5 Experiences of the Mother Wound

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I have heard the term “Mother Wound” a lot recently. The best definition that I have heard was from Flora Ware, creator of the Priestess Podcast. She Described it as the wound that our mothers received as a result of being raised in a patriarchal culture. This wound is passed down from mother to daughter and although it has been …

Cravings and the Hungry Ghost

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I am currently on day 3 of our detox. Sometime around day 3 or 4, the hungry ghost comes to visit. The hungry ghost is the creature in the artwork above with the huge belly and skinny neck. Even though it has a full belly, it is still hungry. I think of hungry ghosts as cravings that never seem to be satisfied. I …

6 Tips for Holding Space

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First of all, what does “holding space” mean? Holding space is when we are really present with someone and we create an atmosphere or container for someone to be fully expressed and to know their truth. The person feels held by our presence and safe to express whatever they are feeling or experiencing. It is a space for healing as …

Healing and Spirit

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We have all heard people talk about holistic healing, as healing for the mind, body, and spirit. However, most healing is not holistic. We have traveled through a time when it was taboo to even bring up the word spirit in conjunction with medicine or health. Notice, I put this in past tense. I believe the times, they are a …

Play as Prayer, Prayer as Play

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The best description of my career as a writer is “at play in the fields of the Lord.” Ray Bradbury What if your life was a prayer? Warning! This email may challenge some long held cultural or family beliefs about what your life is about. Please pause here and place your hand on your heart and take a deep breath …

Discover Your Value

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4 Steps to Living the Life of Your Dreams The first thing you get to know is who you really are. You are an expression of the divine, an infinite eternal expression of love, beauty, power, joy, wholeness, abundance, and creativity. Your value is beyond your comprehension. I know this may sound like a lot of woo woo words to …

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A Fine Mess

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A Fine Mess Today, I have been pondering the current “state of affairs.” I posted a video showing the Native American protest over the Dakota pipeline on Facebook and there was some debate from my father and other family friends over the legitimacy of the argument against the pipeline (I was born in Bismarck, North Dakota). Here is my reply …