• Like having a Council of Wise Women within, these archetypes can serve and support each other with their own unique ‘specialties’ in a woman. By calling them out of shadow we can become healed, whole, and empowered as women. ~ Sheila Foster

Join me at my new loft in Oakland as I resume my sacred Storied Woman of the Earth SoulCollage® Circle!

Immerse yourself in the intuitive, transformative collage process that celebrates the unique soul and beauty of every woman.

Sunday, September 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Oakland, California.

All materials provided. No artistic experience required. Register early and save! Location and details will be sent once your registration is complete. 

New to SoulCollage®? First-timers come early for the introductory portion, while those already familiar with the process arrive later for card making and card sharing. Refer to my Offerings page for more detailed information.

I hope you will join me if you can. You are always welcome in the circle!



Winter Solstice Blessings!

December 21, 2013

Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that not all growth takes place in the sunlight.  ~ Joan D. Chittister


  • Despacho  ~  The ancient sacred Andean custom of gifting to the Pachamama (Mother Earth).

The despacho creation process is an intimate and deeply meaningful reverence practice. The blessing bundle, or prayer offering, is literally a message of great importance, a “dispatch” that is made as an offering.

The ceremonially prepared despacho bundles contain a collection of tiny recados, or sacred items, wrapped in small pieces of paper or fabric. Recados include objects of symbolic meaning.

Despachos can be prepared for specific purposes, such as attracting prosperity or love, healing, safe travel, gratitude, forgiveness, reciprocity, or guidance, and are tailor made for the recipient.

Join me in Fremont, California on Saturday, February 9, for my Despacho Blessing Bundle Workshop. Sign up by midnight tomorrow, Saturday February 2, and receive the Early Bird Discount AND a complimentary subscription to A Year of Reverence! Address and details will be sent once your registration is complete.

Sign up here on my Offerings page.

Leave a comment on any blog post in February and be entered to win a despacho personally crafted by me! One winner will be randomly selected and announced on my blog on March 1st.

With love and reverence,


All photos by Ron Pardini


A Reverent People…A Reverent Soil

January 20, 2013

All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon our Lady.  ~  J.R.R. Tolkien I visited the Mexican village of San Miguel de Allende over the holidays. Images of angels and the Virgin of Guadalupe were everywhere. Ceremony and family are at the center of daily life. I fell in [...]

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Profile of Reverence: Jonathan Stemer

December 17, 2012

When we approach with reverence, great things decide to approach us. Our real life comes to the surface and its light awakens the concealed beauty in things. When we walk on the Earth with reverence, beauty will decide to trust us. The rushed heart and arrogant mind lack the gentleness and patience to enter that [...]

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Profile of Reverence: Peter Sanderson

November 5, 2012

 It is by allowing your emotions to surface that your mask of resistance will dissolve and you will be free.  ~  Peter Sanderson He makes masks…extraordinary masks. They are always stunning and alive with spirit. Some are haunting. All are exquisitely beautiful. Hours of meticulous attention goes into the birthing of each one. Once you [...]

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Storied Woman of the Earth: Dreams and the Ancestors

October 7, 2012

I have drunk deep of the waters of my ancestors.  ~  Larry Neal As the nights become longer, and the days shorter, we enter the dream time and the season of the ancestors. So many of our stories are ancestral re-enactments, or new themes that honor our spiritual evolution from these familial accounts. Our life [...]

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Despacho Blessing Bundles for the Giving Season

October 4, 2012

The irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.  ~  Willa Cather Join me on Saturday, October 20, 10am to 12:30pm, in Fremont, and make beautiful Despacho Blessing Bundles as special gifts for special friends and family. These precious bundles are like handmade prayers filled with your sacred selection of materials tailor [...]

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Profile of Reverence: Julie Daley

June 27, 2012

Right now, there is a force calling us forth to be beautiful, to be completely and absolutely and openly ourselves. Yes, it is a very persistent and fierce force, like truth always is, because, as Andrew Harvey says, ‘Everything is at stake, and everything is possible.’ This force is compelling women to blossom. Fully. In all our [...]

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