Writings from the heart

now and again, I’ll share writings and musings from the cosmic pen.

kind thanks for being here, reading, and who you are.



your origin story & the path of service

a simple exercise and ceremony of ‘re-membering:’   aren’t origin stories wonderful? when you engage self-inquiry like ‘why do I serve?’ you encounter your own origin story – that led you onto the path of service you’re walking today in your profession. there is power…

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the altar & the hippopotamus

the altar: there is power and fruitfulness in the most 'simple' spiritual practices. if you don't already do this, I encourage you to experiment and see what your lived truth is.  there's an anecdote at the end to make you smile…that also illustrates a fundamental…

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childlike joy for when you feel weary

'childlike joy' as a gentle antidote for weariness: if you've been 'adulting' too much lately (meetings, bills, commitments, challenges, burdens, sorrows, burn out, compassion fatigue, overgiving, you name it)... my helping spirits invite you to turn towards cultivating 'childlike joy' as a gentle (and sweet)…

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for the love of cat (article & journey)

  the divine feline: cat lovers don’t need it explained. there is something in us, deep in our hearts, that reveres, cherishes, and delights in cats! some of us have felt it all our lives – a strong need to serve, rescue, help or support…

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how to make a nourishing kit for hard times

I’d like to share something we’re working on in one of the current dreaming otter women’s circles, where we engage our helping spirits in the unseen realms, and each other in loving community. our topic in circle was ‘crisis’…and you might wonder who would voluntarily…

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2023 spirit message from the water rabbit

happy year of the water rabbit: happy lunar new year to you!  we are beginning water rabbit year today, january 22, 2023.  water rabbit has showed up a lot in the unseen realms in my recent spirit journeys, and here's a journey with her for…

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poppy’s ceremony: in her own words

one woman's healing story: I love reading stories. books saved my life as a little person in some hard times (and lots of sensitives can relate to this), and humans have been learning and growing through stories shared round the fireside for millennia. when we…

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part 1 of 2: ‘pruning or nourishing’ relationships

the relationships we keep with us affect our live in powerful ways: as you look at how you've orchestrated your life, it's of benefit to explore where you're putting your precious time and lifeforce in relationships.  after all, the friends, colleagues, family, and beloveds you…

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beauty as medicine for sensitives & empaths

person: what do you do? me: I help sensitive, empathic, and gifted folks learn to slow down, work with helping spirits, and live a magical life.  it’s awesome! person: why would you want to work with ‘sensitive people?’ aren’t they just fragile flowers who need…

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holiday survival sessions for empaths

hulloa magnificent sensitive one!  if you're encountering this post at holiday time, I hope things are feeling kind for you. even if you don’t celebrate the holidays yourself, as a sensitive, empath, starseed, or gifted one, you may be acutely feeling the collective energies right…

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how to make more time for magic (and be a time guardian)

  more time for relaxing & magic (hint: it has to do with cooking...and being a time guardian)   the air here is crisp and clear, and the trees are gracefully dropping their leaves, with bare branches reaching to the sky.  there is quiet and…

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simple & powerful magic principles

all of my work is based in these sweet truths - they are the strong foundation that allow me to support wonderful folks in creating and living magical lives: magic is real, and you can miss it when you move at a fast, contemporary pace. …

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getting lost, tea & tie dye

Hulloa armchair adventurer! This is a sharing of a recent personal mini-retreat that lasted just 24 hours, almost to the minute. It wasn’t grand or fancy, and it didn’t cost and arm and a leg…and it delivered absolute clarity for me, along with gentle and…

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tools for sensitives, empaths, starseeds

there are lots of types of sensitives here planetside.  here at the dreaming otter, we believe that those of us courageous enough to incarnate in our evolutionary times (and those who find their way here) might identify as a highly sensitive person (HSP), intuitive, starseed,…

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the magical life: practical & magical both

here are two incendiary statements I believe to be true: you can have all of the practical, logical, mundane, nuts & bolts skill in the world...and if you're missing part of your soul, have energy leaks or unresolved spirit contracts, or are out of touch…

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ceremonies are where humans wake up from the trance

hi friends!  today, I'm writing about ceremony, which is at the heart of everything at the dreaming otter.  otter offers us this beautiful teaching: 'ceremonies are where humans wake up from the trance, and remember how powerful they are.' delicious, yes?  good ceremony changes the…

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do you check your phone

“do you check your smart phone before you pee in the morning, or while you are peeing?” ​ ~the social dilemma   I​ think about that question a lot. then ​I think about the thousands of folks who have come for healing sessions because they…

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the mystery wants to meet us on personal retreat

the mystery wants to meet us on personal retreat ‘personal retreat’ is an evocative phrase, a portal to some special kind of magic.  like water on parched desert soil, a marvelous inner adventure that reminds us of who we are, or a yearned-for exhale, personal…

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