My wish for you + an intuition practice

My wish for you + an intuition practice

Most mornings, after pouring myself a cup of coffee, I sit next to my altar and spend time in quiet reflection and journal writing. This ritual sustains my energy and provides direction for my day. I love how this practice helps me tune into my intuition and grounds me.

During a recent practice, I drew the Strength card from one of my tarot decks. Strength is one of the twenty-two major arcana cards found in a traditional tarot. Each major arcana card represents a different archetype or primary pattern of behavior found in mythology. Together the major arcana cards tell the story of a hero’s journey: a story in which the protagonist answers the call for adventure, overcomes adversity, discovers the necessary elixir, and consequently, is transformed.

The Strength card typically is portrayed as…

A Shakti Nature-Inspired Practice: What shall I grow this year?

A Shakti Nature-Inspired Practice: What shall I grow this year?

The crocuses and daffodils are blooming where I live heralding the coming of spring. Last Sunday the Sun moved into Pisces, marking 30 days until the Equinox, a new beginning. I am so grateful the light lasts longer in the sky and the days are warmer. Spending time outdoors is easier, so of course, my thoughts turn to the garden. What shall I grow this year?

Sit Spot: A Practice for Cultivating a Connection with Nature

Sit Spot: A Practice for Cultivating a Connection with Nature

Happy Valentine’s Day! On this day which honors love, I invite you to celebrate love of all kinds, including the love of Nature. Because I have had the opportunity to spend more time outside, I have noticed a change in my perspective, and consequently, a change in my behavior. I am happy to report that the more time I spend outdoors the better able I am to care for myself, my family, and my community.

This change in both perspective and behavior is long overdue but not a foreign concept. There have been other times in my life where I felt more in sync with the natural world. During these times, I felt…

Exploring our resistance to change + a practice

Exploring our resistance to change + a practice

As some of you may know, Shakti in the Mountains offers a Stewardship Program which encourages people to identify and to live into their soul’s purpose. I love teaching Stewardship classes and Going Within, the six-week Stewardship class that I am teaching this winter, is no exception. Gathering with people who yearn for wholeness, who want to align with their soul’s purpose, is fulfilling, inspiring, and joyful work. I receive so much more than I give. I love holding space for and witnessing the personal transformations which naturally unfold when people are committed to change and feel held by their community. I am so grateful to all the folks who agreed to be a part of Going Within. Thank you for showing up and speaking out!

Because our last meeting was so powerful, I thought I would share a practice from our gathering and invite you to respond, if you wish, to how this practice landed with you. The practice which I am sharing comes from…

January Themes and Practices

January Themes and Practices

I am grateful today is the last day of January. January historically is a challenging month, and this January has been no exception. January embodies the difficult aspects of winter and requires the tenacity of the goat, the Capricorn symbol, to survive the darker, colder days. (Clearly I am writing from a Northern Hemisphere perspective.)

I have noticed two consistent themes emerging over the past 31 days. They are…

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