Farewell :: Wild Present Tense

Little spider weaves a wispy web
And stumbling through the woods it catches to my head
She crawls behind my ear and whispers secrets
Dragonfly wiz by and sings now teach it…

Gimme some of that wild fox medicine!
But, keep me here in this wild present tense…

Dawning adventures sparkle get some rest!
Dawning adventures sparkle get some rest!  – Nahko Bear

July 12, 2015

Hello mother, hello Daughter….

Alas it is time to say goodbye and begin the long adventure home.  I am watching the girls exchange email addresses solemnly on the porch of the lodge – and – sharing heartfelt hugs with new friends in celebration of a Mighty Creative Adventure co-created together by a circle of kindred spirits.

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Thank you Cheryn and Becky for capturing this butterfly goodbye – and to Ana for the vid below!

So…what was my intention…what did I hope to give and receive?

I hoped to give creative tools and contemplative tools to express your beautiful self in new ways.
I hoped to receive the joy in getting to know you better, in hearing your laughter, in witnessing the magic that only you can make.

I am blessed in innumerable ways and I thank YOU for that.

(The girls say good bye and chase my car.)

Made so & rooted by….

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Wendy

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Day Three :: Dreams Into Realities

In the moon of the budding trees
I was gifted new eyes to see
All of the shifting shape and ways you can be
Wake the dreams into realities  – Nahko Bear

July 11, 2015

Hello Mother, hello Daughter…

I rise early once again, the sound of the river that lulls me to sleep at night now lifts me from slumber at dawn.  Soon the birds will begin to sing.  I like the quiet of dawn and being the first to wake.

Today we explored a trail outside the sanctuary.

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There I found a tiny snail on the forest floor and pondered these questions.

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What will I see today?

What will I notice in myself?

What will it teach me?

Where will I see it reflected in my own life?

*Thank you Cheryn Odolecki Bolasci and Ana Garcia for the snail and butterfly photos!

 

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Today the moms made special spoons to bless the meals that they make to nourish their families…

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While the daughters stamped pencils to bless the words that they write.

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There was a new visitor who brought us much laughter.

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Our wood rounds that we prepped yesterday were now dry, so we began rubbing away the paper pulp to reveal the image that we transferred to the wood.  The wood rounds were a gift from Walnut Hollow.  You can read more about them here!  We are very grateful for their generosity!

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It’s was a day filled with creativity…

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and connection…

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and playfulness…

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and some heartfelt talking…

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and ceremony…

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The mothers and daughter painted wooden bracelets to exchange during our closing ceremony.   The bracelets were donated by the generous folks at DIY Bangles.  DIY Bangles is a pioneer in unfinished wood bangles made from high quality tropical hardwood.

Thank you, DIY Bangles, for your generosity and support!!!

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Made so & rooted by love,
Wendy

 

To Yield to Light and Happiness :: Wendy’s Arrival

Gimme some of that wild fox medicine!
But, keep me here in this wild present tense…

Dawning adventures sparkle get some rest!
Dawning adventures sparkle get some rest!  – Nahko Bear

Wednesday July 8th

Hello Mother, hello Daughter…

We are keeping a diary of the magic as it unfolds.  We will not be posting our entries until after the event so to be fully present with you and to give us time to reflect and settle in back home.   Today, we begin at the beginning…

I packed the car the night before so that I could roll out of bed at dawn and hit the road. The drive was spectacular, especially the stretch through the mountains leading to our forest sanctuary.

When I reached the forest I was awestruck. I have never seen so many butterflies in one place. I had to stop my car and shoo them away from a puddle in the dirt road so I could continue driving toward the rickety wooden bridge without harming them.

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I arrived at the sanctuary only a few moments before Becky and her daughters so I set out to explore the grounds and look for Narnia, the shelter we would share.

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Narnia is like a three story treehouse with a bamboo railing between us and nature. This is the view from my bed.

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With great excitement we all began unpacking and preparing for our guests who were due to arrive the following day.  The beauty of this place is astounding.  Our spirits are soaring!

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More tomorrow.  Stay tuned….

Made so & rooted by love,

Wendy

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