Writing from the Heart

Lioness Medicine

Lioness Medicine

Lioness watches over and protects the continuance of life. Learn more about Lioness Medicine and her teachings in a ceremony about humanity’s awakening and living centered in our hearts. Listen: Lioness Medicine Read full article…

Gratitude, Grief & Love

Gratitude, Grief & Love

How do we feel our gratitude and connection while honoring heartaches and grief during these changing times? Free Online Gathering • Throwing of the Bones Ceremony Friday, November 27 • 1pm (MT) For Zoom Link to Join Our Gathering: email luna@joannedodgson.com I look forward to being in ceremony with you. Manaole U Manaole, JoAnne Read full article…

Era of the Heart

Era of the Heart

The elders describe this time for humanity and on our earth as a transition into the Era of the Heart. We are building the bridge to ways of living that are different than the fear-based, judgment-based patterns. What will this look like? How we we live and relate? How will we reconstruct our social systems?… Read full article…

The Power of Your Dreams

The Power of Your Dreams

Your dreams hold the pictures, the guiding maps, the energetic knowing of what you are seeking to bring to life. Your dreams are blueprints, like the knowledge carried inside a seed. Even though the tree isn’t in physical form yet, the tiny body of the seed carries the blueprint, the intricate knowing, about who and… Read full article…

Power of Words

Power of Words

Ka Ta See is an ancestral lineage, a way of living, which deeply respects the power of words. In this medicine-storytelling tradition, words and stories are used purposefully as medicine. Our inner thoughts and the words we speak and write have influences and effects. How can we reclaim the healing power of our words? How… Read full article…

Way of the Tumbleweed

Way of the Tumbleweed

I’ve been clearing a patch of land where there’s a burly overgrowth of dried Tumbleweeds. My harvesting wardrobe includes thick leather gloves and toeless socks pulled over my arms to prevent painful encounters with the prickly thorns. I’ve been wondering about these still-rooted Tumbleweeds. Why haven’t they tumbled the way Tumbleweeds do? What’s holding them… Read full article…

Closer to Home

Closer to Home

During our quarantining, may this story bring you some medicine… My wild-harvesting quest carried me across state lines into the mountains of southern Colorado. Instinctively, I headed toward the red rocks which hold stories of the peoples who lived there in centuries past. I hoped to find Sage in the wilderness lands surrounding the sacred… Read full article…

Taking Steps

Taking Steps

Taking baby steps. When these words are spoken to describe a process of making change, there tends to be a hint of judgment. The “smallness” needs justification. It’s a disclaimer, of sorts. As though the steps and the step-taker aren’t quite enough. As if the incremental changes don’t really count. Somebody else would do it… Read full article…

Bear Medicine

Bear Medicine

On my morning bike ride, I noticed people walking toward me with a few dogs on leashes. In their exuberant explorations, the dogs were romping around roadside to roadside. As we neared each other, we began navigating the crossing of our paths. The women corralled their dogs to one side of the dirt road. I… Read full article…

     
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