SpiritFirst - Terry Folks

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  • Beltane/May Day

    Beltane/May Day

    An excerpt from my book – Another Spring – to guide and inspire you in your Beltane/May Day celebrations. Also known as May Day, Beltane is halfway between Spring (Vernal) Equinox and Summer Solstice, and often thought of as the beginning of Summer in the old religion. You may be more familiar with traditional image…

  • Ostara – Another Spring: Death & Rebirth

    Ostara – Another Spring: Death & Rebirth

    A simple “death & rebirth” ritual you can do this season to release what no longer serves you, and to welcome in something new. If you feel ready to let go of a person, relationship, stage of life, fantasy, or habit, Ostara is the perfect time of year for a ritual. Remember, rituals are how…

  • What is Imbolc?

    What is Imbolc?

    “Dear Ms. Terry, What exactly is Imbolc? Curious, Esther” Dear Esther, Imbolc (pronounced em-bulk) is February 1st this year. In Celtic spirituality, Imbolc is about halfway between Winter Solstice/Yule (December 21st) and Spring Equinox/Ostara (March 19th). It is an important celebration of Brigid, the Celtic goddess of fertility, waterways, fire and smithwork. If you want to…

  • Book Excerpt – Vision Board Strategy

    Book Excerpt – Vision Board Strategy

    A Yule gift from me to you. The following excerpt detailing a vision board strategy is from my upcoming book Another Spring: A Year of Self Therapy and Spiritual Practices. It comes from Chapter Nine: Abundance and Gratitude (Reciprocity). Nuts and Bolts Vision Boards move in and out of popularity, sometimes trending, and often a…

  • Terry’s Book Updates 2023

    Terry’s Book Updates 2023

    To my dear Facebook Author Page followers and Newsletter subscribers, I am updating you on my book progress. I finished writing the complete draft of my book before leaving on my GoddessPilgrimage to Crete, Greece this past September. Up to that point, I had beensharing draft chapters with my Sophia Women’s Wisdom sisterhood, with myown…

  • Samhain 2023

    Samhain 2023

    Beth Ann asked. . . Dear Ms. Terry, What is Samhain? Is it the same as Hallowe’en? How do you pronounce it? Where does it fit in the calendar of the old religion? I am just learning Earth based spirituality so I’m wondering how this all ties together. I know … big questions … but…

  • Grief Gift Meditation Moment

    Grief Gift Meditation Moment

    Preparation Grief Gift Meditation Moment by Terry Folks (You have about 15 seconds to get comfortable!)

  • Sacrifice one of Your Fears on Lammas

    Sacrifice one of Your Fears on Lammas

    Lammas reminds us. . . to check in on the ripeness or fullness of fruits and vegetables for the first early harvest. On this day, we are reminded that what we planted in the springtime – whether it be ideas, hopes, projects or other plantings – is now up for review at this time of…

  • Tea With Terry: Summer Solstice

    Tea With Terry: Summer Solstice

    This month’s blog features Summer Solstice. Celebrating Summer Solstice (Litha) Litha comes from earth-based spirituality, each year on June 20, 21, or 22. This note from Carla led me to think about it: Dear Ms. Terry, What is Earth based spirituality and what are some ways to practice it? Curious, Carla I replied, Dear Carla,…

  • Tea With Terry:  Mirror Work

    Tea With Terry: Mirror Work

    Mirror Work has a long history in improving self esteem. That is not the goal of this next strategy but that might be one of the side effects. The focus this time is attempting to make contact with your Deep Self. Try holding eye contact with yourself in your mirror until you feel you have…