Tales of Elohee

Winter Solstice in the North Georgia Mountains

Winter Solstice in the North Georgia Mountains

The winter solstice is almost upon us. The winter solstice is the celebration of the shortest day and the longest night of the year.  Due to less light and warmth and more darkness and cold, winter becomes a time of less activity and more self-reflection – a hibernation or a retreat inward.  Winter is associated with yin energy – dark, receptive, feminine.  This opposes the yang energy of the spri ...[Read More]

Lynx Spider

Lynx Spider

There she was. Hungry. Perfectly still. Almost invisible in the light, entirely camouflaged waiting for her next meal. Could she? Would she be lucky enough to snag a butterfly or bumblebee? Just like that, unknowingly a bumble bee so intoxicated by the sweet smell of the nectar drifting in the wind arrives aware of nothing else. It buzzes eagerly into its landing so fixated on the nectar that it s ...[Read More]

Listening or How to Talk about Meditation Without Calling It Meditation

Listening or How to Talk about Meditation Without Calling It Meditation

It would be hard not to notice how meditation and mindfulness have entered the lexicon of the mass consciousness. This is a good thing and yet have you noticed when words are popularized, they often start to lose their essential meaning. The word, meditation, begins to become associated with a marketed activity; i.e. yoga class to strengthen the core and meditation class to relax the frenetic mind ...[Read More]

Summertime Sweetness

Summertime Sweetness

For those of you who know me, you know that I absolutely adore summer.  From the long sultry days, to the mesmerizing songs of the cicadas and frogs by night, the misty mornings, the refreshing swimming holes, the healthy garden bounties, the twinkling fireflies, the sun-kissed cheeks, and the vibrant green cathedral that surrounds us, I feel so invigorated.  Summertime shouts life, and it fills m ...[Read More]