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Summer Solstice Meditations: Gratitude, Joy, Illumination, and Evil

Gratitude, joy, and connection are the qualities to cultivate during the Summer Solstice’s height of light. Both the Sioux elder and the scientist agree. Okute of the Teton Sioux is remembered as saying: All living creatures and all plants derive their life from the sun. If it were not for the sun, there would be [...]

To the Graduates

I went to my nephew’s college graduation and the adult speaker was, well, uninspiring. I didn’t entirely disagree with his advice about taking small steps. But he didn’t place his message into a wider context of working toward anything larger. It got me thinking: What would I say? So my speech to the graduates follows. [...]

Wisdom Wanders

The freedom in walking lies not in being anyone; for the walking body has no history;  it is just an eddy in the stream of immemorial time. Frederic Gros Wisdom Wanders support you to attune to elemental wisdom and within the context  of the Walking the Ways of the Summer Light seasonal retreat support you to [...]

Walking the Ways Mini-Retreat: Pilgrimage Illumination

Each season flows with its own gifts and challenges, rhythm and mystery.  When we tune our awareness to the offerings and energy of the season, we can better receive its wisdom and be supported to tend our souls. Around the Summer Solstice, we are invited to meet the sun and respond to its exuberant invitations [...]

Persephone Rising at Equinoxtide

In mid February of 2016, I stood on the dike along a bend in the Connecticut River watching the ice floes come down from the north. First, there were just the sludgy, half-submerged chunks with their edges clicking together in the surface water. Then whole islands of white snow took their place and set a new [...]