A Trip Over the Rainbow

A vacation can be a trip, in the same sense as a “trip” with the help of a sacred herb, medicine or drink, if you treat it as such.  A vacation can take you out of your regular world and into an altered state, if you allow your personal membrane to be open to what…

Secrets

It was amazing to walk outside in the sun after a week of rain.  It was the gentle rain that is good for growth; of seeds and soul alike.  As good is it felt, just like the newly planted seeds, my soul was craving the sun so give me a new goal to stretch towards….

May Day

May Day is here and seeds are sown. The fire’s lit and bones are thrown. The Fairies fed and plans are made. Promises kept and offerings laid. The goats have called and the Snake’s left the Cave. The Particle is now becoming the Wave. The Trees have greened with the Shadow within. Now we dance…

Opening Your Heart – Listening to Bees

Beekeepers who are tuned in, realize that there is a paradigm shift occurring, a needed one, if we want to continue to work with our bees, apis mellifora.  In order to listen to your bees, a soft mindfulness and open heartedness is necessary.  The great thing is, if you listen to the sound of bees,…

Gratitude, Gardens and Lemniscates

It is so easy to get caught up in the distractions of the “demanding” world and forget that those demands can be stripped away, layer by layer, until you get to what really matters.  It is also easy to forget that the world in which we place our feet down each day, is full of…

Water for the Bees

Creating a water offering for bees is a fun way to get involved in helping bees and it is only limited by your your imagination!  I like to imagine myself as a bee and think what would I like to land on, how would I want it to look, and what types of extra medicines…

Healing the Earth with Bees

Join Michael Joshin Thiele at UMass Amherst on April 2, 10:00am – 12:30pm in Fernald Hall for an amazing workshop on biodynamic apiculture. From Gaia Bees website: Gaia Bees advocates for a fundamental shift in Apiculture and develops new practices toward a bee-centric approach. We examine how the bio-integrity of Honeybee nests can inform and heal…

Tracks of Life

The Woods knew.  I was on my way to make an offering at the Fairy Tree that was Kissed by the Winds, but she was no longer there.  Not in the way of the rest of the trees whose breath was slowed with the cold; but her dead body was hacked into pieces by a…

A Spiral of Love

  A prayer is released out into the world for Love. As it spirals its way through the melting snows and into the warming soils, it carries the experience and memory of ancestors whose hands once crushed herbs with intent to heal. It carries with it peace on the scent of lavender and the purple…

Holy Desire

On this Valentine’s Day, ask yourself, what is your Holy Desire? On a day that can be confusing to some, due to placing love outside of themselves, turn that love within and find out what is the spark that makes YOU feel alive.  What is it that wakes you from your slumber and motivates you,…

White Coffin of Love

Do not mourn for me. I have served my Hive well. I have warmed my queen and dreamed the dream. Now I pause between breaths to listen to the stillness. Do not mourn me. I have fulfilled my Lemniscate and done so with love.

Recipe for BeeLoveds

I came upon a question today that asked how I bring spiritual practices into beekeeping.  While it is a great question that I can answer on many different levels, especially as spiritual beekeeping tends to lovingly caress everything I do in my life, the woman asking seemed to be looking for specific practices.  To honor…