Awi Usdi (Little Deer)

This is the story of the First Man, the Cherokee story of our first male ancestor as it is told in my family. In the beginning all creatures lived in harmony, the animals, the stone people, the plant people, the tree people, and even man.  Everyone talked with each other, helped each other, and there…

Cartoons at Christmas

Not having children of my own, I find that Christmas for me can take on a more adult activities than some.  Like the years that I spent Christmas with friends (also without children) and we started with breakfast and Mimosas and ended with dinner and Mimosas, eating our way through the day, sipping and being…

We are Sacred

In the end, all historical evidence to the contrary, we are just as sacred as the sacred spaces we have explored.  This is the secret to consecration, not some mystical power, some Lemurian key, or left over alien DNA.  We are sacred and within us resides sacred space.  We do not need to seek it…

You Just Never Know

Being embodied is a challenge each day to stay fully present even when things may be painful or even overly joyful. One amazing aspect of being embodied, of having forgotten who we are, is forgetting that everything is connected.  We focus so much on ourselves and getting through our day that we don’t realize the…

Role of Soulmate

Being a soul mate is a role that souls may choose to play for each other in an embodied life.  In some cases soul group members choose to work together as married couples in an embodied life for a variety of reasons.  It may be that they have similar lessons to learn or goals to…

Clackamas Town Center

My heart goes out to everyone affected by the Clackamas Town Center shootings yesterday afternoon.  To the families of the deceased including the shooter and to the young lady who is recovering from her injuries and her family, my prayers are with you during this difficult time. To all the patrons of the mall, I’m so…

Body Soul Reflection

In order to talk about spiritual matters, well to talk about anything really, our logical left brains categorize things, make structure and meaning out of things, which has led us, along with hundreds of other influences, to talk about the soul and the body as separate entities.  Spiritual and religious teachings reinforce this by talking…

Grounding & Sacred Space

I’m not sure why it’s not part of everyone’s regular practice, but somehow grounding and creating sacred space before doing meditation or ceremonial work got lost for quite a few spiritual practices and groups over the past couple of hundred years.  Students look at me funny when I say they need to get grounded before…

Soul Groups

Soul groups play a crucial role in the development of souls throughout their existence.  While each soul is unique and develops individually, it is also interconnected with the other members of its soul group and with its teacher in a living web of relationships that nurture and foster everyone involved.  Soul groups are formed within…