Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The four universal healing salves

The four universal healing salves

In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions.

When did you stop dancing? 

When did you stop singing? 

When did you stop being enchanted by stories?

When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?

Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experienced the loss of soul.

Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves.

~ The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Path of the Warrior, Healer, Teacher and Visionary, by Angeles Arrien, Ph.D.

Monday, May 26, 2014

the late may/early june ache

This is the time of year that I ache for heading West to California.
It's been a decade of this feeling. It's always this time of year.
The golden-green hills, the deep blue sky, and the sunshine.
I feel magnetically PULLED there, in heart, soul, and mind.
I don't know why I've always felt this way, but it's so strong and real.

Monday, May 19, 2014


Monday, May 12, 2014

just go