Our way of life is dying.
We cannot ‘return to normal.’ Normal is long gone.
We’re in the midst of spiritual surgery.
We’re being split open and dissected and reformed and reassembled as something we’ve never been before.
We’re getting woken up from a long, tumultous, unconscious, irresponsible slumber. … More It’s OK to not be OK.
Day 1: A – Z Challenge – 2015 “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.”― Alice … More Appreciating What Is
Let Yourself Off the Hook. It’s OK to unplug and disengage from the news of the day, from the horror, genocide, war, poverty and sickness that seem to be everywhere. We aren’t terrible people if we need to sit and look at the sky, silently counting clouds, feeling the wind as it shifts. We aren’t … More A Gratitude Prayer
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery For B. I got an email this morning from an old friend. She told me of a breakthrough she’d just had … More The Blinding Ache To Be Seen
Yesterday, I lived bewildered in illusion. But now I am awake, flawless and serene, Beyond the world. From my light the body and the world arise. So all things are mine, or nothing is. Now I have given up the body and the world, I have a special gift. I see the infinite Self. ~ From the Ashtavakra … More Self-Care: The Vessels of Our Spirits
I bought a copy of Desiderata by Max Ehrmann at The Old Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle while I was still in high school. I have no idea what happened to that small piece of parchment with the handwritten calligraphy. I am sure it got lost along with much of the detritus of my childhood. Still, the … More Desiderata Unraveled
Our fears are like dragons guarding our deepest treasure. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke The past couple of years have been almost exclusively about conquering, dismantling and letting go of my fears. I’ve been afraid of so many things. Risk. Love. Success. Failure. I feared if I looked at my own shadow side, it might swallow … More Taming the Dragon
I am not much of a drinker/carouser/party girl, so until nine years ago St. Patrick’s Day passed me by without fanfare. I don’t drink green beer (gluten sensitivity prevents it) or have much of a hankering for corn beef and cabbage. Nine years ago my relationship to this day shifted. It turned out to be … More Remembering My Father
“By watching the mechanics of the mind, you step out of its resistance patterns, and you can then allow the present moment to be.” ~ Eckhart Tolle This past week felt as though I was in Spain running with the bulls. (Which, by the way, is not something I would ever do.) I was being … More Curing the State of Overwhelm
This past week has been what I refer to as a sh*t storm. There have been plumbing problems in the house I rent, resulting in sewage backing up into my tub and shower, followed 24 hours later by a bout of the flu that, literally, brought me to my knees. I was fine at 8 … More The Lessons that Sickness Teaches