“The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.” ~Shakti Gawain This past week the energies swirling around me sounded so loud I nearly cried. The political machinations and racism and stupidity and fear threatened to overwhelm me. As an empath (highly sensitive person) I felt assaulted. … More Light-Bringers & Change-Agents: Our Numbers Grow Every Single Day.
Day 9: A – Z Challenge “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” — Albert Einstein I recently read, Einstein’s Dreams, by Alan Lightman. In it, he imagines Einstein’s theories of time, through a series of chapters where time moves too quickly, too slowly, or not at all. In some of Einstein’s imaginative ideas, time moves … More Imagine A Better World
“Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver Turning from Me to We We live in a culture that has typically not had a lot of use for … More Empathy: Open Your Heart
“Your heart is like a great river after a long spell of rain, spilling over its banks. All signposts that once stood on the ground are gone, inundated and carried away by that rush of water. And still the rain beats down on the surface of the river. Every time you see a flood like … More My Heart is a Great River. So is Yours.
“Poetry is a kind of witchcraft. We have the power to manifest, to call forth, to make what didn’t happen, happen. I think of the griots who delivered stories from town to town, the soothsayers and playwrights and brujas, all the ceremonies and dedications and incantations and proclamations, everything that starts with the word. And … More Everything Starts With The Word
“The best moments in reading are when you come across something — a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things — that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it’s as if a hand … More Reading is Bliss
As someone who is, for all intents and purposes, an empath — and has been one all her life — I sometimes find it hard to understand why so many people cannot put themselves in the position of another human being and “see the world through their eyes.” For me, particularly in terms of people … More A Mind Opened By Wonder: An Empath’s View