Seeds of Change

I haven’t posted here in a few weeks because I’ve been engrossed in yoga teacher training. Say what?! Yeah, life is and has been moving in certain directions. Directions that I think I’ve fought most of my life, out of fear.

I still have other trainings that I’m going to do (hopefully) over the next few months, in order to get to the next phase of what I want to do. As these pieces come together I’ll delve deeper into that here. I’m still figuring it out but I think I’ll transform this place to be the place for it all.

Birds of Prey isn’t going away, I’m simply evolving what I’m doing in and with my life. On that note, here’s a pretty little bauble I made pre-pandemic.

A little oval piece of Royston to brighten your day. In the SHOP now.

Earth and Moon and Sun and Stars

Once upon a time on Instagram, I’d post the sunrise with whatever song was playing to my stories. Being that I don’t use the platform anymore, I’m going to reinstate that here. Music Monday is getting a little revamp.

Although a picture never quite captures the perfection of that moment just before the sun peaks over the mountains, it’s close enough. Venus was still in view too! Today’s song Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, As I Sat Sadly by Her Side.

What If…

What if our religion was each other, if our practice was our life, if prayer our words? What if temple was the earth, if forests were our church, if holy waters – the rivers, lakes and oceans. What if meditation was our relationships, if the teacher was life, if wisdom was self-knowledge, if love was the center of our being?

– Ganga White

El Sol

The sun traveled its longest path yesterday, making for the lengthiest day of light and bringing in the summer solstice. I’ve spent the past couple of days celebrating this special time in meditation and outside, somewhat disconnected from everything except nature and myself.

In reality I dropped out a bit this past week to reconnect to the earth and the solstice has been the perfect culmination of this. So many things are and have been coming to light and changes being made. It’s a beautifully messy thing both personally and globally. Change is good my people, it means growth. It’s usually never comfortable, sometimes heartbreakingly painful but always worth it. So please try to be patient with yourself and others.

Happy solstice and may the long time sun shine upon you!

Breath of Life

Yes, I still make jewelry. Although that’s been a little wonky with the shutdown situation. There’s quite a few pieces I haven’t posted from before all of this, so I’ll be sharing some of those. Starting with this Ankh.

I made it for a friend’s mom. It was to replace the one she took off her then future husband’s neck and wore until she unfortunately lost it somewhat recently. It was an honor to be asked to make a piece to replace something so special, with a great story.

I listened to Whitney Cummings’ podcast this morning. She had David Oyelowo on. I found it to be a thought provoking conversation around race, with a few other morsels mixed in. Even a little bit of laughter.