Today’s Transmission: I’ve been undergoing a deep and long crisis/initiation/transformation. Only very recently have I begun to realize that my seeming failings, and the Universe’s seeming lack of support are anything but. Every painful event unfolding in my life has a deeper, most beneficial purpose. Themes center around things “not working out”; one of which is my dearth of success in the professional world, … Continue reading How to Be With/Relate to Someone Undergoing Crisis/Transformation/Shamanic Initiation/Cultural Dismantling and a Peek at What Might Be Going On Beneath the Surface
I had some fear come up today while at my storage unit, and also a kind of stealth fear has been an undercurrent for me these last few months— I’m scared of the changes I might really need to make, scared to take that next big leap into the life i want to live, because it means letting go of all sense of security and … Continue reading Everything You Want Is On the Other Side of Fear
Do you ever mis-read a word, but the mistaken word still winds up offering something of value? I do that all the time, and often I simply dismiss the mistake and move on. This morning I misread the phrase, “redirected her energies” as “rededicated her energies”. There’s something to that. Often times, after a long period of working towards a goal, or striving or what … Continue reading Re, Re, Re, Re-spect the Wisdom All Around You
One of my hobbies is to make inspirational “posters” or whatever they’re called from photos I’ve taken, and pair them with little nuggets of wisdom from myself and others (despite my rudimentary skill in graphic and web design). I’m feeling a sense of abundance today and I’d like to share the wealth. Feel free to download. If reposting, please use proper attribution. Download- Scared is Sacred downloadable … Continue reading Freebie– Inspirational Posters for You to Download for Free!
I woke up this morning with a fresh perspective to my recent baffling challenges– remembering a vision from a Hebrew Priestess Journey where I was a piece of copper being hammered, this morning i realize that every knock or bang or being hammered by Life, is really just forging my Instrument and the instrument that is being created is developing a beautiful, clear, strong sound; … Continue reading Sunday Morning Darshan
– 10/19/15~Snapshot: I meet an old man with gnarled feet and few teeth on the river path. “Buenos dias; como estas?”, I say. He tells me he’s very tired and won’t have a bed until tomorrow night. I sympathize and say, “lo siento”. He offers me some soda from his 2 liter bottle of Oro, an Inka Cola knock-off, the color of Mountain Dew … Continue reading Postcards from Pisac, Peru-An on-going visual and descriptive diary of my interactions with the people and places in and around Pisac
Yesterday, I went to Taray, to see the Fiesta of the Virgin of Rosario, who is their patron saint (and an incarnation of the Virgin Mary), and this, their annual big festival. I thought it would be interesting from a cultural perspective, but was not prepared for it to be such an emotional/spiritual experience, never having resonated with Christianity in general or Catholicism specifically, and … Continue reading My Unexpected Healing Experience at the Fiesta de Virgen del Rosario
Let’s have some Fun with Math, shall we? The challenge is called “Dare, Care, Share” and involves me, you and yours. It’s an easy but fun math problem to solve, I promise. I’m trying to raise $7000 for a year of healing and helping in Peru– that seems quite ambitious, esp. in only 2 weeks, no? Let’s say I have 175 facebook friends- if each … Continue reading “Dare, Care, Share”, aka Fun with Math
Beleszőve Földlánya Jószívű. At the beginning of the year, i chose this as my new spiritual name for the next leg of my journey. Choosing or Receiving a spiritual name can be a powerful practice. For me, it has always been a prescription- something I want to strengthen or remember within myself. Sometimes I use it publicly, sometimes only in more-defined spiritual contexts and sometimes … Continue reading Beleszőve Földlánya Jószívű
Friends and Supporters~ Thanks to the generous talents and time of my friend, June K., we now have a fundraising campaign- Jess’s Journey- Healing Inner and Outer Landscapes to raise the funds needed for pursuing healing and volunteering for 1 year in Peru. Check it out here- http://www.youcaring.com/jess-schurtman-402373 She also helped me organize some hands-on support for the daunting task of moving….to a foreign country….with 2 pets…..in … Continue reading Fundraising and Practical Hands-on Help Campaigns Launched!