something to sing about

It may seem as if there is nothing to sing about. That we are being bombarded by outside forces and circumstances that lay us low. But, we have a recourse. We can seek out ways to lift our spirits for ourselves and for others. This intention changes everything. Our actions become healing. Our lives becomes … Continue reading something to sing about

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

Smile Practice

 “ Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa. This has been my practice lately.  Smiling.  Just that. I have reasons to frown! Who doesn't? But who needs it! So, I sit and when I meditate or listen to a chant, I breathe deeply and bring … Continue reading Smile Practice

Ageless wisdom

  Yesterday morning, my meditation included a simple visualization that arose spontaneously. I saw a vase that had shattered.  The pieces were really big and the glass thick. In the place where the vase stood, was an illuminated shape. The same as the vase, but of Light. What could this mean? Do I see myself as … Continue reading Ageless wisdom

above and beyond

This past weekend I had the privilege of facilitating a workshop on Joy in Jacksonville with old and new friends. It was so amazing to contemplate Joy that arises when we become still and remember the Truth about who we are. The truth of I Am. The truth of compassion and wisdom. Then, any action … Continue reading above and beyond

In Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here!  A time to overindulge and to meet with old friends and family. You know; a time to stress out and relive those embarrassing moments that your family reminds you of!!  But, really. It is a mixed bag for most of us. And, sometimes, what comes to the table is self consciousness and … Continue reading In Thanksgiving

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