The Mentoring of Bird Woman

Originally posted on DancingWithFeathers:
I heard it on the wind and in my mind, “Your mentoring starts now.” “Now?” I asked the voice.  I had prayed for a teacher and one had come.  The highest of all teachers, the Earth.  And the hawks flew overhead in circle and danced as I sat listening.  And the…

The Charming Garden

There are many efficient and simple gardens out there and they are all lovely.  I thrive on color and texture and I love a little whimsical touch. We spend much of our time outdoors if it is nice out so we treat the yard as if it were an extension of the house.  Two comfy…

Underneath Your Fear is the Road Map of Life

  This blog started in 2012 when we set out to be real farmers!  When this blog started we were expecting our first grandchild.  We were becoming great friends with Nancy and Faleena.  We were still  in our first little shop on Main street as the Garden Fairy Apothecary.  Amazing how one’s life can change…

A Sneak Peak for Blog Readers

We have been busy putting the final touches on my new book and scheduling events and book signings. I am both nervous and excited.  To expose the shadow side of things -of people- is to rile up defenses.  To illuminate the things that one has experienced that may seem different to society is to set…

What if There Were Four? (a joyful family tale)

And then they thought, “Why, we should be four.  Four holds infinite love at its door.” But first there was one.  She is our youngest daughter, Emily, and she is ever so much fun. Then there were two.  And no one stole my heart faster than you know who… I became a Grammie and Doug…

The Earth Day Prophesy

I was going to let this one sink in for awhile longer before- if- I wrote anything about it.  But as I opened my eyes and thought of the date, I realized that we are entering the weekend of celebrating the Earth. I, along with most of my family, have prophetic dreams.  They scare me. …

How to Accept the Challenge of Living Fully and Embrace Destiny

The biggest challenge is living life in the fullest right now.  To be neither in the past nor the future.  To face fears as one experiences them.  To constantly reassess one’s temperaments and ideals, perceptions and reactions to become a better, kinder, more graceful person who lives with great compassion.  To find what destiny was…

Be Brave Before the People

There is a reason that it has taken me so long to write this book. “Coqui Ashui,” my friend and Comanche elder would say.  “Be brave before the people.”  To write one’s life story is indeed brave.  To divulge every secret means that relationships may be altered.  Unrepairable.  A good book will leave the reader…

The Spiritual Tea Garden (and letting go)

The community came together and helped save our shop.  An interest free loan from a customer helped smooth out stress.  The beautiful shop in Elizabeth will remain nurtured and cared for as Shyanne’s.  I am trying to release the need to control and know every outcome.  Maybe we will make it until the lease is…

Release and the New Perspective

I thought I would cry when the razor came on.  But instead I found myself laughing the rest of the day.  Joy and mirth followed me in awe and shock and relief. Struggles, burdens, fifteen hair colors, and my ego fell to the ground. Release.  

What If? (a birthday pondering)

My birthday is Saturday.  The years fly by in the breeze faster than I can blink but I am grateful for each and every year that I get to celebrate being on this beautiful earth. New Year’s makes me ponder how I can do things better and makes me set lofty financial and personal goals. …

The Dance of Medicine and Wisdom Keepers…writing my life story

I finished my book. Two years ago, exactly, I was sitting in my friends’ living room in San Diego.  I loved visiting Lisa and Steve.  Over glasses of wine we discussed future, the spirit world, wisdom, and a book I should write. “You should write it on the beach!” Lisa suggested.  How lovely that would…