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Of Samhain and other worlds

Oct 30, 2020
The nights are getting longer. My cozy pajamas have come out, and I am craving drawing inward to other worlds.
 
October 31 is the Celtic pagan holiday of Samhain (Pronounced Sow-in). There are eight main Celtic holidays. Four follow the sun. These are the solstices and equinoxes. The other four follow the moon. These are Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas, and Samhain.
 
Samhain comes after the Autumnal Equinox and before the Winter Solstice. It is an in-between time, a liminal space. During...
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An oracle card reading for our collective; or moths, possibility, and a light in the dark

Oct 29, 2020

This reading is for all of us. It is what we, as a group, need to hear about what is possible for us this autumn.

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Today I asked: What possibility do we need to see this autumn? I picked a card from Kim Krans's Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck, and we got Moth.

(If this card looks familiar to you, it's because I picked the same one for us last week! When the same card comes to me again and again, I know it's time for deep listening.)

What I See

As I look at the image...

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The Gift of Darkness

Oct 27, 2020

My husband and I were sitting outside in the mountains at night in hard metal chairs. We were bundled up in layers to keep warm, with our eyes towards the sky. We were with a hundred other people getting ready to watch an amazing show.

A small non-profit had driven a mobile observatory up the mountain. In the back of their truck was a huge telescope and big monitor. One guy pointed the telescope toward astral phenomena, which displayed on the screen. Another guy used a laser pointer to give...

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Why I offer oracle card readings

Oct 26, 2020

We are magical, intuitive people, who can easily get caught in loops of fearful thinking that stop of us from doing our creative work.

These thought-loops go round and round, like this: I want to write -> I'm going to start writing -> But what will people think? -> They'll think I'm crazy! -> I'm going to embarrass myself, and it will be the worst! -> But I really want to write -> But what will people think? --- on and on like that.

Our looping thoughts take...

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Scared of the Dark

Oct 25, 2020

As a kid, I was terrified of the dark. I remember running into bed as fast as I could after switching off the light, just in case a hand reached out from under the bed. I would literally leap into bed!

I remember lying in bed, covers over my head, and dreaming about being a grown up, because I knew grown ups weren't scared of anything.

Of course, I was so disappointed when I was in my twenties and discovered I was still freaking scared of the dark!

I've always needed a little light,...

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Waxing Quarter Moon reflection questions

Oct 23, 2020

Today is the Waxing Quarter Moon, and that means it's time to feel into the energy of our creative cycles.

When I take time on the "Moon" days to reflect, I plan my creative work aligned to my natural rhythm instead of forcing myself to work in a way that's not right for me.

This is especially important when you want to do creative work like writing an inspirational blog. Unlike other forms of art that have a clear beginning and an end, a blog is a creative project that...

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A wildly authentic book recommendation for you!

Oct 22, 2020

Today is the day before the Waxing Quarter Moon, and that means it's time for a Day of Sacred Rest. On this day I take a digital break. I turn auto-responders on for my email, and I turn off all digital devices and notifications, except for my audiobook apps, which are a must-have on a rest day!

The emails I send you on Sacred Rest Days are an act of rest for me. Instead of digging deep into my own realizations and teachings, I tell you about something wonderful...

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What Moth told me today

Oct 20, 2020

I pulled an oracle card for you all today! I asked: "What do you need to know to help you write?", and I pulled the Moth card from Kim Krans's The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck.

When I tuned into the energy of Moth I listened for a message, and she reminded me of the importance of reconnecting to your why around writing.

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When you pursue a craft like blogging, you start out with a desire. You write because you want to inspire others, teach...

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5 reasons why I love blogging

Oct 19, 2020

If you want to write an inspirational blog, but wonder whether blogging is right for you, then today I have something that might help with your decision. Below are five reasons why I love blogging.

These reasons are different than what you might normally hear about blogging.

I'm not talking about content marketing, SEO, or how blogging can make you millions of dollars. I'm talking about why I love the craft of blogging, and how this craft suits my Wildly Authentic Writerly...

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Why your people want to hear from YOU

Oct 11, 2020

One of the big fears my clients have about writing an inspirational blog is that there are too many people writing about the same thing.

The blog world is full, they think. No one wants to hear from ME. I mean, Brene Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, Martha Beck, Cheryl Strayed - they're all actively out there writing and inspiring people. If someone can get the help they need from one of those great writers, why would they read MY writing?

This question is most often...

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