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What is a modern shaman?

What is a modern shaman?  For some, this question is fraught with questions of legitimacy and appropriation of indigenous rituals and roles: Can one who is not in an indigenous tribe actually use the term “Shaman” to describe their role in the world? Some would say, “No way! This term is strictly reserved for people…
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Noticing new life, with respect for the past

I like to traipse through my beloved forest paths for the exercise as well as whatever it is that the forest offers me—mostly unnamable offerings, but also: A time to clear my head and aura. A time to think—or not to think about life stuff. A time for idea generation. And my forest walk is…
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Stay grateful.

There's a lot going on in this sunrise picture: Obvious is the stunning orange, red and blue morning sky. Not so obvious are the daffodils on the window ledge and the hummingbird feeders and my quietly grateful heart. Between the last report/blog and now, a lot of profoundly challenging events have gone on in the…
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Creating sanctuary

Every time I enter my water front office--and I mean every single time--I smile, step through the door, face the view, and offer my thanks to Great Spirit and to friend and colleague Marty who owns the lovely house above my space. I have had many offices over the 35 years of sharing this divine…
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