Hi guys. I am so sorry I have been dead in the water for so long.My last post was 2 years ago and I kept promising to come back, but that never happened. My life is finally in a place where I can breath again and I would like to introduce you all to…

Shake ups in Leadership

There have been some major changes in my life in the past month. A few friends last night mentioned they were eagerly awaiting my analysis of the situation, so here is my attempt, though I know this will be an ongoing process for all of us. I also want to state point-blank that this is…

Thanatopsis By William Cullen Bryant

To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language; for his gayer hours She has a voice of gladness, and a smile And eloquence of beauty, and she glides Into his darker musings, with a mild And healing sympathy, that steals away Their sharpness, ere…

Grounding, centering, shielding

Grounding, centering, shielding is one of those concepts that is ubiquitous to paganism and new age spirituality. You see it referenced in almost every article, passed around as key phrases like its an initiation password. But it is also a misunderstood concept, built into an idea of gigantic proportions. Since I will be teaching…. 3?…

Once is an occurrence. Twice is a coincidence. Three times is a message and I need to pay attention. So what is the message in 3 dead robins in as many weeks?

Breaking the Narrative

I read a really great post by Twisted Rope this morning. You can see her work here and the original post here. The point of this is simple: what do we do when the Gods are asses? I am going to try a simple response as a pseudo-heathen and as a shaman. The answer is…

Seeking input and advice

Ok folks, I could use any input and advice you might have here. These thoughts have been weighing heavily on my heart the last few weeks. As most of you know, I am involved with 2 separate groups in my area. The Wiccan coven, of which I am an initiate of the first degree, has…

On spirit companions

On spirit companions. This is a wonderful breakdown of one experience having the Voices with you day in and day out. I’m one of the spiritworkers who has to learn to deal with people, I am being placed into positions of power and leadership. But I also don’t talk much about the day-to-day stuff that…

The act of wildcrafting is holy. It forces you to your knees, bends your thoughts to the Earth. It keeps you bowed as you do the sacred work. Your movements become sacraments, soft fingers amongst the delicate petals, soft prayers dropped from your lips as you turn your attention to the plants before you. Each…

This weekend I led my very first oracle session. I’ve been wanting to do one for years and modeled it on Diana Paxson’s group. But I wasn’t really prepared when the Gods presented me with the opportunity out of the blue. And a week of prep? Really? Come on guys. I decided to use the…

He comes to me in the middle of the blackest of the night, between the beams of the moon. He whispers to me of rotting flesh and broken bones, blood gone black from decay. He whispers words of poetry, of the process itself, of the art of Death, of the action of decay. She is…

Leadership (when it sucks)

My local group, Nebraska Heathens United, is starting its third year. Being a leader means that you get to stand in the line of fire and take all of the mud slinging. So be it. Lots of time for hot showers. 🙂