It’s hard to believe that I live a 2 minute drive from this forest. This surprise awaited me in the thick of the lush greens recently. Walking into the middle of this giant redwood was like being in the womb of the Great Mother. How grateful I am to the Forest of Nisene Marks, to Aptos, to Santa Cruz County, to California, to this beautiful season! Even with the cool foggy days, the weather is perfect. I am drawn to the forest as I never have been in my life lately. The Earth is calling. The Mother returns us to Her womb, and we are renewed.
The warmth and leisure of the summer months catalyzes many of us to make space for nurturing oft-neglected parts of ourselves. As this relaxing, absorbing mode of summer descends upon us, we may loosen up our need to be productive, and be in a more receptive mode. We allow ourselves to soak up wisdom from the world around us.
In the spirit of gleaning from this abundance surrounding us, this month’s column is dedicated to some of my personal favorites in the world of books and audiotapes. Whether on vacation with more time to read, taking a car trip where audiotapes help pass the time, or even busier than usual, I hope you will partake and find that one of these will “change your life.” In keeping with my role as a healing arts practitioner, these titles relate to emotional and spiritual growth, as well as planetary evolvement. My reviews are brief as there are so many to fit in! [Read more…]