Being Met at the Well

Drop the bucket into the well of grief again?Is the water table lower than the last time?The bucket has to go deeper to find the water it seems. Each grief attack seems to require more effort. Yet now there is more time between trips to the well perhaps the water filling my bucket contains more... Continue Reading →

Walking the Mystical Path with Practical Feet – The Four-Fold Way

Being a mystic is one thing. But showing up for everyday life is another ball of wax. Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., an American cultural anthropologist (d. 2014) taught The Four-Fold Way™ , emphasizing four major principles that integrate ancient cultural wisdoms into contemporary life or as she interpreted it "walking the mystical path with practical feet": The Way of the... Continue Reading →

On Ceremonies, Cloth Bags and Grief

One of the most powerful moments of my mother's committal service was seeing my brother and sister-in-law placing her ashes into the ground. They knelt down on the grass beside the small hole. Gently her arm went all the way to the bottom of the soil floor, over a metre down, like a final caress. Families who are not... Continue Reading →

God’s Nest of Creation

I've been weaving a series of coiled basket creations mounted on driftwood, which I call "Bird Nests".  Recently someone purchased this one and sent me this beautiful story. Nests evoke all kinds of emotions and bring forth thoughts of birthing, creating, preparing, anticipating and incubating. This Christmas I am gifting one of your nests to... Continue Reading →

A Path to Connection

At the heart of every longing is a quest for deeper connection. How can I help you make those connections?  This is my work and the work of Heather Plett.  Gathering in circle, allows us to connect again with each other, ourselves, the sacred, and the earth. Heather has included my submission about connecting to our earth in her new ebook, A Path... Continue Reading →

Therapeutic Benefits of Drumming

“…the drum has been used since time immemorial as a regular part of healing traditions…” (The Joy of Drumming: Drums and Percussion Instruments from Around the World By Töm Klöwer, Plym Peters, 1997). Emotional and creative expression: develops and encourages expression of all kinds of experience non-verbally; then enhances creative self-expression; develops creativity. Emotional release: helps us... Continue Reading →

Odia’s Forgiveness Offering

Today I crocheted. Three little vessels. And I'm mailing them to Odia Reimer in Manitoba. In 1984 Odia's 13 year old sister, Candace Derksen, was murdered when Odia was only nine years old. Read her story. This is a famous Canadian murder case. And it has been recently re-opened. Odia Reimer is a Canadian installation artist, sculptor, photographer.... Continue Reading →

The Good Wife … Re-visited

My best friend re-wrote the famous Old Testament passage about the perfect wife. Proverbs 31: 10-31 is an expose of the Good Wife, or The Perfect Woman. "It is the fulfillment of the roles in the home assigned to her by society that causes her to be praised in the very gates of the city where... Continue Reading →

Good Vibrations

  Today I received this wonderful reading from DailyOM. It perfectly explains my new work. Sound Healing Everything in the universe is in a constant state of vibration, including our bodies. Sound is vibration that can be translated by the delicate structures of our inner ear, but it moves more than just those tiny receptors.... Continue Reading →

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