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ADVENT : WEEK 4

tHE FOURTH LIGHT OF ADVENT IT IS THE LIGHT OF MAN, THE LIGHT OF LOVE, THE LIGHT OF THOUGHT, TO GIVE AND UNDERSTAND. This week we honor humankind.  We talk about how we can bring our awareness to love for all, compassion for everyone, and gifts of selfless acts to those we encounter during the week (and how this can go around all year…not just this week).  We keep it simple at home.  Spend extra time together watching Christmas movies...

ADVENT: WEEK 3

The third Light of Advent, It is the light of beasts: The Light of faith that we may see In greatest and in least. WHAT WE DID: We made popcorn and cranberry strings for the animals outside and we made orange and cranberry window strings to help us remember the animals outside during the winter. We discussed how many animals hibernate and instead of hibernating for us, winter forces us to slow down  and come into our thoughts and meditations....

Advent : Week 1

  DECEMBER is coming! Its dark and silent.  Peaceful and slow.  December holds a promise,  no matter how dark or cold or empty it may get, the light is coming back.  The solstice is coming.  The return of the sun will be soon!  When December arrives there is a shift in my soul.  I like the darkness that it holds.  The centering and grounding that surrounds my spirit.  And all the while I am eager for the coming solstice when...

Eco Dying with Plants Tutorial

Im kind of slightly…ok…significantly obsessed with the plant world and what I can do with what Mother Nature is providing right outside our door steps.  A month or so ago, I attended a girls night where we did just this…dyed hankies with plants.  From that second on I was fascinated with this.  I have them framed proudly, like works of art, on my mantle from that night.  I think they are so genuine, raw, and beautiful!  I had some left...