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June BlueSpruce, MPH

Intuitive Healer, Mentor, and Life Coach

Category: Violence and war

Protection

Bealtaine, celebrated on May 1 or May Day, is a sacred time honoring our connection with the Earth. We relish the beauty, sensuality, and fertility of the Earth and our earthly bodies. On April 21, I dreamed: I am looking out over a vast, flat, open vista of land with large antlers projecting upward from …

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The Force of Life

It’s Spring Equinox. Buds, blooms, bombs. Tanks, terror, tulips. Inside the south-facing window of my home office, I have a rectangular plastic tray divided into eighteen squares full of potting soil. This week, tiny seedlings have raised bright green stems and leaves above the surface, risking air and exposure. Red Sails lettuce. Two kinds of …

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Light Is Returning

It’s the darkest time of year in the darkest year in memory, for many of us. Death, suffering, fear, isolation, cruelty, oppression, corruption, destruction, mendacity, malice. It all feels overwhelming. How can we trust light will return? At the moment of Winter Solstice, the balance of light and darkness shifts almost imperceptibly. The days begin …

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What Is This Crisis Calling Us To?

My grandparents Florence and John Taylor. Florence died in the flu pandemic of 1918-1919. What is the coronavirus epidemic calling us to? Ironically, this disease that separates and isolates us from each other as we try to prevent its spread also calls us into deeper levels of connection. Connection with community, with ancestors, and with …

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Dreaming the Light

Sometimes a dream shines a light in a dark place. We are in the midst of an onslaught of terrible news. Our country has long been a beacon of hope for immigrants, including, for most of us, our ancestors. Now our government is incarcerating immigrants in concentration camps at our southern border and across the …

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Deconstruction and Reconstruction

In America we are now experiencing a historically unprecedented assault on our Constitutional form of government and democratic institutions – led by the man who swore an oath to “preserve, protect and defend” that Constitution. Retiring Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) said on CNN last week, “I’ve never heard of an administration, a president attacking his …

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Sovereignty and Justice

Today is Samhain, the beginning of the dark half of the year. The time of An Cailleach, the fearsome, wild, wise crone, so ancient that she made her home in the western mountains of Ireland before the Celts came. She is the goddess of sovereignty, and it is no accident that men who have egregiously …

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The Golden Hat

Our dreams can bring visions of horror, mystery and beauty. If we take a little time to sit with them, the meaning can emerge and enrich our lives. On January 28, the morning after the Republican administration’s ill-conceived, discriminatory executive order on travel and immigration wreaked havoc on airports nationwide and travelers worldwide, I had …

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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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Loving in Daylight

On Summer Solstice, June 20, the brightest point on the Earth’s journey around the sun, the day starts early and ends late. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the time between sunrise and sunset is more than 16 hours, twice as long as at Winter Solstice, and the light lasts even longer than that. This Solstice, …

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