Trance 1: Persevere!

I’ve been very busy since I last shared an update.  Some of what has occupied me deserves its own post.  For example, my protogrove is now officially Northern Rivers Grove!  Also, we once more participated in the Faery and Earth Festival in Watertown.  All very good things, but also very exhausting.  I’ve made sure toContinue reading “Trance 1: Persevere!”

Trance 1: Yoga and Workbooks

The following is an account of my continued work with trance as part of ADF’s Trance 1 course, advanced studies towards Initiate status. I’ve decided to share my personal experiences on my blog as a way of accountability. If some of my reflections happen to help others on similar journeys, I hope they share! SinceContinue reading “Trance 1: Yoga and Workbooks”

Trance 1:Three Realms and Spirit Guides

The following is an account of my continued work with trance as part of ADF’s Trance 1 course, advanced studies towards Initiate status. I’ve decided to share my personal experiences on my blog as a way of accountability. If some of my reflections happen to help others on similar journeys, I hope they share! ThisContinue reading “Trance 1:Three Realms and Spirit Guides”

Nature Awareness: Deer and Coming Spring

Off to the forest with offerings tucked in my coat pocket, I trudged through the snow. Though much of it has melted, certain areas, especially the places between human dwellings and the forest, are still very deep. Movement was slow and difficult without snowshoes. As always, I thought of my spirit animal, the white tailedContinue reading “Nature Awareness: Deer and Coming Spring”

Working with Deer

A corner of my Nature Spirit altar is dedicated to the deer spirits.  Behind a jawbone is an image from a Solstice card I kept and a candleholder of silhouetted stags. My recent post about cleaning a deer skull I found generated some interest in that spirit animal and my experiences with it.  It madeContinue reading “Working with Deer”

First Moon – Last Quarter

As I’ve mentioned before, I started doing Ian Corrigan’s Nine Moons.  It’s a lot of work, and I still have a long way to go, but I really like it so far.  Making it work amidst my already busy schedule is a challenge, but I feel very driven to do it.  My last retreat dayContinue reading “First Moon – Last Quarter”

Springtime Reflections

On Saturday I joined my grovies at Muin Mound for our Vernal Equinox celebration and ritual.  My husband took some photos that I will be posting to the grove blog soon, so I won’t get into too much detail, but I wanted to mention a few things about my own experiences that evening.  I’m proudContinue reading “Springtime Reflections”