Patience and Trust

The old people remind me that while summer is a time of explosive energy and intensive work, it is also a time that requires great patience and trust.  Like our winged relatives we must wait for our eggs to hatch in their own time, trusting that we have done all that...

Welcoming Summer

We greet summer this week with deep breaths, open hearts and engaged minds.  As with each season, summer brings very specific wonders and learnings.  The old people tell me that summer is the time of growth, development and abundant energy and if we keep hard work and...

Respect for the Earth

The old people share that in the Spring, we have an opportunity to learn the teachings of Respect and Love for the earth.  In this teaching it is important to take only what is necessary, as well as to contribute to the process of renewal–not only of the Earth,...

New Life and New Growth

If we are mindful, we notice Spring life in the buds on trees, and the fresh shoots of new plant growth which will provide medicine and nourishment for us and for the animals.  As the days get longer and warmer, we are waking up too. The bright, warm sunny days lift...

Birth and Rebirth

The old people tell me that spring is the time when animals and birds will be having their babies. It is a time of renewal and rebirth.  For two- leggeds, spring is a time to choose new goals and to work with renewed energy to make a positive difference in the time...