Delicious

This is what has been delicious to me in 2015:   Conversations with my Ancestors and the Ancient Ones in the glory of Pacific Northwest forests. Watching "Lost" and "Friends" with my Daughters. Making soup for my beloved friends. InJoying time with my Eldest at the spa. Spinning wool with my blessed Parents, Sister and…

I Said Goodbye To…

Taking action was NOT an option this year. With all that transpired...hearing the Guidance and Direction given by the Ancestors and Great GrandMother Cedar...showing up for the work was definitely mandatory. Not in the sense that I had no choice (we always have choice), but in the humbling significance and sheer honor of hearing a…

Fave Photo of 2015

This is my beloved Mother's hand print. Mom is a diminutive woman, full of energy and vitality, and readily blaming it on her Scandinavian heritage. Mom has always been so proud of being Norwegian, and my father is proud of being Swedish. They are the first generations of their family to be born in the…

Red

My GrandMother Helmine used to make Krumkake (Norwegian cookies) in this griddle on her wood-burning stove. I remember watching her as a child. Even though she lives on in another plane of existence now, she is ever present with me, especially this past year. I love you, Gramma...thank you for all the wise counsel in…

Lineage

Today, my mother imprinted her hand upon the Ancestral GrandMothers Drum, using concentrated beet juice. On the back handle is her mother's handiwork, a crocheted snowflake she made for me many years ago. When we work with this Drum, we hold the hands of the GrandMothers and our Descendants, and They, us. We are so…

Eleven Generations

I’ve been doing a lot of preparing for my retreat to the Hoh Rainforest this weekend. Some mundane, like getting stuff packed. But the biggest part is preparing the depths within me for what is to come…opening my heart, mind, and inside eyes to hearing the voices of my Ancestors. To help me in this,…