Lucy

Was it a self imposed act, the lashing out of a jilted suitor or a crow gone mad? Regardless, eyes rolled and an invitation to empty came calling for Lucy. Such stories, whether fiction or non, can inspire us through … Read More

Salmon

At dawn, Salmon tops the horizon to enlighten us. In our spring years, we expect clarity to provide us with answers. As we develop, our focus moves beyond specifics to broader themes, like love, home and a deeper Knowing. Just … Read More

Roadrunner

Roadrunner scurried across our adobe wall to get a closer look at me. As I leaned in toward her, she did not flinch, but rather stood still and stared. When creatures, or people, look at us with deliberateness, they evoke … Read More

Sage

A parliament of owls and a fiery Appaloosa: I didn’t know whether to name what was before me and assign it symbolic meaning or hope that all this intelligence in nature would draw out the wise old sage in me. … Read More

Shaman

Shaman: Chant a song and shake a rattle. Let the drumbeat take you into non-ordinary reality. *While the Western world crafts laws, perceive wholeness into being.  Bear dropped his hide and Raven, her wing. Owl scattered feathers marking a trail … Read More

Mystic

Young mystic, come and sit at the water’s edge. Look down to the bottom of the pond. Do you see all the larvae? These nymphs will soon climb out onto land to be full-fledged dragonflies. You had a vision that … Read More

Prophet

Coyotes yelp, owls screech and roosters crow. Young prophet, I ask you, “Do peacocks whisper or ravens sigh?”  You were born to predict, confront and warn. Before speaking; however, ask one question, what is my intention? If you choose to … Read More

Free the Goats

By the time I climbed up on the ledge to free the goats, they were gone. At what point had I ignored a stimulating risk that caused me to pervert faith with such theatrics? Those I blamed had persisted only … Read More

Speaking Truth

Speaking truth eventually gets around to pointing out our shortcomings, even when we took a stand and were spot on in our assessment. Could this have been Great Trickster’s plan, all along? “I want to make the world a better … Read More

Hearing Truth

Crow caws, leaving truth like a shiny coin and then waits to see if we will spend, invest or squander the treasure. Soon we learn that hearing truth requires our dedication to grace and humility. As a result, we begin … Read More

Crow

Natives danced around a blazing fire. Their lively prayers were free of judgment. One of their own was going through spiritual dismemberment. Crow cawed. Flames leapt. Afterwards another soul would emerge fully alive. Because they lived in Spirit’s power, the … Read More

Bat

Realizing the dream of a better world lies in both our self-care and rebirth. Through death’s initiation, Bat inducts those who are willing, into a group known as the wounded healers. Nature deems bats as good. Still, we do not … Read More