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The In-between Time

I spent this Summer Solstice morning doing an unintended ceremony as a little bit of journaling turned into an enormous realization. Once I saw this how this pattern was playing out in my life, I needed to consciously let it

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Hummingbirds are hardcore

The hummingbird is one of the four major power animals in Peru (the others being snake, jaguar/puma, and condor). I remember being surprised when I first heard that several years ago; how could such a little creature be important and

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Swan Medicine

Now that the mornings are chilly, I’ve dusted off the winter coat.  I haven’t worn it since March, and when I put my hand in the pocket, I found  — well, a year-old wad of tissues, but also: a stone. 

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What Serpent shared

Serpent is a powerful archetype.  Joseph Campbell referred to her as “a traveling alimentary canal…the symbol of life throwing off the past and continuing to live” as she sheds her skin.   She is related to the moon being reborn again

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Power Animals: Lovin’ the Creepy Crawlies

I saw a few large birds soaring in the sky the other day.  As I watched, they were joined by a few more, and a few more, until what seemed like dozens had passed over my head. I could see them all

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Speaking with Spider

A message from a spider, or more accurately Spider: How many things do you humans make and consume that have neither beauty nor purpose?  My web has both.  Consider the strength of my home, the efficiency of my food system,

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