2 years, 11 months ago Posted in: ., Acupuncture, Asian Medicine, Medicine 0
Blowing in the wind

As spring emerges into it’s fullness, I am reminded of the thing which initially sparked my enthusiasm for acupuncture and Chinese medicine- allergies. Most of us come to this medicine because of some healing story from our life, whether our own or someone close to us, that changed the way we see our bodies and […]

3 years, 3 months ago Posted in: ., Acupuncture, Asian Medicine, Climate Change, Medicine, Self care, The Storm 0
The Courage to Face the Storm (Season of Water/Winter)

  It’s a chilly, quiet day here on the darkest day of the year as I sit and ponder what to say about self-care in regards to the 5-elements view of Water and the season of Winter. There’s a deep well of metaphors and insight that emerge anytime we begin speaking of water, particularly in the […]

  I’ve been a bit behind in my intended goal to blog about my take on the 5-elements as they unfold in their respective seasons, and how to utilize that wisdom in our personal and collective struggles. As I wrote in Tending the Fires Within and Without, recharge is a necessary element in following our passion […]

3 years, 6 months ago Posted in: ., Asian Medicine, Brighid, Decolonialism, Fire Magick, Medicine, Self care, The Storm 0

As mentioned in part 1 of this blog, there are numerous “Yang” forms of recharge that I think are equally valid methods of cultivating resilience as more “Yin” forms like adequate rest and down-time. This is not to say that the former are any more recommended than the later- on the contrary, we cannot have […]

3 years, 8 months ago Posted in: ., Asian Medicine, Brighid, Climate Change, Decolonialism, Fire Magick, The Storm 0

  This summer has been an incredibly busy one for me, with an above average work week where I’ve been on the verge of burnout more than a few times. As a dedicated fire priest however, this is familiar territory, as I’ve been participating in extended fire rituals and festivals during the summer months most of […]

4 years ago Posted in: ., Acupuncture, Archery, Asian Medicine, Decolonialism 0

As we emerge from the clutches of Winter- the Water cycle in Taoism- and enter into the rising energies of Spring and the Wood cycle, I look around and see our nation wrapped in turmoil and heated political debate, as well as friends and family struggling to maintain balance and hope during the tumult. As […]

4 years, 1 month ago Posted in: ., Asian Medicine, Feri, Space-time/GUT, Thelema 0

“These two spring from the same source, but differ in name; this appears as darkness. Darkness within darkness. The gate to all mystery.” ~Lao Tsu, the Tao Te Ching As the Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey dawns, and my acupuncture career begins to take flight, a spark of inspiration has stirred my thoughts […]

4 years, 2 months ago Posted in: ., Brighid, Celtic polytheism, Fire Magick, Medicine, Morrigan, Poetry 0

“Every day and every night That I say the genealogy of Brigit, I shall not be killed, I shall not be injured, I shall not be enchanted, I shall not be cursed, Neither shall my power leave me.” ~the Carmina Gadelica Imbolc is upon us once again, and this year in particular I feel Brighid’s influence […]