~>> for more information on Elise, her energy medicine work and adornment creations, please visit ::: www.TempleOfChanges.com
~>> for custom creations; available adornments; or inquiries of ceremony or energy medicine work, please contact :: elise@artmedicineadornment.com
~>> this blog has been created to reveal the energies, intentions, and elements woven into Elise's Art + Medicine + Adornment ~

Monday, September 23, 2019

~ Autumn Equinox 2019 ~

Great Earth + Great Mystery + The Great In Between     ::     We Thank You.

We offer you our open and humble hearts. We are listening.
We are learning….
We are doing our best, and it often doesn’t feel like enough (if there is such a thing),, 

…Please Show Us The Way. 

Help us be grateful for all that we have the opportunity to experience through our bodies, hearts, minds, and beyond. Show us that we are supported, that we’re safe and we can’t fail ~ give us courage to recognize our own fear and with gentleness, let it go. Give us strength to keep on, give us Grace to be more generous with our precious love. Please, help us be kind to ourselves and each other. Help us let go of whatever won’t bring greater aliveness, peace, and joy….help us walk softly and breathe slowly. Help us be aware, help us appreciate the wonderment of all we’ve fruited and the nectar we’ve received in reflection of our effort and allowing. 

Thank You for your abundant Beauty, for all the ways you bring awakening and laughter and Love. Thank You for showing us the way for more sustainable ways of being and Thank You for giving us Trust ~ that We will find the Way for us all to thrive and celebrate life together. 
And,,, Thank You for the sweetness of the unknown….

Great Spirit, Great Mother, sweet flowers and stars ::: Thank You for your patience and resilience, and for showing us the Way. Help us hear you and see you, help us recognize that 
       we too, are like falling leaves ~ belonging neither to the tree nor the wind, but forever touched, by Everything.

In Love}}} elise ~

Sunday, September 1, 2019

... stillness ...

One pink blossom.
Aside thorns, no one.

Morning dew soothes.
     Soft moss.
             Sight, sighs.

    The Sword 
 then falls away....                             
Only    We    remain
inside  One  gown ... 
      of the  Sea
in between .. moments,, 
         ~ moving...

...Lavender Skies.
             Moon,,  Rises.  

Monday, July 29, 2019


Judging "the problem", even your own doubt,
      or why-when-where-with whom you close your Heart...
is not useful
for your Joy, wholeness, or sense of belonging.
Nor is it useful for the problem itself, or any darkness anywhere.

Breathe softly,
rest in The Unknown we ALL walk.

Step gently.
Like the Leopard...
          Be Fierce Grace 
with your Truth.
...whiskers spanning both shadow and light.

The world needs your wisdom.
Speak bravely.
Share generously, the gift of your wild + sweet LOVE.

The space between us is smaller than you know.
In fact, there is no such thing.

Trees root and Stars shine.

                              What exists beyond the fragrance of fascination
                                                    reveals itself only
                                                                              in Union.

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Spiral

i will meet You
in Reverence
of calm and quiet;
of soft and stable and steady;
of the swift, slow..., and strong;
of Space;
of the Way through;;;
Here,,, and Beyond

Thursday, August 30, 2018

~>::}}} softening the Heart stabilizes Strength {{{::<~

exhale and let go,,, settle thy Fire
Soften,,, rest on the Earth that gave you form
you are safe Here :: allow the Winds to Breathe you
move like Water,,, follow the waves of Ease through completion ~ 
.....when in doubt, Open and Listen..... 
..find the whisper that precedes every belief..
.do not try to be more or less.
for the benefit of All :: be who and where You Are
(( there is nothing better ))
this nourishes the Ultimate :: Love.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

...:::}}} essential sounds of light {{{:::...

The women of my tribe are a Wild garden, 
My women move me, 
with their honesty, humility, courage, grace, loyalty.
They are brave and loving, forgiving, patient, and WISE.
They have    ...::: no age :::...     and     ~ clear eyes ~

My women dance barefoot, wear boots and action shoes -
they eat when hungry,
sway their hips with the moon,
and bow... to what's True.

My women share and trust, empower and adore.

My women love fiercely and softly, sweetly and sincerely.
My sisters are honey, and pepper - 
scented of Earth and All Weathers.
My sisters aren't afraid to shake their tail feathers!
or fly ~ ~ ~
when it's time 
to Rise.

These women - have nothing to hide!

These women, We Are vast open skies :
we make Love with the Sun, 
our wombs are the Ocean.
come climb the mountains of our minds
and we shall All see
the *light* beyond time ~ ~ ~ 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

~>> Courage + Grace <<~

My Mother, 69 years young, on top of Volcan Villarrica, a volcano in Chile over 9,000 feet high, covered in ice. She climbed it in less than a half day, and back down, carrying an ice axe, wearing crampons. She is the strongest, bravest, most playful, and wisest woman I have ever known. My mother has always been my greatest teacher and guide:: my mentor in life. She has always been extremely close to Nature, teaching ways of Awareness :: sensing the ways of the plants; recognizing the songs of the birds + tracks and scat of four-leggeds; understanding seeds and cycles and the Divine Way of Allowing and Stillness. She is a medicine woman : a wise taoist wizard and acupuncturist, raised by a falconer father who was a medicine man and doctor in war,, and a mother of acuity, honesty, loyalty, and determination. My mother listens deeply into the Way of things, she is like an easy river flowing with Grace and Power, clear and direct, and always forward - not looking back or holding onto a shore of illusion. A woman of discipline; focus; courage; intelligence; intuition; incredible and infinite creativity; lightness of being ~ joy!; detached ease; honesty + transparency; integrity; depth of wisdom; kindness and compassion; vitality and beauty; and so much more......my Mother, is my hero. Aho! Ae Ma Ho!!!

Friday, November 11, 2016

~+< humble beginnings >+~

Gently, softly, our Hearts exhale into humble surrender of what we have collectively created with our world. 
There is no "us" and "them". 
There is only US. 
We can only look within ourselves to create harmony and peace, ease and love..., how does our world reflect the imbalance within ourselves? 
Those who have not found peace, those who are lost in violence or greed, are blindly aching for compassion and guidance from those who know the Way. 
...some are lost in the darkness. 
Being angry with them for their ignorance or lack of love will not lead them to the light. 
Only compassion and love will lead them to love and the willingness to create a brighter world, a kinder heart. 

We cannot give up our power and grace to anger or fear! 
After a few tears are shed, it is time to keep walking....
Our only option is to anchor in TRUST. 
~ to Trust ourselves, each other, and the Journey, and to continue to follow the road true to our hearts, humble as it may be when it doesn't look like what we want it to. 
Trying to control the situation is using the same element (control) that brought the situation to begin with. 
Trusting that somewhere in the chaos, somewhere in the center of the storm, there is a gift for our evolution as One, is a good way to begin, again and again. 
Either we trust the Way of Life/Spirit/Mystery/Source, or we don't. 
We cannot trust only part of it. 
We cannot trust only the parts that make us feel good ~ ((doing that is the same poison that caused greed and the political situation that has been created)).
Compassion for and trust in the shadow, the darkness, the unknown : that is the Way.

Only from abandoning both hope and fear; releasing attachment to outcome; and holding the full spectrum of entropy, the complete seasons, the full cycle of the moon - waxing AND waning - the beauty And the sorrow, is the Way to Peace. 
And,,, the first place to nourish this understanding, is within ourselves.

Please, may we take a moment to breathe love into ourselves today and remember who we are. Remember, we are All finding our way. 

Sometimes the greatest illness brings the greatest awakening. 
+++ May we all rest gently in the trust that we are held in the greater story of Creation :: it is always just beginning. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

::: Mitakuye Oyasin :::

~ ~ ~ may we all remember ::: we are all connected......Mitakuye Oyasin ::: may we all know who we are and why we are Here ~ ~ ~ .......may we be humble, gentle, sincere,,, may we choose wisely - moment by moment,,, may we listen to our Hearts, to the Earth whispering....may we pray on our knees with complete transparency for this fragile and resilient, precious life journey,,, and may we remember how to rest, in this Love we are. 
                                                        *** new moon blessings ***

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Beautiful Beloveds ::: the new Art Medicine Adornment website is viewable at this time, though still in process of being assembled ::..... thank you for your patience :: ((i am available for sessions in July, August, and September)) :: Blessings ~ ~ ~ may you continue to walk in love and peace ::::............

Monday, March 16, 2015

~ ~ ~ >> this photo is from my recent trip to Chile :: street art reflecting the depth of the indigenous Mapuche ))
Zen master and his disciple ::
“is there anything I can do to make myself enlightened?”
as little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning
“then of what use are the spiritual exercises you prescribe?”
to make sure you are not asleep when the sun begins to rise

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

~ begin within ~

::: this is the time for ceremony, for gratitude, for honoring and creating this sacred life :::

~ energy informs matter...intent informs energy :: what do you want to create? clean water for the planet? begin with yourself. water yourself within :: breathe yourself into wholeness and all else will follow ~ ~ ~ forgiveness and gratitude grow healing within and beyond time :: love yourself, celebrate life, be the light }} listen to the *yes* inside you and follow that. a daily practice. now, oh so very much now, is the time to choose consciously :: every action, every thought ~ ~ ~ know your energy, be certain, walk awake and in love ::: we are all rowing the same boat :: connected in this co-creation == choose wisely your ripples ~ ~ ~ let go of the weight that holds you back from your destiny, kiss it goodbye and feel yourself sink into present time. this is all there is :: what is useful to your health, what is not useful. exhale...pause...inhale....pause. one breath. one moment. now.

Monday, August 25, 2014

~ Listen to your Heart,,, soften, soften ~

To go to the dark with the light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark,
Go without sight and find that the dark too, blooms and sings.
~ Wendall Berry

Friday, August 22, 2014

~<:: the vessel ::>~

I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.

"fully alive" by Dawna Markova

Saturday, August 9, 2014

~ free your grief :: create space for Grace ~

"You cannot walk straight when the road bends."
~ Romani proverb

Thursday, July 31, 2014

"People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive."
~ Joseph Campbell