Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hurricane Relief for Rochester, VT

DONATE to recovery relief efforts HERE.

Rochester, Vermont, the location of Star Wolf and Ruby's publisher, Inner Traditions / Bear & Company, was hit hard by Hurricane Irene, destroying the homes  and belongings of many residents. Rivers and streams rose to levels never before seen and demolished the infrastructure of Rochester. The raging waters washed out all bridges and portions of every major road, leaving Rochester completely cut off from the outside world for days. Both landline and cell phones were out and there was no electricity from Sunday, August 28th, until Thursday, September 1st.  To see images of Rochester after the storm and read more, please click HERE.

Vermonters, unaccustomed to simply waiting for help to arrive, started in on reconstruction immediately. Employing old fashioned Yankee ingenuity and a Vermont can-do attitude, local people- luckily including many excavators and carpenters-began rebuilding as soon as they could get out.

Rochester may have been an "island" after Irene, but through neighborly concern and selfless devotion by many, many people, the town and Inner Traditions * Bear & Company are now reconnected and ready to start the road to full recovery. If you would like to donate to the recovery efforts in Rochester, please click HERE.

(Text and photo excerpted from ITI Press Release - click HERE to read full article.)

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My journey in life has been a spiral path of wholeness that continues to move through cycles of change taking me through many symbolic death and rebirth experiences, which I refer to as “shamanic portals of transformation.” I have learned more than I ever thought possible through a process I will share with you in my future writings, called the Shamanic Breathwork™ process, and the five initiations process called S.H.I.P. Once I have made sense of the lessons on my path and discovered the bigger picture, I am ready to pass on and share both my stumblings and my leaps along the way. In my own spiritual quest, I have always appreciated most those who shared their struggles and victories in an authentic way. That will be my humble attempt within the context of this blog.

I believe that we are all indigenous to this earth. I respect all my relations, whether they be human, animal, plant, mineral, visible or invisible ones. We are all related by the great web of life and sent here from the great beyond. Everything we say and do touches all parts of this magnificent web of creation. If I treat myself or anyone else unfairly, we are all affected in some way. Fortunately, the converse is true, as well. I am not perfect. If I am honest and have humility, I can admit that I will make mistakes as I seek to further evolve my conscious awareness. I can also make living amends by striving to change my negative thoughts and behaviors, and live from a more open-hearted connection to others and to myself. I have learned over time that all the changes I seek in the outer world must begin by looking within myself first. I have also learned that it is imperative that I have the courage to be honest with myself and to look at the “shadow” side of my personality. When I have had the courage to truly know myself better, the light and the dark, I have found the inner strength to change my life and shape-shift myself into the light of my true soul’s image.

From time to time I will share different programs and events that are being offered through my non profit organization (Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts) in my blog, as well as photos, videos and teachings, etc. But the main purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet to share the inner musings of my shamanic spirit and journey, and to hear yours as well. I look forward to connecting with all of you who intuitively know that you, too, are a valuable part of the shamanic process of conscious co-creation and evolution on the planet at this time. We each have a role to play and a soul purpose in the drama unfolding in our world today. Together we can create a better place for all beings on earth to live and leave a powerful legacy for those who are yet to come.

I believe we will all be remembered by future generations for the choices we make during this time of huge evolutionary change. In the words of the wonderful poem, “Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

In Love, In Service, In Gratitude,
Star Wolf
Feb 2nd 2009