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Category: Wisdom

The Thread of Desire

June 3, 2024

What do you desire?   Deeply? Richly? With your whole Being?…We are often taught that our desires are wrong. I wonder, though.  Could one of the greatest gifts of spiritual maturity be that we claim them, honor them, surrender to them with more abandon as we free ourselves from our conditioning, from our identities?

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H-U-M-I-L-I-T-Y

June 1, 2024

H-U-M-I-L-T-Y. That’s it, I thought, Experiences that obliterate our egos, that show us the smallness of our intellects are potent access points for intuition. They are wide portals for evolving spiritual consciousness.

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Parenting from Kindness

March 15, 2024

The little boy, a pint-sized bundle of energy, squatted on the sidewalk, a tiny stick in his hand, no more than a leaf stem. He had turned a grey centipede over with the stick and watched the bug shake its many legs. The boy seemed curious. “Honey,” how would you feel if I turned you…

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Sandy

March 11, 2024

Spiritual teachers wear robes, are soft-spoken and levitate above their seat cushions, legs-folded, guru-style. Well, maybe.

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The Sacred Feminine – Collaborative Essay

January 26, 2024

How I love to love. It is the dreamer, the believer, the connected traveler living my life in me. It is the wild woman who wants to dive deep into that pulsing, sensual tactile heart… Living unbound. It has also stung me, scorched my fingers into blisters, soccer punched…

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Overwintering Soul Poetry

January 3, 2024

At a recent online workshop I offered, “The Overwintering Soul”  participants wrote “eight minute” poems about “Stillness” or “Darkness” as reflections for the Winter Solstice 2023. Here is a compilation of beautiful poems written by authors who kindly shared their inspirations:   Stillness Stillness wraps me close. I feel soothed like velvet on my cheek,…

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River

The River-Elegy-1

April 24, 2023

Written as part of a Method Writing Class with Jules Swales. Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies, Number 1.
“Birth certificates are death sentences. Signed, sealed, delivered. In between, the River I must roll, must roll, must roll.”

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I earned the right to be.

I Earned the Right to Be/Elegy-6

February 27, 2023

“Nothing to do. Nothing to think. Nothing but relax. Wait for death’s scoop into heaven’s magic, the best, most free, most silent, most pregnant years of a life brimmed with work and responsibility.”

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Evergreen Gifts

December 26, 2022

On a walk among luminaria, I found evergreen magic. In the city block of my Phoenix neighborhood, on Christmas Eve and Christmas night we observe a tradition of lighting luminaria, votive candles in white sacks, placed along the edges of our sidewalks. I took a walk in the dark of Christmas evening to enjoy both…

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Belonging

December 16, 2022

Christmas presents, gifts of light, can arrive at any time of the year. They can even unwrap in a university classroom in July on a campus shimmering in summer heat. Before the age of 30, I yearned to belong. I didn’t seem to fit anywhere. I was too quiet. Too shy. Too intense. Too emotional.…

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