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A letter to my muse

Hi there. It’s been a while. How are you?

I’ve been meaning to write, but, well, life has gotten in the way. You know how it is. 282 more words


Honouring Nature through Ceremony

About this time last year, I had a profoundly powerful dream: one which I am still unpacking, and have every reason to believe I will continue to unpack for quite a long time to come.  812 more words


My Experience with Mystery

The ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the self nor of the other: the ultimate touchstone is witness, the privilege of having been seen by someone and the equal privilege of being granted the sight of the essence of another, to have walked with them and to have believed in them, and sometimes just to have accompanied them for however brief a span, on a journey impossible to accomplish alone. 1,645 more words

Active Hope

A case for wandering

Some months ago, a seed of an idea took root within me: to go traveling ~ wandering, really ~ by myself, through the West for some chunk of time. 794 more words


7 Ways to Rediscover Your Innocence

Offer up your best defense
But this is the end
This is the end of the innocence
-The End of the Innocence, Don Henley

Remember summer days as a kid, without a care in the world?   713 more words

Learning to speak in my own voice.

“The rule says that in order for an individual to master any complex skill, be it brain surgery or playing the cello, she must put in 10,000 hours of focused practice.

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Quietly Given Gifts: The Story of My First Vision Fast (Vision Quest)

In the spring of 2014, I found myself alone and starving in the desert, completely exposed to the elements.  I hadn’t eaten for days – three days to be exact – and I was weak. 1,625 more words