Learning to Shout

Read this closely, it’s not what you’re used to hearing: We are not merely spirits in a body. It makes no sense whatsoever to rely entirely on “otherworldly” senses to make sense of the world, or merely spiritual acts like prayer, when our house is burning to the ground. And it is.The only planet we’ve […]

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Legacies

The sudden passing away of a community elder last week was a devastating blow to many folks I knew. I may not have known her for long, or as well as the priestesses she taught and nurtured, but those times I spent with her were invaluable. She was kind and honest, a real person tempered […]

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Finding the Calm

There is a good reason I haven’t posted anything significant in a long while. I have been struggling with depression and anxiety for a while, with all the attendant feelings of worthlessness and doubt. That makes you doubt every word and idea, every thought you want to share with others when it fails to stack […]

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Walking the Path

The function and role of the rainmaker is best described in a story. The concept of the rainmaker comes from a story from Jung and for those not familiar with the rainmaker, the following story is taken from the Tao of Psychology by Jean Shinoda Bolen and was told to Jung by Richard Wilhelm. It […]

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It’s About Love

I’m not sure this is the right way of thinking about it–appealing to emotions rather than reason–but the good reasons for preserving our environment hasn’t had the impact hoped for. Perhaps it is time to appeal to “the better angels of our nature.” We live in a world almost entirely disconnected from the image above, […]

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Taking it Seriously

I won’t lie. I’m cautiously optimistic and rather excited about the Paris Climate Conference now starting. The twenty-first such conference, it seems to bring political and private investment to the table, strong public awareness, and the recognition that we are facing a global crisis. Collectively. This comes at the same time that certain reports show […]

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Building Intention

I think we are all changed, in ways we can’t possibly predict now, after the horrendous attacks in Paris this past week. As usual, we have seen the rise of hatred and xenophobia, but also solidarity and a great outpouring of compassion. These are the defining aspects of terrorism, and that is our modern struggle. […]

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