〰️ life’s got change written all over it. a melting pot of new ideas and thought formulations, new inspirations and budding deaths and reincarnations. every day is a new song we can learn the lyrics to, but only if we are listening. confrontation of our inner ebb and flow can be terrifying and trembling. seeking a shifting focus can feel like hell on earth, but hell is a gateway. it’s an initiation, an invitation. what lies on the other side of the fire is a potency that cannot be replaced with complacency or staying “comfortable”. . . so, my darling, where are you too comfortable? what forest fire are you watching from afar as it burns away everything you know and have learned and beckons you to be brave? what’s got you wrapped around it’s little finger in concepts of safety and diminished vulnerability? today i am wondering what does your soul require to give life to an integrated, loved, courageous experience?
〰️ dear toronto, i am delighted to be collaborating with the beautiful, wonderful human @jpsurfyogi this friday to celebrate the Full Moon through movement and sound medicines. our practice, led by JP, will be a smooth and fluid flow, melting into delicious yin and restorative postures, all while bathing in the soothing and healing sounds of crystal bowls, exquisite sound tools, and full moon incantations. this will be a beautiful, nourishing and revitalizing experience to savour the abundance of the peak of summer! friday, august 16 - 7-9pm $40 register through @ahimsayogacanada 🎶☀️🌿
〰️ bringing home the subtle earth and ground and sound and attention / that sweet spot where the heart resides in all ache and love and wonder. . . . (midsummer outdoor heaven things at the stunning @grangewinery), photo by @wesshelley 🌿
〰️ good spaces, good people, good rest. offering up great gratitude for being able to do this work and lullaby all you folks to dreamtime. thank you for your trust and all the ways you show up in these spaces. i love you.
〰️ for the days that are gone, the ones yet to come, and this tender, eternal moment. to reclaiming our presence and ability to tune in, turn in to the worlds that cannot be seen but will be heard and felt. (may this world be the place we are guided from) to smoke and mirrors, and sharpened discernment. (may we not believe everything we are told, may we make these decisions ourselves) to honour and trust and stardust, a new week and day and daylight and insight. to the places within us we never knew existed and all the ones that (with tender touch and deep affection) will rise up back to life.
〰️ flora / poeta
〰️ my desire to align with woodsy folks and plant worshippers came to fruition this past weekend at @heartwoodgathering in the Ganaraska Forest. i had the honour of offering outdoor morning sound meditations and then spending my days in the classroom learning more and more about the potency and magick of Flower Essences, how to create Edible Food Forests, and learning the process of Plant Dying. alongside taking field recordings of the creek, having beautiful chats with strangers and filling my mind/heart up on plant perfection, my whole soul is filled up. grateful for these spaces and places of connectivity and education, of conversation and forest hang times. i am inspired and can’t wait to continue to unite my loves of plant and sound medicines. and thank you @wildmuskoka @sundayscompany @burnttimberart for your delightful company 🌿
〰️ what myths are made of.
〰️ upcoming sound immersion! the next round of SOUND/WORK is happening on September 27-29th in prince edward county at @wildhearthealingarts ⋒ this foundational, immersive weekend is designed to support conversation, curiosity, sonic enchantment and information / work / play / practice in using sound as meditation and medicine. i have 4 spots left and would love you to join us! please see my website for more details and to register ⋒