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True Selfishness

By on September 17, 2014 / Leave a comment

  I know a lot of women who are wonderful care-takers. They are great mothers, nurturing friends, compassionate therapists and generous wives all giving loads of time, love and energy to others. What they aren’t always good at is giving the same loving attention to themselves. Nature biologically prepares us to give unconditionally to our …

Divinatory Applications for Essence Definitions

By on August 02, 2014 / Leave a comment

In my role as flower essence producer, I am continuously delighted at the different ways the Raven Essences support and inspire people on their life-journeys. Not only do the essences assist with a wide variety of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues, the three-hundred essences also serve as as a remarkably refined resource for divinatory …

Communing with the Soul of the World — The Importance of Reciprocity

By on July 22, 2014 / Leave a comment

Excerpted from July 2014 Newsletter: Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about our connection with Nature’s heart and soul. For many years, I’ve been aware of a subtle threshold, like a shimmering veil, that I’ve deliberately penetrated, over and over again, to explore Nature’s mysteries. It always takes a focused intention to cross this threshold …

Requiem for a Tree

By on June 17, 2014 / Leave a comment

Last weekend, eight men worked for eight hours to cut down the huge silver maple beside my garage. Though I knew it was dying, I grieved for days before the work began. Acknowledging its life was complete, I stood by the tree and thanked it for its mighty presence and the gift of cooling shade. …

Soul-Seeds and the role of Flower Essences

By on February 19, 2014 / Leave a comment

  Many people speak of a persistent, nameless pressure in their hearts and imaginations, something that cannot easily be dismissed or readily articulated. From my perspective, this inner pressure is indicative of a powerful, organic process occurring all the time in nature as Life’s imperative, seeking to express itself in new and beautiful forms. I witness …

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