Veins of the Earth

Restoring our relationship to water is an important part of the decolonial project, a collaborator in knowing who we are. Rosemary Georgeson (Sahtu Dene and Coast Salish) articulates this beautifully in the paper, We Have Stories–Five generations of Indigenous women in water: I am more connected now to Sar-Augh-Ta-Naogh and Tlahoholt. The white side of…… Continue reading Veins of the Earth

Osage is the name of a tribal Nation and it’s pronounced WahZhaZhe

Carrying the ancestral trauma of Indigenous removal is not a pain I would wish on anyone. There is a power and a wholeness and a purpose in love of place that severed causes a cascade of rootlessness, fracture, lack of meaning across generations that can be hard for the bearer to understand. In coming to…… Continue reading Osage is the name of a tribal Nation and it’s pronounced WahZhaZhe

Following Rivers

I didn’t have a particular objective in visiting Osage sacred sites this month. It came about by being next door in Oklahoma for a while, closer than I’ve been in my life spent mostly in California. The last couple years our Historic Preservation Office hasn’t been able to organize sacred site trips as they have…… Continue reading Following Rivers

Embarking on a visit to Osage sacred sites

Five generations back the last of my Osage ancestors were born and raised in Missouri until the removal act in 1830 where they were forced to leave our homelands for thousands of years, the place where we founded cities and civilizations. Until earlier this year, I had never set foot in Missouri. As my cousin…… Continue reading Embarking on a visit to Osage sacred sites

Marking Time by Trees

Something I regularly think about is how many issues, whether it’s the climate crisis or social inequalities are replicated by our lack of being tied to a place, to the land. How it has been central to capitalism to push people off their land and then state and corporate consolidation to create scarcity. How people…… Continue reading Marking Time by Trees

On Burnout and Being Fire

Cards are from the Botanica Tarot. Spread is my Tarot Spread for a Time Cycle What to compost – 8 of swordsWhat to plant – 2 of pentaclesWhat to offer – Queen of wandsWhat to harvest – 10 of wandsWe are still in the middle of a pandemic. Our leadership in building a world where…… Continue reading On Burnout and Being Fire

We’ll Never Be the Same

 Pandemic Anniversary spread from Moriah Simmons1. lesson from the past year to reflect on right now – Queen of wands2. what was most painful for us this past year – Queen of swords3. what action can we take that will begin to heal – Empress4. what hidden gifts has this year unearthed – Hierophant5. how…… Continue reading We’ll Never Be the Same

Befriending the Void

Current perception of the void – Ace of CupsA loving message to me from the void – 6 of CupsWhat can I release into the void? – 2 of WandsHow can I cultivate my relationship with the void? – 5 of Swords from the Befriending the Void spread by Moriah Simmons The Void could be…… Continue reading Befriending the Void

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Becoming our own guide

Cards from the Brady Tarot 1) what are we struggling to become – 6 of arrows / passage2) where are we on the path – daughter of horns3) primary obstacle – 2 of feathers / success4) how to overcome that obstacle – mother of feathers5) outcome around the summer solstice – 10 of roots /…… Continue reading Becoming our own guide

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