Listening Heals

Each New Year brings up the infamous social network question, “what is your word of the year?”.  We brazenly put forth a single word to define our entire annual focus and then soon forget it.  This year I tried to ponder the question with a degree of reflection and I choose the word “listen”.  Listening … More Listening Heals

Thawing the Freeze

Sometimes in life we just plain freeze up.  It can be subtlety insidious with a slowing down when life gets chaotic and before you know it you are overwhelmed and completely frozen — unable to move forward or any other direction. A year ago I changed “Murgatron’s Musings” to “Marigold Moon Herbal and Wellness” to … More Thawing the Freeze

The Little Deaths In Life

Originally posted on Contemporary Shaman:
The shamanic path is sprinkled with what is referred to as ‘Little Deaths’. In traditional shamanism this would come by taking a plant medicine like Ayauasca named “ The Little Death”. This is due to going through an initiated rebirth of sorts where you transform, transcend and release. However even…

Coming Out

As an officially enrolled student in a Green Spirit Master Herbalist program my assignments often include reflecting upon my spirituality and beliefs.  Of course, step two is to write it down for submission.  I am blessed to have a husband that is capable of professional proof-reading and is amazingly willing to read nearly everything I … More Coming Out