Embracing the Wilds at Lughnasadh

The Druid's Garden

Wildlife Wildlife

When you think of the term “wild”, what comes to mind? Perhaps wild can be defined by that which is its opposite: civilized, tame, domesticated, and controlled.  Wild, on the other hand, is free, unrestricted, unbounded, and sovereign.  And while I resist binaries, there does seem to be some truth in the difference between that which is wild and that which is tame–a manicured city street vs. an old-growth forest has a world of difference: in the smell, in the biodiversity present, and in the energy of the space.  A wild place is hugely biodiverse and serves the needs of a wide variety of species. A wild space is in a place of ecological balance, where all resources are cycled and used. The human-tamed spaces are most frequently designed for human needs exclusively, and in the modern age, are also prime producers of pollution and waste. There’s, of course…

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Common Sense

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I have said many times before that the brain is a living computer.  It is a computer that is always on.  You can not turn it off even when you are sleeping.  It is constantly recording, remembering, learning and creating.  Our minds are very defensive.  Because of our true ancient history our minds defend against so much.   Our collective subconscious is very powerful and it does not want to go through the trauma of that history again(see Lemurian Magic).  

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Emotional Intelligence

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Emotion is the root of all action. The mind may regulate action, but intellect rarely pushes us into action. Emotion is what pushes us. Intellectuals spend all their time thinking while doing nothing. We must feel a sense of meaning that move us to action. The mind can not operate without emotional stimulation. Emotion is what helps us remember. The things you remember the most is because there is an emotional charge connected to it. Emotion also helps us to suppress. The things we suppress have an emotional charge connected to it.

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Dear Daughter

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Life needs to be experienced and lived in order to be understood.  Life is not theoretical.  It is real.  It’s here.  There is pain, suffering and intense joy that needs to be experienced.  The ups and downs are life.  There are mistakes to make and traps to fall into.  All to learn.  This world is full of traps to keep you from growing.  This letter is not to make you fearful it is to keep you from falling into the traps of others.

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How Do I Dissolve the Ego?

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Why do we want to satisfy me first?  Why has man given so much importance to the ego?  We have meditations to try to get rid of it or calm it down, so why must we bow to our ego’s every whim?  Is it taught to us from childhood?  Has the ego become a habit?  When one feels there is no self there is nothing, so why do we spend endless amounts of energy trying to bring it under control? Those who don’t work on ego are afraid of becoming nothing.  

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Fear

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What is fear?  It is not just something that you experience once in awhile.   It goes much deeper than just psychology.  Fear is in are DNA.  The human race has experienced it since its inception.  Has anyone ever taught you how to deal with fear or what it is?  Odds are you will say no.  Everyone tries to deal with fear all the time yet no one tells us how to deal with it.  We don’t like fear, yet it triggers so easy within us.  Fear is running rampant right now.  Just like all our other emotions the world tells you to suppress it.  This post will help you overcome the limits you have been taught.  Fear dominates everyone’s life.  With the way things are today it will not only dominate it will run your life. 

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Self Love

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This one teaching is the most important of any other teaching I have showed you.  If you can’t love yourself then you can not love other people.  Real love.  You must love yourself first.  When you fill your own cup with love and it over flows you can share the love you have.  How do you love yourself?    We don’t understand self love.  We think its buying something for ourselves, respecting ourselves or taking care of our body. Self image is not self love.  Lack of understanding is a lack of self love.  

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Spirit, Body and Mind

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I know most of my stuff is from before recorded time, but these ancient civilizations were very advanced.  More advance than we are today.  I try to bring the teachings I find from the land before time and bring them to you.  I also try to put it in a way that people today can understand.  A big one I have found is that you must balance spirit, body and mind.  If you want to be happy and have less anxiety, then this post is for you.   

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Herbs for Natural Detox – Traditional Medicinals – Herbal Wellness

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

As we shift from the holiday season, it is an excellent time to take a few days to simplify, clear and pave the way to receive the bounty of the new year. This can mean making space for creativity, resetting intentions, or cultivating healthy habits that support the body and mind. Symbolically, it is no surprise people gravitate towards “cleansing” and “detoxifying” during this time of year.

While “detoxing” may appear to be a modern-day answer to what seems like an increasingly toxic world, our ancestors have long incorporated bitter, nutritive herbs and roots into their diets. Modern science has revealed that many of these herbs – such as dandelion, burdock, nettle, Schisandra, and red clover, have a special affinity to support the natural function of our inherent detoxification systems.* Honoring this age-old wisdom, herbalists continue to utilize these herbs to support and nurture these processes rather than encouraging harsh…

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Create Your Own Personal Haven—Anywhere

Good Witches Homestead

Stress! It’s the scourge of our contemporary society. And the thought of retiring to a safe haven where you can banish stress, repair your nerves, and renew your life is a concept whose time has come. Creating a personal sanctuary, whether it be in a bedroom, bathroom, patio, garden, or the Great Outdoors, seems to be a cherished goal for many of us stressed-out people.

But how to go about fashioning such a retreat? What elements are required, and can you do it in a limited space and on a tight budget? These questions and many others form the contents of my book, A Sanctuary of Your Own. Perhaps you’ve read books, visited websites, and watched TV programs dedicated to this subject. With wild enthusiasm, you’ve started designing your space, and you’re halfway there. But, somehow things aren’t quite gelling. So in this short article, I’ll distill some of…

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