Stones of The Ancient Ones ~ Orkney


Touching the Stone, feeling Home.
Touching the Stone, feeling Home.

The presence in these stones has been calling me here for years. And, here I am. I have nothing to say. And so, it is funny what came through, as I am now without my usual waterfall of words. Not even a trickle.

Today, my new friend and professional Guide of Orkney’s sacred sites, Kath Wood told me, “You should write a book.”


I am told that over and over. Is now the time? Now is the time. Yes.


And, so, the day I met the Stones of Stenness,

and The Ness of Brodgar,

and The Ring of Brodgar I could feel something else wanting to be born, birthed, expressed, illuminated.


Stories are fun to write and share, and this journey is the perfect adventure, with photos, to embark on a full epic telling, and then, the next time the 100th person says, “You should write a book.” I’ll say, “I have. It’s called….”…& it will have a title.



IMG_2243How fun, something new…like being connected to these Stones and works of Art and Function.

I will trust whatever comes through, in its own timing. Magic is carrying me now. I must trust & move with what is moving me.


Stone of Stenness


Core Clarity: Regenerative Healing Circle ~ Orkney

Arriving in Stromness, July 3, 2016
Arriving in Stromness, July 3, 2016

CORE CLARITY: Regenerative Healing Circle

Claire Anderson Graham facilitates Core Clarity, rooted in, assisted & liberated by Ger Lyons’ Core Transformation and Cellular Healing Training Events since 2009.

Connect with Claire Anderson Graham ~Nature Clan Permaculturist Arts

Orkney Mobile: 0755 413 7277 ~ ~

Core Clarity invites personal & spiritual alchemy transforming:

  • Old trauma, disease, pain, fatigue, chronic body/mind/spirit conditions
  • Addictive patterns, despair, feelings of wanting to give up on Life
  • Stagnancy, lack of motivation, lethargy, depression
  • Isolation, fear of moving forward, anxiety, panic attacks
  • Childhood trauma, abandonment, abuse, neglect, lack of safety
  • Anger, frustration, impatience with others, with Life or with ‘God’ 
  • Lack of self-worth, low self-esteem, feeling undeserving


Core Clarity is an alchemical, transformational process that connects us directly to Source and activates the clearing of any limitations or blockages that are preventing us from our full expression. As this transmission of High Healing Sacred Energy melts into the body it begins to expose, release, and dissolve anything that is not based on Pure Love, Expansion and Growth of Consciousness.

Old imprints, mindsets and behaviour patterns are quickly dismantled and released. It is an effective process of Living Prayer that illuminates and reveals Living Blessings, Purpose & Guidance where they were once obscured. We work with High Healing Consciousnesses, as well as your own Guardians & Spirit Helpers.

Falling in Love, over and over, in St. Ola, Orkney, Scotland.
It is normal to experience some heat, tingling or vibration as sacred energies clear your body’s resonance and field through a deep purification process. This is the unwinding & transmutation of traumas & limitations, opening the cells, expanding consciousness & allowing Life force to move freely again where it may have been stuck or stagnating due to blockages that are now dismantling, clearing & adjusting to a new level of freedom & clarity.

Core Clarity opens a powerful doorway directly to the Heart of Our Creator, the Source of our Life, igniting an energetic, telepathic process for Cellular Healing & Core Transformation. This training opens our entire system to the highest levels of Light & Illumination. What resonates with these frequencies remains while all else surfaces to be released.

(For Info in Gaelic/English & Global healing events with Ger Lyons, please see: 

Walking Home.

Claire: “It is my pleasure to share decades of experience from training globally as a Facilitator, Singer, Songwriter, Artist, Earth Art & Architecture Builder/Teacher, Certified Permaculture Designer, & an Ethical & Co-creative Woman.

My passions are to share what inspires me: walking & singing in Nature, gardening food forests, teaching regenerative living, building eco-homes, creating art, & writing songs & stories to illuminate clarity.

From 2012 to 2016, I served as Permaculture Designer, Executive Assistant, Accounting/Quickbooks, Farmers’ Market Coordinator, BCorp Purchasing Expert, Website Editor & Blogger & Marketing Assistant for HOKU NUI MAUI, LLC in Makawao. (, a 260-acre Regenerative Farming Community.

The Maui Permaculture Network (MPN) began in 2006. I founded The MPN on April 19, 2006, by gathering a group of fellow, new, experienced, & elder Permaculturists together. We created The MPN to learn & to grow abundance & beauty.

We started with monthly potluck gatherings & weekly workshops. Our path now includes expanding to include Orkney, Scotland, & everyone in between, all around this planet. The MPN with our wider Maui island community is a powerful ‘ohana/family, united in dissolving the corruption of Nature, & human & environmental health at the root to allow the beauty & truth of our Nature to flourish & thrive in diversity and unity.

I invite co-creation on Orkney to begin:

  • Exploring my roots, inviting & accessing further ancestral healing & gifts
  • Recording Songs, Writing Songs & Singing,
  • Sharing Regenerative Living Workshops, inc. Body Ecology(.com),
  • Co-Designing Nature-inspired Homes, Community Markets & Events
  • (Homes inspired by Rumi’s Poetry & Nader Khalili of CalEarth (.com))
  • Co-Creating Rippling Positive Effects across Scotland, Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, & our Earth Family Home.

Thank you for being here. Everyone has value. We are Nature.

Aloha, Beauty & Clarity,


Claire meets Persephone in Scotland ~ & The Maiden Stone ~

A glimpse of the Stones I met June 23, 2016.


In the name of sharing.
IMG_1711 The Maiden Stone is easily seen at roadside, with parking just in front.

Persephone is over a stone wall, and 2 fences, hidden in thick woods. Carved by Sandy Smith (Persephone Photos: below Maiden Stone photos):


The Maiden Stone, Pictish, standing high above my 5-feet & 10-inches.
The Maiden Stone, details.




Persephone, Queen of the Underworld

IMG_1725 IMG_1728 The Maiden Stone, also known as the Drumdurno Stone after the nearby farm, is a Pictish standing stone near Inverurie in Aberdeenshire in Scotland, probably dating to the 9th century AD.












I can feel my life lit up by this presence, this living sculpture; changed, for good.

Stone Woman: Persephone ~ Sending great thanks to: Martin Watt, who offered: “Persephone statue, Crowmallie, Garioch, Scotland.
The wonderfully monumental statue of Persephone, carved from 8.5 tons of millstone grit, stands in a glade 100m to the west of the Pictish Maiden Stone.

It was carved 55 years ago by Sandy Smith an artist living in Crowmallie House.

The Statue carries a mirror as does the female on The Maiden Stone.”


Walking by the River Don, Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland


25 minutes walk from the farmhouse where we are is this view. I am finding it helpful to get out and ground in where I am by walking.

The days are full of exploring, and ice cream, so walking 2 hours every day is helpful. Balance is key!

The River Don, where my new friend, Thelma Milne showed me the way. She even walked with me for an hour and shared her wisdom after 50 years of marriage, "You've got to be happy with what is given to you."
The River Don, where my new friend, Thelma Milne showed me the way. She even walked with me for an hour and shared her wisdom after 50 years of marriage, “You’ve got to be happy with what is given to you.”






Walking home, taking the path past two white swans, swimming, & then nesting and peeking at me through tall grasses on the other side.
Why fairytales are told in Scotland, this place is Magical.
Lovely walking trail, paved, for biking, walking, and horses — 45 miles long. How very civilized.
These are as big as a grapefruit, and so pretty.

Meadowhead Farm with Harris

My wee cousin, born April 1st, 2016, meet Harris.

He and his mum, Nikki, and his baby sister, Lexy came for a visit, and what fun we had playing games, rolling trains, building things, and snacking. IMG_1682

Did not get more than these pics, as Lexy kept us all on our toes and very well entertained. I put my iPhone down, which was refreshing.IMG_2229

I was having a tea party for one, enjoying the bright, hot sun, and Tom thought that was worth capturing, especially my wee French table cloth, AKA the dish towel. Pepper was asked to pose with me.

I love the view as I walk down the road, leaving Meadowhead:




Scottish Music ~ Candlelit Sunday in the Blue Lampie, Aberdeen ~

On a Sunday afternoon, a bright day outside, here we are in a candlelit, very dark, and glowing bar, listening to Scottish music, songwriting, and watching a bit of Step Dancing.
Fiona on fiddle, showing off their newly learned skills. Teacher is in front.
AYE, WELCOME REFUGEES is on his t-shirt, and he showed his stuff with a solo Step Dancing Performance.
I loved being here, listening and feeling the music so deeply. Man in kilt, playing harp, amazing!!!
Music is the fire that keeps us all alive. Nature sings: ua kani o nahele, is how it is said in Ancient Hawaiian. Nature sings.

A Journey to the Heart of The Hebrides ~ Meet the Photos of Ian Lawson

The Isle of Harris has a fan, & I have never been there,


but I have seen it through the lens and gifted eye of Ian Lawson: Photographer, Path Illuminator, Genius. Here, you get a tantalizing peek at his vision, dedication & connection to The Isle of Harris and their tweeds and tartans woven with island Magic. It is way up North and to the left, OK, that’s west.

The morning began. June 10th, 2016. More sun, always sun, ever since I arrived in Scotland. Funny.

First, we got lost in the country, on the quiet, sheep-farming backroads. Next, we got found, & shared tea with Hilary’s artistic friend, Fiona McDonald. I was brought to meet Hilary’s friend, Fiona, at her farm house, because artists like meeting other artists. She showed us her beautiful succulent designs in wall hangings and terrariums:(

Fiona understood me right away. Out came the sweets, & a big pot of hot tea, followed by an elegant tome: the book, below, by photographer, Ian Lawson.

And, then, I thought about how much I wish you were all sitting here with us, dining on biscuits & caramel bars so good I ate mine and then had to sniff the wrapper, extensively.


Poem within:

The Silent LoomIMG_1616

This is Bella. She died in 2010, but could she ever, really?IMG_1617

Each page of the massive book has Ian’s impressions of The Isle of Harris next to … just look; I am speechless:IMG_1618

Are you with me?

Stag…Woven colors that make me weak with delight.IMG_1619

A ewe, and her other offspring: wool woven with love.IMG_1620

My laundry would be just as colorful.

May The Isle of Harris dry my laundry someday, soon.


Just a taste…



Walking trails with my cousin Hilary, Pepper & Charlie



Walking each day.



Enjoying the beauty of trails through Newmachar, Aberdeen…with yellow wildflowers:


Sweet horses…


Bright, glowing fields of blooming, endless yellow rapeseed flowers.    This photo is dedicated to my dear sister, Julie, who loves yellow:

This one’s for you!


And this one; some yellow gorse, now, newly-known to my taste buds as the most delicious ice cream flavor, lovely as eating perfumed petals, if petals tasted delicious!!!


And, lastly, the magic of spirals: the bridge between Maui & Scotland is clear. We are Nature.


Memorial Day with my Dad in Morningside, Edinburgh


Oh, I was so confident. I was warned; It’s a big graveyard. I said I’d use my psychic skills. Ha, after an hour and half of carefully looking at every headstone except my dad’s, I found it!IMG_1451

UNTIL THE DAY BREAK — is how long it seemed I’d have to look up, down and all around, over and over again, but there he was, right on the left, just a short stroll from the entrance! So simple. IMG_1457 IMG_1450

Above, right: Me, at 6 months old, visiting Scotland, wrapped in Graham tartan scarf!

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Scotland is Home.


Hopeful, Beaming, & Walking with my Ancestor's through Open Doors
Claire’s arrival Home
Edinburgh airport
May 27, 2016, 4:40pm

Welcome to this step, this precious first step into what can only be met with awe. Stepping into The Mystery with no plan, only willingness, faith & love. Seems like a perfect toolkit to guide & carry me, and then there are my 5 bits of luggage, full of endless art supplies, and my guitar, Valentine. Oh, yes, we are Home.

Tracking Magic: JFK to LON, Daniel, from Germany, & N.C., & BMW, & the other 2 men in my row had also missed their flights, so we were very happy together. Carol sat next to me for this last flight, very kindly sharing her Scottish insights as a local, and her daughter’s name is Iona.The Waterboys’ “Peace of Iona” being a favorite song in our Core Transformation & Cellular Healing Circles with Ger Lyons (





When I boarded the plane from London Heathrow, I had missed two flights, in LAX & JFK, and nearly a third. I had run in 4″ comfortable heels with these 3 carry-on bags, my sheepskin and my guitar up and down escalators and across JFK, to the very end, Gate 3.

Beautiful symmetry
The final flight to Edinburgh. I left my guitar on board & it was thrown at me by the angry steward in baggage claim, over a woman’s erect extended left leg as she sat in her wheelchair. Apparently, my delight, altered state from exhaustion & oblivion were beyond his care. He was so nice when I boarded, Paul Daniels let me take this photo before the crowd filled it all up. I was the last seat on the right: 24A

I had slept a total of 4 hours in 3 days, and found myself, irrepressibly grateful, wandering my mind during the long flights; 5 + 5 + 7 + 1 = 18 hours of long flights across the world, smiling at all the sweet friends’ faces who linger there, reminding me it took the whole village to get me here, to make me clear, to lift my wings for this flight, finding myself steadily eager to feel Scotland again.