Wide Angle Vision Part 3: Ignoring the Impacts

While reading The Lost Language of Plants: The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicines for Life on Earth recently, I found myself shocked at how I’d completely ignored the ecological impacts of modern medicine on the environment. [Read more…]

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Energy Signatures of Place

In The Secret Language of Plants, Buhner describes ways in which you can open yourself up to experience these communications directly through what he calls “heart-centered cognition” and then process the symbols you get from there with your brain. Using these methods, you tap into the shamanic tradition of asking the plants what they are good for and asking a sick body what it needs. [Read more…]

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Distracting you with flowers

Niki shares pictures of pretty flowers in her yard. [Read more…]

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A new season

Spring makes Niki want to get out of the house and move! [Read more…]

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10 things to look forward to in 2013

Ten things I am looking forward to seeing/doing/experiencing in western Washington in 2013. Some will easily connect me to that sense of place I crave. With others, I run the risk of being a white spiritual tourist. [Read more…]

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Finding the magic

Even though I’ve been in Olympia for a year I feel as though I’ve hardly explored any of it. Having two small children makes it tough. However, thanks to a new friend here I have discovered the magic of the Mclane Creek Nature Trail. [Read more…]

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Foraging connection

Foraging for food is not just for survivalists or dumpster divers hoping to save a few bucks. From a mystical perspective, I believe that the food that we take into our bodies shares some of its experience with us. [Read more…]

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