July 2017

Freedom’s just another word for…

2017-07-01T20:53:06+00:00 Categories: Freedom, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Paradox, Self Reflection|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Every time a holiday, a repeat special event or ceremony comes around I sometimes think it’s cliché to talk about it - AGAIN. It seems expected, overdone, and frankly I wonder if there is anything else new to offer on the subject or any more gold to be mined. And yet here I sit with [...]

August 2016

Does Your Faith Ignite Your Imagination?

2017-03-01T16:47:45+00:00 Categories: Consciousness, Featured, Greater Reality, Sacred Service|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We seem to be deluged with never-ending newspaper and TV coverage about the Syrian/Iraqi refugee crisis and the threat of extremist violence. Each time it shows up in my newsfeed on Facebook, cuts into a TV show I am enjoying, or I hear people in a coffee shop talking about it frantically, I am bombarded [...]

May 2016

You Breathe In Me

2017-03-01T16:47:46+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Death & Dying, God, Interconnected, Self Reflection, Shadow Work, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

How often have you used the phrase, “it took my breath away?” The other day I pulled over to allow an ambulance safe passage. As I listened to the screaming vehicle fast approaching, the sound literally took my breath away. Finally I saw the ambulance come over the hill and the driver barely looked both [...]

April 2016

When Someone Says “I Love You,” RESPOND

2017-03-01T16:47:46+00:00 Categories: Consciousness, Death & Dying, God, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Paradox, Shadow Work, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Recently I was gravely ill… I heard my mom use that adjective with someone a few weeks ago when explaining what I had been through. Heavy, burdensome, hard to bear - these are all ways to define the root of the word, and all things I am experiencing. Mostly the “hard to bear” part lately. [...]

A Two-Letter Word Changes the World

2017-03-01T16:47:46+00:00 Categories: Evolution, Freedom, God, Interconnected, Paradox, Self Reflection|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The other day I saw a social media post from a spiritual leader that seriously hooked me and within seconds I was completely torqued! Totally pissed me off! Huge judgments running through my mind, and it sat so heavily on me I had to send an email to friend and rant for a couple paragraphs [...]

March 2016

A Bridge of Lamentations

2017-03-01T16:47:46+00:00 Categories: Christianity, Community, God, Interconnected, Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Did you know that lamenting is a spiritual practice? It is incredibly relevant for Easter, especially Holy Week, when our time of the crucifixion and resurrection is coming to a close. This Easter season I want to talk about lamentations. Why? Because to lament is probably one of the most revolutionary things we can do [...]

December 2015

New Year’s Revolutions

2015-12-30T17:02:37+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Paradox, Self Reflection, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At the end of each December I think about intentions I may want to focus on for the next 365 days because I don’t do resolutions. However, I definitely do REVOLUTIONS. That’s what these questions, What if? and Why not? help create for us. I always have the feeling that maybe, just maybe, I am [...]

September 2015

You Be Peace, and Then You Be Peace

2017-03-01T16:47:47+00:00 Categories: Consciousness, Interconnected, Paradox, Peace, Sacred Service, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

So what exactly do I mean when I say you be peace and then you be peace? Well depending on who you ask, if you want peace in the world, you must “BE peace,” meaning you must first find peace in your heart through meditation, or other contemplative practices. You must look within and heal your [...]

August 2015

Slowing for the Quickening

2015-08-14T13:19:42+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Consciousness, Paradox, Self Reflection, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Rarely do I think about the spiritual journey as something fast. And yet, how often do I hear the phrase “a quickening of Spirit?” Just saying the word quickening, I can sense the energy ramping up inside me. Sometimes this energy feels frenetic, while at other times it feels lighthearted – like the easygoing innocence [...]

April 2015

Being Tenderized

2017-03-01T16:47:47+00:00 Categories: Community, Consciousness, Interconnected, Paradox, Self Reflection|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Whenever I see pictures and cartoons that poke fun at us humans, I generally save them to my phone. And then when the time is right I post them to Facebook, or text them to someone who needs to hear the message even more than I do. For instance, the latest one reads, “If I [...]

August 2014

Our Spiritual Sense of Taste as Prayer

2017-03-01T16:47:48+00:00 Categories: Community, Consciousness, God, Interconnected, Prayer, Self Reflection, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Take a strawberry into your hand. Notice the brilliant color, the sweet aroma, the texture of its seeds. Consider these as you sink your thumbnail into the skin of the strawberry… the membrane that so carefully holds the precious juice inside. Notice the burst of aroma and the spray of juice. Feel the sweet, sticky coolness [...]

May 2014

Living Life Unrehearsed

2017-03-01T16:47:48+00:00 Categories: Consciousness, Evolution, Interconnected, Paradox, Self Reflection, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When I hear the word “transition” the first thing that comes to mind are all the different ways to describe what it is. Here are just a few: change, passage from one state or place to another, transformation, segue, an evolutionary shift, conversion and so on. I think my favorite is “metamorphosis” because it typically [...]

February 2014

Paradoxes of Peace: Individual and Community

2017-03-01T16:47:49+00:00 Categories: Community, Consciousness, Evolution, Interconnected, Paradox, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Peace is one of those seemingly intangible, shape-shifting things in life, such as love, that molds our lives so intensely. It’s not necessarily something I can hold in my hand or perhaps physically give to you, and there are no words to adequately define the experience or even give a “correct” definition. Yet it is the [...]

January 2014

And It Was Good

2017-03-01T16:47:49+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Consciousness, Evolution, God, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Far back into the unknowable past, even before the beginning, stretching out into the incomprehensible, unfathomable depths, dark and void of infinite eternity behind and beyond all history, the Christpower was alive. This was the living, pulsing, generating, creating, smoldering, exploding, fusing, multiplying, emerging, heating and cooling power of life itself: Christpower. And it was [...]

December 2012

A Mythical Christmas: The Gifts of the Magi

2017-03-01T16:47:43+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Christianity, Consciousness, Evolution, God, Jesus, Religion, Shadow Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Some of my favorite characters from the Christmas story are the wise men. Even though I know the stories aren’t historically true, I love that each character represents a part of me. As I have mentioned in the previous two articles, the narratives we have for the birth of Jesus are found in two of [...]