Turtle Island Gone Awry

Said Indian chief Inside moon ledge Eagle flies high In forever skies A tear drop – You and I – Melded in timeless trust Of ever-ending cycles. Rhythms of time Space unfurled Trespassers both Between two liminal worlds “I’m sorry” I say to you Reaching across spans of centuries Time unheralded Ice ages come and […]

Two Silver Plates and the Wall

I inherited two small silver plates from my mother when she passed a decade ago. They are family heirlooms with a story attached. A gift to my step-great grandfather, William Morris Stewart, the first Senator from Nevada and a self-made millionaire through silver mining in the Wild West days. He was also a lawyer, originally […]

Healing with the Stone that Cuts

Obsidian is not a fancy or flashy stone. It is not one that is typically used for expensive jewelry or takes the center stage at gem shows and displays. Often piercingly black, it can sometimes be mahogany brown or forest green or rust red. It may contain inclusions that looks like shiny stars or silvery […]

Living Stones, Loving Earth & Now

Life as we know it is changing, shifting. We can feel it in our bones and in our hearts. Many are the explanations offered for these new times we struggle to wrap our minds around. For those who truly follow the ancient Toltec/Mayan ways, this is because we are in a time of transition from […]

HEALING WITH THE HELP OF IMBABURA AND COTOCACHI

Mama Maria climbed the stairs of her two bedroom concrete home in the small town of Iluman, Ecuador to get something. What could it be? I had arrived to her place half an hour ago. It had taken the taxi a few minutes to locate her clinic, since the sign announcing she was a “yachak” […]