Teachings of Cecaahkwa Kiihswa* (Sandhill Crane Moon)

The Myaamia call them Cecaahkwa, the Sandhill Cranes, our relations   They had nesting grounds here in the Wabash River Valley hundreds of years ago   These sacred birds are now making their way back to their spring and summer homes   This is the time of Cecaahkwa Kiihswa the time of Sandhill Crane Moon […]

A New Story

People everywhere, young, middle-aged, and old, are sensing that the culture has gone haywire. It might be that we need a new story to live by. As part of our local Sacred Earth Learning Community, I recently communed with a brief writing by Theodore Richards titled “A New Story” in the book, Order of the […]

Stay Together, Learn the Flowers, Go Light: Green Goodness Herbal Infusion for Winter

Learning the names and identities of the plants and trees in your home area, and how to use them for food and medicine is part of the journey of connecting yourself with wildness and a sense of becoming native to the place you live. The title of this article Stay Together, Learn the Flowers, Go […]

Naming the Wild “Other”

Naming the Wild “Other” Naming connects. When we name something or someone, or learn their name, we engender a connection more meaningful than if we don’t name. When parents name their newborn baby, there is an even deeper connection that is made with their child. Likewise, when a child names a pet, an intimate relationship […]

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