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✦ A Story for the Dark Moon ✦

✦ A Story for the Dark Moon ✦

When I was in the very beginning of my “spiritual” path, I spent 3 years doing weekly dreamwork. Both of my parents were trained in the art, so I wasn’t a total stranger – but this was the first time I made a practice of writing down my dreams and working with them in...

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꧁❖SHADOW WOMAN❖꧂

꧁❖SHADOW WOMAN❖꧂

I was 22 when I had my first mystical experiences (or 3, it could be argued, but there was a big gap in between 😉). One came to me in a dream: I dream I am in this small, black room, and I see no way out. But suddenly, out of nowhere, a cloaked woman appears. She...

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❈ HOMECOMING ❈

❈ HOMECOMING ❈

While our hungry ghostsAnd the machine they createdDevour all that is beautifulStrange and wild I would like to see Beauty herselfbegin to do the devouring Eating all that is uglyAll that is festeringLet the walls be overtakenwith vines, flowers,butterflies,...

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For Boulder… {grief medicine}

For Boulder… {grief medicine}

Sometimes grief moves in silence, a dark undertow too deep to fathom. Sometimes it is moments of bright grace, and tears that heal. Sometimes it is a screaming howl. Sometimes it's gratitude. Sometimes rage. Always raw, unwieldy, unexpected ~ a thing to allow, to care...

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Bounty & Loss…

Bounty & Loss…

As I type this, I have arrived in a very different habitat/ecosystem. My heart aches a bit for the wild forests I have left behind ~ soon to turn to dust and brown, all the while exclaiming one last display of glorious, colorful splendour, and shedding their last...

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On Naming…

On Naming…

Herein are just a few friends from my walk today...and some words about naming, and knowing the world around us: . . . I love naming things – not so I can check them off a list or file them off in a box somewhere, nor commodify or capitalize off them – but because...

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My Earth Mama

My Earth Mama

In the age of Covid, I find myself wishing we wouldn’t use this time to get more digital, but rather to get more earthy. I’ve started to wonder: since when, and why, has outdoor and hands-on work fallen so out of fashion, while staring at a screen while sedentary for...

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The Urgency of Slowing Down

The Urgency of Slowing Down

Wild 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 family, your community, your...

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Beauty is Essential

Beauty is Essential

Beauty 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 remind me of the...

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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 merely...

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Embodied Voice

Embodied Voice

: : A STORY : : 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 to protect myself I...

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This is not Palo Santo…

This is not Palo Santo…

This is not Palo Santo. Nothing against that beautiful 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 ~ it's a tree! Do you...

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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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