Category Archives: Elements

Learning about Fire

Slowly I’m building a stack of small pieces of wood. A mini-tipi is what I’m after, with a bit of cheating in the middle: a small block of firelighter.

Even with the cheating, I don’t feel comfortable at all that this little tipi is the start of a warm fire in our stove. The match lights up the firelighter, and after a while the tipi starts to burn as well. So far so good.. Continue reading Learning about Fire


Home coming

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

The Pulse of Life

I have been practicing for a while now.

Practicing not to get lost in my thoughts. Practicing to feel my body and stay present with my emotions as well as my thoughts, no matter how boring, scary, beautiful, dull, intriguing, funny the situation.

This practice got me an unexpected side effect. Continue reading The Pulse of Life

Only two more days: DVD on Sacred Initiation

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:

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.


Up the mountain they go..

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..

My body the Earth

Today, I did my first ritual in a long time.

The sun was out, the grass still a bit wet from last night’s rain. I could feel the earth under my feet, felt the sun shine, the breeze through my hair bringing sounds of birds and airplanes. And I felt a nice fresh touch of the water on the grass on my bare feet.

I casted a circle in my back yard, feeling somewhat awkward. Stated my intention. Continue reading My body the Earth