Writing

The stories, essays and articles on this page are an account of oneness as it is experienced in the living body of the earth. Broadly these writings fall within the paradigm of spiritual ecology which weaves the threads of spiritual wisdom from indigenous cultures and mystical traditions into our evolving understanding of ecology.

Deep Forest: Inward Perambulations of Love

This morning, I walked a winding trail inside a dense coastal forest. I am fortunate to live right here, so near to this primal natural world, to feel the wildness of nature so close at all
times. This place is sacred, it is a verdant unfolding of dappled greenery nestled alongside a…

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Wild Flower

Heavy rains have descended into the dry Karoo desert in recent months. The ground has been saturated, caressed by the touch of the clouds, a rare tryst in this arid land where the sky is selfish with gifts of water…

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Birdsong

Set aside your thoughts and bring your attention to this page. Sit for a moment and be still with me. I want to share with you a story of the birdsong at dawn and the secrets it tells: It is barely light outside—the crack of dawn….

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A Walk in the Mountains

This morning I walk in the mountains. I feel like abandoning life, beating a path of rugged undulations into the mountain, to erase the outside and explore the vast, empty wilderness inside this dark and fertile void of my being.

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Oceanus

Last night I dreamed of Poseidon. He, the great god of the sea and the rivers, said to me: “I give and I destroy.” Blue-eyed tempestuous raging power and strength. You are…

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Awakening The Nature Soul

I walk the earth with my feet deeply rooted in the soil. My heart beats in unison with the clouds, the thunder and the rain. As I give myself to the moment I become the tide that…

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A Story About Dying

It is not often that you get to die. I tasted death once. It was excruciatingly beautiful. The taste of death turned me inside out, the vast emptiness of my existence laid bare…

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Beloved Shaman

Shamanism knows and breathes nature in Her entirety. Shamanism is fed by the spirit of nature and in return it feeds Nature’s spirit. The shaman and Nature are like one… 

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Birthed From Light

All the world is a play of light. From light it comes and to light it returns. This beautiful earthly existence is so captivating but is only one aspect of the primordial light…

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Heartbeat Of The Earth

There are these subtle moments that come to us in nature. Moments of primordial oneness where life is revealed in a living fractal of absolute oneness. These moments are…

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Herbalism, The Wilderness Within

Herbalism is a gift from the Great Mother, her promise to provide us with a medicine for every ailment. The Great Mother, our beloved earth, is filled with an abundance…

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Holding The Earth In Our Hearts

Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth. The darkest days of winter are past and the light grows stronger every day. All the forces of nature move from dormancy to growth in the…

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Mother Earth

Our beloved Earth is Mother to us all.She is a sentient being, an ancient soul in the process of completing her own life’s journey. She is the embodiment of the…

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Salmon Shadows

There was a shamanic secret being whispered in the wind this morning as the clouds rose up above the mountains and wet the earth with their scattered…

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She Is Art

I sit on a hillside overlooking an expansive estuary. My trusty old tent and I are hidden in a campsite that borders a bird sanctuary. My mattress is laid out and I am sleepy, but…

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Trailing Oneness

Oneness is the common thread that binds all of humanity across time and space. Oneness is the flow of light within all living systems that has been present since the inception of…

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Visionary

The world today doesn’t recognize it’s spiritual seers. This time on earth where seers are no longer recognized is one of the signs of a darkening period in the evolution of…

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