Snow. Too much snow. But it’s sparkling and magical, so it makes me smile. The cold wind whips the snow around in funny tunneling clouds that race over the lawn in pursuit of one another. The old rafters whistle from the wind, and the chimes on the porch play a cacophonous tune, annoying the neighbors. … Read More Winter Doldrums
Hate is a living entity that slithers into the hearts of men and kills. When we find it harboring in the hearts of those we love it is life-changing, eye-opening, soul-splintering, earth-shattering. Like the earth, I am shattered into a million little pieces, undone by awareness that even good people can do very bad things,… Read More Thoughts on Humanity 2017
For some, Mother’s Day is not always the hearts and flowers celebration that advertisers love to sell. For some, it’s a reminder of great loss…. …for the mothers who have physically lost a child. …for the grown children who never had the kind of mother portrayed in those happy ads. …for the grandmothers who sit… Read More A Different Kind of Mother’s Day
Spiritual activism is a phrase that was put in my mind and heart even before the US election took place. (It was back in September, actually, at a women’s retreat.) I’m not sure yet how this will manifest in my life, but the desire is there. Words are no longer enough in these turbulent times… Read More Time to Step Up
There is no tool that is essential or required for spiritual practice . . . except yourself. Don’t let any guru/teacher/mentor tell you otherwise, including me! Tools are great: they help us get in the right mindset; they help us focus; they’re fun to collect. But they are only accessories, not requirements. Don’t buy into all the… Read More Tools & Spiritual Practice
There are always magical things right outside your door. All you have to do is look for them.