Spiffing up the Retreat Center

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Because I’ve had so many wonderful people staying at the Heart and Wings Retreat Center, I wanted to give them more room. So I created a living space in the garage to use when I’m renting out all three units. Among other improvents: I’ve converted the base of a leaky stock tank into a beautiful […]

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On the Road Again

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

photo courtesy of Silver City Sun-News     I’ll be driving to Maine in July by way of the Swannanoa Gathering outside Asheville, NC, my favorite music camp. Here’s a link from my Untamed album to “Dawning over Swannanoa,” about the musicians who stay up all night playing there.   I’ll return to Silver City […]

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Untame Yourself

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

          photo courtesy of Silver City Sun-News I spent a good portion of the winter with a great band getting ready for the release of my 5th recording, Untamed. Here’s a rehearsal shot with Paul DeMarco, Greg Renfro, Shems Nickle and Houndog. Following on the heels of the CD release party, I thought the untamed […]

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Orgonite, Untamed: 2015 Highlights

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Dear Friends, Hope you’ve been able to detach enough from the news of the world to have a good year. Much of my year has been spent keeping the house clean. I’ve converted a room in the garage to a living space, where I stay with the dogs when the place is fully booked. I […]

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A Brighter Tomorrow

Friday, April 17th, 2015

  The cataclysmic Uranus Pluto square that caused worldwide upheavals over the past couple of years has ended. Despite the rampant suffering that remains, I’d like to believe we’ve turned the corner into a more positive future.   My own outlook has brightened following a recent discovery. The issue that has devastated me over the […]

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Come On Down

Friday, April 17th, 2015

I’ve had a great time since last May turning my place into a Guesthouse called the Heart and Wings Retreat Center. Silver City attracts artists and adventurers, so everyone who shows up is someone I’d enjoy getting to know. Although I provide local maps and brochures, I discover more about what Silver City has to […]

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All We Need

Friday, April 17th, 2015

In this season of taxes, our thoughts turn to an accounting of what we have. It is tempting to focus on lack, to lament all we’ve spent and to rail against the government for appropriating and misusing our hard-earned funds. Whether or not we are justified in our attitude, it doesn’t feel good to be […]

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On the Air

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Silver City has an important new resource called Gila Mimbres Community Radio. Anyone can listen online at gmcr.org. It’s a breath of fresh air to hear real news and commentary from concerned individuals rather than the commercially sanitized messages that permeate even National Public Radio.

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Untamed Gila

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

The Gila River is the life-blood of the desert southwest. It has been dammed elsewhere, but still flows free in New Mexico. Now there is a move to dam the Gila in New Mexico as well. Anyone who loves the river is upset that this project is moving forward. While public opinion is against the […]

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Taking it to the Streets

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Last month a group of local Sufis and I performed the songs from my Heart Lightning recording of prosperity chants for a CD release party held at the convivial Yankie Creek Coffeehouse. It was fun to share these powerful practices with friends and kindred spirits.

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Come to This House

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Silver City, NM is a magnet for artists, athletes and eccentrics. We’re not on anyone’s way anywhere, so you really have to want to be here to visit. But with a great collection of art galleries, top-flight restaurants, and beautiful hiking and biking trails, anyone’s visit is well rewarded.

Last month, I listed the Heart and Wings Retreat Center on airbnb.com and made several fun new friends as a result.

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Chapel of Love

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Last month, I had the privilege of marrying a couple of men who had been together for 46 years. One was 70 and the other was 80. It was a powerful and moving experience for all in attendance. Someone told me a few years ago that my house was on sacred ground, and that the […]

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Mercury Retrograde

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Have you wondered why the simplest things are going wrong these days? Recently, my dogs’ invisible fence containment system stopped working. After I closed the door to the room that contained its transmitter, I couldn’t open it, even with a key. These back-to-back malfunctions made me wonder whether Mercury was retrograde. Indeed it was. Yesterday […]

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Heart Lightning

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

I’m changing the name of my business to Heart Lightning, as I enjoy facilitating quick results in others.  I have acquired a broad array of ways to help people get what they want, usually in just one session. One of these is a healing modality I developed called Heart Lightning. It simultaneously combines metaphor, eye […]

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What’s in a Name?

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

  I’ve been Abbe for 57 years. It was a paternal ancestor’s last name that became my grandmother’s middle name and landed as my first. Among other things, it means a source of joy. I’ve had a good life and the name has served me well. Along my spiritual road, I was given the name […]

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Where do I Begin?

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Much is being made of the Cardinal Grand Cross in late April, involving a face off between Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Pluto. All my recent astrological updates have pursued the cataclysmic Uranus Pluto square. Their square forms part of this cardinal Grand Cross. While the Grand Cross only extends until April 26, the Uranus Pluto […]

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Marching Against Monsanto

Monday, May 27th, 2013

On May 25, 100 of us gathered under the marquee of Silver City, NM's Energy Ideal Green Boutique. We stood just feet away from the local farmer’s market and a few feet further from the local food coop. Many people grow their own food here, and our march was more of an affirmation of people […]

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Staring Down the Shadow

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Yoga is union with all that is. That means acceptance of our foibles and pains as well as embracing our place in the world, with all its headaches and blessings. It is ironic that we must make peace with the present moment in order to transcend it.  Yoga heightens our awareness so that we may […]

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The Continuing Crisis

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Ruthless Pluto will square rebellious Uranus until 2015. We see the disruptive effects of this cataclysmic combination in tornadoes, mass murders, earthquakes, abuses of power, and general unrest. If you’re complacent during these times, you’re not playing attention. It’s an opportunity for great expansion, shedding the old, liberating yourself and moving beyond your fears into […]

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Staring down the Tension

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

When we consider yoga, we often imagine tall slender flexible bodies doing things we cannot. But yogic union is possible in any body in any situation. It does not depend on a prescribed posture to work through you. When you have opened yourself, you can more easily unwind and find the freedom that lies beyond […]

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Preparing for the Unexpected

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Jupiter, planet of expansion,  has been in Gemini since last June, and will remain in the sign until June 26 of this year. Take advantage of this opportunity to connect and learn from others in a neutral way.  Gemini is more concerned with truth than forcing an ignorant agenda on anyone. You will have the […]

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Want Power? Skype to the Shamanic Healing Clinic on March 16 for 30 minutes

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

  If you’ve tried your best and still can’t find your way through what is perplexing you, whether physical or emotional, it may be time for the big guns. We imagine we’re separate, as we live in discrete bodies. But in fact they are not discrete at all. We host bacteria. We share air. We […]

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Uranus Square Pluto June 2012 – March 2015 Resistance is Futile

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

I don’t even know how to start writing about this. It’s like deciding where to jump on the merry go round that is spinning faster than I feel is safe to board. Such is life. The world is changing more rapidly than we can assimilate. Global warming, corruption, and technological advances overwhelm us. There is […]

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Calling on the Allies: Introducing Shamanic Healings

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

  Many years ago, I was asked to teach yoga in Mexico. My first thought was Mexico, Maine, which would have entailed a long, icy commute. When I learned the classes were in Puerto Morelos on the Yucatan peninsula, I leapt at the opportunity.  After morning yoga, we had lots of time to explore. I […]

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Jupiter and Uranus in Aries: Chaos is the New Norm

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Fasten your seatbelts. Between June 6 and August 14, Jupiter and Uranus will both reside in the belligerent sign of Aries. Aries is the first sign in the zodiac, unafraid to initiate, and unconcerned about the results of his impulsive action. Uranus is the individualist and rebel who rules unexpected change.  Jupiter magnifies the nature […]

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Coming attractions: Uranus in Aries

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Fasten your seatbelts May 28.  

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Finding Peace in Combative Times: an astrological perspective

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

If you’re like me, listening to the news is guaranteed to make you angry or frightened at the pervasiveness of instability and conflict.  Politicians blame this on the other party, but we astrologers blame it on Pluto. Pluto slowly releases from our control that which we are least willing to surrender.  In the sign of […]

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Performing to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Friday, April 16th, 2010

  Silver City held its first International Women’s Day parade on March 7. The parade included horses, goddess banners, men in T-shirts that said “awaiting instruction,” and a giant Venus of Willendorf. Here’s a video of the fun:     It was a great chance to join with creative men and women from town and […]

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The Easier, Softer Way

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

In the 80’s, my boss told me I didn’t think the way he did. I think he meant it as an insult.  It’s probably why I’m no longer marketing manager of Alpo Dry Dogfood. Much as I miss the Labrador and beagle puppies at Alpo’s Pet Care center, it’s probably for the best that I […]

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