Musings

In Cailleach’s Cauldron

SO, here I am, in my usual situation this time of year, being cooked by the Dark Goddess, the Winter Hag, the Baba Yaga, the Cailleach, in her Cauldron of Wisdom and Healing. This time of year, i start to long for the Ancestors and Old Ways the most. This time of...

The great night from which you were born.

Part of my myth-poetic story, the truth at the center of the image I was born with, is that there is a fire flowing through me from the stars and from the center of the earth which meet in my center. And, it is true, we all come shining forth like stars from the great...

The Forest breathes with me

I slept the forest, without a tent, for the first time since moving to Germany 7 years ago. I am not sure how to help you appreciate the magnitude of the feeling that arises through this act. Somehow, the spell, or curse, of being banished to the city, has been...

On the Shores of Soul Lake

Imagine, you are standing on the shores of a beautiful Lake, the sun is setting and the colors of red, rust, orange and gold streaked with pink are arcing through the sky, lighting up the clouds. The surface of the lake is still and the reflection of clouds, trees,...

Wholeness

From Coleman's Bed by David Whyte Be taught now, among the trees and rocks, how the discarded is woven into shelter, learn the way things hidden and unspoken slowly proclaim their voice in the world. Find that inward symmetry to all outward appearances, apprentice...

Writings

Welcome to the Touching Soul blog. My name is Sara McFarland and I am delighted to share my thoughts and experiences with you in order to foster dialogue and partnership on the journey of soul.