This is what it’s like to be an empath.
You feel too much. You see everything. You note the body language and discomfort and lies. The feelings of others hit you, knock you to the ground, and make it difficult to breathe or think. … More Life as Art: Avoiding Amputations
The closer these feet march toward the end of my glorious days on this blinding and beautiful planet, the more I realize that being alive while I am alive is the only goal. … More Life As Art: Normal is a Dryer Setting
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May those who are asleep, awaken.
May those who are hungry, be fed.
May those in grief, find comfort.
May those in darkness, discover light. … More Grace Notes: My Solstice Prayer
We cannot do it all alone; but we can do it all together.
We can change this. We can birth a new way of running this world. We can foster an inclusive, cooperative world that works for everyone, not just a few.
We can become the face of grace and truth and wonder. … More Grace Notes: Paying It Forward
“Real hope is found in committing ourselves to vast goals and dreams – dreams such as a world without war and violence, a world where everyone can live in dignity. The problems that face our world are daunting in their depth and complexity. Sometimes it may be hard to see where – or how – … More Grace Notes: Finding Hope in the Midst of Despair
I found myself on the pavement, seeing stars.
I lost my footing and I lost my way.
I couldn’t muster the usual courage or wisdom.
I couldn’t see how this might contain even a sliver of light.
So, I sat down and I got still. … More Grace Notes: Walking Back to Myself
Nothing ‘out there’ will save us from this spiritual work.
No other person – no matter what he or she might say about how they will ‘fix things’ – can do this work for us.
We will either ride the waves or we will drown.
The way out is within.
… More Grace Notes: A Light Worker Awakens
Through this new lens, all of those choices became blessed choices.
I was in the right place at the right time. I did not miss ‘my chance.’ … More Grace Notes: Learning to See Your Light
I became lighter, more buoyant.
I stopped worrying and started laughing more.
I quit catastrophizing every misstep or mistake; instead, I practiced gratitude.
And gratitude changed everything. … More Grace Notes: The Medicine Woman Emerges