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The Sabbitical

Except for very brief periods, I’ve worked steadily since I was 16 years old. First job was as a meat wrapper in the A & P grocery store which was over the railroad tracks from my house on Railroad Ave. Tells you a little bit about that house.

In early April I turned 67 years old. 51 years of working. After the A & P grocery store stint I have been mostly self-employed except for a few years as a Pre-school teacher. During all those working years I never took more then a week or 10 days off at a time. For many years now I day dream about the imaginings I have about European paid vacations – a month or more at a time. How […]

The Primal Force

“Nature and women hold the original primal force that arises spontaneously. This creative force is the first element and the ground from which all elements of life on Earth emerge. It is original wholeness and oneness. Nature and women hold these earliest elements of existence from which all manifestation arises.” – MaryAnn Copson



Artwork by EarthStarStudios

Turning To the Light

You enhance your self worth and understanding by identifying with Earth as your Self, your “other body”.

“The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.”  […]

Notice When It Happens

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your Heart and try to Love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer…”
– Rainer Maria Rilke

Be attentive. Notice when it happens.

It is likely that you will think it nothing. Dismiss it. Call it foolishness and go on as if nothing has happened. That day when your life suddenly all makes sense.

You are reading […]

The Turning of the Wheel of the Year – Winter Solstice

Mid-December is thus one of the most positively magical times of the year.  Things are possible during December’s darkening days that are not even dreamt of at other spokes of the Wheel of the Year.  We should use this magic as a vehicle for deepening our awareness of the world around us and preparing our souls for the ongoing pilgrimage of our lives.  A seeker of Wisdom in the thrall of Winter’s Solstice should consider their celebrations as a spiritual pilgrimage or even a quest, during which, through the disciplined use of the spiritual imagination, he or she may encounter one’s own truest self along the way and in communion with Spirit. Montague Whitsel

Winter Solistice this year of 2015 is on December solstice 2015: […]

The Four Enemies of a Woman of Knowledge

When starting out on a grand journey like taking up your Woman Shaman Priestess Healer path, or journeying into your power along any path, it is important to remember that not only will there be many attractions and fulfillment along the way but there will also be many challenges, obstacles and blocks along the way. The Mysteries do not open to you lightly but ask of you much dedication, discipline, engagement and change.

A Contemplation for you as you make your choices.

In order to arrive at what you do not know,
You must go by the way which is the way of ignorance. ~T.S. Eliot

Becoming a [Woman] […]

Nature Meanderings – Relevance

“The natural world, having no spoken language, largely consists of nonverbal relationships.  …we biologically experience these relationships as emotions, senses, and feelings.” ~Dr. M. Cohen

Try this activity that shows the importance of multi-sensory knowledge: Place one of your hands in a bowl of very hot water while your other hand is place in a bowl of very cold water. After a minute,  plunge both of your hands into one bowl of lukewarm water. In that moment, the hand coming from the cold water signals our consciousness that the lukewarm water is hot, while the hand coming from the hot water signals our consciousness that the lukewarm water is cold. Try it and notice what happens.

I did this a couple of times. […]

Reflections ~ Self Judgement

“My wish for you today is to stay out of self-judgment so that you can continue to create for your self a life that can serve your longing.”

When you wrap your self in self – judgement you disconnect from your self. And when you are disconnected from your self you can form no real connections with any one or anything else.

Coherent, neutral connection with your self is the foundation for the unfolding of your longing in life.

When you can come fully embracing all of your self then you are at peace and are conscious of the truth that you are always connected to all – to the whole Web of Life. It is your natural state.

Then your steps are only to bring forth the details […]

The Great Harvest Festival Samhain

All of life begins in the dark, watery Cauldron of the Womb. It is here that we find our beginnings. At this time of the year, Autumn enfolds the Holy Day of Samhain (celebrated on October 31) /Calan Gaeaf (the lunar celebration of Samhain on October 27 this year).

The Holy Day Samhain is the veil that is both the end and the beginning. At Samhain you will stand both in and out of the worlds. Simultaneously, ending and beginning the yearly cycle. Samhain marks the beginning of the year in many traditional cultures.

The associated solar holiday is Halloween/Samhain/ All Hallow’s Eve (Oct. 31) and the Solar Observation is November 1st – All Saint’s Day in the Christian tradition.

In Celtic (Welsh) tradition, this day marked the […]

The Nature of a Woman

“You are not a drop in the Ocean
You are the entire Ocean in a drop” ~Rumi

Nature and women hold the original primal force that arises spontaneously. This creative force is the first element and the ground from which all elements of life on Earth emerge. It is original wholeness and oneness. Nature and women hold these earliest elements of existence from which all manifestation arises.

It is critical to the spiritual strength of a woman to come to have a sense of all elements of existence as this facilitates the full integration of her power. A woman’s power being the development of the fullness of her consciousness.

It is key in the development of a woman’s consciousness that she has […]

Autumn Equinox~ Beginning Your Cycle of Healing

Nature naturally takes us through seasonal cycles of birth, growth, decline, death, and regeneration. By aligning our self with Earth’s natural cycles, we provide our self with a framework to help us grow and evolve as we release our Wounds and Shadows, complete our Initiations, and set our next Evolutionary Tasks. These Seasonal Cycle of Healing ~Rites of Passage and Initiations bring us to wholeness as we pass again and again through their rhythms and cycles.

Are You Sustainable?

Autumn is a time for harvesting. It is a time to clean out the old and make room to put up the fruits of the summer. We gather all of the results of our hard labors of the spring and summer and put them […]

Autumn Prayer

Autumn Prayer

Be patient.

Allow your energy to move inward and downward.

Concentrate your attention.

Focus your power.

Be orderly and efficient.

Be faithful to your direction and intention.

Match your pace and rhythm to that of Nature at this time.

Long, slow, steady, concentrated.

Be at peace.

It’s not about power it’s about grace.

Know your self.

Loosen your grip and work within the rhythm.

Let things take care of themselves.

Do what is before you to do.

Do what it is at hand.

–MaryAnn Copson

Reflections ~The Expected

In Reading the Greater Pattern, your task is not to just see the Expected- what looks like it is coming. It is not to ride the present/ past/ future time line and simply announce what is in the process of forming.

The Expected is in every moment blinking on and off – being formed and reformed by your very breath. Your task is to see beyond the Expected into the subtle realms. The realms where all possibilities exist.

Travel into this field of all possibilities and the subtle perturbations – the original ground of all – and  harmonize with the endless possibilities.

One need not undo and redo  the Expected- just unfold your creative force and jump the current time line  by-passing the Expected for the desired longing […]

Wise Woman Wortcunner~Nature Being Safe Other ~Guardian Plant Friend


“The formation of attraction relationships helps any entity, including your self, to be in a more full, stable, and secure way. The greater number of balanced supportive relationships an entity has, the more stable is its being.” Michael Cohen

Our brains develop in relationship to others. When we feel valued, loved, understood non-judgmentally – we feel we matter- and this sense of safety and security forms a foundation of resilience on which to build our continuing development and evolution.

When we are in relationships that stabilize us around a trustworthy sense of  acceptance and support we learn to develop trust in our competence and mastery and interact in the world from our inner sense of connection and security.

Establishing a secure relationship […]

Coming Back Online

This might be one of the first contacts you’ve gotten from me in a long time.

I’m arising up out of a deeply submerged time. I’ve been creating and writing, creating and writing- and adjusting my life to better meet my Self.

Creating and Writing Programs

A couple of years ago, I started creating and writing a year long program – The Wise Woman Wortcunner Journey – and today I have just finished the next to the last Journey Lesson. It has been like writing a full length book AND creating a multi-media presentation. Whew! But it is Beautiful! and an amazing multi-dimensional Journey.

After I finish the last Journey Lesson – “the Ritual for receiving the healing gifts of the Herbs you have been working […]