Making Peace From Scratch

Hi Friends! I am happy to announce that although our visibility on this site and in this medium has been spotty at best for the past 6 months, we are still here doing “The Good Work”.  In the past few months alone we have participated in several celebrations, including the first 3 day Hope Seed…

Listen to the Beat

It’s all confusion tonight :::  Running down the wrong way on a one way street :::  Who are we listening to? :::  Who are we following? :::  May we all dance to the beat of our own hearts tonight :::  May we ALL dance to the beat of our own hearts tonight :::  Who are…

Do Not Submit

Either way the election went, one side would be left outraged and gathering in strength and visibility. I guess I’m glad that it will be the progressives who will be asked not to fall asleep on this one. It will be the “Progressive, Creative, Passionate about Hope” folks out there who will be asked to…

Deep Breath

In the midst of all this heavy stuff, it is important to acknowledge what is significantly right in front of us, the need to remain hopeful, brave, and empowered. Our power lies in our ability to see the learning to be gathered through each challenge, however big or small. To say “I chose this. Now,…

A Hope Seed is Planted . . .

A Hope Seed is planted at Happehatchee by Marlee Forsthoffer There are sacred places on this earth that seem to hold a palpable vibrancy; an aliveness which is sourced from harmony, connectivity and collaboration.  Happehatchee is one of these sacred places.  By preserving the beauty and rhythm of Florida’s natural state, it truly is a…

We are not alone . . .

So today marks 15 years since 9/11 and I have a re-emerging perspective on what that day means to me as a former NYC resident, an American citizen, and as a human being. Up to that point what I had learned while living in NYC was to keep my energy to myself, to slip by…

For my teacher . . .

Who Is This Being We Call Allison? An ultraviolet ray spiralling through space DNA strands winding and unwinding themselves Growing wings and like a wave, crashing on the ocean floor She is Mother, Crone, and Maiden folding inward Arms holding Hearts Holding minds, splitting under the weight of her honest gaze She is the opening…

Competition Need Not Apply

There can never be too many healers and in fact, we are all healers There can never be too many artists and in fact, we are all artists There can never be too many expressions of the Divine Feminine and in fact, we are all expressions of the Divine Feminine There can never be too…

Love Heals the Scabs of Hate

In the battle between Love and fear, LOVE always wins. There can be no shadow without the Light and we must simply lean into our own resistance to see what stands in the way of our Love. Hate is only the scab over our old wounds that have been packed full of fear and vulnerability….

There is no Other

Travelling through the spiralling DNA of human experience We have all played many roles Been cast as many characters And thirsted for every experience available to us We have approached conflict from every angle And looked at Life Through every lens The Joy ::: The Fear ::: The Ecstasy The Hurt ::: The Grieving :::…

Summer Solstice Circle!

We will hold a Hope Seed Project Circle once a month on a Saturday to help reconnect us to ourselves, each other, and the Earth. These circles will be held at The Healing Cottage at Woodpecker Farms ::: 6516 SE 92nd Ave Portland OR 97266 ~ Our next circle will be in honor of the…