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A Reading for 2022

A great plain stretches as far as your eye can see. It is vast, rippling like the coat of a golden-colored horse, and full of open possibility. Fly up and you can peer far into the distance— farther than you’ve ever seen. Float down, and you will see more intricacy. Nestled in the grass, delicate…

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Ancestral Stone Medicine

No matter where you walk in this world, you are surrounded by powerful elders— the stones. Stones are our most ancient ancestors. They are the minerals that form the soil and the basis of our bones. Their points, blades and paints are what made our lives possible as humans. Whenever you feel cut off…

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The Call to Pilgrimage

Last week the fall winds arrived. They came in a great gust on the equinox, turning the leaves upside down and silver. By nightfall the humidity of summer had dropped away, and the first truly cold evening of the season made the stars sharpen. Every year the winds of autumn usher in the same longing…

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A Reading for 2022

A great plain stretches as far as your eye can see. It is vast, rippling like the coat of a golden-colored horse, and full of open possibility. Fly up and you can peer far into the distance— farther than you’ve ever seen. Float down, and you will see more intricacy. Nestled in the grass, delicate…

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You are a Flower Essence for this World

For those with sensitive hearts, the problems of this world can often feel too big. And with every challenge on earth amplified this past year, it’s enough to wonder: how can one small, sensitive person make a difference in such a big world? But when we look to flower essences— and the ancient wisdom…

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When Violets Speak

I first moved to these mountains in spring. Early spring, when things are still raw with beginning. It felt fitting. I had left behind my entire life in New York City— my relationship, my community and career— to start anew in Appalachia. I brought only what would fit into my car, leaving space for…

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