Walking into my forest, I instantly feel her welcoming arms. She is drawing me in closer, with every step I take.
The path is wide, opening, inviting. A lane with beech trees on each side, leading me deeply into the forest. Continue reading Home coming
I spend January on a different kind of field trip. I joined the 21 day online Sadhana, that Chameli Ardagh was guiding, following Inanna’s journey into the Underworld. And what a ride that was! Continue reading My descent into the Underworld
Amazing, how every time I have to convince myself.
I can often feel myself longing to be outside in nature.
That is, if I bother to pay attention.
And my mind knows being in nature always makes me feel fulfilled, connected and happy. Really. Always. Soaking in the treas, feeling the Earth, hearing the birds, the wind. Meditating, connecting with Her is so much more powerful here. It reminds me of our true nature.
And yet, so often, ‘I don’t get around to it’. A day goes by, and I haven’t been feeling the wind other than while I’m running some errands. Continue reading Bye bye comfort
You may have read my post on 11 women that went up the mountain in Crete on their vision quest. They stayed there, alone, for four days and nights, without food or shelter. Seeking to be initiated by the Goddess.
Klara Adalena, the High Priestess who did amazing work to retrieve the ancient initiation rituals, has put together a documentary of last years quest.
I just downloaded it, and will be watching it with much interest.
If you are interested too, then you can have an amazing deal if you decide to buy it before tomorrow evening (Dutch time): it’s now only $3 /€3, as opposed to the still great price of $19/€15. And she is donating half of revenue to Earthtrust to help save the Dolphins. It’s Dutch spoken with English voice over. You can find it here: http://www.klaraadalena.com/?page_id=2081.
I won’t be using this blog to recommend commercial activities, and I don’t get any commission for mentioning this to you.
I just felt this is an amazing opportunity, and wanted to share it with you.
Over the last week, I have been ‘holding space’ (with others), for a very courageous group of women.
They travelled to Crete, and up into the mountains. There, each of them went on their own quest. From sunrise to sunrise, 4 days on a row, they were up there alone. No food, no shelter, no human contact, no phones. Continue reading Up the mountain they go..
I am walking over a small foot path. On my left, about 3 feet up, is the busy road, with Saturday afternoon summer traffic. I feel the sun shining her warm August rays.
On my right, the water of what seems like a big pond with some islands in it’s midst. On the island, lots of luscious green trees.
Alongside of the foot path, an occasional tree or bench is standing to complete the picture. It makes for a wonderful walk from the train station to my friend’s house. Taking in the beautiful bits of nature right in the middle of the city.
And then, I stop in my tracks. Continue reading Sacred space in our everyday world
Have you ever noticed how beautiful one tiny elderflower flower is? Small white perfection of five rounded petals with five stems that hold the pollen in between the petals.
It’s easy to take them for granted, as they blossom freely everywhere this time of year. Big flowerheads with many many tiny flowers.
This year, we took our daughter out harvesting some elderflower to make (paleo friendly) cordial. She is two now, and she was quite intrigued by what we were doing, eager to help. Continue reading Elderflower Magic