Magic Messages from Frog

I had a visit from ‪Frog friend in the ‪garden tonight. Frog brings magic‬ messages about prosperity and abundance, transformation or transition, luck‬, spiritual cleansing and is the called the “singer of songs.” Frog shows up with a message for you when you are going through a transition, or possibly coming into your power in some way. Frog’s…

Awake, Aware and Able in a Crazy-ass World: Part 3 Shielding

A very large part of being Awake, Aware and Able is understanding, at a minimum, the very basics, of “energy” within at least our own anatomy and the way it is connected to everything else. Even if you aren’t an empath, healer, witch or shaman, you still  HAVE a bio-spiritual anatomy that circulates energy/frequency to and…

Awake, Aware and Able in a Crazy-ass World: Part 2 Self-Care

Part 2, Self-Care “It is better to give than receive” is an old saying that is by its nature, completely unsustainable, yet so many of us fall into the trap of it. We cannot fill from an empty cup, it is simply impossible. So many well-intentioned people give all that they have – to loved ones,…

Super Salmon Spa Salad

Super Salmon Spa salad – serves 4 (or more w/ smaller portions) 1 lb. wild caught salmon fillets, grilled or broiled 1 lb. fresh asparagus, grilled or roasted 1/2 cucumber, halved and sliced 1 head fresh spinach misc. mixed greens to your taste (I used mixed baby lettuces and kale from my garden) ½ thinly…

Lemon-Thyme Soap

Last planting year, I grew a wonderful batch of lemon thyme in the garden. It was fruitful and we used it all season in various, tasty dishes. When I harvested and dried what remained for fall, I decided to make a fragrant, yummy soap out of it. It’s been a fantastic success with creamy lather…

Happy Litha: Full Strawberry/Honey Moon Conjuncts with Summer Solstice

Today (at 11:34 pm) is Litha, or Midsummer, or the Summer solstice. Something cool is happening as we have the full Strawberry (or Honey) moon occurring on the same day as the solstice, which is the celebration of the full power of the sun. This conjunction hasn’t happened since June 1967 (my birth year!), and…

Beltane/Bealtuinn – Welcome May!

May Day originates from the Celtic festival of Beltane/Bealtuinn/Bealtaine, which was related to the waxing power of the sun as we move closer to summer. Beltane is an ancient spring festival that celebrates joy, optimism, union and fertility. It’s an astronomical holiday, one of the year’s four cross-quarter days, or day that falls more or less midway…

The Magic of Washing Dishes

Doing dishes in itself is nothing – a blinding, busy chore that can even hold negativity or resentment at times (read: have you ever tried getting your teenagers to wash dishes?)  When performed with mindfulness and intention, however, it can become a small act of worship;  of consecration, a prayer of gratitude and praise toward…

On Practical Magic(k)*

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe Let’s be realistic, none of us has as much time or energy as we would like to devote to our spiritual practice. Okay MOST of us don’t. We live our lives racing from one busy task to the next, tending to…