Marking the Winter Solstice, Honoring the Earth

Jane BurnsUncategorized

Last evening, I participated in a celebration and ceremony to mark this winter’s longest night of the year and the lunar eclipse that fell concurrently on the solstice.  To prepare for the gathering, I took a preliminary journey to see how I could shape our honoring of this momentous occasion.  When I set out on my shamanic journey just hours …

The Things I Cannot Change

Jane BurnsUncategorized

Each morning, I recite the serenity prayer as part of my spiritual practice:         God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,         the courage to change the things I can,         and the wisdom to know the difference.”  I have always loved this beautiful prayer. Today, I am thinking about the serenity to accept the things I cannot …