Stepping Into The Day

It’s been a while since I’ve written. It’s been a full summer, with many hours of my day going to the self-care of exercise in order to keep losing weight. I’m down thirty-some pounds since a year ago at this time, when the blood sugar and the diabetes were getting a bit out of control. There is nothing like the fear of breaking down a strong body, which I’ve always taken for granted, and perhaps blindness, to jump on the self-care bandwagon.

Creating the Foundations of a Spiritual Lifestyle

I had long wanted more “Connection to the Holy” out of my life, yet it took me a while to figure out that it was not religion I wanted, nor a philosophy, but to establish lifestyle foundations -a daily practice- that would contribute to my meaningful, purposeful existence.

Meandering Thoughts

I just read an article online that states the Sami religion as having three parts as an animist, a polytheist, and a shamanist. Yes. This is finding wording for the things I tell people being a “shamanist” is all about, al
though I really hate that word “religion,” as it gets such a bad rap from all the wrong-headedness that goes on within it.

Dreams and Changing Lifestyle

This morning I woke up dreaming about the old people who have passed from my life. The dreams were all happy ones, scenes from childhood birthdays and Christmases and Thanksgivings gone by that live on in memory. I remember my Grandpa, Dad’s dad, who taught me to love horses. He used to drive the mail in a sled behind a horse during the winter.