Creative reverie with the old rose


Years ago, we carefully uprooted several shrubs to create more grazing for the alpacas. Unfortunately, we couldn’t decide where to replant them, so they stayed in their temporary home. And became overgrown. Humbled. Each year I am awed by the resilience of the rose and blessed by their wild beauty. THE OLD ROSE Where does … Read more

Where is our beautiful space?

Green leaf buds opening on branches with the dark lake and hillside as background

We have places for many things, but where is the space for our soul? This isn’t as esoteric or woo-woo as we might think. It’s just a question we’re not used to asking. Yet without it, our inner being will wither, and our resilience to do the tough stuff will fade. Pause. See differently. Re-story … Read more

What does this time ask of me?


Not to turn away, or yield to hopelessness, foregoing the utterance that it’s impossible. Instead to face towards, to choose the possibility and become the change I want to see. Yet we do this together, because it takes two to change the conversation for good. There is so much going on, and we can feel … Read more

Where do your roots go?


When you are empty and tired,where do your roots go? Or what do you reach forwhen you are dry? I wonder, what satisfies your soul,  releasing hope to rise again? And where is your quiet space,where you can breathe deeply? These are precious places we need more than ever. This is sacred space.

Pausing for the radical act of patience


I wonder if we’ve let our connection with the reality of time become too frayed. Something to be discarded because it’s outgrown its usefulness. We’ve lost the value of patience, perhaps considering it to be the domain of elderly aunts who don’t know any better. Yet patience forms us in ways we need, building depth … Read more

Being grounded is a collective act


There’s being grounded, and being grounded. One is when you’re not allowed out to play (or fly). Whereas the other is being planted and rooted on ground that will hold you upright. Both involve others, yet the grounding we want requires us to be truly connected. Because I don’t think we can be that kind … Read more

And then the unexpected happens


Yesterday morning, the rain was cold. So cold it felt like sleet stinging against my face. But this is May! What’s going on? Being prepared for emergence is okay as long as I know what’s happening… Yet here’s the thing: life isn’t like that. It has never been. We’ve just built an illusion of control … Read more

Gifts for the journey to come


When we used to travel in the ‘old’ days, I would pack a selection of goodies for the journey. It was part of the experience. Starting the journey of 2021, I now realise that perhaps I’ve been creating my travel bag since before Christmas. At the time, I sensed that just doing a walkthrough of … Read more