest

Walking slowly. Stopping often to listen and observe. Noticing the millions of details of these woods, trees, leaves and earth – each in their fluctuating states of growth and decay. I come here to transform myself, to let the natural world impress itself on me and not the other way around. I come here to…

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