The Medicine Wheel

Over the years I have heard the term  medicine wheel crop up over and over again. I know of course, that its origins are from the North American Indians. And that it is deeply meaningful to them. Other than that, I know very little else. I decided it was time to fill that knowledge gap. … More The Medicine Wheel

It’s all in the Heart

You have probably all heard of Eckhart Tolle and his renowned book The Power of Now.  It’s old hat now, having been published first in 1997. Touted as a non-denominational spiritual teacher, he has been influenced by and uses teachings from a vast range of traditions, both Eastern and Western. Religions, Tolle states, “have become … More It’s all in the Heart

Hidden Treasure

The King and the Beggar’s Gift A difficult or unwanted thing can turn out to be a great gift. Frequently, we receive unknown gifts in disguise. There is a wonderful old story told of a young king who took over a kingdom. He was loved before he became a king and his subjects were delighted … More Hidden Treasure

A New Day

A blue, cloudless day graces the world with a gentle baby’s breath of air stirring the leaves in the trees outside  my window. The sun is shining. I CAUGHT this morning morning’s minion, king- dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding High there, … More A New Day


In response to Lady Calen’s Sandbox Challenge 45   © Raili Tanska Images from personal album and Pixabay

Starting over

CRASH ! The condo was gone. Just like that. One minute it was there. Then it was gone. As if it had never existed. And with it, my life. All my family were in it when it crashed. They said it was a freak accident. A huge sink hole had swallowed the whole block up. … More Starting over


raindrop drenched earth cloying dampness gone now sunshine caresses freshly damp leaves calling forth emerging growth tender tendrils shyly seek Light. * © Raili Tanska Image – Pixabay