The fourth year! While working on the second volume of our 4th year, I am struck by the many stories, people, images, places, sounds that have appeared on the pages of THE BADGER.
It started off as a magazine, but we soon realized that we were producing 4 books a year, laden with the precious jewels of our joint efforts in sharing the keys to well being, as well as big parts of ourselves.
Thank you for accompanying us so far, at the end of this year we will publish an anthology of the best articles for each author, so that you can keep it as a memory of these first 4 years, a complete circle on the medicine wheel of well being.
Thank you for reading us and sharing our common efforts.
This long and hot summer is certainly cooking us to perfection, see the previous post a month ago.
Now it is time to return to our usual occupations, to our schools, jobs, hobbies and entertainment.
After this slow and intense broiling, we are certainly different and, perhaps, we can bring back to our daily lives some of the discoveries of the freer summer time.
Maybe a new book to read, a new idea to pursue, a healthy habit to strengthen, or just a smile to keep a little longer during our chores.
Whatever it is, let's remind ourselves of the gifts of summer for the cold and dark months ahead, they will seem brighter and will reveal their gifts too, if we approach them with the incandescent heat and light of the sun inside ourselves.
This blog post is not about food, but about our slow cooking (either the roasting or broiling of choice), under the summer heat.
So often we forget about ourselves in the frenzy of our lives, summer vacation is the perfect time to be litterally empty of engagements, so that the best and the worst can come to the surface, in order to be purified and cleansed away, leaving us with a fresh feel, a new start.
This is the season of blooming, of the sensual reawakening of nature, there is a quickening in the air. The climate may be changing, yet we (humans, animals, plants alike) feel the same desire to stretch out beyond our old limits into a new form.
Happy Blooming on your paths, let's enjoy yet another spring of transformation.
Being in charge of THE BADGER is both a great honor, a pleasure and an intense labor of love, as well as toil...!
I enjoy the time spent with each author discussing the topics, editing, adding or finding the perfect images to complement the articles. I love to write, so I spend much time doing just that in order to achieve the best results.
Being responsible means being able to respond to the questions the world asks us every day, keeping my antenna open and my sensors on all the time, so that I can feel the changes in the seasons, the people, the eternal rythms of our mother earth.
As you can tell, I am deep into the preparation of the new volume, all about spring time, so here it is: a preview of our spring issue.
Like a precious festive parcel the new year will reveal its gifts and surprises along the next 12 months, let's allow us to be surprised by them, delighted and shaken beyond our wildest dreams.
I do not wish you just serenity and prosperity, but also great dreams and amazing successes, warm presences in your lives and many happy moments of irresistible laugthers.
We see our world as it is, our eyes are not covered, our ears are not closed, yet we choose every day to pursue the light inside and out, so that our experiences can be filled with it, so that we can become as light as feathers and fly.
It is almost the end of the year, time for a balanced look at our actvities with a smile towards our errors and a warm encouragement for the challenges ahead.
I am deep in the work for the new volume of THE BADGER, so I see life through those glasses today, it looks pretty good and full of possibilities.
Let's renew our energy and look positively to the future, all the negative noises we can choose to leave outside, at least for a few minutes, let's breathe deeply and make silence within, even if only for a few instants.
On behalf of THE BADGER I wish you all a wonderful and conscious leap into the future.
This time of the year in the western world we exchange wishes for the festive season, sometimes forgetting the yearly passing of seasons.
Re - orientering ourselves according to the tunes of each season helps us to be in deep harmony with our lives and the life of the planet, in the north and south hemisphere, east or west, this is a transition time. Either the days are the shortest and they finally start their long climb back towards the light, or the other way around.
In both cases, let's celebrate the change, let's share the bounty of our hearts with deep and heartfelt communication.
I had the chance of visiting Rome recently, I had not been to the Eternal City in quite a while.
Walking around during the week end was very pleasant and brought back good memories of many sun filled days spent discovering the sights. Now that I know them all, the wonder is still there, I cannot be jaded in front of such beauty.
Walking the stones where our ancestors walked so long ago makes me pensive, yet lighter, since I am not alone on my path.
Whatever we are faced with, we can always choose to go to the light or to the darkness, I choose the light of re-discovering the amazing beauty of Rome.