“Nothing could be finer than meditating in Carolina…” Wouldn’t it be great if meditation was as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet? I wonder what kind of world we could create if meditation was demystified, re imagined or sold en mass like cereal or detergent? Is it just me or are we […]
We Are All Veterans
“When the Indian saint Ramakrishna was asked why there is evil in the world, he answered, “To thicken the plot.” These very plot thickeners, often the most difficult and insistent ones, can lead us to open our bodies, hearts, and minds.” ~ from A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield We are all veterans. We all have some […]
Advocating for Meditation
“Through the sacred art of pausing, we develop the capacity to stop hiding, to stop running away from our experience. We begin to trust in our natural intelligence, in our naturally wise heart, in our capacity to open to whatever arises. Like awakening from a dream, in the moment of pausing our trance recedes and […]
Fallen I am wounded I am weak I am not alone. Scooped up Made warm and welcome Earth dug deep with candles lit Your love nourishes me. Gracious nestling In your family’s home, your heart, your lives, your land. Just now this way I am safe I can crow I am made stronger in your […]
Maui – Polynesian Trickster God Excerpts from IT’S BETTER TO BE A TRICKSTER THAN A MARTYR by Elizabeth Gilbert “There is another way to be creative that does not make a fetish out of suffering. There is an older way, a richer way, a more generative way — the way human beings had been […]
What does it feel like to receive unconditional love? Tag You’re It!
The Rush of Simple Pleasure
I felt there again. It was so sweet, that connection to one’s I love. We had dinner, my dear friends and I. We discussed all sorts of real and true things about our daily lives, but nothing heavy, nothing too deep. Just regular sharing and regular joy. Their, now 2, baby’s care came first as […]
A few synonyms for permission are: authorization, consent, leave, authority, sanction, license, dispensation, assent, acquiescence, agreement, seal/stamp of approval, blessing, clearance, allowance & empowerment. Who gives us permission? I have come to realize I have the power to give myself permission. Permission to love. Permission to heal. Permission to feel ALL the feelings that arise, not just […]
Love & Power
I will give you my love, but I will not give you my power. I never made that distinction before! They are not the same and cleaving them like this feels true and right. For a brief moment I thought I had to get permission to love. But then I came to understand there is […]
Good Words Found
Love is a sacrament. Beauty is a sacrament. Peace is a sacrament. Creativity is a sacrament. These things course through us just as surely as our blood. These are our sacred bonds with the divine and with each other: they are sacraments administered by the divine through the human. By manifesting these divine energies, we […]
I Love You Universe!
I am having a real tough realization today. It is rather embarrassing and I feel really raw but the TRUTH does that to us – doesn’t it?! Found out last nite that ‘my crush’ has happily found a sweetheart of his own. He has never responded to me in any way other than as a […]
What is Reasonable?
“Unknowing, if one can be open and vulnerable, will take us down to the very deeps of knowing, not informing the mind but coursing through the whole body, artery and vein–provided one can thrust aside what the world calls common sense, that popular lumpen wisdom that prevents the emerging of the numinous.” ~ Pamela Travers […]