Body Prayers & the Qi Walk

I first heard the term ‘body prayer’ when Shirley Dockstader offered one at my 13th moon celebration. Shirley is an amazing teacher.  find her, she’s a champ. 13th moon celebration marks a sacred cycle of transition in a woman’s life, 13 months after her last menstrual bleed.  Now physiologically in menopause.  Pausing from men as a primary focus.   A body prayer is...
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The Grape’s Spiritual Purpose?

Is it possible for the grape to have a spiritual purpose that impacts human life? In his best-selling book The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan lyrically describes relationships between humans and plants, from the plant’s point of view. Pollan posits that plants have a purpose; that the purpose of the apple, tulip, potato and marijuana is to fulfill human desires that would, of course,...
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Whole Hearted BioDynamic Wines

Wines are often deemed hearty when they are full-bodied, rich and dense. And when you look inside, some wines  reveal HEARTS as their major expression.  Is this expressing the heart and soul of the winemaker? The first heart I uncovered in wine was hiding in a 2001 Quintessa, “Bordeaux Blend”  That’s the above Napa Valley beauty. The next one was another Bordeaux Blend,...
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