The Medicine and Mythology of Owls

Owls have been around in my life, and beyond, for a very long time. The title “Owl Woman” follows me around. Sometimes I get emails from people asking me about the meaning of seeing an owl or dreaming of one. Every now and then,…

Numbers = The Secret Blueprint of Life

“Number is the within of all things.” – Pythagoras Have you noticed that certain numbers seem to be following you around? Maybe you looked at the clock and it was 11:11 – for the 11th time this week! Ignore it as superstition or dig…

Soul Purpose vs. Life Purpose

I was talking to a yogi friend recently about the Life Purpose Readings I do. He remarked that he did not need any help figuring out his purpose, as he was pretty clear that his mission was enlightenment. I agree that ultimately everyone’s purpose…

Creating Sacred Space

”When we intentionally open up sacred space, we enter into conscious relationship with our environment, with the recognition that all is sacred. I think of it as communion with that which is most sacred to me. By surrendering to this great mystery, I open…

Change Your Story, Change Your Life

I woke up this morning with my current life story playing in my head, as if I was amidst of a screenplay. I laid there as a witness for a few minutes, only mildly amused by the melodramatic plot, and mostly disturbed that this…

The Most Useful Words Ever Written?

”Either surrender because you realize your inability and need a higher power to help you, or investigate the cause of misery.”  – Ramana Maharsi photo credit: Steve Cox…

Blessed Be The Longing ..

Blessed be the longing that brought you here And quickens your soul with wonder. May you have the courage to listen to the voice of desire That disturbs you when you have settled for something safe. May you have the wisdom to enter generously…

Lakota Prayer

Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery: teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my sacred space and love…

A Small Reminder on Opening the Heart

“You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation… and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that…

Healing the Rejection Wound

 “Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event.”  – C.G. Jung What if this thing called rejection is only a story that the mind has conjured up to keep you from tasting the fullness of life? What if it’s…

Love is an Inside Job

All my life I have been seeking for this elusive thing called love. But, looking for love hasn’t brought me any closer to it. Quite the opposite, actually. Sometime ago I went through a trauma that woke me up. I had just lost a…

Living Through Addictions

“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda Earlier in my life I was addicted to drugs. Then alcohol. Then martial arts. Then adrenaline. Nearly anything that made me forget the pain…

Why we Choose Difficult Relationships

“We are attracted to people who express the qualities we deny or repress in ourselves.” -Shakti Gawain You keep going to the same restaurant year after year, ordering the same stuff. It’s comforting and you feel good when you’re eating it. But when you…

Navajo Wisdom

Know things in nature are like a person. Talk to tornadoes; talk to the thunder, they are your friends and will protect you. – Anonymous Navajo poem (From the Medicine Owl poetry archives)  …

Solving Problems With the Subconscious

"The subconscious area of the mind is a unplumbed reservoir of creative insight and intuition" - John K. Williams The subconscious mind carries infinite wisdom and knowledge, accumulated from a lifetime of learning. When you did not yet know how to speak, your subconscious mind…

Elemental Medicine: Earth

When I used to live in the city, I found myself was getting sicker by the day. I had this deep yearning to be close to the earth. After having graphic fantasies of rolling in the dirt naked and covering myself in mud, I…