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Reflecting on Ceremony

Reflecting on Ceremony

 As you well know, ceremony is a key tool that I return to again and again for transformation in my life. I wanted to share a few thoughts that came to me after my last ceremony. "When I’m confused. When I’m fearful. When I’m lost. When I’m sad… When I want to celebrate. When goodness has come… When I’m looking to create or awaken something new… I turn to ceremony. I make heartfelt offerings of beauty to all of spirit & pachamama. I bring my questions. I bring my prayers. I ask for clarity. I ask for openings. I...


Birthday Ceremony

Birthday Ceremony

How else would I celebrate my birthday than with a bright & beautiful ceremony? This year, a blizzard arrived on my special day (oh my gosh, this winter!!!) so I focused on putting some snacks for the birds along with the flowers in my offering. Once complete, I sprinkled this over the freshly fallen snow.   


Prayer for the New Year

Prayer for the New Year

Wishing you a blessed New Year! May 2015 be your best year yet! I celebrated this fresh start with a despacho (prayer bundle) filled with my prayers and intentions for the coming year. I absolutely love this ceremony and always find so much power and healing in it. Once complete, it is burned or buried as an offering for the pachamama, the spirit of the earth. I chose to bury this one as it's a little chilly to sit around a fire here in MA right now. I captured the process here for you to see. Winter is in full...


Simplicity of Ceremony

Simplicity of Ceremony

Ceremony is all about intention! The ceremony itself can be quite simple as long as your intention is rock solid. Here's a quick video I whipped up using the hyperlapse app from instagram. I'm sharing a type of earth offering ceremony that I perform quite often as a blessing to the earth in thanks for all that she provides. Special thanks to my brother Ian for the music!


Honor the Waters

Honor the Waters

Honor the Waters is a collective project from the love of my shamanic tribe! On our recent trip to Peru, we came up with the vision for honoring our earth's sacred waters in a special day of worldwide ceremony! For the Autumn Equinox and World Gratitude Day, we invite you to our first Honor the Waters Global Ceremony and Celebration on Sept. 21. We will gather over 1,000 people in community and celebration to collectively offer deep gratitude and to increase our consciousness and appreciation of the incredible beauty, power, and importance of water in our lives and our world....

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