Pilgrimage Ponderings III

Pilgrimage Ponderings III The third place of my pilgrimage in the summer of 2018 was Kildare, Ireland.   And my journey there really began the year before. In 2017 I experienced an event that deeply traumatized me, shook me to my core. I knew a profound betrayal and...

Pilgrimage Ponderings II

This is a follow-up blog to Pilgrimage Ponderings I, which explains a bit of this journey and what I was doing!  The second leg of my journey this past July brought me to Iona.  From Lindisfarne, Iona is quite a journey!  I had to take a taxi across the causeway of...

Pilgrimage Ponderings I

Pilgrimage Ponderings I of III This July I travelled to three Celtic sites; Lindisfarne, Iona and Kildare.  This writing is about my pilgrimage journey. I have learned to love the word ponder. To ponder means……”to think about, contemplate, review…”  For me it has...

A Solo Pilgrim Journey Begins

A Solo Pilgrim Journey Begins I’m at YVR and about to catch the first flight of this pilgrimage….heading to three sacred sites of Celtic history; Lindisfarne, Iona and Kildare (land of St. Brigid).  Why am I going?  What is calling to me?  Why am I doing...

Song Stories – REST

The song, Rest, came out of an experience in 2006. I experienced a situation where I knew much desolation. I can’t remember what happened, but I do remember being extremely frustrated and desolate. I remember feeling discombobulated. That was the word....

Song of the Red Tent – Song Stories

Song of the Red Tent – (from the new release Remain in Love) It was in the summer of 2016 that I began to co-lead a group of 12 women in a circle we called Anam Cara, which means Soul Friend in Gaelic.  This circle was created to allow space for deeper personal...

Song Stories – Breathing Together

Song Stories – Breathing Together  (as recorded on the Love Shines Album) I loved Christmas eve as a child. I loved that night so much. Going to a candlelight service was so meaningful to me; a lover of ceremony, ritual and story. I loved the sense of community,...

Song Stories – RISE UP

Rise Up My mother taught me a love for the woods. Living in Harrison Hot springs for the first 10 years of my life, I soaked in the forest, the mountain and the lake. They became part of my inner landscape. Mom prepared incredible flower arrangements for the front of...

Song Stories – She Was a Wanderer (For Mary)

She Was A Wanderer and A Stranger It is a raw & wild song of my heart a song of a wild woman, a song of a wild birth, a song of a wild love. As I watched the many refugees walking across Europe in the past two years, my heart leaped out and ached.  I saw children,...

Song Stories III – Winter is Over

Song Stories III – Winter Is Over Recently I shared with my nephew of the story behind Winter is Over.  And as we enter the winter of 2017/2018……it feels we are entering a VERY cold season here in the Fraser Valley of BC.  And so maybe it is a bit...
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