Duck Medicine

Today’s offering was given at my river again, part to the big cottonwood and part to the river. Today there was a family of ducks, to males and for females, swimming happily in the little eddy just off the patio. A duck’s medicine or lesson is this ” show emotional comfort and protection. She teaches … [Read more…]

Dear deer

Earlier I locked myself out of my blog so I posted my offering journal on Facebook. Reposting where it belongs. I offered my tobacco today at my river. There is snow on the mountains but the valley is wet and warm for late December. It’s been lightly raining since I returned home and the fog hangs … [Read more…]

Love

Today I offered with this thought ” I offer this tobacco to a universe of love, and to find that universe within myself.” I also thought of my incredible tattoo and the last line in Contact by Carl Sagan, which reads ” For small creatures such as we, the vastness is only bearable though love.” … [Read more…]

Fire

I’ve been having a difficult time sleeping at all lately. Last night I took one too many sleep aides and slept thru my alarm. Today I offered my tobacco to the Spirits of the South. May my heart burn with the fires of healing balance.  

Smoke rises

Simple offering prayer this morning. “I offer this tobacco to my ancestors, the dear spirits,  my guardians, and protectors. Thank you” It’s not knowing what the answer or solution is but simply knowing that there is one, which brings it forth. Lately there has been a lot of stress in my life. Being alone hasn’t … [Read more…]

Give

My prayer today. “Ancestors, dear spirits…accept this tobacco I give in gratitude for this morning. Let my eyes see, my ears hear, my heart be open to what I need to learn today. Let my words and actions be clear, brilliant, as this new snow. Please take what I have offered today. ” I receive … [Read more…]

Snow offering

“So that when I look up at the night sky and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up – many people feel … [Read more…]

Daily

The days aren’t getting much better but at the urging of a friend my tobacco offerings have continued at a pine tree in my back yard. No matter what, no excuses. They seem to be well received and I plan on getting a tin of tobacco special for placed offerings soon. Offering my tobacco is … [Read more…]

Offering

I went out at dusk. I brought loose tobacco with me as an offering but while driving up to Hylite canyon I stopped and got a pack of american spirits to use. thought just struck me to share my breath and tobacco with the gods. (I only smoked one…I don’t really smoke and doing it … [Read more…]

Belly

  Cauldron.Power.      Balance. Center.      Home. Self.  Photos by Jesse Walker of Natural Designs Photography I hear body in belly. self in stomach. They say to be naked is a sin. A sin of honesty. A sin of faith I have Faith in sin. in an Honest sin.  in honest Skin. Skin … [Read more…]