Cocoon, Vol. 1, Issue 7

Reconnecting with Ourselves, Each Other, and This Land I come here to listen, to nestle in the curve of the roots in a soft hollow of pine needles, to lean my bones against the column of white pine, to turn off the voice in my head until I can hear the voices outside...

Cocoon, Vol. 1, Issue 6

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn by Wu Men Hui-k’ai English version by Stephen Mitchell Original Language Chinese Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by...

Cocoon, Vol. 1, Issue 5

Today we have gathered and when we look upon the faces around us we see that the cycles of life continue.  We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things.  So now let us bring our minds together as one as we give...

Cocoon, Vol. 1, Issue 4

And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they...

Cocoon, Vol.1, Issue 3

The land is the real teacher.  All we need as students is mindfulness. Paying attention is a form of reciprocity with the living world, receiving the gifts with open eyes and open heart.  –Robin Wall Kimmerer, from “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom,...

Libélula at Earthseed

We are presented with opportunities to start anew many times in our life. On Earthseed Land this summer I’ve been reminded of this every time a dragonfly zooms across my path. Dragonflies (scientific name Anisoptera, suborder Odonata) are more than just another flying...

All that you touch you change…

  2018 began under a blanket of beautiful snow.  For some, this translated into disruptions to the normal flow of life. For others, it meant a welcomed moment of respite and wintry play. On Earthseed, the snow transformed the landscape into something so beautiful...

“Kindness eases change…”

  “Kindness eases change. Love quiets fear. And a sweet and powerful Positive obsession Blunts pain, Diverts rage, And engages each of us In the greatest, The most intense Of our chosen struggles.” ― Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents As 2018 unfolds, I...