At the core of us – far beneath the illusions, traumas, joys, and chaos of 21st Century life – our authentic being calls to us – the unique, essential self – the very truth of who you are. It carries only one intention: to help you express as fully as possible your creativity, your love, your power, and your magnificence as you walk the earth.
Many keep asking me this question, and “when will you begin teaching it again?” These are important questions. Let me see if I can give you some simple answers. Shamanism is an ancient and universal method, using simple tools and techniques, for connecting with the universe—both seen and unseen worlds—and moving beyond the limitations of rational thought into realms of sheer awareness. It helps us forge powerful relationships with the world around us—both seen and unseen. It helps us rediscover our links with our ancestral energies, power animals and helping spirits, all of which can enable us progressively and efficiently to come into alignment with our own soul energy, our destiny and our place within the order of the universe. Shamanism is useful for healing, for creativity, for visioning and for nurturing all life.
Motherwort—Leonurus cardiaca—is also called Lion’s Tail or Yi Mu Cao in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. It grows in waste places. Motherwort is the most comforting herb I have ever come across. It brings a sense of inner security and calm strength that is unequalled by anything, except perhaps for a love affair of the deepest order—maybe not even that. Read More About Marvelous Motherwort
“Your children are not your children,” wrote the Lebanese poet Kahil Gibran, “They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself…You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” It is a quote I like, not only because—having raised four children by four different men on my own—I believe it to be just about the most accurate description of parenthood I have ever come across, but also because it emphasizes the ‘lightness’ which develops when you give up trying to be perfect and come to trust the processes of Nature—in feeding, in healing, in guiding you and your child towards what is best for his or her development at any moment in time. Read More About Child-Raising – Trust In Nature
A few years ago I had lunch with a beautiful and successful American woman in her mid thirties. Sooner or later the conversation got around – as it often does with me – to children. This woman told me that she had a five year old daughter. I asked her if it was difficult living and working in New York while raising a child on her own. She replied that it had been hard but that now it should get better since she and her little girl were going to parenting classes. `Parenting classes,’ I asked, `whatever are they?’ `You know, where you learn how to be a parent. We go twice a week together,’ she reported with enthusiasm. Read More Stuff Kids Done Taught Me