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.
There are messages everywhere if you are paying attention.
This terrible, tumultuous, transformative year is just that.
It’s a message in a bottle, washing up from a river mucky with our dreams and nightmares.
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“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
Forgiveness. Such a tough gig. My sense of vengeance and desire for fairness and justice, make getting to forgiveness difficult. I don’t want to cross that river. I want to be right. And angry. And right. The trouble is, there’s no peace in being right. Even if I am on the side of truth, justice, … More Grace Notes: Forgiveness
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
“You are searching the world for treasure, but the real treasure is yourself.” — Rumi Where you are is where your mission is. If that weren’t true, you’d be somewhere else. So, if you are not focused on mining the gold beneath your feet — even if it appears to be a total shit shop … More X Marks the Spot
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
Quit Yer Bitchin’ Is it just me, or have many of us mistakenly formed a loose, rag-tag nation of whiners, complainers, catastrophizers and bitchers? Wha-wha. How did that happen? How did we go from the ‘grateful nation’ of my childhood to one filled with grubby, reflexive whiners? Why do we perpetuate the problem – compound … More Talkin’ about Revolution
Sleep is the best meditation.~ Dalai Lama A – Z Challenge – Day 26 (Better late than never) Sleep, sleeplessness Lately, sleep’s been fitful and hard to come by. When I do sleep, I awaken every couple of hours, troubled by watery dreams I find myself stewing in. I dream of rivers and tides, slippery stones, … More Zzzzzzzz