Life as a Waiting Room

I'm a dreamer and probably a bit of an idealist, I have so many beautiful long-held dreams of how I want to live with this world and all the ways I want to contribute. They are good dreams too, the kind of dreams that could potentially make a real positive impact on this world. Some of them are near at hand, and some are far. Even very far (like bordering on pipe dream far)...

The Shape of Place in Me

I often dream of wild untouched places & epic landscapes at night- without any story or content necessarily... Just wandering through these powerful places, soaking them in. Many of these places are familiar to me though I might not know them in waking life & some of them are places I have been returning to in my dreams since I was a child....

The Blood Mysteries and Transformation of the ‘Red Curse’ 🔻

The blood mysteries are the sacred rites of passage in women’s sexual life cycle. The biological and psycho-spiritual changes of menarche, menstruation, pregnancy, birth, and menopause bestow feminine wisdom, spiritual and physical health, and sexual empowerment through the body. Women healers have long honored the sacred feminine healing powers of the Blood Mysteries, as sacred and powerful life transformations.” Kara Maria Ananda

Wild-eyed spirit weaver- Icaros, the sacred medicine songs of the Amazon

The icaros are a kind of embodied and melodious prayer that are empowered by the spirits of plants(devas), nature beings, deities, ancestors and archetypal energies in the attempt to weave an energetic container, open doorways to the inner worlds and create pathways/maps for those journeying within.

Plant Dieta- The practice of depth relating

Plant Dieta is the soul of Amazonian curanderismo, and without a doubt, one of the most invaluable practices transmitted to us during our time in the jungle. How the practice is undertaken varies with each curandero or tribal group. What we discuss here is based on what we learned during our 4-year apprenticeship within the Shipibo tradition of curanderismo and also from our own direct experience and understanding.

Amazonian Curanderismo – the art and science of plant spirit medicine

There are many forms of “Curanderismo” (what many of us in the West might call shamanism- a term that actually originates in Siberia) – the practice of plant and ancestral spirit medicine. What we present here is our own ever-evolving perspective and understanding, formed during our time in the Peruvian Amazon, in a full-time apprenticeship with indigenous Shipibo curanderos of the Mahua-Lopez lineage.

Little Lioness

You are my wild heart that cannot help dreaming of open plains and untouched lands that speak in tongues lost to all but the quietest of minds, the subtlest of hearts.
Please teach me to walk unheard in this wild place so I may see what you see, feel what you feel.
Please show me how to dreamwalk this world and enter deeply into its many wounds.

Passionate Love Affair- Flower Essence Medicine

Flowers speak the language of the heart and frequently pull me out of my linear thought processes and into the world of music, of poetry, art, stories, dreams, and vision. It is in this world where the medicines do their work, where they begin to weave their consciousness into our own with the potential for catalyzing a flowering within our own heart-mind.