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A Great Love, A Great Vision

September 13, 2015

Tags: Vision Quest, Wise Elders, My Circle, mind/body/spirit, intergenerational learning, psychology, advice, young people, rights of passage, suicide prevention

Interview with Meredith Little, August 13, 2015

I wanted to begin this Wisdom Circle series with Meredith Little because I greatly admire the work she has done to introduce the Vision Quest to modern people, and because she and her late husband Steven Foster provide such a positive example of what a “Great Love” is and can accomplish. (more…)

BEGINNING THE WISDOM CIRCLE

August 29, 2015

Tags: vision, wisdom circle, wisdom, mind/body/spirit, earth spirituality, vision quest, vision fast, rites of passage, ceremony, Meredith Little, Sun Bear, School of Lost Borders, Book of the Vision Quest, hero’s journey, life, love, advice, purpose, philosophy, hope, future

In my last blog I announced that, with this entry, I would begin building the “My Circle” page of my website by interviewing Meredith Little, one of the founders of The School of Lost Borders, and a key person in returning meaningful rites of passage to modern society. I had a wonderful long talk with Meredith, a friend for decades, and began writing the entry. (more…)

The Elder's Lodge

August 3, 2015

Tags: Vision Seeds, Wise Elders, Crones, My Circle, relationships, family, mind/body/spirit, intergenerational learning, psychology, advice, spirituality, young people, seniors, volunteerism

Vision Seed Eleven: When the snow of winter covers your head, the wisdom of life lies within you. Your mission then is to share it.

When I was about five years old an uncle told me, “You were born a little old lady.” I was not insulted, nor did I disagree. (more…)

Walk In Balance

July 26, 2015

Tags: Vision Seeds, mind/body/spirit, relationships, healing, spirituality, psychology, heart, gut instinct, philosophy, advice, Sun Bear, Walk in Balance, feeling

Vision Seed Ten. Listen to your heart. Consult your brain. Let your gut instincts break any ties.

“Walk in Balance on the Earth Mother” was one of Sun Bear’s favorite sayings. To do this, you have to work toward balance within yourself. If you have that, your earth walk will be one of grace and dignity. How did we humans lose our balance? (more…)

Finding Your Heart Relations

July 19, 2015

Tags: Vision Seeds, Heart Relations, mind/body/spirit, relationships, healing, spirituality, love, philosophy, advice, Evelyn Eaton, Sun Bear

Vision Seed Nine. We are born with blood relations. We choose our heart relations.

When I was a young girl long before I used the term, my favorite aunt was my first heart relation. She was not related by blood, but by love. (more…)

VISION SEEDS

May 1, 2015

Tags: Vision, life, love, relationships, maxims, spirituality, philosophy, advice

Over the next few months, my blog will take on a new direction. Here I am going to share eleven (a master number) maxims based upon what I have learned in my life. Each one can help to change YOUR life.

Each of the following eleven weeks I will write an entire blog based (more…)