For almost all of us, the regular voice inside our heads is one of self-judgement, harshness, disappointment, criticism, negativity. Learning to overcome that voice in order to be kinder and gentler to yourself is a step toward maturity, for it allows the space for true growth and transformation. Living in a space of self love … More The Importance of Having a Practice
The point is: life comes with some sacrifice and some suffering, and we cannot escape the hardship. Happily enough, enduring the suffering and gamely making the sacrifices adds to the meaning with which we live our lives. It may not add to present moment happiness, but it gives us something more important, something more lasting: a reason to live. … More Living with meaning
In these bodies, we have a finite amount of time for living. Certainly our souls may be infinite – something about us surpasses time – but our bodies, they die. It is irrefutable. Therefore, in what way can one be sure one is living fully every moment of every day? And, what is the reason … More Engage!
Time and space feel like limits to this bodily, physical existence, but, in truth, they are but templates on which we create – and their very limits allow us to be integral parts of creation itself. Think of the space in which a lush forest grows. A flower seed falls onto the ground in one … More The necessity of time and space for growth and wholeness
We forget the reason for Halloween, All Hallow’s Eve, All Soul’s Day, All Soul’s Night, the Day of the Dead…all traditions that commemorate those who have died, those who may now be in spirit form. The traditional belief is that this night is the one time of the calendar year where the veil is thinnest, … More Halloween
A spiritual truth often repeated is that “we are all one.” We are connected, intertwined, one body. The feeling of separateness persists, however, and human choices the world over show that the belief in oneness is not a majority belief. We destroy forests, we murder, we steal, we act as if we have dominion … More Why oneness is obvious
I do not have the time to write a post today, though I have so many thoughts! On facebook today Caroline Myss wrote such an inspiring last paragraph to her post, I would like to share it here in the hopes it will inspire others in the way she has inspired me. Here, from … More Inspiration
I’ve thought frequently about life and death. Certainly those of us who are alive face the inevitability of our body’s death at some unknown future point. But why? Why must our bodies deteriorate? Why must trees get old and die? Why must foxes slow in their speed and strength and new foxes come … More On life and death
One morning this fall I was driving my toddler to her school. Some kind of construction company had been putting in natural gas pipes along the side of this road for some weeks, and, as usual, they were at it again that morning. I was happy that we passed before the work had … More Gratitude
I wrote this a couple of years ago, and I’ve had it on my site on the front page for a while. I’ll leave it here as a blog post for now. Blessings to all! Connect with spirit. Be grateful for your food. Be grateful for each breath you take. Walk lightly on the … More Be Light.