“We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.” ― LeeAnn Taylor A chrysalis spills open. Here we are. The moon swallowing the sun in a total solar eclipse (December 14). A twenty-year cycle closing. A 200-year cycle opening. Yet another round of letting go in the penultimate year of letting go. We shed old skin and … More Taking Flight … More Taking Flight
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
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. ~ Og Mandino Today is the shortest (darkest) day of the entire year. It is the Winter Solstice in the Northern hemisphere and the Summer Solstice (the longest day of the year) … More Returning to the Dark
Let thy light shine, then, in dark places. ~ Edgar Cayce Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us. ~ Meister Eckhart Thinking this morning of all those whose lives have been upended by Hurricane Sandy — not just … More Sending Light In Sandy’s Wake
I saw this open letter (all italicized portions of this post) from Henry Rollins on Facebook the other day. I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and to to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya… I was reminded … More It’s a Big World: Go See It
I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing. ~ Duncan Sheik I had a session with my energy healer this week to assist me in kicking whatever remaining viral load might be hanging around me after last week’s bout of the flu. She happily noted, near the end of the session, … More Leaving The Republic of Sadness