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Homeward Bound

I’ve been on a short vacation. It was supposed to be longer but for several reasons I cut it in half and instead of flying home, chose to take the “scenic route” and drive from St. Louis back home to the West Coast.  I have a lot to process. IMG_7435

Today consisted of an ass-load of driving. Mostly across Missouri, which is as close to a “homeland” as I get. This trip was short and mostly sweet and I’m glad I made the pilgrimage. I stopped at Ozarkland  for some of those fun road trip things (refrigerator magnets anyone?) and then set off North…

Back on the road I wanted to hear one song (America, by Simon and Garfunkel) and then Continue reading “Homeward Bound”

Touching the Muse in the Dark, part 2

Part Two:
Opening to the Flow, Finding the Right Fit
I am an extremely sensitive individual. I’ve been open to the flow since before I was born. But that can be a blessing and a curse and most of my life I have not known how to shut it off, or to turn it down to a trickle, how to make it manageable. Now I know. 
Now that I control the volume so to speak, I am still not very open most of the time…so yes, what was happening for me internally during the Bardic grade, to a large extent was Continue reading “Touching the Muse in the Dark, part 2”

Touching the Muse in the Dark

Part One:
Finding a Muse or Two
Green-Woman-East-340.jpg I feel so much clarity beginning to happen in my work right now. Yes Mercury has been in Retrograde, with all of the well publicized communication shit-storm that entails…but for me, right now, it feels like hearing a clear piercing voice singing out a single note in the midst of a squalling storm. Emma Restall Orr is that voice.

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Interview with Emma Restall Orr

Love this interview with Emma Restall Orr on Skeptiko!
As a druid she thinks in broader terms than one group or another…highly recommend this!

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For more on Emma visit her website at http://emmarestallorr.org/

Song of the Day

This is one of my favorite songs of all times-for the sentiment “Be Free” and for the multi-cultural vibe. This may be the first piece of “World Music” I ever heard…and nope, it’s not retro black and white-it’s that old!  Enjoy!

 

Hobbits Stay Home

In the same vein as my last post “My Life is My Ritual“, I’ve been thinking about attempting to go back to work, but can’t really get there. I can’t see myself finding joy or even liking working at a mundane job. And I’m too old to engage in something soul-sucking or go back to college.
No, my partner and I are not wealthy-we live very frugally and grow much of our own food (yes, including meat). Going back to work would mean that we would have money for extras-for things like Continue reading “Hobbits Stay Home”

My Life is My Ritual

At times I feel as if I am spread out over the landscape and inside things, and am myself living in every tree, in the splashing of the waves, in the clouds and the animals that come and go, in the process of the seasons.  —Carl Jung

This has been a tough winter for me. It’s been colder than usual, more rainy, and we’ve frosted-mulleineven had more snow than normal where I live. And, well, politics. I’m normally rather quiet and reflective in winter but this year I’ve been more somber and depressed…
So now, just like the groundhog, I’m trying to crawl out of my hole here.
Yesterday was Imbolc. And just like every festival day for the last couple of years, since we started our Bardic studies, we planned to do something and I always bail out. I never want to do anything special on these festival days, and I think I’ve finally put my finger on two reasons why.
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Song of the Day

I may be the late one to the party here,  but if you do not know the work of Kate Bush, please, take the dive. She sings about Nature like no one I know…

The light
Begin to bleed,
Begin to breathe,
Begin to speak…

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