a few years ago i came upon a piece of writing titled ‘I’m Available’, by Camelia Elias. i loved it. so much. …and so began my infatuation with Camelia’s work (+ her zen wisdom, and really everything she does.) i’m not one to attach myself to teachers – QUITE the opposite. so the fact that i’m still devoted says a whole fucking lot. anyway, the … Continue reading i’m available. (a poem inspired by my teacher’s writing.)
hi friends, i hope this message finds you well. winter is here, isn’t it. …we’ve been eating crock-pot soup for dinner, and it’s night all afternoon. my partner asked me to guess the time the other day, and i said 9:30pm. (it was only 7:36.) i was about to write something about how the frenetic energy of the holidays is in full-tilt n whatnot, but … Continue reading 9 things i’m enjoying right now (in the winter spirit of slowing down & being receptive to the moment).
i’m drawing a line, red-laced with berries a jagged fire-green boundary, vast and holding many secrets from now on, i endeavor to let her be my hedge. she grows freely, this creature – offers endless bird-fruits in the fall she grows freely in the hills, this creature – she may hurt you if you’re careless. from now on i claim her as my hedge. … Continue reading whispering tales with wild ones
“Powerful magic has little to do with our calculations. Powerful magic begins with the act of surrendering.” – Camelia Elias (The Oracle Travels Light; Principles of Magic With Cards) At the end of last year, i did a couple of readings for the year to come. (happy new year, btw. i’m still easing my way in to 2018. how are you doing?) Both of the … Continue reading artful surrendering (and happy new year loves)
The assignment was to lay down three cards, and then to create an object based on those cards – something to keep close by when i am reading, to remind me of my connection to the craft of divination. What dropped? 6 Diamonds, 3 Spades, and 5 Hearts. My idea was to use six jewels or beads (diamonds) to adorn something of metal (spades), then … Continue reading a bell to mark my way
here sits my jar of ‘road opener oil’. i made it last night, so it will be steeping for at least another six nights as the moon wanes… down into the darkness of the scorpio new moon and halloween. eeeee! have i said how much i freaking love this time of year??? but i don’t care for this name ‘road opener oil’. i think i’ll call it … Continue reading oil for opening roads
i just got a gorgeous new set of Tarot Cards. my fourth deck! i’m a junky? i like this set for the feeling of the art, and the way each suit tells a panoramic story. (that part is seriously dope. i’ve never seen a deck like that before.) the tone is whimsical & playful in a mysterious, fantasy-like way. they’re quite fun to look at, and … Continue reading TAROT (and a bit of Alan Watts)