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Julie graduated from Creighton University with a major in dance and Theology and taught for several years at an inner-city school in Milwaukee. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she attended St. John’s University in Collegeville and completed a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the years, her quest to merge diverse religious beliefs and practices through the commonalities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal source of love in all people.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fiery Dragon 2012

Like water is known to do, the water year 2011surged, flooded and receded revealing a crudely carved landscape.  This piece of majestic twisted wood in the great lava fields of the Oregon high desert is all fiery dragon energy.  Fire is transformation. 2012 is a fire year in the Dagara tradition.  Notice the lack of postings from last year.  What are the most natural human behaviors to take on when caught up in turbulent water? Take a breath, hold onto something that floats, and move with the current.  I held my breath in 2011, held onto supportive loved ones, and moved. In the beginning of 2012, I started catching my breath.  What I choose now is to do neither. Instead, I breathe and marvel at what has shown up in my life.

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