October 6, 2016

Today, a poem in memory of my teacher, Red Earth Woman. Deep bow to her legacy of love that has changed my life and the lives of others.

Messenger by Mary Oliver

My work is loving the world.

Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird –

equal seekers of sweetness.

Here the q...

September 27, 2016

I walked a double spiral labyrinth barefoot in the cool forest dirt among the young trees, flowers and moss-covered boulders. I watched the ground in front of me as i considered a question, putting one foot in front of the other; thinking of nothing else but the slow m...

June 22, 2015

Today I had the lid blown off my smallness. I visited a local new age church where Carlton Pearson was the guest speaker. I heard of him first a decade ago when he was featured on This American Life, the episode titled "Heretic". 

Back then I was less than two years out...

June 8, 2015

One week on, I am emerging from the fog of transformation. It is certainly not complete, but I am beginning to find my bearings after the Mysterium training with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

An open heart is a difficult space to find and maintain in this world. At least...

March 21, 2015

Imagine, if you will, that everything you think you know of yourself is wrong.  Maybe you are not as kind, certain, right, beautiful or ugly, grand or mundane, accomplished or idiotic, talented or simple as you were convinced you were.  The framework of your constructi...

February 27, 2015

A few days ago I interviewed by phone for a once-in-a-lifetime training this spring with a teacher I have revered for years. My heart is so full and open and vulnerable and afraid of this threshold. The phonecall required me to claim, own, and stand in who I truly am....

January 10, 2015

I have descended, not fallen, into a state of quietude these days since Christmas. This photo was taken on a mountain drive over New Years. I'm pondering, feeling into, tracing through my body, what it is to be me.

 

What of me is not true? What new layers can I find...

December 10, 2014

 

 

 

 It's A Wonderful Life is one of my favorite Christmas movies. To be honest, my sensitive soul cringes at George Bailey’s journey through the vision of what life would have been like without him, but I watch it every year anyway.

 

I have many favorite lines that show...

November 23, 2014

This new moon in Sagittarius calls for living our grandest visions of our lives, with new kinds of creativity. I could feel it approaching as I was moved last week to offer THRIVE, a six week course in impeccable self care for the holidays. 
The same day I made that de...

October 23, 2014

Kuan Yin. She who hears the cries of the world. 

 


I feel compelled to speak of Kuan Yin and compassion in light of the global turmoil. It is easy to be moved by the pain and suffering of others, and to look away to avoid the pain we feel in response.

 

But compassion is...

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