A Garden of Ideas…

Your Landscape — Is it Where your Heart Is?

By on March 20, 2011 / 4 Comments

Published in the Vaughan Citizen newspaper, March 20, 2011. What type of landscape gives you joy? Tree-lined rivers, ocean beaches, or wildflower meadows? In the natural world, where do you feel most at home? Paulo Coelho writes, “Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears — that’s where your treasure is.” What …

Twenty Years Ago Today…

By on February 28, 2011 / 15 Comments

Twenty years ago today, the Gulf War came to a peaceful end after four days of fierce fighting. At this exact time, I gave birth to Talulah Raven, my strange, remarkable daughter. Had she lived, she would be a young woman now making her way in the world. While she chose to only visit me …

Embracing Destiny’s Joy

By on February 11, 2011 / 2 Comments

  Joy lives at the heart of creation, its impulse destined to beauty… When we are touched by joy, a burst of radiance fill our bodies and we are flushed with the goodness and wonder of life. Joy’s many-hued frequencies mark us with the blueprint of our destiny. What we love — the people, places, …

When it comes to Nature, English is a very Patriarchal Language

By on December 09, 2010 / 8 Comments

Language shapes consciousness. This awareness is critical when we ponder the fate of our beautiful, aching planet. In our culture, we tend to talk a lot ‘about’ Nature, but rarely do we commune directly with Her. I speculate, with some passion, that this way of relating has a profound effect upon Gaia, the spirit of …

Watching Flower Essences Work…

By on December 07, 2010 / Leave a comment

  Heather O. gave me permission to share her recent intriguing email. During a presentation on Ecological Intelligence at the Mahalo Center in Holland Landing, I introduced the New Year 2011 essence and asked the audience for help in proving the combination. I welcomed their feedback for I hadn’t written the definition yet. We each …

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