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Mountain Meditation : Bear cave wisdom

November 15, 2023
I sit in a semi lotus position in the Bear Cave, seeking solace to quiet and comfort my anxious racing mind. I know I have come to a place of tranquility, knowledge and wisdom gained over eons. I close my eyes and simply breathe. I am transported to a winter wonderland with glittering ice and…

Mountain Meditation: The Great Moose Spirit on River Road

November 8, 2023
  When my husband returned from the Killington dump, he was excited and shared his surprise. “Guess what I encountered on River Road?” “A bear? A beaver? Canada geese?” Something MUCH bigger. “A moose!” he exclaimed. “When I turned on River Road, I couldn’t believe that a bull moose with a full rack or antlers…

Mountain Meditation: Decluttering for clarity, a lesson from the Bear Cave

October 25, 2023
  By Marguerite Jill Dye I entered the Bear Cave and asked out loud, “Are you coming today, sweet Bear Spirit?” “Yes, my dear. I am coming to bring you good tidings of autumn,” Bear said as he entered. “It’s time for preparation for winter hibernation.” “That must be challenging, I imagine,” I said. “We…

Mountain Mediation: Gifts of sensitivity

October 18, 2023
  We will return to the bear cave next week for Bear’s enlightening messages, but I’m feeling called to interject some teachings I’ve learned and would like to share. I consulted my Power Animal Oracle Cards for a confirmation. Raven stood out above other cards and this is what it said: “raven—magic—own your power… Use…

Mountain Mediation: A return to the magical Bear Cave

October 12, 2023
  We have embarked on a magical journey with the hearts and minds of animal spirits. I can’t explain its how and why, but believe it is based on our natural connections. Many things we can’t see are real. Western society and the scientific way have taken much of what is magical away. Modern day…

Mountain Meditation: Black bear, turkeys, and a return to the Bear Cave

October 5, 2023
Our son, grandkids and two dear friends came for this past glorious weekend. We described recent animal sightings (we never know who’ll show up or when). On Saturday, their young friend and I entered a Bear Cave meditation to meet our power animals and see what they’d say. That afternoon, once again, our home was…

Mountain Meditation: Connecting with Mother Nature and her creatures

September 27, 2023
Have you ever felt one with the universe while gazing in awe at the twinkling stars? Have you communed with nature while hiking on a trail through Vermont forests and woods? Have you absorbed the Earth’s energy while standing on a rocky peak? Feeling our connection to the natural world is a vital part of…

Mountain Meditation: The gift of animal sightings, sounds

September 20, 2023
  Editor’s note: This is part 6 of a series by Margeurite Jill Dye.  Two days before my surgery, I was aware of more chirping in our yard. Birds have been scarcer than usual lately so I searched trees and shrubs for the source of the chirps. Then I remembered that groundhogs chirp, also grunt,…

Mountain Meditation: Animal sightings and signs part 5

September 13, 2023
  For decades every summer and fall I’ve admired the loon couple on Kent Pond from a distance through my husband’s binoculars. When we bought a kayak I was excited to discover what I see from the water. So I put in off Thundering Brook Road with my husband and neighbor who has two kayaks.…

Mountain Meditation: Animal sightings and signs part 4: One lucky duck and Canada Geese

September 6, 2023
        My husband Duane and our Black Lab Luke had a magical experience years ago near the boat ramp in Kent Pond. A female Mallard was caught in a fishline. Duane fetched his trusty Swiss Army knife then told Luke to “stay” on the shoreline. He waded out. The ducks swam away…

Mountain Meditation: Killington is for the birds—Hawks, crows, turkeys and hummingbirds

August 30, 2023
Wildlife sightings and signs part 3 Indigenous cultures throughout the world see animals as messengers from the Great Spirit. Each creature is a teacher of how we can heal and tap into our personal power. At a yard sale, I happened upon the book and deck of “Medicine Cards” by Native Americans Jamie Sams and…

Mountain Meditation: Wildlife sightings and signs, part 2: Canada lynx, bellowing moose and Mr. Coyote liven up our woods

August 16, 2023
  A Spirit Animal may appear to bring a message to help guide you through difficulties and challenging times. Whatever animal calls or shows up has insights and gifts to share through its strengths. The rarest sighting I have experienced during my 65 years in Vermont was the Canada lynx kitten who hid in our…

Mountain Meditation: Wildlife sightings and signs, part one: Bears and another little hibernator

August 9, 2023
  Dad first saw the land we now live on under 6 feet of snow. He and Orin Bates climbed up the hill wearing snowshoes to get through the snow drifts. Dad gazed at Pico through the trees when Killington had barely begun. As he considered the commitment and cost, a ruffled grouse rose up…

Mountain Meditation: The week that was with our grandkids; three cheers for Wonderfeet

August 2, 2023
  Our grandchildren have come to our Killington lodge to spend a week with “Gammy and Papa.” Cora Irene (2 1/2 years old) joined brother Silas who just turned 8 in mid-July. Silas has his dad’s disposition—calm, centered and often serene — but his toddler sister is strong and defiant, very determined and cute as…

Mountain Meditations: Lakeside bliss

July 26, 2023
I’ve always been curious to know what it’s like to spend a summer on a lake. So I was delighted to have the chance to stay in a cottage on Lake Winnipesaukee for our very last week of timeshare. Forty years ago a “free weekend” promotion led us to purchase one week’s timeshare on the…