The Good Life Map

Isn’t life interesting?  How it changes and ebbs and flows from one experience to another?  Always opening doors to dreams and lessons and then moving us through to the next bend.  It all can be breathtakingly beautiful in its innate simplicity and flow.

I went for a job interview yesterday.  I got it, but realized that I really do not want to go back to working the same old things I have done off and on since I was sixteen.  I gave my apothecary to my daughter, Shyanne.  Yes, I am tired of expensive printers, and labels, and sales taxes, and such but I gave it to her because I can think of no better gift to give her than a career and a set business.

“I don’t know what I can do.  I need to do something!” I mentioned to a friend over coffee about jobs.  “You can always teach,” was her reply.

I had said (oh, how many times have I said things and then changed my mind?!) that I didn’t want to teach anymore.  Why?  Because my classes are three months long!  It then occurred to me that I made that up, I can change it!  Ha!  We forget our own power of decision.  I will be teaching a six week Certified Herbalist Course.  I’ll start each week with tea, a bit of ceremony and camaraderie.  They will learn all the important things they need.  Ditch the text book.  Teach them real herbalism.  Make it less expensive so it can help more people.  And it helps me.

We often forget the power of decisions.  We can manifest anything we wish, but we are also at the mercy of fate.  So, make simple changes to make your life better, and breathe.  Your gifts are your map to your good life.

Merry Christmas

As a lot of you know, I wanted to be a nun when I was a teenager.  I love the portrayal of nuns in the movie, Trouble With Angels, and I have always liked the nuns I knew growing up.  But, God intended for me to be a wife, mom, and grandma.  Which is great, I am happy with that!  I started school to be a pastor some eight years ago, but again, it was not meant to be.  I was meant to be a farmer and a healer.  Not bad gigs.  I’ll take them.  I have studied a fair amount of religion though, and many different religions.

miracle painting

After death the Catholics believe that we head to Purgatory to work through things we have done and move towards heaven.  In Judaism they believe they must work for however long it takes to get through everything they did on earth that was wrong as well.  In many Native American religions it is believed that when we pass we become keenly aware of the effects of what we did on Earth.  How it affected people.  What we really did here.  I am sure it is an eye opener!  We learn to forgive ourselves and work through the healing process.  This is why we pray for our loved ones.  So that they can heal, forgive, work through what they need to, and move towards total peace and sanctity in heaven.

You see, most religions have the same underlying basis, the same ideals, the same God.  We are all the same.


When Mary was appearing in Medjugorje (a scientifically proven phenomenon) she said that the most people enter the gates of heaven on Christmas.  That always delights me when I think of it.  I will light a candle for our loved ones that we lost.  I can see them dancing through the pearly gates now.

Doug and I have collectively experienced six miraculous healings.  We have seen miracles on our travels.  We are in awe that we cannot explain everything.  Christmas is a time of awe.

This is a time of great joy.

Holiday card 2013

From our farm to yours, from our family to yours, we wish you miracles, healings, and the sense of peace and awe that comes with Christmas.  Merry, merry Christmas to you all.