Happy holy days, dear hearts. It has been a whirlwind few weeks of officially launching Ripple & Knot, working out all the kinks, and reestablishing my stride. I hope that November has treated you with grace, I know I’ve been in the thick of it; I’ve experienced a few turbulent patches and am grateful to be on the other side of those choppy waters.
First things first: Ripple & Knot’s Emporium and Offering pages are up and running for all of your needs and wants. Please take a gander, I’m truly delighted with how they’ve blossomed. http://www.rippleandknot.com/shop
Women’s Mysteries Circle is melding and alchemizing with Sisterhood of the Lapis Moon. 2018 is the Year of Alignment; I’m listening to my intuition and allowing the natural evolution of my work to occur. If you’d like to learn more about yourself in a supportive Cyber-Circle, ask about the Winter Session. A seasonal commitment focused on Winter, Earth, the Hag, boundaries, finding your voice, and laying to rest that which no longer serves you. We’ll be looking at both the etheric and the everyday, and it’s going to be absolutely magnificent and pure magic.
(12/20/2017 – 3/20/2018 | $333.)
Men’s Warrior + Poet Work Series is launching in the new year. An eight week online crash course in consciousness just for the guys. We’ll talk about the way the Universe “operates”, how to work with nature and the elements to create change in your daily life, efficient, compassionate communication, meditation, conflict, red and white essence, and conscious sexuality. Weekly assignments, regular live stream lectures, steady accountability. Get ready to step into your power, it’s time.
(1/15 – 3/12/2018 | $198.)
And now for the delightful bits!
This time of year it’s practically second nature to turn towards gratitude, random acts of kindness, and introspection. “Hygge” is the word du jour as we effort to make every aspect of our life simultaneously cozier, and more simplistic. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the rains have set in, making the desire to cuddle up with blankets and a cuppa into a “need”. The flannel sheets come out of the linen closet, candles seem to multiply of their own accord, and fires crackling become everyone’s favorite white noise.
I invite you to embrace these shifts. To step away from the electronics… after you finish these musings… and become present with your surroundings. Put on your favorite winter playlist, and spend the next two songs gathering clutter. Find a basket, and place it near your door. Each day place in it an item or two that has served its purpose, and is ready to move on to a new home. Pass it along when it’s full.
Sit in your favorite chair and allow your eyes to wander… where do they rest? Where do they fixate? Is it from joyful captivation, or an eyesore? Make a mental note of everything delicious about your living space, and appreciate the beauty of your home. Savor it.
Pull out the playing cards and board games. Make them accessible. Challenge yourself to take up a creative pastime like fiber works, or woodworking. Quiet projects that can turn into holiday treasures to gift. Ones that cultivate skill, and mindfulness. Whittle, weave.
If you want a quiet, spacious mind/ body, you need a quiet and spacious (feeling) environment. Whether you live in a tiny house, or a chateau, the bhava, the feeling, the flavor of your experience will impact your reality (and vice versa). Ask yourself where you can slow down, and where you can be more present. There’s no need to fixate on the “how”. That will arise on its own, amidst the stillness.