For years, friends, clients, and family have told me that I should find a way to share the skills and knowledge that I've gathered throughout my life. My focus has always been finding ways to combine spirituality and practicality. Practical mysticism is one way to describe my path through life. Here, in this blog, I … Continue reading Welcome!
Breathing out … I release Breathing in … I accept Within the pause … I allow … Breath is the beginning the center the resting place the warning signal the gasp of joy the huff of fear the balance point Following the breath to my center I rest; holding myself in the stillness offering my … Continue reading Eternal Breath
Did you know that the Sabbath celebrated by the three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) each have their own day of Sabbath? We're most familiar, in the U.S., with the Christian Sabbath that is observed on Sunday. Even when I was growing up, in the 60s and 70s, almost all commerce shut down on Sunday … Continue reading Shabbos Oracle – Rising
On Thursdays, I meander across the road to sit at the local art gallery for the afternoon. I enjoy my time as docent. Often, it's quiet for hours, I can write, read, sit outside and watch the clouds sail over the mesas, and listen to the insects singing, invisibly, nearby. I chat with visitors to … Continue reading Values to Live By
Long time, no see! I'm popping in to say, "hello" and to let you know what's going on in my world of practical spirituality. It's been just over two weeks and my life has been a whirlwind that, honestly, came out of nowhere. Chaos is not random, it is a way that random things come … Continue reading Re-Turn
I invite you to take a journey with me into our shared past. Imagine a village, many many thousands of years ago. The people lived in a simple harmony with the land, the other creatures, and themselves. They were well nourished in body, mind, heart, and soul. The women tended the gardens as they learned … Continue reading Journey to the Past
Guidance for the Week of June 9 through June 15 Do you feel like you're here, on earth at this moment in time, for a reason? Do you feel that you are here to service a particular purpose? The guidance for this week is that it's time to listen more carefully, stand up, and welcome … Continue reading Inner Calling
I was on Twitter this morning and a tweet that initially made me smile, then made me think ... In my studies of Taoism, the underlying energy for me is one of flow and transformation - and never a static state of being. Never an empty account, never a full account. Instead, one that could … Continue reading Empty?
Night is falling, candles have been lit; the peace of the Sabbath descends upon my home. May the peace of Shabbos fill you and yours as well. One of the many experiences I appreciate about living in this community is the friendliness of my neighbors. They are here for one another and when I arrived, … Continue reading Shabbos Oracle ~ Friendship
I'm sure you've heard the saying, "when one door closes another opens." It's part of a longer quote attributed to Alexander Graham Bell: When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. I … Continue reading Doorways
I'll be resuming the blog tomorrow, now that I'm adjusting to my life without Shai. I wanted to share a poem with you that I wrote in his honor as the gift that he was for me. He was my heart, you know not too large, not too small soft ~ open to love fierce … Continue reading The Gift
My Shai died a little earlier today and we buried him in his bed with his blanket under a beautiful pine tree. My heart is broken - and will be taking a few days away from here.
Back in 2005, I was 47. I lived in a lovely semi-rural town in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. My daughter had moved out and on to her adult life in Boston, about to discover a world that she could not have imagined those mornings she stood at the end of the driveway looking … Continue reading Dream Big
Guidance ~ Week of May 26 to June 1 ~ Creativity ~ watch the sliver of inspiration wax to the fullness of creation Mawu I am the Moon, the Mother of Earth Creator of all life In the coolness of night By the Moon's brilliant light Make generous love Be pregnant with inspiration Give birth … Continue reading Creativity
To be honest, the only quote we know for sure is true is Sinatra's ... I read the news. Every day. I didn't always - I went through a period of ten years or so when I simply didn't care. I was in a "cave in Tibet" mindset. Then, I didn't want to know, I … Continue reading Do Be Do Be Do
Six years ago, I pulled into the parking lot of the Humane Society in Dillon, Montana. I had an appointment to see a springer spaniel; when I got out of my car and looked around, there was a small, furry, black dog in an outdoor kennel by himself. He was limping, "poor thing," I thought … Continue reading Sensing
A little over a year ago I completed the course work, including a 98 page written exam, and received my Bachelor's Degree in Metaphysical Science. I was also ordained as a Metaphysical Minister and certified as a Metaphysical Practitioner. It was the first of three steps in earning my PhD in Metaphysics. ~ Officiating at … Continue reading Stories
Yesterday the weather grew heavy and dark – there were storms passing to the north and south of the city, but nothing landed here until after 11 pm. I was practicing a new piece on my guitar, when suddenly the rain came pouring down. I got up to shut the door and windows that were … Continue reading Shifting
I spent quite a lot of time on the beaches of Long Island when I was a child and teenager. I loved to stand at the tide line and feel the ocean pull away the sand under my feet each time a wave returned to the see. It was a game to see how long … Continue reading Ming Yi ~ Brilliance Injured
Whether you are male or female, this card is a fervent call to the realization of your own unique destiny as well as to the future evolution of humanity. Just as nature aspires to perfect itself for the ultimate benefit of All, so too, humanity seeks perfection as its most sublime offering and final destination. … Continue reading Shabbos Oracle
I’ve had a series of conversations with people over the past days about the old testament story of Jacob wrestling with the angel. Each conversation has happened in a different context with each person – but I so enjoy when these themes come up. Last night, in the midst of yet another conversation on the … Continue reading Wrestling
It's my birthday, so I'll leave you with some laughter ... the Carol Burnett Show was the household favorite growing up. As I watch this, it's not just the humor but the memories ... https://youtu.be/2b5C6Xp3pwA Enjoy!