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June BlueSpruce, M.P.H.

Shamanic Practitioner and Life Coach

Category: Nature

Living on the Edge

I am on edge. On the edge of my seat. It’s the edge of night. The edge of a cliff, a wave. We are edging toward – what? Skating close to the edge. On the leading edge – but who’s leading? On the cutting edge – but who’s cutting, and who or what is being …

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Eclipsed

The temperature began to drop, the light to dim. Not like ordinary sunrise or sunset, with their warm pink and orange streaks. This light was chill, gray, eerie, as if someone was turning down a celestial dimmer switch. Through my eclipse glasses, the sun’s bright crescent grew smaller and smaller. We and our neighbors in …

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Nourishment

Walking down the street to water our friends’ garden while they were on vacation, I heard the familiar call of a Northern flicker and looked up. Perched on a wire right above my head was a male, with his unmistakable tan belly, black spots and crescent-shaped chest patch. I’d never seen one quite so close. …

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Born to Be Wild

Get your motor runnin’ Head out on the highway Lookin’ for adventure And whatever comes our way Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen Take the world in a love embrace Fire all of your guns at once And explode into space… Like a true nature’s child We were born, born to be wild We can …

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Coping with Chaos

The events of the last week in our country call forth anger, anxiety, fear, dread. What will happen next? Will our terribly unfit President finally be removed from office? Will the investigations produce the needed evidence? What will it take for those in power who support him to see how dangerous he is? Does the …

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Our True Nature

At Bealtaine we transition from the quiet, inward activities of the cold months to a vibrant focus on the world blooming around us. Bealtaine (pronounced BYAL-teh-neh in Irish), celebrated in the US as May Day, initiates the light half of the year (samos) in the Celtic calendar. Flowers lure bees and other pollinators with showy, …

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Invoking Protection

Our country is in the midst of a crisis precipitated by our newly sworn in President and his close advisers. Even some of those who supported him, however reluctantly, are beginning to acknowledge this. The shock waves shake all of us, particularly those most vulnerable to oppression, discrimination, violence, incarceration, deportation. We scramble to maintain …

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How the Light Gets In

Now, at Winter Solstice, we walk into the darkness. A deeper darkness than we have ever known, it seems. It’s important to keep our eyes open, to know this darkness. What it looks like, how it feels, sounds, smells, tastes. How to survive and move in it. Where to look for the first rays of …

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Embracing the Crone, Reclaiming Our Sovereignty

Cairn on Sliebh na Cailli at sunrise, Fall Equinox 2016 We are approaching Samhain (SOW-en), the start of the Celtic New Year, celebrated here in the United States as Halloween (All Hallow Even). “Samhain marks the beginning of the giamos season, the time of darkness, the realm of the goddess, where the feminine energy principle …

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Listening to the Earth

As soon as the tip of my shovel cut a small crescent in our front lawn, I knew I had forgotten something important. I stopped digging and listened. The hole was for a rosebush we had bought months ago from a friend who was moving. I found the rose fertilizer, paced out the distance from …

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