The Sunshine Observer: SO… V:68

Happy New Moon everyone!

Practical Life

Summer has come and gone on Sunshine Lane. We enjoyed friends and family visiting, summer breezes, floating on the Salish Sea and just being. We are grateful for the space and ability to entertain outside. Our gardens were bountiful. Lots of beauty, and things to eat, can and freeze. At times it was hard to keep up with all the growth. A 10 ½ pound zucchini went to our neighbor donkey, Cleo.


I started the Sunshine Observer as a deterrent from a bazillion posts about COVID-19 in social media. My intention was to keep things light as the world discovered what this virus was and how to manage our lives with it.  

Then George Floyd’s death brought the somber reality of existing racism front and center. So many important voices are finally being heard; the movement remains strong.

COVID continues along with floods, hurricanes, fires, murder, inequality, culture wars, political division, anarchy, and general insanity. A lot of craziness has happened in the last 4 months, it is deafening and much of it we can control.

There are unlimited strategies others use to gain power over us. Chaos, fear, religion, finger pointing… These strategies trap our attention and take our control. Power over us is a choice.

So, with the intention of lightening the deafening mood, let’s start anew.


Onto our 5-minute meditation following the phases of the Moon.


We are not simple, yet when we show up from Love, we set a strong foundation for everything we encounter.

The new Moon is the dawn of a new cycle, as the Sun and Moon are in alignment. It’s a good time to set intentions for the coming month.

We begin by welcoming the possibilities.


We are on a Hero’s journey, starting something new. Start from Love.
With the dark we feel and hear deeply. Listen.




welcoming the new