We are driven to keep up with an ungodly pace as we become more and more enmeshed in technology. If not careful, it can suck us up and spit us out very quickly. We have become slaves to technology in ways that are extremely unhealthy. Perhaps the greatest conundrum will be to figure out how to use technology without becoming engulfed or controlled by it. Our time is not spent more efficiently these days, but rather learning how to keep up with more and more information. It reminds me of how hard it was to resist putting my kids in … [read more]
I have written several articles on grief, and now deeply grieving the death of my precious dog Sweetie. I thought it apropos to write once again on this subject. I have lost a very close friend and companion; a presence that has been literally by my side for twelve years. Only now in her absence do I realize the impact of this telepathic presence on me. Her energy is everywhere. I believe Sweetie was my teacher in ways that a human or a being has never been. It took this special and unique bond to transmit certain feelings and certain … [read more]
Egypt is calling and has been calling me my entire life. The hilarious thing is Egypt has literally been calling me on my cell phone. It is most assuredly a spam call, but when I see the word Egypt under the number, I smile, and take it as confirmation that everything is on target and in perfect timing. My first visit to Egypt happened in my late twenties when my sister and I decided to go on an adventure. We read books on Egyptian Magic, hieroglyphics, and general history in order to enrich our three week experience. Though we would … [read more]
Seeing the glass half full is the optimism many are born with, but developing this skill could mean weathering the impending storm.
Sometimes life’s common occurrences knock you right back into knowing there is always work to do.
Many of you may be following the awareness school adventures of our new land, seeing posts about the permaculture experts helping us and all that we are up to. Many stories and deeper insights have emerged from this summer, especially from my time alone. My “vision quest” was not at all what one imagines a traditional vision quest to be or any other myriad iterations of that term. For instance: I sleep in a glamping tent. I don’t fast. I don’t remain in one spot until a messenger has come to me. My vision quest is a journey inward, a … [read more]