Medicine People Don’t Drink Wine

I am the oldest child in my family.  I am a rule follower and am a bit of an extremist.  If I want to learn something, I fully immerse myself in it.  I create and maintain certain ideals and ideas that land me in my own jail.  Perhaps you do it to. Moms can’t ______. (be busy)…

Gardening By Lions (untangling identities)

Eleven animals euthanized, the paper reads.  Four years ago we nearly moved into a house in the same county owned by a couple that also owned an animal sanctuary.  Recently they had asked the county if they could move into that home with their eleven lions, tigers, bears, and wolves as there was prolific flooding…

Releasing the Old (not without a fight)

  Oh, it was a lovely idea to do a 365 day daily inspiration, wasn’t it?  The new year does bring so much hope.  Problem is, I am not inspired every day of the year and rather than post memes and quotes and have random days missing, let’s just say it was a good shot…

Oneself Reveal

You can always tell when a writer is struggling.  They stop writing.  Oh, I have been scribbling madly with a pen in my journal, but I have been mute when I open my computer.  Being a writer requires vulnerability.  Maybe we cannot see the faces of those that read our work, but our very lives…

April 19, 2017- Release

There is a universal shift happening.  You may have felt it or may have heard of it.  There is change coming.  You may have noticed it.  Many of people have lost their jobs.  Lost everything they owned.  Possessions being peeled away.  Lost various relationships.  Many people have passed on.  Everything we are holding onto with the firmness of…

252 Photographs (capturing and living the moment now)

  “You will have to see the pictures of Maryjane that Dad took,” I told Emily, “He took like two hundred!” I further exclaimed, thinking I was exaggerating. “Two hundred and fifty two,” Doug corrected. I asked him why he took so many pictures.  He replied that it is easier to delete a photo than to…

April 15-Life School (the loving scholar)

  This world, this lifetime, is our school.  We have a responsibility to learn as much as we can, in various subjects, to seek wisdom in all areas.  Take care not to sit idly in religious boxes and state that you are fulfilling your purpose by simply worshiping your God, for that makes people indifferent,…

April 13-Sacred Places and Mini Trips

I have been away for a bit.  I did not pack a computer or even a phone.  I did not see a television.  I did not hear the news.  I packed a journal and headed to sacred waters.  In Ojo Caliente we found respite and restoration.  It is important to take mini vacations.  You will…

April 9-The Metamorphosis

  Think of that state of metamorphosis.  That place of breaking through your cocoon into the unknown.  That inescapable place in life where things must change and are about to.  Where the wisdom of change is undeniable and all attempts to remain firmly the same are powerfully moot.  You are becoming a butterfly, dang it,…

April 5-Becoming Your Inner Medicine Person (the book and your advice)

I am always fascinated by the way ideas and art comes through a person from beyond.  This book I am writing is about becoming and maintaining the unfettered place of our inner sage.  That place where we approach everything with great love and compassion and are not derailed by fear or anger.  Where we can…

April 4th-Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening

Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening, by Carol Wall.  This book. I had picked up this title from the library some seven years ago.  At the time all I wanted to read was how to farm, farming books, farming memoirs, homesteading how to, and homesteading memoirs (I do tend to get obsessed.), and I wasn’t interested…

April 3, 2017-Being a Vessel

I rarely know what I will write when I begin.  I wake up and greet the dawn, sleepily pour a cup of strong coffee, sit and breathe in the morning.  I open my computer and start typing.  The clicking of the keys (I miss my typewriter) sound as words fly from my fingertips and into…