SpiritFirst - Terry Folks
  • 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).…

  • 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

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

  • 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

    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

    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…

  • Tea With Terry: An Honourable Harvest

    Harvesting Cottonwood and Making Balm of Gilead in Spring – here’s how!   Normally we harvest cottonwood buds mid to late April, but Spring arrived late on the Island this year, so my partner and I are only just now collecting these beautiful sticky jewels. The photos below show you what an intact cottonwood branch…