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.

Bringing family together in a time of dissention

Bringing family together in a time of dissention

This is a time of great relief for some, and of deep disappointment for another, and of sharp anger, or low dread, for others.  When all these swirling feelings are within the same family, it is good to ask "What can bring us together?" These sentences describe my...

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Painting illustrations for a children’s book

Painting illustrations for a children’s book

When painting the illustrations for the children's book, Mother Reindeer's Journey to the Sun, I begin each page with a simple line drawing.  What is the major action in this part of the story?  How much space will the text need? What is happening on the facing page?...

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A drum for transformation

A drum for transformation

The maybe drum that was between the worlds in my last blog has become a drum for transformation in this world. But what a teacher! The skin is quite badly abraded, perhaps because the deer was pulled from the forest behind a truck. The hide is thicker than I like to...

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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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