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How to Find Your Inner Teacher

In this section, you’ll find blog posts related to How to Find Your Inner Teacher. Topics include learning how to pay attention in order to make perception shifts to become more awake, deepening our spirituality and connection to nature, as well as developing a strong connection and conversation with our inner teacher.

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It’s All What You’re Used To

I had a couple of friends visiting from New York City. After two nights of being kept awake by the nightly symphony of our frogs, crickets, cicadas and other orchestra members, my friends said they couldn’t wait to get back  home to the “Quiet” of the city. Mind you, they live on the same block as a hospital AND a police station!

Guess it’s all what you’re used to… : )  Click to listen to Night Sounds in the Northeast (30 seconds).

 

By |September 8th, 2013|Nature, spirituality|4 Comments

What My Herding Dogs Have Taught Me

I was recently asked by an interviewer what I’ve learned from my dogs. Since he was referring to Dogs of Dreamtime, he was specifically asking about Kiera, Magic, and Molly.

To put into context some of what I’ve learned from my animals, it helps to know that, left to my own devices, I gravitate toward intense herding breeds. Kiera is an Australian Shepherd. Graidy is a Border Collie mix. Magic was an English Shepherd mix, who died from Lyme Disease. Molly was my deaf Australian Shepherd. They all came when they were just a few months old.

I mention this because while all dogs (really all animals) offer us lessons in unconditional love, and the joys and responsibilities of companionship, herding breeds […]

Northern Lights

aurora-borealis1.jpgThe first time I saw them, I was camping out in Nova Scotia on an isolated sliver of a peninsula that jutted out into the choppy Atlantic Ocean. As I’d done since I was a kid, I threw my sleeping bag on the ground so I could have a clear view of the night sky. It was the new moon, so I was anticipating some magnificent stargazing.

What I wasn’t anticipating was what happened next. All of a sudden and out of nowhere, I saw a ribbon of colored light dance across from one end of the sky to the other. It was accompanied by a […]

By |January 18th, 2009|Nature, spirituality|8 Comments

How to Go On A Walkabout

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Most people know the expression, Go On Walkabout, comes from the aborigines. But most people don’t know much about the underlying reasons for the practice. When aborigines set off on a Walkabout, they’re taking a spiritual journey to a “Belonging Place” in order to renew their relationship with their Dreaming and the Landscape.

I was born a Dreamer. And I’d been going on my own version of Walkabouts long before I’d ever heard of the term or learned anything about the aborigines. In fact, I’ve been traveling to my Belonging Places ever since I was old enough to set off by myself. (I took my first one when I […]

By |June 26th, 2007|Nature, spirituality|10 Comments

Planting by the Moon

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Planting time here in upstate NY is considered to be safe (danger of frost over) after Mother’s Day. So, as of this past weekend, the gardening gun has gone off.

While my cold weather crops have been in for weeks, now it’s time to get the rest of the garden going. But, I can’t just yet, you see, because I’m waiting for the New Moon — which is still about a day away. And then I’ll wait a couple more days for the moon to be in Cancer. So, don’t be […]

By |May 15th, 2007|My Garden / Recipes, spirituality|9 Comments

Go To The Dark!

I needed to get a tool out of the garage to finish a project I was working on. As I turned on the light, there was a bat flying low and circling around the garage. Then it starting flying around the light. I quickly opened the garage door, waved my arms and yelled, “No, not the light! Go to the dark! Go to the dark!”

Guess it’s all a matter of perspective…

By |December 7th, 2006|Funnies, Life, Nature, spirituality|3 Comments
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