Friday 27 January 2023

New Tarot Offerings for 2023

It's happening!  I started working with Tarot cards in 2009, and after taking a professional 
hiatus to birth and nurture my young ones, I am feeling ready to offer myself up again in this way.

The Tarot for me has been a source of solace, a means of self reflection and guidance, and a way to find new perspectives and awareness in situations and challenges.

Here are my current offerings:

1) A 3-card Tarot reflection via email, phone, online, lasting a 1/2 hour, and

2) an 8-card comprehensive reflection plus a "wild card" via email, phone, online, lasting up to 1.5 hours.

The comprehensive session includes an audio recording.

I'm also available to do Tarot reflections at gatherings.

Gift cards are an option as well, and are sent by email for you to forward or print.

Please email with enquiries and/or to make a booking.

Wednesday 5 October 2022

Healing with Horses

Yesterday I spontaneously took my horse out on a trail ride on the outskirts of our land.  Spontaneous it was - I put her in a hackamore (essentially a bit-less halter with a rein) and that was it.  I hopped on her bareback and away we went.  I'm lucky as she's the easy-going kind of horse that one can do that with safely.  

We rode up the road by our small local airport, meandered around the airstrip, and then began making our way back by way of the forest trails.  Last fall there was a bunch of logging done around our property, and there were a few big trees down right in front of where I would normally enter the trails leading back to our land.  So I walked her around the area slowly, and I could feel her agitation as I fumbled to control where we were going, thinking we would perhaps bump into a tree or one of the numerous stumps.  There was so much brush and trees and logs everywhere - it was a bit of a maze!  After what felt like five minutes of blundering around in the bush, and becoming increasing agitated and frustrated with the situation, I just let go.  I received the message, "just let her lead the way".  So I did.  She proceeded to walk forward fully confident of where she was going.  She walked away from where we were, started down a nearby hill, one that I thought led somewhere else, and then turned left and led us to the "new" entrance to the trails.  I was in awe and complete amazement of what had just occurred.  Just then a big swell of love burst forth from my heart.   I won't go into the details, but suffice it to say, I have been working with the concept of letting go and allowing Creator (in this case my horse) to lead the way.  Sometimes the best things us humans can do is to get out of our own way.   And that's what I did.  That evening, I was reminded of the magic of horses to help us heal in the most graceful way.  <3

Saturday 1 January 2022

The Epiphany while Wooling

On this frosty new year's day I was inspired to attend to our sheep wool from this past summers sheep shearing. It is amazing what insight can be found in the simple act of working with wool.  While my younger son and I were sorting and prepping the wool for carding, I felt like I entered into an alternate reality.

We were out on the porch - as raw wool is mega messy - filled with bits of hay and dirt and poop galore.  I emptied out a huge sack stuffed with the stuff and it looked so dirty I considered tossing out the whole bag.  It was from our ram Reuben, and it was the dirtiest wool of the lot!  I decided to see if there were any parts worth saving so with bare hands, enabling us to navigate the scissors safely, we proceeded to cut the poop parts out of the wool.  All of a sudden, the epiphany came.  Here was this disgustingly dirty pile of wool, and yet as we started to cut the poo and goo out I noticed that there was actually alot of beautifully creamy clean(ish) parts underneath.  It was like, 'sometimes you have to give some care and attention and look deeper at what first appeared so dirty and ugly to really see the potential and beauty of what's in front of you.  Be open, there is beauty everywhere'.  

What a beautiful gift for the first day of 2022.  Thanks, Creator. 

Thursday 30 December 2021

Human Communication

Communicationthe imparting or exchanging of information or news.

Why is it that humans have such a difficult time communicating with one another?

I watch our farm animals do it almost every day - it's natural and they don't even use words!  Humans, however, struggle with this task often.  That is my experience anyway, and I've witnessed it for others too.  Can you please enlighten me, God, as to how humans can communicate in a better way?  

Maybe if we were more energetically sensitive we could "feel" each other more and be able to subtly communicate, or have the sense of when is the best time for communicating.  The Aborigines did it, and perhaps still do, and other tribes too back in the day.  For today's purposes, I'm specifically speaking of communication between one and his/her significant other.  That's what I am interested in, though I suppose it can apply to any human relations. 

So I turn to the tarot here for my question of the day:

"How can we as humans communicate in a better way?"

The 8 of disks offers us a fresh perspective on the matter.  (Thoth deck, Sun in Virgo)

We need to communicate in a rational way; a practical way.  It can be helpful to create protection for oneself in the act.  It is like a delicate dance we do with one another.  It can be beautiful when care is taken to the details of our words and the flow.  The landscape is barren behind the tree suggesting to me that perhaps best to communicate when there is a plain landscape versus in the middle of a cluttered landscape.  Another factor is the mechanism with which one is perceiving.  Perhaps we need to clear our ears out or our lens in order to hear or see more clearly.  Communication with your dearest is like an unfolding of sorts.  It takes time and patience and great care to develop healthy committed communication.

Thursday 23 December 2021

Winter Solstice - From darkness to Light

Deep, dark, shadow, spark,

Blew a fuse, no more muse.

Letting go of all I know.

Rekindling the flame, free from shame.

Eternal Light, let it be bright.

Mother Dear, I feel you near.

Urging me on to reclaim what's gone;

The beauty way, the feminine song.💓

Friday 31 October 2014

Life with a One-Year Old

Finding time to blog with a wee one can be challenging, especially if it is low on one's priority list as it is for me at this time.  I felt compelled though to share my latest pondering.  Last night in bed I admitted to my partner that I have been feeling disconnected from source or creator, or whatever one calls that all powerful mysterious being or force that connects us all.  I have been so wrapped up in caring for my little guy, 24/7, that my practices around connecting in have fallen by the wayside (ie. daily meditation and yoga).  My partner had some very insightful words for me.  He said that my utterly selfless giving to our son is my way of connecting to source at this time, as my son is inherently connected to that all-powerful being.  He came from a truly mysterious place...perhaps this phenomenon is best understood by those who have witnessed a birth first-hand.  Ultimately everything comes from source and contains a life force in my opinion.

Upon reflecting my partner's words of wisdom, I felt some sense of relief.  Instead of berating myself for not keeping up with all of my spiritual practices which help me connect with creator, I can recognize how I am connecting with Creator in my daily practice as a mother. 

Happy birthday, my precious One.

Sunday 16 March 2014

The Journal of the New Mother

Why are we so quick to want our old bodies back after we birth our babies? What’s so awful and shameful about the fine lines and soft belly?  There’s real wisdom and experience in those lines!  And that belly held and nourished life for nine months.  And that body continues to sustain life and will hopefully do so for many months (I am referring to breastfeeding here).  I wonder if part of our desire comes from mass society’s fixation on tighter, firmer, and smaller body parts?  In my experience, there’s not much joy in this focus – it is narrow.  Sure, going for hardy walks with a baby can be enjoyable, though, in all honesty, the underlying motivation is often for the tighter, firmer and smaller parts.  As new mamas, we have just experienced transformation on all levels – body, mind, and spirit.  We are forever changed on all levels.

There is also a keen focus in society on the joy and jubilation of being a new mother.  And sure, we all need to hear about the beauty and bliss, yet how about sharing some of the gritty bits on becoming a new mom as well?  It’s not to wallow in the challenges, but it is to be authentic and honest about our experience as new mothers.  This reflection comes as part of my personal process of understanding my role as a new mom, and also in light of a recent tragedy in my community; a mother of a young child who chose to end her life much too soon, in my opinion.

Women need a gross amount of support and self-care during the first year of motherhood - more than I ever thought possible.  Who is meant to spend 24/7 at home, often spending large amounts of time on her own with her baby?  Yes, I have experienced many precious moments with my little guy snuggling, giggling, and smiling.   Yet, there have also been many moments when I wanted to pull out whatever remaining strands of hair I have left on this head of mine.

All-in-all babies are our greatest treasures and some of the best teachers around.  Having said this, I am forever grateful for my little guy – Joseph Skye.  J