Sacred Musings Blog

November 1, 2017

Deep Family Roots

My awakening to the reality of ancestor spirits and their role in our lives formed long before my introduction to shamanism and helped pave the path ahead. As time passed, signs and dream messages fit together like pieces of a puzzle, with the bigger m...

September 20, 2017

          If you know anything about the landscapes and geology of Newfoundland, you will know it would have been difficult to escape the deep imprinting of stone on my psyche. Still, this aspect of my homeland didn't fully register until I moved to the flat fertile fa...

August 29, 2017

Instructions for Living a Life:

Pay Attention.

Be Astonished.

Tell About It.

—Mary Oliver

“Let my life be a never-ending search for truth,” I wrote in my journal shortly after starting university at age twenty-eight. I was giddy with the excitement of a new learning adventu...

February 22, 2017


       After Steve's death that winter, I began, tentatively, to plan the next Sacred Earth Journey to special sites along the Great Northern Peninsula. In late spring unexpected news arrived. A group of Peruvian shaman-healers were able to joi...