Fire in Our Souls

©Jane A. Simington PhD.

In awe, I witnessed the breathtaking beauty of this early morning’s canopy of pink and gold erupt to reveal a sky inflamed with the colors of fire radiating from the rising sun. The magnificence unfolding in those silent moments of dawn were a clear reminder of how the sky reveals the glory of God.1 Summer is upon us and with it, comes the energy of the element fire. Ancient teachings such as those of the Medicine Wheels and of Goddess lore remind...
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Summer Winds Bring Change and Abundance

abundance change summer Jul 06, 2016
©Jane A. Simington, PHD


Strong summer winds bathed me this morning in aromas of rose petals, honeysuckle, sage and wild prairie grasses. These sensations caused me to be aware of the direction from which the winds were blowing.  While most of the Great Medicine Wheels place the element air in the East, the winds blow from each of the four directions. Years ago I learned a guided visualization that taught me to pay attention to the directions from which the winds blew; for...
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Nature as Healer: Reestablishing Sacred Connections

reconnect summer Jun 03, 2015

©Jane A. Simington, PHD
"What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility.”
Albert Einstein

Summer is upon us, and for many, this season awakens a yearning to reconnect with the natural world. Deep within us, what is stirred as we watch a thrilling thunderstorm, gaze in awe at a majestic mountain range or marvel at the roar of a great...

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Summer Fire Ceremonies Heal and Transform

fire ceremony summer Jul 08, 2014

Jane A. Simington PHD (2014)

     What is it about the camp fire that mesmerizes? What is stirred within? What dormant memories are awakened?
     Fire on most of the great Medicine Wheels of the world is the element associated with the South. Sacred teachings connected with the South are about summer; about growth and productivity. These reflections from nature, the sun-filled days and the long evenings of summer sunlight, are metaphoric reminders...

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