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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Learning With an Altar-Space

Altar Candles | SpiritMAMA Blog

Around Bealtane (Spring) 2012, I set up my first altar. It was confusing at first, because I wanted an altar for a few different reasons: one was to honour my ancestors and guides and whomever else may be out there helping me out; the other was to have a place to do a daily devotional […]

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Quickening: An Imbolc Tarot Spread

Originally posted on FURIOUSHORDE:
Imbolc is a time of quickening. The word Imbolc is from the Gaelic for “in the belly” and speaks of the promise of spring, even when winter lingers. Think of the earth stretching before arising from her winter bed and her blood warming beneath her skin of soil. Our Quickening Spread…

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A Meeting with Death in the West

Jonah and the Whale | SpiritMAMA Blog

I’m wrapping up a year-long traverse deep down into the medicine spiral. Like a medicine wheel but with Celtic leanings, the spiral takes us into ourselves and back out again, shiny and new. So much has come out of these retreat weekends, five in all. At the dawn of each season and corresponding direction, and […]

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Samhain Altar Share and Remembering Loved Ones

Samhain Altar 2015 with Picture | SpiritMAMA Blog

My Samhain altar this year is dedicated to my ancestors, my family, my husband’s ancestors and our recently departed.   In the week leading up to Halloween, I had a very strong dream about an old friend of mine who died young. My best friend actually, in high-school, she was 17 when she died in […]

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How I Met Bear

Princess and the Bear by John Bauer | SpiritMAMA Blog

I am mortally terrified of bears. It’s a phobia. But a few years ago bears started showing up in my dreams, always chasing me. People give me gifts with bears on them. This year Bear showed up in my shamanic journeys.

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How to Forgive the Dark Side

I will Never Turn to the Dark Side Meme | SpiritMAMA Blog

Last night I had a really vivid dream that moved from one story to the next story. When I woke up I was like, wow! a lot going on there. I felt the tug to meditate immediately. What followed was the densest meditation session I have ever had. The energy in my mind was like […]

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The Mat, She is Tenacious

Yoga Double Exposure by Victor Tondee | SpiritMAMABlog

Happy to report that I am back on my mat. You’d think from reading this blog that I do yoga all the time. I don’t. I’m actually not a creature of habit. I find that any routine can get stale, which bores me – and in my experience of myself, that’s when I start to […]

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How and Why to Start a Yoga Practice

Courage Dear Heart Art | SpiritMAMA Blog

On Sharon Gannon’s Magic Ten Asana Sequence and Why We Must Practice with Love I came across this article today. Love it so. Sharon Gannon is the teacher of one of my teachers and the founder/creatrix of the Jivamukti yoga method. In the article she talks about how the asana part of yoga allows us to feel […]

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