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The Urgency of Slowing Down

The Urgency of Slowing Down

The Urgency of Slowing DownWild ones...I don’t think this is the springtime any of us were expecting. But it is springtime nonetheless, so I’m peeking out of my [quarantine] cave to say hello and send blessings from my hermit heart... How are you doing? How is your...

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Beauty is Essential

Beauty is Essential

Beauty is EssentialBeauty is essential. In nature, it bespeaks a healthy and vibrant ecosystem. As a human, it calms, enlivens, and inspires my soul, all the while reminding me simply that this. is. home. I feel very fortunate to be able to take myself to places that...

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In Praise of Curves

In Praise of Curves

In Praise of Curves"It's too wild. Too vibrant. Untamable. It scares me. It has too much power. How can I stifle it to protect myself?..." ...I have had to understand this tender wound under the skin of oppressors. For why else would they shame my emotions? They are...

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Embodied Voice

Embodied Voice

Embodied Voice: : A STORY OF BECOMING : : As a child, all through primary school, I was provoked and teased for my emotions – somehow I hadn’t learned to suppress them like everyone else had, so they were still very alive, easily called to the surface... So in order...

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This is not Palo Santo

This is not Palo Santo

This is not Palo SantoThis is not Palo Santo. Nothing against that remarkable plant, but it doesn't live here, and I realize I don't even know what it looks like! A quick google search turns up almost exclusively pics of sticks for sale. But palo santo isn't a stick ~...

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Autumn Grief

Autumn Grief

The flowers have all faded, the seeds scattered to the wind and to be swallowed by the ground; the moisture has evaporated and leaves burnt by the sun hang on by a mere thread before casting themselves off to die and become mulch and eventually new soil…

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Voice of the Earth

Voice of the Earth

And still there are places where the pika squeak and thrive, where cold-loving evergreens reach toward the sky, where wild mountain waters run under stone through creases in alpine meadows… . . . …But even those pikas are threatened, so many of the trees have been lost to beetle-kill and other blight, and the waters are low, the snows shallow…

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Moon Neighbor

Moon Neighbor

Moon NeighborI peeked outside my window to see a nearby porch light on. It brought me a moment of comfort and joy (as any good neighbor does), until I realized, "I'm out in the middle of nowhere with nothing but stars and silence!" And then I saw: the moon, rising...

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Liminal Insight

Liminal Insight

Liminal Insight (aka, losing our marbles...) TRUSTING THE WILD MIND: A LISTENING PRACTICE...I was thinking about wild mind last night, remembering how vital it feels to slip out of rational, plotting, methodical thinking, to let the mind wander and expand and take...

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International Women's DayFor this International Women's Day, I can think of no better woman to celebrate than my mother; the person who taught me by her striking example that I am whole and complete unto myself, that I am strong and capable and intelligent, that the...

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Musings on the West…

Musings on the West…

Musings on the West...If like me you're feeling pretty wintry and less outwardly festive in this new year, may I recommend a good documentary for these dark days? I recently watched "Ken Burns: The West," and WOW ~ heartbreaking and beautiful and intense! ...to learn...

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Ariana Saraha is a singer & musician based in the mountains of Colorado with a passion for pathos, primordial beauty, and the natural world. Whether writing, singing, or drumming, her mission is to invite us into the much wilder world beyond the trappings of civilization and the accepted meanderings of the mundane mind. She is working on a new album, From the Wild, and a book of musings to accompany it.

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