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June BlueSpruce, MPH

Intuitive Healer, Mentor, and Life Coach

Category: Trees

Lies Coming to Light

When I imagine the kind of human community I want to live in, I go to the forest in my mind. In the forest, there is no analogue for racism. No exclusion of certain plants from the web of connection, nurture, and support because of their physical characteristics. That would be counter to the natural …

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Rooted in Darkness

Underground, in the dark, the roots of trees join with fungi to form mycorrhizal networks. These networks, some larger than any other organism on Earth, including blue whales, form cooperative communities. Trees of many species link together, nourish each other, alert the others to danger, share defense strategies. Trees in sunnier spots photosynthesize extra sugar …

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Finding Beauty in Darkness

Early Monday morning, in clouded darkness misted by rain, two hundred people gathered at the Port of Tacoma to block the gates to a construction site. Puget Sound Energy, a utility company that is now owned by a profitable group of private equity firms, leased this land to build a huge plant to process and …

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Healing and Justice: A Call for Immediate Action on Health Care

Fall Equinox is the time when the sun moves from the sign of the healer (Virgo) to the sign of the scales, balance, justice (Libra). The connection between healing and justice has never been more clear than today. President Trump and Republicans in Congress, at the behest of the billionaire donors who set their legislative …

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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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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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Emergence

What was happening in your life in the spring of 1996?  What seeds did you plant, and which ones are emerging now, 17 years later, in the heat and light of Solstice? Three weeks ago, we were in New York City visiting our son and his girlfriend, who live in Washington Heights, the northernmost part …

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Bealtaine and the Faerie Tree

  May 1st is Bealtaine (Irish for Beltane, literally “bright fire”), the first day of summer on the Celtic calendar.  The energy of this sacred day is bright, expansive, and sensual.  Traditionally the Bealtaine fire was lit on the Hill of Uisneach and carried from there to a unifying “web of fires” throughout the land.  …

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Calling a Community of Dreamers

Anyone reading this likely knows that the way we humans are currently living on and with the Earth is unsustainable.  If you need a wake-up call, read Wen Stephenson’s recent article about global warming in the Boston Phoenix. The natural tendency is to look away, to not see what is happening, because it’s too overwhelming.  …

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