Consciousness

inevitable intimacy

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I woke up this morning and knew I am going to write about my time in the cabin. I trust I will meet all manner of critics on my way to the end of this...

Be Generous – Just One Thing By Rick Hanson Ph.D.

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The Practice: Be generous. Why? Giving - to others, to the world, to oneself - is deep in our nature as human beings. When our mammalian ancestors first appeared, about two hundred million years ago, their capacities for...

a path into the woods

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a path into the woods the desire to make a path I can follow begins to take its form. I am in no rush to reach the river. the Virginia woods have a lightness in them the Indians were...

the pilgrim journeys

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solstice song – 2013   now ride the darkness and the flame dark hair streaming sifting the darkness with starlit eyes   petals fall in this lean wind bless us with a touch of your wings bless us with wings   return to us, your arms...

the path and the way

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The path and the way The ways the deer take are so clear and quiet feeling. That’s the way I go. I aimed for the river, Found the way, Hearing the water. Now to back track and make a path...

A heart warming story from “Bird Medicine: The Sacred Power of Bird Shamanism” ...

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Book Excerpt PART 3 BIRDS AS MESSENGERSHealing (and Humorous) BirdsThere are a number of vital traditions still practiced today among Native American healers that might be mistaken for “faith healing.” Many Natives have told me they...

The Dancer

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Establishing rules for poetry is like putting the dancer in a cage. She may gain an audience but her heart grows faint.

The Glowing Inner Cavern

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From the book Wellsprings: A Fable of Consciousness By William T. Hathaway Wellsprings: A Fable of Consciousness is set in 2026 as the earth's ecosystem has broken down under human abuse. Water supplies are shrinking. Rain is...

Reclaim the Divine Feminine: Connect to Your Creative Spirit | New Workshop for 2014

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A Six Week Series led by Jude Rittenhouse When: Begins Tuesday, March 25, 2014,  7 pm (Eastern Time) Whether you write, paint, draw, sing, cook, raise children, dance, take care of elderly parents, run a household or a...

A Mixed Lineage

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This past weekend I meditated with Susan Piver as I participated in her Open Heart Project Virtual Retreat (susanpiver.com). Susan is a terrific meditation teacher, and I have been using her beautifully-voiced instructions in...