Priestess of Ordinary Things
A Blog about Bodies, Earth, Ritual and Resilience for Changing Times
Autumn got real real this week in the PNW.
It now feels like midnight at 6pm.
The wind has caused power outages.
And our unusually late summer came abruptly to an end with the onset of (much needed) rain.
If you live in the northern hemisphere and are going through a seasonal shift in...
Here we explore a little play time with one of the Spirit's of the season: Compost.
Not a glamorous Ally, but an important one.
In the video below, I share a simple song and ritual for syncing up with the Spirit of Autumn, Compost, and Letting Go.
To close out our month on Grief, and in preparation for October's Making Room for What Is Community Grief Practice, I'll share one more approach for addressing Grief:
Psychic Energy Medicine.
What's surprising and profound about energy medicine is that it doesn't require...
Maybe you've been hearing about the Making Room for What Is community grief practice in October and wondering:
What is a Grief Ritual anyway?
I can answer this question in a few ways, but in general: a grief ritual is an intentional time to be in relationship with Grief.
My starting point in working with a client or with myself is almost always the same:
Somatic or somatics is just a fancy way of saying: pertaining to the body, or soma.
So when it comes to grief, like anything else, I start with Body.
This is a...
You might be hearing the word "Grief" and think: "That doesn't really apply to me.”
“I don't feel sad. No one in my life has died recently. What do I have to grieve?"
Well, the thing is Grief can have some sneaky allies that help them hide in plain sight.
But with some...
As the leaves fall, kids return to school, and harvests are brought in, we will be spending time this month with my dear friend Grief.
I know it's not a very sexy topic, and often not a very welcomed houseguest.
But when left unattended in our individual and collective somas...
After brushing up on various skills and dynamics related to time this month, we'll conclude tomorrow with a short teaching and practice I call:
The Summer Slow Down
(no, it's not a dance move, tho it probably could be!)
We'll chat a little about the special transitionary season that we've just...
For the last 10 years I've been nurturing a habit that has slowly, subtly, but profoundly changed my relationship with time.
It's a simple habit--but not necessarily easy! Mostly because it goes against the grain of dominant culture.
I want to share it with you because habits like...
Do you feel like there's never enough time?
Do you want more of it?
What if I told you you could completely shift your experience of time...at will? Would you believe me?
Let's consider the possibility that the problem isn't that there "isn't enough"...
The other day I found myself saying to a colleague:
"There's never enough time!"
As soon as it was out of my mouth I little alarm bell went off in my brain and I knew something was off.
As a recovering workaholic with a long addiction to BUSY, I have labored years and years to dis-attach my...
Friday July 22nd is a special day in my world: the Feast day of Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles, initiatory and lover of Jesus, and goddess-priestess of early mystical proto-Christianity.
For me, Mary has been a powerful teacher of sacred embodiment, sexuality, sovereignty, subtlety,...
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