Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I LOVE OCTOBER (sooooo much!)

Lacy and I ventured to Sauvie Island and the famed Pumpkin Patch on October 11.
Here we are displaying our picks! (As well as our indecision...)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Little Red Riding Hood

My favorite halloween costume from childhood, hands down, has to be 
Little Red Riding Hood.
It was either first or second grade, and I even won some kind of class award for best costume...

Something about it all-the imagery, the archetypes- still fascinates and lures me...

I could intellectually explore this, perhaps by writing an essay utilizing feminist theory, or jungian psychology ..but I'd rather just keep Little Red in that safe, warm, cozy space in my Imagination where Magic and Mystery revel.  

And for this coming Halloween, 20 years since I wore that winning cape, I will don a red hood once again. 

Everything in my life right now is coming full circle. 
Even a costume from childhood.
Even childhood. 

Monday, October 6, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Get Acupuncture!

Today I received an acupuncture treatment from my dear friend, Lindsay Buchanan, at Common Ground Wellness Center. (Above: There are two needles in my stomach, and one in the third eye area of my forehead)
It was a session that left me relaxed, yet grounded. Clear headed. Not TOO relaxed that I couldn't get myself home to walk the dog and cook some dinner. Back in my body, out of my head, b a l a n c e d. 

Lindsay practices 5 element acupuncture which makes a lot of sense to me being a witchy woman and all.  She is very gifted, not only brilliant in her knowledge of how to help you medically, but very intuitive, gentle, kind and intent.  

A lot of times, an acupuncturist will stick you with a bunch of needles, and then leave you to rest for 10-20 minutes. But Lindsay works with your pulses, checking them multiple times between needling different points. She works on you until she feels like things have shifted, which she can feel for in your pulse.

I did get the chance to rest for a few minutes, as Lindsay left me with one needle in my brow chakra. While I lay there breathing deeply and meditating, I felt a distinct energetic shift.  It was as though my energetic self was suddenly submerged under water, like laying in a shallow stream. Not unpleasant, mind you, but like being shifted back into the flow of things, a calm, watery current that I was once again tapped into, a part of, flowing with.

Already, I feel stronger, back in my sunny, optimistic mindset. Full of affirmations, ready to believe and hope for the best. 

Acupuncture is one of my many tools that helps me realign with my higher self, and get clear so I can see my path, trust my gut!  And I am so grateful to know such powerful healers here in Portland. 

Now go get some acupuncture! Heal Thyself!
(Lindsay Buchanan * 503-680-1011)