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    A Fine Balance-No Joy without Sadness

    Words are unifying but often they can divide. Our languages are so different. How we use words, what we call things ideas, and perceived realities, all can divide us. It can become easy to feel a sense of right and wrong, as in “I” am right and “they” are wrong. It has probably always been [...]

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    Soul Injury Ambassador Training

    Tomorrow morning I fly to Florida for an intensive weekend training with Opus Peace.  I will be trained as a Soul Injury Ambassador to host ceremonial workshops designed to help PTSD affected veterans tend their Soul Injuries from war and before.  My attendance in this training is truly a community effort, and I thank each [...]

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    Going Home, Coming Home

    One week ago I returned to Tucson after being in Portland, Oregon for 16 days. It was illuminating and rejuvenating in many ways.  The green coolness was a healing salve to this acclimated desert being.  I was able to restore and build relationships with my mom, mom’s partner, brothers, niece, nephews, in-laws and friend.  I [...]

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    A Year Later…

    A year later. A year ago today I was in the hospital having my uterus and one ovary removed from my body.  I describe what lead up to that procedure in this BLOG POST, but today I want to revel in the process of healing and balance. “Healing” is such a strange word, in the [...]

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    An Animist Walks

    Today I had some things on my mind, so I went for a hike in the Tucson Mtns, a range that I am growing to love more each time we meet. After a while I could see the pass.  The rocks looked different, and I knew I needed to get there. When I reached it [...]

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    Birthday Gratitudes

    On this weekend of gratefulness (today is “Small Business Saturday”), and for this morning of my 47th birthday, I would like to begin the day with my top 10 Birthday Gratitudes! There are many more, but 10 is good for 8am :) I am grateful I AM ALIVE – This has been one heck of [...]

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    Conducting Spirit Work at 2014 All Souls Procession

    It has been quite a year for me.  This time last year (All Souls Procession 2013) I had no idea what was coming…such is Life.  All winter, spring, summer and autumn I have been experiencing new layers of myself due to a cancer diagnosis and surgery.  This last October I was told by the experts [...]

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    New Life Era is Upon Me-Shamanism-Cancer-Healing

    Greetings Kind People, It has been almost two months since my last post and my hysterectomy.  All went well and no cancer was found in my ovary (yay!).  I am now without my uterus, one ovary and both fallopian tubes, yet I have one strong ovary who is now my gentle female hormone companion.  I [...]

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    Gratitude for Release-Shamanic Ceremony for a Hysterectomy

    Tomorrow morning I enter the hospital to have a partial hysterectomy.  I am 46 and am now being thrust into a whole different phase of womanhood.  In no way did I think when my healing adventure began in February that it would end up with me having this procedure.  Such is life, filled with unexpected [...]

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    Beautiful Healing Words Shared

    I have been blessed to have received much healing assistance in many forms recently.  I am surrounded by many energy workers, shamanic journeyers, wordsmiths and people with beautiful healing presences.  As I let people know about my experience with Cancer, I began receiving meaningful written words in return.  Sometimes the words were shared as encouragement.  [...]

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