Chronicles from the Goddess’ Kitchen

So the last week or so, the Goddess’ refrigerator has reeked of ripe garbage, the likes of which I’ve never experienced. Like, even after I took something out of the fridge and closed it, I could still smell the stench on the perfectly fine item. The refrigeration element has been increasingly icing over for a month or 2, (it’s an RV fridge and they’re a bit quirky) but … Continue reading Chronicles from the Goddess’ Kitchen

On Being Alone For the Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to all, but especially to those of you who are spending the holiday alone, as I am this year, and in fact how I spend the holidays most years. I used to suffer from extreme loneliness, and then there were the years of trying to escape my circumstances– going to movie marathon, not because I wanted to, but to be … Continue reading On Being Alone For the Holidays

Self-care for Challenging Times Such as These- Top 10 ways to Nourish and Decompress

Beloveds— there are *so* many difficult hardships, stressors, wars, inequities happening around the world….our central nervous systems were not designed to be dealing with so many on-going stressors for so long, all at once.   As a former trauma therapist, I am noticing signs of vicarious trauma in myself as well as friends and loved ones. Make sure to be VERY proactive in your self-care. … Continue reading Self-care for Challenging Times Such as These- Top 10 ways to Nourish and Decompress

Why We Shouldn’t Be “Celebrating” Indigenous People’s Day

(note: this was originally published on Medium.com on 10/11/16) Now they’ve gone and renamed Columbus Day Indigenous People’s Day. I think that’s a mistake. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think we should continue to celebrate a man who got lost, and was responsible for the decimation and torture of 1st Nations peoples, it’s just that I don’t think replacing one meaningless day with another … Continue reading Why We Shouldn’t Be “Celebrating” Indigenous People’s Day

The Highs and Lows of Food Bank Eating and the Synergistic Benefits of Feeding the Poor Well

In Praise of Real Food~ I remember once at a professional training, a colleague who came from a lower socio-economic background, took a bite of an organic, local apple slice from the snack table and  proclaimed, “damn!  this is what an apple is supposed to taste like?  I didn’t even think I liked apples!”  He had grown up on cheap, mass-produced apples– you know the … Continue reading The Highs and Lows of Food Bank Eating and the Synergistic Benefits of Feeding the Poor Well

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

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

Everything You Want Is On the Other Side of Fear

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

Stephanie Pui-Mun Law www.shadowscapes.com

Re, Re, Re, Re-spect the Wisdom All Around You

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

Sunday Morning Darshan

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

My Unexpected Healing Experience at the Fiesta de Virgen del Rosario

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