Chanting is the repetition of a word, a phrase, a prayer - something that is meaningful to you. You can speak it, sing it, or use the more common chant style of singing with just one or two notes. The most well-known chant is Om Om - or Aum - is a seed syllable in … Continue reading Chanting: Is “Om” All There Is?
I try to be in the world but not of it. For me, that means I stay engaged in terms of taking in information about what's going on in the local, state, national, and international levels. Political, yes and human rights, and environment, and scientific developments, and literary offerings. I want to know it all. … Continue reading A Sign of Hope … if …
I'm taking the evening off to rest and recuperate. Fortunately, for you, in our poetry group this morning my dear friend Redwulf Dancingbare shared this masterpiece of a poem. It is an Oracle of where we all must go, letting go of the sharp edges of difference and discrimination and living in the softer field … Continue reading Be the Change!
10 Years Ago Yesterday - my daughter called to let me know that she didn’t burn when splashed with holy water. She has volunteered as an escort at planned parenthood over the past years. On Saturday mornings she rises early and travels into the city to serve as a slight buffer between the women who have … Continue reading Holy Water
A deeply satisfying day is coming to an end - and my mind returns to the very beginning, sitting with a hot mug of coffee and talking with my first client of the day. We've been working together over the past few months and today was the final session for this particular challenge. I sat … Continue reading Seed Bank
Night has fallen, candles have been lit; outside, the cold has taken hold again and the snow and ice crunch under my boots and Shai's paws. Today was glorious - bright sun, warm enough to feed the birds and fill up the pond in just a heavy flannel shirt. I took a trip to the post … Continue reading Shabbos Oracle
Maybe I should have known ... when I used this poem as the opening for my application essay: To Be of Use ~ Marge Piercy The people I love the best jump into work head first without dallying in the shallows and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight. They seem to become … Continue reading Should Have Known?
A reading for a difficult work situation - the questioner enjoys their job and has a good professional relationships with their employer. The office is located in the employer's home as is the employer's spouse and their business office. The questioner is experiencing increasingly heightened tension with the spouse. The work environment has become extremely … Continue reading Clinging On ~ Letting Go
In spiritual communities, I often hear people talk about looking for a sign but what I sense is that they are waiting for a sign. Sometimes that works ... and sometimes it's an abdication of personal responsibility. Yes, we are guided along the journey of our lives by signs and tokens from our spiritual teachers and companions … Continue reading Signs & Tokens
In his inaugural speech, in the midst of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt said “there is nothing to fear but fear itself.” He spoke to a nation of people who’d had time to allow fear to spread wide and sink deep – and that is when fear is most dangerous. When it has time to … Continue reading Fear Itself
State: a condition of Be-ing Union: an act or instance of uniting or joining two or more things into one There's a river of women flowing into and through the US Capital; this evening they wore white to show their union with one another and the condition of being united in purpose, united in values, … Continue reading State of the Union
This morning I walked over to the local cafe for coffee, but it was closed. I’m not sure if it's because its Monday – or because of the break-in over the weekend. So… I headed up Broadway to the library, got a library card for the first time in many years, and took out two … Continue reading Say The Words
Today, the sun and moon (heart and emotions) are joined in the sign of Aquarius and the moon is hidden from us in the darkness of the night sky. It's time to plant a seed that will grow as the moon does throughout the month. The Aquarian theme, from Christopher Witecki's perspective, is the theme … Continue reading New Moon in Aquarius
Q: What is EFT/Tapping and how does it work? A: Emotional Freedom Technique (a/k/a Tapping) is a form of self-administered acupressure in which you tap on a series of eight acupuncture points with your fingers while saying specific statements to address the issue you are working on resolving. People have been using different form of tapping … Continue reading How Does EFT/Tapping Work?
I was talking with a friend earlier and in the conversation she asked, "What are indications of higher power? What should I pay attention to?" Rather than take this Daily Oracle question to the cards, runes, or other intermediary tool, I will go straight to the Source. Greetings, friends. We are delighted to communicate with you … Continue reading Higher Power
From my archives: 10/18/2008 I had a conversation today with a friend who had been married for 20 years. Over the past year, she has been making a new life for herself and her two teenage sons, now that her husband is gone from their home. She is, on the whole, a joyful person and … Continue reading Hoops
I'm hoping you had a glorious Saturday. Here in New Mexico we have high clouds moving swiftly across the blue skies and where I sit (el. 7,200) preparing this for an evening posting, it's creeping up on 50 degrees. I'll be opening the Daily Oracle to guest posting on Saturdays - I'm not the only … Continue reading Daily Oracle: Beyond My Circle
Night has fallen, candles have been lit, and silence is tucked in around my home with the murmurs of the sleeping dog and the crackling of the fire the only sounds within. Oh, and the keyboard clicking as I consider how to relay this Shabbos message to you. Although I no longer follow the practices … Continue reading Shabbos Oracle