About Me

‘cheer up, my brother’ by HNNY

Hello and welcome to the Diaries.

This is where I hang out and talk about meditation, spiritual study and conscious living. Around here, I’ll be going by Sister Satsuma. Just so you know, I live in a small-ish city in Louisiana. I was born and raised here in the South but am (thankfully) enjoying a decidedly cross-cultural experience from my little perch in a sleepy garden district.

The inspiration to start sharing here at Satsuma Diaries came from many years of solitary meditation practice, where I have cultivated a deep sense of peace, awareness and creativity for myself. Where I have healed family and ancestral wounds and discovered some amazing things about consciousness and the psyche.

My meditation practice began in earnest in 2013. When I was starting out in a small Southern town in the U.S., virtually no guidance was available to me as to the challenges and rewards of prolonged meditation. I sat everyday nevertheless. I fumbled around in the dark for some time – trying this and that. Some techniques worked. A lot didn’t. But I eventually found and maintained a practice that consistently served my personal development. That process is what I’ll be focusing on here.

My hope is that my site will be a resource to you as you explore self-healing and inner-wisdom through meditation and conscious living.


Inspired Creativity

So, if creativity is one of your core passions.. here’s what you need to know. Those activities that bring us joy are not an accident. They are our spiritual gifts. They are gifts from the spiritual realm meant to nourish and guide us in this life. But they are also paths back to God. Back to our soul.

Consider this possibility: Your art is your spiritual work in this life.

The Holy Magic of Water

As I said in my big mamma jamma Keys of Egypt post, the element of water is closely associated with the feminine principle which governs and facilities psychic or mystical experience. Water represents the subconscious, the emotional body and the creative waters of our Genesis. These are areas over which the cosmic feminine principle presides. Water mysteries therefore bring us closer to her, the Goddess. The divine feminine. The heavenly mother.

Falcon Totems of Egypt

Happy Keys of Egypt Week! We’re still going at it over here with all things Egypt. Today, I thought I’d share one of my favorite archetypes out of the Age of the Pharaohs. And that is the bird of prey totem.

The Egyptian god, Horus, is known as the falcon-headed sky god. He is son of Isis and Osiris. In some accounts of the myth, he was conceived magically after Osiris was murdered by his evil brother Set. Isis, as the story goes, casts a temporary resurrection spell long enough for Horus to be conceived.

Get in touch

For intuitive readings (pay-what-you-can fee schedule), one-on-one mentoring or general feedback, you can reach me at sissatsuma@gmail.com.

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