A PANDEMIC OF COMPASSION

This is from my morning contemplation - my heart pierced with compassion for all beings on this planet at this time. May the Spirit of Love and Light Descend and illuminate my heart. May fear be dissolved in an Ocean of Calm And may concerns be dissolved in a state of Grace. May this Light … Continue reading A PANDEMIC OF COMPASSION

ONE TABLE

Today I am thinking of the week ahead with all of the chaos that can be and is often associated with the holidays. And, I am making a decision about what I want to bring to the table. Besides the stuffing, I want to bring my own best self. And as I contemplate this, it … Continue reading ONE TABLE

But still

Today is one of those days. Sitting here in this sanctuary, looking out through the double doors, the sky is dark and overcast as we wait for the possibility of our first snow - just flurries perhaps. But still. There is a chant very quietly playing and I am overcome by a sense of deep … Continue reading But still

UNMASK THE SOUL

It's Halloween but I have an idea. Instead of putting on a mask and costume, let's take them off. Let's take off the frowns and grimaces. Let's stop being so adult. Let's become child-like. Let's return to our innocent and hopeful true self and greet each other with deep joy and gratitude. May you be … Continue reading UNMASK THE SOUL

A PILGRIM’S JOURNAL

WRITING IS THE PROCESS IN WHICH I AM ABLE TO WATCH MY MIND AND TO DISCERN WHAT TO KEEP AND WHAT TO RELEASE. IT IS A HEALING GIFT THAT I OFFER TO EACH OF YOU TODAY IN THIS JUST PUBLISHED BOOK THAT WENT LIVE TODAY ON AMAZON. MY WISH IS THAT IT INSPIRE EACH OF … Continue reading A PILGRIM’S JOURNAL

the one I don’t want to post!

I don’t want to write about my anger. It isn’t pretty. It isn’t nice. It is messy. Anger has really showed its ugly head lately and it is devastating. Emotionally and physically, I have crashed and I am trying not to give up. First of all, there is physical pain. I can’t get surgery scheduled … Continue reading the one I don’t want to post!

You’ve seen my descent. Now watch my rising.

There is a  gift in withdrawing from life. The gift of retreat. It is permission to stop and rest and to reassess your life. And, it is an opportunity to be released from the constant anxiety that might be driving you and that seems to motivate so many of us. 

Hopeful

Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude; it is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength. G.K. Chesterton What is my hope? I wish for your happiness. I hope you … Continue reading Hopeful

JOYFUL JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE

  there are people in the world that only know joy they can only smile and bring joy for that is their nature they are also recognized for their incredible self-effacing humility this is one of them; Charlie I have had the privilege of meeting him and I wrote about him back in May when … Continue reading JOYFUL JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE

ENOUGH

Have you had enough yet? It's not necessarily what is happening to you or around you that is bothering you. It is your interpretation of what is happening that leads you to believe you are undeserving and have to pay your dues - more dues -  in this seemingly never-ending cycle of proving your self … Continue reading ENOUGH