Moved to tears by all of you

This weekend I was moved to tears by all of you.  You people who come together for a common good.  A common healing, with wholesome intentions and good connections.  And then just now, I watched this post   Post by Goshfather & Jinco.   I guess this guy who calls himself the “Goshfather” recognizes a moving experience too, and not only … Read More

It’s time I slow down and be in gratitude.

It is time that I slow down, and be in gratitude.   Gratitude for all that is, all that was, and all that will be. This past weekend, I had a very grounding journey in a friend’s VW Westfalia.  I just know that some day soon a Westfalia will be gifted to me, so that I may do my masters … Read More

Do what you need to do

If it was meant to be, there would be no question, so do what you need to do, because that is what you will do anyway… I need to let go of control, and connect at your level, if I am going to connect at all. Then I need to let go of hope and just be in the moment … Read More

Nature is my meditation… my medicine.

Yesterday, my head was spinning from all the worry, the change, the anxiety, the uncertainty the embarrassment and the fear.  Something reminded me to go outside, into the unknown, the unimpeded beauty of nature. So I went to James Bay in Victoria and walked this beach. Ocean crashing…                         … Read More

Raccoon Medicine by Jamie Sams and David Carson

This is a brief quotation from the book called “Medicine Cards”  written by Jamie Sams, and David Carson, illustrated by Angela Werneke. Copywritten in 1999 by Angela Werneke.  New York, N.Y. The reason for quoting these words is to support my Masters work, as these stories, teachings and medicine of the animals in this book are furthering my self awareness … Read More

Who am I being that your eyes are not shining?

Who am I being that your eyes are not shining? Just in the past couple of days I have watched the sparkle leave your face.  What have I done?  I do not want to live that way!  Ben Zander’s TED TALK  has tickled my senses and I feel more aware: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9LCwI5iErE&w=560&h=315] helped this concept hit home for me, and I … Read More

Compassion for Schizophrenia

Today I was reading my class readings in my Masters of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication, for EECO 504 Course, Systems with Pille Bunnell. Her website is http://www.sympoetic.net/Cognition/coordination.html and this week the topic is Cognition as Coordination  Closed Nervous system  Relational domains Emotioning Boy are these ever striking a painful cord in my heart.  Cognition.  Nervous Systems.  Relation/Relating.  Emotions.  And then … Read More

Why can’t we call it Magic?

Why can’t we call it Magic?  Why does it have to be scientifically proven, or based on a belief structure.  Why can’t the magic of nature be just that? Why am I on this journey of a Masters to prove the magic of nature, and how it alters lives?  With over 13 years of experience in the field, I have … Read More

Empathy shows itself to me yet again… maybe I should listen.

I woke up this morning reflecting on a pickle that I experienced at work.  And it wasn’t the pickle that hit home so much, or the fact that I felt incompetent and embarrassed.  What it all came down to was, how I dealt with this pickle, and the honest feedback and reflection that I received that smacked me in the … Read More

Let’s go on a journey through the eye of beauty

Let me take you on a journey through the eye of beauty. Today, while paddling the Finlayson Arm, I began reflecting on why I am doing what I am doing.  Why I choose to be connected with nature… Why I have a job in a Nature House… why I am taking my Masters in Environmental Education and Communication, and what … Read More

Today I paddle the Finlayson Arm

Today I am going to paddle the Finlayson Arm. I have been craving this for weeks, since I moved to this little cabin on the mountain, and I keep looking out at the arm, wondering what is around the bend… “Just around the river bend, I look once more just around the riverbend, beyond the shore… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z3WECm0lkU&w=420&h=315] I am exhilarated … Read More

Get out into Nature and what do I see?

Even I need to remember to get out into Nature.  A Nature Educator. This morning I woke and reflected on my days passed, of what I learned, what I saw and what I remember.  I came to realize that I was graced with the presence of a beautiful Barred Owl and in the stillness of his gaze, he spoke to me.  Yet my … Read More

Jamie Black is learning Advanced 2 Beat Weave from Play Poi

My online learning experience with Intermediate Poi.  After fending for myself for years with awkward online learning, I fell in love with this guy from Play Poi:   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ_dOugQ-Ck&w=560&h=315] Watch my video of me in-practice.   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiGiQRZtpDI&w=420&h=315]   1. As a learner, I found PlayPoi’s teaching methods very inviting and effective.  I attained the results I was looking for, and … Read More

Mommy is learning how to belay through Guided Discovery

Today my Mommy is learning how to belay through Guided Discovery. I am so proud of you Mommy!  For the past week, I have spent a few hours using a Guided Discovery teaching style to teach her how to belay.  Mom has got a new set of climbing gear and wants to come climbing with me, but before I can … Read More

A Sense once told me “You are Master of NOTHING!”

It is true, he did say “You are Master of Nothing”… and I believe he said this to me to inspire me to Master something.  At the time I was training in Kung-Fu.  My Sifu was training me privately to become a teacher for him, because I was good.  I was so good that he wanted me to continue the … Read More

Until I am as good as I want to be.

I am taking voice lessons to improve my voice, until I am as good as I want to be, to get my songs recorded… what are you learning right now? I’m watching a youtube video about how to learn anything in 20 hours. I’m skeptical, and yet VERY curious.  If you want to watch first on your own, check it … Read More

2013-06-30 Daily Journal Entry I woke up this morning knowing exactly where I was!  I was in my new little research hub, the motorhome.  I love this home!  It is a fabulous vessel for cultivating that which is most true and real to me.  With my music lightly playing, and my sleep slowly fading from my eyes, I go outside … Read More

The first day of the rest of my life!

Today, my mother, aunt and I woke up at 6am to drive the Moho (a 30 foot motorhome) to my new found friend’s place near Goldstream Provincial Park in Langford.  We left by about 7am, and arrived at around 10am. On the drive up, I found myself getting emotional.  I felt overwhelmed at how my whole life has unfolded, and … Read More