All in Spirituality + Seasons

The Alchemy of Love

Here in DC, the National Cathedral is a place of refuge and retreat and very beloved to me.  We come as pilgrims looking for rest and refuge. Notre Dame matters to art lovers, history lovers, architecture lovers, literature lovers, Paris lovers, French lovers. The destructive fire on Holy Week seems to only have made the pain more acute - for this is a week when we remember the shadows of life and the pain. Consider how lost and abandoned Jesus was.

How to Bloom This Spring

And as others focus on spring cleaning or shedding pounds or venturing outside, what does this time of renewal mean for those of us who live with an unpredictable illness every day? How can we embody the spirit of spring when we feel tied to our beds? What can spring mean when renewal seems so far out of our reach?

Who is the Goddess of Healing?

February 1st is a day dedicated to the goddess of healing and of sacred wells. So she is particularly special to us here at Wellspring Stones. Known by many names, in the Celtic tradition, she is Brigid, the lady of hearth and home as well as the primordial midwife. In addition to healing, midwifery and wellsprings, this mother goddess is also the goddess of …

Now is the Thinnest Time

Today begins Samhain, which literally means “summer’s end.” November 1 also marks the beginning of the new year in the Celtic calendar. And because of that, today (and the night preceding - Halloween) is considered the thinnest time of the all the thin times in the entire year.