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Oh! This set me back on my heels. I trust. But, do I trust absolutely? In all moments? Within days I was given an opportunity, a test of my absolute trust.
These last many months, it feels as though I am, we are, constantly being tested. Absolute trust is required to stay sane, balanced, and right-sided. And action. Many actions. All our attention is needed in every direction. There is no being on the fence.
I write this as a small boat, with duel American flags, slowly motors by on the river below where I sit. What trust is required to be an American, to be a citizen of the world? How does one go on aware that there was not one Treaty ever honored with our Indigenous Relatives, on stolen land where immigrates are unwelcome, while their government systematically destroys people, sacred places, civil rights, and has it’s dirty warmongering hands in the destruction of foreign people and lands globally? To trust that this is all in divine order requires great strength, total surrender, and a willingness to face the terrible facts head-on – it hurts, yet the suffering of other living beings the world over is unimaginable. Rising in compassion and empathy, it is only absolute trust that carries me. I hearing the birthing cries above the commotions and distractions, above the motor of the boat drifting by. #RiseUp #Vote #Divest
One Human Family – Sending Up A Prayer
To you, your families, and your communities… Love…
All My Relations
I am created by Divine Light
I am sustained by Divine Light
I am protected by Divine Light
I am surrounded by Divine Light
I am ever growing into Divine Light
Swami Radha was my first spiritual teacher some 25 years ago. Her teachings woke me up to myself through the many practices of yoga. I was surprised to discover I wasn’t studying yoga. This powerful path was self discovery – body, mind, and spirit. Until then, I’d been a sleep-walker, in survival mode. I really worked it hard, this union of self/Self. I’m awake.
Even with this, it was a medicine way path that brought me fully into my heart. The Bear Nation showed me a way home to myself by way of the heart. A four chambered heart – open, full, clear, and strong – a unified, whole, integrated self.
“The mountains have always been here, and in them, the bears.”
~ Rick BassIn the Light
Gratefully, I was commissioned to craft moccasin for a Dancer, she hadn’t worn moccasin before to make her prayer. Prayers of health, help, and happiness, as well as her own prayers were held with every stitch. They came together so beautifully, red buffalo medicine. A brief and sweet exchange over tea, we wished one another off to our respective ceremonies. I returned home to find this photograph and an email in my inbox:
“I hope you’re not horrified,
these moccasin went to the depths and back with me. They were strong traveling shoes and I’m so glad for them.” ~ CE
Horrified? Quite the contrary. The sight of the good Red Earth and her words brought me to tears of joy and gratitude. Worn only once, their first dance, four days, sacred shoes, sacred feet, dancing a prayer. So filled with Spirit, they are even more beautiful. It humbles me. It is an honor to be united in this way of making prayers.
“What if we All came together
to pray for peace, unity, and justice for ten seconds? Just ten seconds.
Imagine how powerful our prayer could be in this sacred place.”
~ BRWhat if? It’s all sacred.Join me, from wherever, however.
10am PST ~ Daily 10 SecondsAll My Relations
“Good Morning! Glory!”! It is a sweet memory to recall my mom’s singsong voice, waking me to each new day. “Good Morning! Glory!”
Good Morning Everyone ~
Snohomish is wild and wonderfully overgrown with white Morning Glory. It’s everywhere. It seems that not even the tamed and tended gardens are free of it. Morning Glory is a messenger encouraging me to break free of old habits, to be more creative, dare to live spontaneously, and to keep blooming anew day after day. Morning Glory wakes with the dawn, then exhausted it languishes as the sun disappears on western horizon – a full circle, a ceremony in each day. Pure white and funnel shaped, the flower is symbolic of both drawing energies in and sending energies out – how will I be in community now? What will I learn of myself? What can I offer? Can I receive? The heart-shaped leaves ask me if am I grounded in my body? In my body, the heart is allowed to lead, the mind can follow. The stretch of the many vining tendrils remind me to embrace what life has to offer, to express myself fully. Am I? Morning Glory connects me to the wealth of my inner reservoir where I acknowledge myself and honor Source.
“My life is my message.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
By experiencing the natural world as our messengers, we can see from a fresh perspective – with medicine eyes and a medicine heart. An old yet new way of being human, in alignment with creation.
Offering workshops, circles, and mentorship throughout the summer season. I look forward to sharing time with you. Until then, I bid you all a glorious morning, noon, and night, and beautiful strides in the South.
All My Relations
Open ~ Medicine Gift Crafting: Create whatever you wish! How can I support you? Announce your intention to attend, thank you. ♥ Offering ♥ Gratitude
Wing Medicine: Craft a feather fan to cleanse and clear in your personal life and for professional practices.
Drum Birthing: Send up a call, let the beat of your drum harmonize with the heartbeat of our Mother Earth.
Rattle Crafting: Move the energies, call your guides, meditate and journey with these powerful tools.
L♥VE Offering ~ Fund Raiser for Cocoon House
Soles for the Soul: Moccasin are for everyday wear, for ceremonies, moccasin for life!
Medicine Bags: Personal, protective and private – honor the medicine that comes forward for you in a good way for the new year.
Talking Sticks: Are you one who has been called to form a talking circle? Many have in these times and it is good. The talking stick is a respectful way to share and listen to what is on one another’s hearts.
Leather Crafts: Come sew, stitch your best intentions into the leather, create what you have a need for. There will be cake.
Children’s Circle: In a sacred way, each circle date is a unique exploration into the natural world.
Feeding the Fire Ceremony: Celebrate the feminine by feeding the fire with Grandmother Moon.
Looking forward to spending time together working in a sacred way. With gratitude.
Mitakuye Oyasin ~ All My Relations
Children’s Circles: September 12, October 10 and November 14 – Our gatherings begin at 1pm and generally complete by 6pm. We gather with respect for one another and our Mother Earth. All the nations our Mother supports are greeted with gladitude and gratitude. We come together to learn and to have fun, share a healthy meal, create, explore and vision for ourselves and the future. Our Circle welcomes all ages and identities with open hearts. Bring your parents of other adults to share this time. Suggested exchange $40.
Drum Birthing: October 18 and November 15, 9am until complete. The medicine of the Four-legged and the Standing Ones come together in a sacred way when we set our intentions towards birthing a drum. Each workshop is held in a respectful way, honoring tradition and ourselves in the process. Drum birthing is ceremony, a time for joyful prayer and a labor of love that lasts a lifetime. Please RSVP allowing me to properly prepare for your presence and your drum. Exchange $225.
Fire Circle Drum Birthing: September 27, 9am until complete – private circle.
Visioning Drum ReUnion: September 19, 7pm-10pm on Echo Lake. An invitation is extended to all drums that have been birthed at Soul Proprietor over the years. Migrate back to the waters of your birth to join in a Drumming Circle to Vision for the rebalancing what is needed at this time. Let’s come together with joy-full hearts, clear intentions, prayers and expansive dreams for the future – our drum beats and voices raising the frequency in a good way with a fire as our company to transmute the challenges of our times. Bring your friends no matter where their drums were born, they are welcome.
Feeding the Fire Ceremony: September 26, 4:30pm until complete. Women and girls of all ages are invited to gather for a Feeding of the Fire Ceremony where we will learn more about honoring the feminine through the natural way. We’ll light a fire, share stories and songs, we’ll feast afterwards. RSVP please for further details.
Rattle Crafting: Turtle Shell Rattles October 11, Rawhide Rattles November 1, noon until complete. Craft and sew in a good way an ancient instrument to call yourself home to yourself, move the energies, releasing what may be stuck from this lifetime as well as ancestral times, celebrating your wholeness. A rattle is a tool for shamanic healing work and personal ritual. Every voice is unique, every stitch a prayer. Sit in community, share yourself to whatever degree you feel called to, sing, laugh and create – the possibilities are as limitless as the sky. Please RSVP your intention to join in allowing for proper preparation. Exchange $75.
Moccasin Crafting: October 24 & 25 and November 21 & 22 – our moccasin workshops are taught in two day workshops – 9am to 7pm each day. Tough yet tender, Buffalo medicine supports your walk in the world and shares with you the abundance of right action. Buffalo hide moccasin are incredibly comfortable and can be worn daily as well as for ceremony or special occasions. These moccasin are custom fit to your feet, a measurement and foot tracing is needed in advance allowing for a pattern to be sewn prior to the workshop. This is easily arranged between us. Style choices and the adornment possibilities are endless. Exchange $275.
Medicine Bags: October 4, noon until complete. A medicine bag is personal. What strengths do you wish to support? What needs to be augmented at this time? Craft a medicine bag for your connection and protection. Whatever your needs, medicine is the grounding and underpinning that shelters you in life. As always, a prayerful protected container holds us in our work together. These days are community days yet the deeply personal component often makes for times of silence and reflection – it is always the right combination of call and response between each person and the Mystery. Please RSVP your intentions allowing for proper preparation for you. Exchange $75.
Talking Sticks: November 8, noon until complete. At this time, many are coming together in many ways for the rebalancing of our lives and for our Mother. Coming together in a Circle is powerful healing medicine. Using a Talking Stick while in Circle creates greater respect for the person speaking, for their story and the heart behind their words. Are you leading a Circle at this time? Perhaps doing so has tugged at you for a long while. Now is the time. Now is the time for each of us to step up and step into our power to birth forward the future. We are here at this time by agreement, by our choosing – let’s come forward in a good, true and beautiful way speaking our truth, allowing others to do the same. There is healing work to be done. Crafting a Talking Stick brings powerful medicine and voice into the world. Please RSVP your intentions allowing for proper preparations. Exchange $100.
Wing Medicine: September 13, October 31, November 28, noon until complete. This is where my work with medicine began. My Uncle, from many lifetimes ago called, reminding me why I came here at this time. The joy I feel for the Winged Ones was not the whole story, there is so much more. The Winged Ones are a powerful ally offering themselves as healing tools. There is no limit to their healing potential – what is needed? These ally are here to help. Feel free to bring your own medicine if you already carry something and receive the guidance for crafting a secure handhold that protects your medicine. Please RSVP your intentions so I may properly prepare for your presence. Exchange $75.
Mitakuye Oyasin ~ All My Relations