I admit it is one of those down-in-the-dumps days. If I let myself cry, I fear I’ll never stop. Health stuff: a suspicious sighting on my mammogram, in both breasts. The need to have my weeping uterus scraped and checked for cancer. Finding myself heading in and out of doctor’s offices. Answering phone call after … More Litany: Now What?
To hatch a crow, a black rainbow Bent in emptiness over emptiness But flying. ~ Ted Hughes I love crows. Crows are some of my closest confidants in this life. I don’t know why, but crows seem to intuitively and completely know me. They swoop into my life during times of turmoil, change, transformation. I consider them … More Where the Crow Flies
For Amira de la Garza “You can’t expect insights, even the big ones, to make you suddenly understand everything, but I figure, hey, it’s a step in the right direction if they leave you confused in a deeper way.” — Lily Tomlin Lately my dreams leave me rattled. In them, I unpack a very large cooler … More Dazed and Confused
Day 12 – A – Z Challenge A new beginning is born from a painful ending. A terrible ending inherently contains a fresh start. Always. The question is: can you see it? “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ― E.E. Cummings Unless you are currently in cryogenic stasis in … More Losing Our Way; Finding Our Way
A Hurricane of Change is Afoot. These past few days I’ve been thinking about the chapter of my life that is coming to a close under this final Uranus/Pluto Square. A nineteen year cycle is coming to an end. Think about where you were and what you set in motion all those years ago. For … More Awaken Your Courage. Awaken, Dear Heart.
Be a freak. Be a big weirdo. Proudly wear your unique and unrepeatable and luminous light out into the world. Don’t let anyone tell you you cannot do what you’ve set out to do. Others are already doing ‘it,’ so why not you? (‘It’ might be writing a marvelous book, or starting a yoga studio, or … More Fly Your Freak Flag, Proudly
And so it begins. Seeing Light. Everywhere. Seeing doors everywhere. Seeing my way through. At last. While I’ve been recovering from the various and sundry ailments of the past few months, I’ve started to brew up some big plans, which I will be acting on during the next four or five months. One of those … More The Journey of a Thousand Miles
“The antidote to exhaustion is wholeheartedness.” ~ David Whyte Walking Into the Fire Over the past week or so, I’ve been reading Danielle LaPorte’s Fire Starter Sessions. I subscribed to her website a few months back because I liked the ‘truth bombs’ I saw on Facebook. Then, I joined up with her Big Beautiful Writers … More Finding Wholeheartedness
Storm clouds gather… November’s rolled in with its cooler nights and damp mornings. I find myself wanting to go to bed and sleep for days; I am so bone weary. The dark night. The fertile night. The howling soul. My longing for hibernation has begun. It’s Sunday, a day of [supposed] rest. I long to settle into the quiet, reading … More Stormy Weather
“Buy experiences, not things. Spending on experiences makes people happier than spending on things. Things get broken and go out of style. Experiences get better every time you talk about them.” ~Jean Chatzky THE UNRAVELING. So much is unsettled right now. So much is unbound and unclear and uncertain. At night I am restless and … More As You Close One Door, Another Opens