Friday, January 22, 2010
A Spirit House for Tiger
Cornmeal, turquoise beads and quartz will feed the tiger tonight.
Freshly painted, the house for Tiger is in the tree. It was no small thing, to follow through with a desire outside of what I normally do. I had to make it important so that all the other small details of my day didn't crowd it out.
The tiger will be fed tonight.
Gaela recently spent an afternoon with friends clearing away fencing that had bound an ancient tree for years. The fence had even grown into the bark leaving scars which they attended to with garlands of flowers and fruit. What a great way to spend an afternoon, in community with a tree.
In a new book, Living with Trees by Diana Wells, she talks about a ritual in Japan called forest bathing. I think I'll wait for summer as this bathing in the forest is done in the buff. It's reported to be very soothing. I'll let you know.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Friday, January 4, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Our ego selves don't really know how to get along and often when we get into a fight it is a battle between two egos. The ego part of ourselves always speak first and loudest. Quietly waiting behind this noisy know it all, is the true self.
Love is like a giant magnet, pulling us towards liberation.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
On a recent trip in Northern California, I really spent some time hanging out with these beautiful grandmother trees. They are so powerful, radiating the sort of rooted compassion that our world needs now, and always. Perhaps it is just a play of the lens, but look at the ball of light just over my head. I think it was the trees shining heart- giving and holding ground at the same moment.