Walking meditation

One of my key practices is the walking meditation. Usually, I just step outside and start walking, and if a street or path catches my eye — perhaps a corner I’ve never turned onto before, or one I haven’t walked on lately — I see where it takes me. [Read more…]

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Place-Based Practice: or dancing with the one who brung ya

Fast-forward a few years to my first initiation, which began with a visioning along Barton Creek: the fresh, spring-fed water flowing into Austin. During that tearful and glorious rite, I met the Quick Silver Girl. She darted into my consciousness, like a flash, as the cold waters of the creek flowed over my naked body. [Read more…]

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Traci’s Top 10: Tips For Cultivating Place In The City

My return to the U.S. last week felt disconcerting, but it’s rarely a smooth transition. The transatlantic flight leaves the body tired and the souls displaced. I searched for a space to rest and bring all my parts into the present place. [Read more…]

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Be vewy vewy quiet, I’m hunting connection

When our Place changes in ways we don’t entirely like, in ways we feel an unidentifiable sense of wrongness about, it impacts us deeply, both emotionally and psychologically. We feel sad, sometimes despondent and even angry. This is solastalgia in action. [Read more…]

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