Separating Fact From Fiction

The most useful thing that meditation gives us is the ability to separate fact from fiction. When we don’t have a regular (read: daily) practice of some sort of mindfulness, we take the stories our mind tells us as fact. I wrote about this extensively at the end of October. There is phrase some people…

Forecast: Looking Ahead to 2020 part 2 – Numerology

The numerology of 2020 is fascinating (part one of the forecast is here). 20/20 implies both balance and clarity. Seeing things clearly, soberly, without illusion. Understanding where the tipping point is. Carefully weighing the options. Being aware of our biases and privileges. Removing the zeros (which are associated with the All That Is) from 2020…

Fabric arts ritual with an activist purpose

Back in July, I posted a ritual (not mine) to help protect immigrants. With all the hubub around Title X funds, I would like to offer you another ritual, this time from Crafting Change, for Abortion Patients, Providers, and Protectors. What you will need: * A quiet space to do this work * That which…

The solar wind is coming! The solar wind is coming!

So, I received an alert from SpaceWeather: During solar minimum, long-lasting holes open in the sun’s atmosphere, releasing streams of solar wind into space. A large hole in the sun’s atmosphere is facing Earth and spewing a stream of solar wind in our direction. Polar geomagnetic storms are likely when the gaseous material arrives on…

The dangers of practicing plant medicine with poor supervision

I and a number of my colleagues have seen a surge in the number of clients seeking assistance post-Ayahuasca ceremony. Some people present as stuck in trauma trance, and their energy looks like broken mirror shards. The challenge is that many facilitators are not trained well enough, and it is dangerous.

Healing Requires Change

Many people ask for healing without really thinking about what it is they are asking. The quest for healing brings about change, and change is not always comfortable. I think what most people are actually asking for is comfort. That’s not my field. I can provide temporary relief for a condition, but that will always…

Heading into the Holidays

As the daylight wanes, and our nights get longer, we begin to move inward. Home seems more enticing. Small gatherings, with people we feel warmly towards, are more interesting to us than loud, raucous affairs. And yet, we are expected to be social, to go shopping, to attend All The Things. It is no wonder…

Heads up: Incoming solar activity again!

This note about solar activity came through my inbox today: NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory is monitoring a large hole in the sun’s atmosphere, now directly facing Earth. A stream of solar wind escaping from the opening is expected to reach our planet during the late hours of Nov. 3rd, likely sparking minor G1-class geomagnetic storms…

Case Study: The Emotional Root Cause of Kidney Issues

I have enough Shamanism and Healing students that read this blog, for whom this information would be helpful, and I find that sometimes other people are intrigued by the emotional root cause of disease as well. Let’s say a 48 year old person presents with kidney issues; it doesn’t really matter what type. We know…

Our relationship to anger

In a vacuum, anger is merely a call to action, a push or surge of energy. If we don’t know that, we don’t know what to do with it.

What is your health telling you right now?

There’s a flu epidemic, you might have noticed. The flu, when we are talking about the ailment that affects the respiratory system, is about life change. At least in Southern California, there seems to be a potent stomach bug going around as well; that is more about processing and releasing. As I noted in last…