Last night I stayed up too late, playing a video game and eating chocolate. It was the best.
But during the evening I got a sudden urge to take a class. This is the kind of urge that comes on all of a sudden for me on a somewhat regular basis. I’ll just be hanging out, puttering, or playing a game when suddenly my heart yearns to take a class and nothing can happen until I figure out what kind of class.
My first instinct, of course, is to try to suppress this urge, because it feels like...
I picked an oracle card from Kim Krans's "The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit" deck to bring us a message about saying hello to 2021, and we got The Golden Egg.
In this deck most of the cards are animals, but three cards are not yet animals. They are eggs! This one is the Golden Egg, which represents a message at the center of the heart.
"Within the Golden Egg lives a precious sound. The sound cannot be heard, nor the message discerned until we retreat from the noise of modern day life....
I picked an oracle card from Kim Krans's "The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit" deck to bring us a message about saying goodbye to 2020, and we got Whale.
"We can depend on Whale personalities when all else seems lost, and trust them to be a beacon in our darkest hour." - Kim Krans
As I sit with Whale I see her nose pointing upwards. She is coming up out of the deep water. She is going to the surface for a big breath of fresh air.
Whale says, "It is time to come up for air. Look out across...
“The Moth is sure the grass is greener on the other side. Moth energy is at play when we’re attracted to easy solutions or anything ‘shiny and new.’ This can lead to unfinished projects, disappointment, or burnout. It’s helpful to remind moth personalities that life is complex. No matter the illusion, no one is exempt from the trials and tribulations of this great journey. Practice seeing life as an infinite mystery rather than wishing it was easier or different....
At the very beginning of the year, I pulled an interesting spread of oracle cards from Kim Krans's "The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit" deck.
I asked to see my soul's path for the year and the obstacle in the way of this path.
For the path I picked Owl, and for the obstacle I picked Hawk.
A very clear message came through.
Owls use their auditory systems to hunt. They fly silently through trees, and they listen for the scratching sounds of rodents in the undergrowth. They can hear...
I'm pretty sure I was the only kid in my elementary school who knew the word "pagan", and the only reason I knew it was because my family was decidedly anti-pagan.
I grew up in a born again Christian home where we absolutely, for sure, never did anything that even hinted at an earth-based religion. We did not have Christmas trees or Easter baskets. (Until a little later, but that's another story.) And we definitely did not believe in Santa.
Therefore, I had shaky legs, but a stalwart...
One of the special things about oracle cards is that sometimes there are specific cards that come to you again and again.
This year, one card which came to me frequently was Swan.
For a few weeks in a row I would shuffle my Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck, created by Kim Krans, and out Swan would come, with her gorgeous feathers, long neck, and strong beak.
She came to me when I was creating a podcast episode about the story of "The Ugly Duckling" and my journey of realizing...
A couple days ago, on the winter solstice, I did a ritual where I reviewed this past year and set intentions for the coming year.
I sat in the coziest corner of my room. Diffused Rosemary essential oil. Drank a luscious hot cacao drink, and sank deeply into the process.
During this ritual, I skimmed through my 2020 journal to help me remember who I was this year.
This is a big, super thick, spiral bound notebook that holds notes from every ritual, ceremony, or oracle card reading I...
Today is the waxing quarter moon AND the solstice. It's the first day of winter in the northern hemisphere, and the first day of summer in the southern hemisphere.
This is a big turning point in the seasons of the year, and the perfect day to check in with who you have been, who you are now, and who you are becoming.
The following reflection questions will help you set your internal compass for the coming season.
Here are today's solstice reflection questions to...
Yesterday, we talked about Frog and the important message Frog had for us about self-care.
I strongly believe doing self-care is a great way to free your voice.
When you care for yourself authentically, in a way that makes you feel truly loved and cared for, it can put you in touch with your authentic thoughts, feelings, and ideas.
It can also calm your anxiety so you can then express those same thoughts, feelings, and ideas in your writing.
Today, I have a...