Awakening Sleeping Beauty: Unpacking My Vision Quest

Sleeping Beauty Awakens - SpiritMAMA

At the Autumn equinox this year, I went into the forest for three days on vision quest. No tent, no food, no fire. Just me and water, a hammock, some tarps and my bundle and tarot cards. Many people have asked me to talk about it, but it’s been a challenge. I think because the […]

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The Spiral Leads Me Home

Newgrange Entrance Stone | SpiritMAMA

A recap: 5 years ago I found myself ill with Grave’s Disease, a chronic, potentially debilitating malaise, most likely brought on by hormonal disruptions from pregnancy and then, chronic no-sleep with a baby for 3 years solid. My body just, gave out. At least, that’s what was happening in the physical realm. Believing that my […]

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Finnish Winter Song

Recently sick with a seasonal cold, I watched 12 hours of the extended versions of Lord of the Rings trilogy. Still so good – it’s a yearly must for me. Those movies remind me what’s important in life. This song makes me think I’m in Middle Earth. And very fitting for having a cold. (cough […]

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Winter Solstice Tidings

Winter Solstice Tidings - SpiritMAMA

I love the way holidays create the illusion of time standing still. No-one has to be anywhere. No clocks to punch or meetings to rush around for. Today is quiet. Our Solstice eve last night was warm and full of folks. Friends, family and neighbors converged on our living room for a feast. We had […]

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Working with the Land

Inner City Forest | SpiritMAMA

              My morning ride. This little duck pond surrounded by trees and trails is the closest I can get to a forest in the inner city. Since my Vision Quest I have been visiting every week, leaving offerings, sitting still, watching the birds, bugs, trees.

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The State of My Heart

THE HAG OF THE MILL | JANE BRIDESON | SpiritMAMA

Me and Grizzly run. We run through the sky that turned to night – bright night sky filled with sparkly stars that shine like pin pricks. Sharp. It’s really cold. I find I’m wearing fur – wolf maybe. Boots made of leather and fur with straps that tie them onto my legs. I bury myself […]

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Etsy Love Fest: Narnia

Header - Narnai Signpost | SpiritMAMA Blog

I heart Etsy. Not that I endorse consumer culture overly much, but I do love artists and crafty-people. And a lot of folks on Etsy are moms making it work. I’m happy to support. If you’re gonna buy, to the best of your abilities, buy second-hand, local, handmade or mom and pop. (In other words, avoid […]

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What is a Spiritual Practice?

Back in the day I worked at a high fashion retail store, selling too expensive imports from Paris and London to ladies who couldn’t really afford them. One of my co-workers was a model (quite obviously – tall, beautiful in that androgynous kind of way). We didn’t talk too much, but I remember her telling […]

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A Message from the Wanderer

Today outside your prison I stand and rattle my walking stick: Prisoners, listen; you have relatives outside. And there are thousands of ways to escape. Years ago I bent my skill to keep my cell locked, had chains smuggled to me in pies, and shouted my plans to jailers; but always new plans occured to […]

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