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Looking Forward, Looking Back

Thich Nhat Hanh awareness quote

  Now we are in the heart of Winter, but we have already passed the midpoint. In two weeks, the rites of Imbolc will be upon us, celebrating the certainty of life returning. We prepare now for initiation and dedication. Seed catalogs beckon as the promise of Springtime whispers to us, even now, in the Continue Reading

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Not Wordless. Instead, Let’s Call It Word Wednesday.

(click for a more readable version). Here’s the thing. Words matter. So, we are NOT going to call these insane thugs by the name of our beloved Queen of Heaven anymore. And we are not going to use the word Islamic in association with them because what they are doing is, in fact, an abomination Continue Reading

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This Lughnasadh, Let Us Not Be Deaf to the Tick of the Leaves

Summer field

I adore this poem for the days of Lughnasadh, and so I am encoring my posting of it from years past. With it, I send you blessings of faith, and abundant, miraculous harvests; and most of all, the grace to know them. Love and thanksgiving. Little Summer Poem Touching the Subject of Faith by Mary Continue Reading

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The Final Gaia Friday: Ian Somerhalder Speaks for the Coral Reefs

Every week since before Samhain, I have been sharing a video from the Conservation International’s “Nature Is Speaking” series, and calling it Gaia Friday. Today, we conclude with Ian Somerhalder speaking on behalf of the imperiled coral reefs. It’s an especially gorgeous video, so I hope that you’ll go to full screen (click the arrows Continue Reading

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Gaia Friday: Listening to the Soil

Each week, I am sharing a video from the Conservation International’s “Nature Is Speaking” series, and calling it Gaia Friday. Today, as we near the end of the series, Edward Norton speaks on behalf of our planet’s soil. Please listen. We ignore this voice at our peril. …

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It’s Gaia Friday and Robert Redford Speaks for the Redwoods

As usual, I recommend going to full screen.  

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Gaia Friday: A Message from Mother

Today, I am resuming my Gaia Friday feature, showcasing the videos in the Nature Is Speaking series. Today, Julia Roberts speaks for Mother Earth, Herself. As usual, you might want to go to full screen for the stunning photography here. And if you are moved to do so, one small action you can take is Continue Reading

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Starting Tomorrow: Watch Your Step!

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. ~ Lily Tomlin Today is the last day before our next Mercury retrograde! Now is the time to back up your technology, double-check your vacation tickets, and hold off on big purchases or signing important contracts — at least until you have scrutinized each and every detail, multiple times! Continue Reading

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Armed Forces Day

When I was a little girl, Armed Forces Day (always the third Saturday in May) was a Very Big Deal. My dad was a career officer in the U.S. Army Airborne Rangers, and since we were usually living on one post or another, this was a huge holiday. It featured lots of special events for Continue Reading

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Pride

Did you know that the Raleigh area’s Pagan Pride celebration is the third largest in the United States?  And after a record-setting crowd last weekend, we might have to revise that upwards. Congratulations to all that made it a huge success … again. I am so proud to help as a sponsor and participant.  See Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: All the Water On Planet Earth

For an explanation, click the image.  

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Sunday Inspiration: A Heavy Curriculum

I saw this just the other day, from one of my most beloved teachers of my lifetime, Ram Dass. It was precisely what I needed to hear at that moment.  In fact, in my morning pages, I’d finished that day’s entry with a question pity party, and several hours later that same day, this was Continue Reading

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Join the Save the World Symphony

What are our priorities?  What is the truth about “safe,” and what is the price of perpetuating the illusion of it? Most important, what is your unique gift, the instrument only you can play, that is needed for this symphony?  

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The Burning Times

Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians. ~ Pat Robertson (whose media power, political influence, and global business interests are not a joke) I have been increasingly dismayed by some of the Witchcraft-focused tripe coming out in recent books, TV, and films.  But I’ve been Continue Reading

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Today is World AIDS Day

Established by the World Health Organization in 1988, World AIDS Day serves to focus global attention on the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Observance of this day provides an opportunity for governments, national AIDS programs, churches, community organizations and individuals to demonstrate the importance of the fight against HIV/AIDS. I have many beloved friends living with Continue Reading

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Thanksgiving Day 20: My Business Deva

What you love, loves you. What you want, wants you. The soul of your business is invested in you and in the success of your business. It has its own reasons for being, its own allies, its own ecology which shapes its unfolding story.   ~ Hiro Boga As many of you who have studied Continue Reading

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Be the Peace You Want to See: International Day of Peace, 2012

If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama Join me today in the global celebration of the International Day of Peace, which this year spreads across the whole weekend (yes, just Imagine that!). Special activities and celebrations will take place all across the world over the 2012 Continue Reading

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Blessings of the Virgo New Moon

Dark of the Moon, new beginnings; Dark of the Moon, plant a seed tonight; Dark of the Moon, what we envision Will come to be, by the Full Moon’s light. While I am off helping and celebrating today at Pagan Pride of Raleigh (Central NC), a most magical new lunation will commence.  Don’t miss the Continue Reading

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Goddess Sunday: The Goddess of Compassion and Mercy

Kuan Yin does not come hither; I do not go thither; the water is in the basin; the moon is in the heavens. When the water is clear, the moon appears; when the mirror is bright, the image emerges. ~ Su Tung-po (1037 – 1101 C.E.) There is no doubt that humanity is undergoing tremendous Continue Reading

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Saturday Inspiration: The Power of Words

Words have such power, and can change everything.Thanks to my friend and co-conspirator of Enchantment, Willow, through whom I found this video. May it shift your reality today, just a little.

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