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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 [...]

Waiting with the Dark Week 1: Gratitude

This is the first week of a the season-long ritual, Descent and Return of the Light, that takes the Winter Solstice as its hinge. This week’s theme and practices around Gratitude also lend themselves well to marking the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving. The ritual continues next week with the theme of Opening to the Ancestors.  [...]

Descent Week One: Elemental Gratitude

This week we prepare to journey into the dark. All journeys require preparation, even the inner journey. But we need a different kind of gear to travel on these paths. What we carry can not weigh us down; it must be light but powerful. Must fit into a bag no larger than the Seeker’s bundle [...]

Tarot Practices for Week of May 26th: The Sun – 6 of Earth – Child of Air

Each week I pull Tarot cards to inspire personal development / spiritual practice for readers of the blog as a group using the Gaian Tarot.  (If you want to read more about the process, check out Sacred Practices of the Gaian Tarot: The 3 P’s).You are invited to use the cards below to inspire your practice, and, [...]

Tarot as Inspiration for Ritual

I use Tarot in my own ritual and meditations so a posting on the card as an inspiration for spiritual / contemplative practice usually works it way into the week.This week I’ve been exploring the 4 of Fire from the Gaian Tarot. Like so many of the cards in the Gaian Tarot, the guide to [...]