On my recent pilgrimage to England, I visited Ytene (the New Forest) in Hampshire, a wild place with vibrant stories that emanate from the heart of this ancient woodland. In this blog, I share a few stories from Ytene along with some of my own reflections and experiences.
In this blog post, I share some wonderful folk stories from Ireland & Britain about mythic women of the sea who can shape-shift from a seal or mermaid into human form by shedding their skin; a symbol of the feminine essence.
Over the past few months, I’ve been on a deep initiatory journey that’s brought forth a tremendous amount of personal and ancestral healing in my life. Along this journey, I’ve been reminded that we each hold ancestral medicine inside of us, and that the greatest medicine is found where personal & ancestral healing meet.
As we approach the Winter Solstice, I wanted to share some wisdom about Sí an Bhrú (Newgrange) in Ireland, an incredible 5,200 year old sacred monument that aligns with the solstice sunrise. Womb-like in nature, this burial mound is steeped in archeological, astronomical, and mythological wisdom that provides a window into the ancient past.
During the season of Samhain as I sat in communion with my ancestors, the wound of emigration surfaced very strongly in my ancestral memory. I felt compelled to write about this and the ways in which we might heal the divide between Ireland & the diaspora through the acknowledgement of our ancestral stories.
On my recent pilgrimage to Ireland I spent three weeks wandering the wild places, connecting with the stories of the land, listening to the voices of Ireland’s ancient goddesses, and more. Here are some of my heartfelt reflections on pilgrimage as a quest for the soul.
Honor the energies of Lunar Bealtaine and the Full Moon Eclipse by creating your own smoke bundle and enacting your own purification ritual.
Bealtaine (also known as Beltane or May Day) is the Irish festival of early summer; a time of ritual, magic, fertility, purification & sexual expression. In this blog post I talk about some of the ancestral traditions of Bealtaine as an invitation for you to celebrate this sacred day.
Exploring goddess Brigid and her sacred connections to Venus and the Moon, and a guided immram (meditation) to illuminate these powerful feminine mysteries in an embodied way.