Homestead

Self Healing

It often seems to me that much of the world, and our relationships within it, are set up to be co-dependent. Encouraged to be co-dependent, if not absolutely, outright and in my mind, unfortunately, deeply dependent. In churches, we are told that we must go through ministers or priests to truly understand the word of…

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The Strength of the Oak

I am writing these blogs – thoughts from my spirit and my mind and my heart.  I have no idea if anyone at all is reading them….I write them to process things for myself, to help me see who I truly am, what Spirit looks like when it flows in and through me, what I…

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The Purpose for Today

In a book I was reading this morning, it said that everyone needs a purpose.  We need a purpose to get up in the morning. I think that this is true, but, there are all kinds of purposes.  Today, my main purpose was to be first of all, a chicken liberator.  Our chickens had been…

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The Call of the Wild

It is sunset.  Dusk. The twilight colors of soft peach are peering above the tree line as I stand on our stone walkway, gazing out across the meadow at the ridge tops.  Something called me to come outside, and I went. I had been inside most of the day, surrounded by furniture, unmoving, contained air,…

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What You Praise Increases

Thich Nhat Hanh, a beautiful spiritual teacher said: “The greatest gift we can give another is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they bloom like flowers.” And this is so true. Recently, I have been getting some beautiful comments on this blog. Often, when I get one, it makes me want to sit…

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Fall Is Here

Fall is here in the mountains.  Not yet the miraculous color changes, in all of its glory, but a sense of ending, as each leaf silently lets go and drifts to earth. The days have been beautiful. I love the Fall. I love the deep sense of it – of things slowing down, the beauty…

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We Cannot Hold Onto Anything

Our lives are a constant process of balancing and re-balancing.  Nothing stays the same.  If we were able to see life as it truly is, what we would see would be energy streams of different colors, in constant, fluid motion. Like the planet itself, we are made mostly of water – water and space.  There…

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Ben and the White Butterfly

We have had many wwoofers come to be with us during our 3 years here at Homestead. ( World wide workers on organic farms – usually young people in their twenties come to do a work/trade situation – work for room and board and various instruction…, but sometimes older folk come, as well, who want…

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Shamanic Death and Rebirth

Late the other night, I was suddenly woken out of a deep dream.  Not sure what was going on, I finally heard my husband saying: “There’s something in the room!” “Wha – what??”  I said, looking groggily around the floor for potential snakes or other critters. “FLYING!” said he. Then:  “”It’s a bat!” “A BAT??”…

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The Burn Pile, and After

Recently, we went to a burn pile event at a neighbor’s.  He had invited us and some other folks to come hang out and picnic while the mound of this and that burnable stuff he had compiled burned down. We had also contributed some old, non usable wood to the pile, so we felt a…

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