Your Connection to the Otherworld

It always surprises me. I’m not sure why, I should know by now that it’s coming. As soon as the temperature tips, the dreams start again. Nearly every night my loved ones who’ve passed appear—vividly, repeatedly, and always with some sort of task. The task is different every year. Sometimes it’s a ritual to bring healing…

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Your Otherworld Task

Every autumn there is a deep, fire-lit opportunity to make a lasting change in your life.  As the Earth shifts through her colors, you have the ability to shift just as rapidly in your own evolution and expansion.  Change is possible all year-round, of course, but when the distance between the worlds thins in autumn, you’re able…

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How I Healed from Lyme disease

Chronic illness has been a part of my journey in this life. It’s been my greatest challenger, the genesis of my darkest nights—and my greatest spiritual teacher. I was in my late teens when I first developed a set of strange, nebulous symptoms my doctors couldn’t piece together. Chronic yeast infections, terrible migraines and…

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How to Work with Local Stones

When I’m working through hard things I often slip into thinking that I need something dramatic to shift it. A ten day retreat, a brand new healing regime, an exotic medicine from far away. But every healing crisis we ever move through is always guiding us to the same realization… You already have everything you need to heal. When…

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How I Met my Future Self

The first time I met my future self I was in the thick of Lyme disease.  It had been several years since I first contracted the illness and had fumbled together a life that looked functional on the outside, but was filled with fatigue and frequent collapses inside.  Then, I got Lyme disease for a second time….

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Meeting your Future Self

I’ve always been enamored with the idea of the future.  I remember being a little kid on long car drives, staring out the window at the moon as she glided alongside us, thinking about the possibilities of what was to come. What would the future hold in my life? What adventures? What potential? What love? Often, when I…

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Reclaiming Your Lost Power

We all have times in life when we feel emptied. Small, unsure, tired or at a loss. In shamanic circles it’s said that in moments of shock, part of our soul can flee the scene, taking with it a piece of our power. For a lot of us this whole year— with its relentless…

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Returning To Life

The bright copper of October has finally faded into the brown of November. There are more leaves on the ground then the trees now. When I walk my dog we kick them up in great fluffy piles. Like autumn butterflies, each leaf shows me what transformation can look like. Every season tells an invisible,…

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Autumn is the Dying

If Winter means death, then Autumn is the dying. In our culture, death is often synonymous with dread. Like late blight to tomatoes, it seems devastatingly final and achingly unfair. But the idea that dying is an event to be feared is a very human story, and one we have only recently started telling…

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