Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Earthen Gratitude

Greetings, Lovers of the Green,
It has been quite a year so far, hasn't it?
I have had some amazing challenges and
some parts
of my life have been turned upside down.
I could easily complain about quite a few things.

But that would not be in line with the season.

We are now in the time of gratitude.

It is time to look back over the year,
the seasons of birth, growth, expansion,
flowering and fruiting and be thankful for
all that is given.

Earth rests on her surface,
and below she moves deeply.

You can put your hand on
the earth right now and

with breath and intention
you can feel this vibration.

You must be very patient
and still because the vibration
very slow and low.

We can choose to find
this slower and lower pace.

And from this place take time
to glance backward
we begin again to move forward.

Earthen Gratitude Practice...
  • Go outside
  • Bend down and touch the earth
  • Notice your breath and breathe in and out several times as you continue to place your hand on the ground.
  • Listen...first listen to your surroundings and what you hear.
  • Then listen...under this to the earth herself.
  • Now go inside and with pen and paper, write 21 things you are thankful for in your life.
  • Go back outside and breathe and listen again to the earth.
  • Return to your home and write 21 more things you are thankful for.
  • Do this at least one more time.
May it be in Beauty.

Crow's Laughter Mystery School Offering:
Call or email for more information about the following offering.
360-579-2319 ~ julie@crowsdaughter.com

Herbal Wisdom Circle ~ Plant teacher for December is Cedar
December 13, 2008 ~ 10:30-2:30
Monthly open circle, come to as many as you like, discounts when you sign up
with friends and multiple circles.

Crow's Daughter's Herbal and Earth Teachings ~ Individual Sessions
I work intuitively, consulting my shamanic helpers to offer you what is needed.
Sessions are experiential. You will be connecting with your wisdom through time in nature, creative arts, and deep listening.
I recommend multiple sessions to delve deep into the heart of what you desire. Available at our farm on Whidbey Island and in Seattle

The Compassionate Nature of Plants ~ 13 Month Home Study Course in Shamanic Herbalism, an opportunity to begin crafting a deeply nourishing life where you live.
Start anytime, participate at home.
13 monthly lessons, 9 seasonal lessons, phone consultations, and discounts on our other classes.

Women and Plants ~ Shamanic Herbal Apprenticeship Program
Next session begin January 16, 2009
~ 16 Months, Comprehensive Immersion in the shamanic herbal tradition of the Wise Woman. Call or email to request an apprenticeship application.

Abundant Earth ~ Prosperity Circle coming coming in January 2009
Details on our website soon. Call or email to reserve your space.

The Well ~ A Study Group for Women
First Wednesdays, 7-9 pm ~ December 3, January 7
A replenishment group for women to explore the wise woman tradition, nourishing ourselves deeply and connecting with the treasures within us.

Winter Solstice Earth Celebrations

December 20 ~ 3-6 pm
Free event ~ Everyone welcome, children are encouraged to attend

Herbal Wisdom Mentorship for Girls
We will begin again in January 2009
Come explore the amazing healing way of plants ~ Learn to see through the eyes of the wise woman ~ Discover your plant ally ~ Learn to listen and talk to plants.

Enchanted Earth~The Plant Teachings of Winter,
Class a A Gathering Grove ~
December 16 ~ 7-9 pm,
Fee is by donation.

Dark of the Moon Lodge
Returning in 2009

Call or email anytime to find out more, share your inspirations and request an apprenticeship application. 360-579-2319 ~ julie@crowsdaughter.com

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