This past Autumn Waymarkers hosted a Rewilding Retreat based on the Celtic story of the Selkie. This seal-skin/soul-skin mythopoetic lens was a meaningful way of leaning into one’s personal story and recovering lost aspects of one’s True Self.Read More
One of the greatest teachers in the Celtic world, John Scotus Eriugena in ninth-century Ireland, taught that Christ is our memory. In Christ we remember how we are designed to be in relationship with the cosmos, humanity and the more than human world. However, we suffer from the “soul’s forgetfulness,” he says as our anthropocentric religions hierarchical structure push to the side our communion with creation.
Christ then comes to reawaken us to our true nature, how we are meant to be, a meant-for-ness that is interconnected with the more-than-human world.This deep remembering brings us back into an integral relationship with the whole assembly of the natural world.
I was able to spend set-apart time for this remembering this past January at the California School of Celtic Consciousness with John Philip Newell. What a blessed time this was creating new friendships and tending to my soul!Read More
There is an urgent restlessness and a deep seeded remembrance to come home to our true selves, a deep longing for an integration that braids the soul, the soil, and the sacred. This longing, this soul-solicitation-asking initiates the seeking process, as it is inherently true that you cannot cultivate an integrated home-space for your soul unless you first have intentionally gone out and away from all that you know and are comfortable within. Will you go?Read More
This Easter evening we resurrection-believing types are likely sitting down, basking in the power of today's symbolism, while licking the stolen-from-our-kids'-Easter-basket chocolate off our fingers and pondering what to do with all those hard boiled eggs. Our Lenten journeys over, we are quickly back to sipping on our coffees, wine or whathaveyou's, secretly grateful that that discipline practice is over and we can return back to ordinary life.Read More