Winter’s Call

Gratitude continues to expand these days for many things. One of which is being in a part of the country with the change of seasons. I’ve always thought of myself as a sun-baby … which I am really, however living both in SoCal/LA & Arizona before that, I have so much appreciation for the clouds, the brisk chill/cold & ironically, I may even welcome snow when it arrives!

Staying in tune with the cycles of Mother Nature have been important for harmonizing & balancing on all levels of my being. Living in mostly perpetual sunshine & heat, for the past years, I felt I had to self-impose the quietude & dormancy my body & mind craved, while all around me the sun energy provoked activity & inspiration.

During the winter, a time of crone-hood, my hibernation felt out of place, with the continuous liveliness of the maiden-sunshine. The death processes that often required long periods of sleep or melancholy, were harder to sink into.

This year, in the mid-west, I feel in sync, in tune, the outer is reflecting the inner. The elements are working in tandem with my energy. As we move toward the Winter Solstice, I’m doing the necessities of the day to day, yet on my days off relishing in naps, going to bed earlier, getting up a little later. Taking baths. Meditating more through out the day. Letting the death process unfold of this highly transformative last year.

There are more layers simply falling away, the more that I enter into ‘just being.’ Once again, I have a place where I can stretch out, snuggle in & do absolutely nothing but watch the clouds. Even though we’ve had some great sunny days, the crispness of the air and the bare trees, remind me to keep letting go. To go within. To slow down. To trust in the wisdom that unfolds from the crone/the wise woman within. Chew the cud of all the lessons learned & allow the soil for the coming spring to grow fertile in this dark time of the year.

I’m grateful for the grace & nourishment that emerges when aligning & balancing to what is true within. This more often than not, means consciously unplugging & deprogramming from the voices/energy of the collective consciousness, that compels us to constantly go & do, strive & distract from the inner quietude that the winter season gently lulls us toward.

Mother Nature is teaching us, mirroring our own nature to us, through her cycles. However it’s up to me/us to glean the wisdom she imparts, not through words or the intellect, but from the body, the heart & Being.

As we move into the longest night of the year, may we all feel the blessings, nourishment & wisdom from our own crone-nature, that speaks to us in the dark quietude of Soul.
 & Winter Solstice Blessings ~



art: Frank Howell


Are You Digging or Soaring?

Once upon a time, we lived under a spell of blindness, a darkness, tunneling away under ground, like little moles, striving to get somewhere, but unclear where that really was. We were governed by fear & survival instincts, trying to remain safe.

Then we evolved to experience the nature of beauty & ease as our perception felt the bounty, as it ran through the trees & meadows, topside. With many distractions to soothe anxieties of the unknown, our consciousness altered with glimpses of freedom, yet always the undercurrent of fight/flight presence. Like a deer, there has been a vigilance of guarding our well-being, playing by the rules laid forth by ‘nature’.

Now we are evolving once again. We are becoming the soaring & grace of birds. With this new birds-eye-view, it’s easier to see the ways of limited perception, the perception still harnessed-yet loosening the earth plane. As we ride the waves of the wind, we see the group thought/hive mind/programmed thinking that has held us all in bondage, whether we’ve been aware or not. We see the chaos & turmoil in many directions, attempting to keep us chained to insecurity, division, confusion & fear. From this vantage point of expanse, we can see the false teachings that humanity is somehow ‘bad’, however now we witness the true radiance of our Light rising from the surface.

For now we are experiencing a mass awakening, the Ascension process knocking on our heart’s door, inviting us to step simultaneously upward & inward, raising our frequency to imbibe the essence of our Truth.

And in its rise, the purging of illusion pours forth. But don’t stay focused there. The hypnotics may pull your awareness back down into the tunnel.

At this juncture we each have a choice to make moment to moment, day to day…

From where will you perceive?

From grace, freedom & Light?

From addiction to suffering, your fears & following the voice of group thought-programs?

We are asked to continue to choose our healing, in order to access the Knowing that we are Whole/Wholy …

What are you choosing?

We are assisted with greater force to heal what keeps us stuck in that which locks us in our fears. We are assisted to realize that there are greater heights to rise in our awareness & continuous depths we can grow in Love. We are realizing that all of that which helps us to soar is found within the love & honor for ourselves, so that we can love & honor others.

Birds are akin to Angels, some say. We are being called to spread our wings, rise above into the New Earth … Which in essence is creating a new world right here- a new paradigm for living in freedom & joy, As we anchor the Light that has always been within us here on our planet, the frequency of all beings rise.

Can you feel it’s time to let go of these old ways & choose your freedom?

Blessings in Choosing the Highest ~