Visit the Oracle with Kristen Scholfield-Sweet

Visit the Oracle with Kristen Scholfield-Sweet

An Oracle translates a problem or question into a language of image and symbol like that of dreams. The Oracle’s answers change the way you see things.  Your anxieties and desires emerge to be recognized and resolved, and hidden transformative energies are released.

Showing up to a shamanic experience

Showing up to a shamanic experience

What does it take to have a shamanic experience? Just show up, some say. But show up how? For what? To whom? It may seem odd to illustrate these thoughts with images of a sailboat, but keep going. The first requirement of showing up is willingness to change, without...

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Good manners in the wilderness

Good manners in the wilderness

Were you fortunate enough to have parents who said to your child self things like, “ Don't eat with your elbows on the table. Sit up straight. Don't litter. Say thank you to the nice lady for helping you.” If so, even if you resisted some when you were 5, you learned...

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Creativity in a time of pandemic

Creativity in a time of pandemic

A friend described this time of pandemic as "introvert heaven."  I suspect it is also "artist heaven."  At least it seems so for me.  This is not to diminish the genuine suffering caused by our current global situation, but here on Cortes Island the most challenging...

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Letting nature take its course

Letting nature take its course

Letting nature take its course is possible "when one is aware of and aligned with the forces of nature."  This quote from Tao Te Ching, translated by R.L. Wing, continues: "We already know that it is rarely worth the effort to swim upstream but do we know which way...

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Helping our cat after surgery

Helping our cat after surgery

Losha, the momma cat and queen of our household, looks calmly asleep on the household altar. But what a story to get here. As you can see, she is wearing something odd.  Part of a sock.  With a classy turquoise neck piece. But she is not newly employed as a kitty...

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Go make something!

Go make something!

Everything needs a home. Especially the art of making. So this home where the deer was just walking by, is a good home for making a drum. If you asked me what caused a middle aged white woman to leave a University teaching post to become a drum maker-- I would...

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A good question for these times

A good question for these times

Will  you  listen?  A simple enough question.  Or so it seems until one contemplates "Listen to whom, listen to what? It seems easy enough to listen to fear.  Much is being destroyed. We always seem to be at war with something. Nature if not each other.  Usually both....

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Asking Jupiter for a miracle

Asking Jupiter for a miracle

In this time of pandemic, why would I ask Jupiter for a miracle?  Because I read a post by Susan Miller  which opens with these provocative statements: "...this crisis is brought to you by Pluto, a powerful planet that deals with huge financial matters, masses of...

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