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

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

Because I pray

I just finished a book today and decided that I wanted a Denny's breakfast. I didn't really set out to go there, but on Riva Road, there it was and I made that turn into the parking lot not knowing what to expect. It'd been years since I had been there. This morning, writing this … Continue reading Because I pray

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

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

Sitting with myself

I think it's easy to look outside myself and find a reason to be upset or angry or sad. I think it's easy to think someone else is the cause of my suffering. I think it's far more difficult and courageous to stop and turn around, to turn inward, and face that the darkness I … Continue reading Sitting with myself