A Magical Tale to Calm my Judgmental Mind

I huff and puff up the hill, feeling the altitude of Boulder, CO, where I am visiting my daughter. I’m still trying to regain strength after a cardiac ablation, and hills are challenging. To make my shortness of breath worse, I have to wear a mask. And here comes another hiker on her way down, chatting cheerily with a group …

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Out of a Broken Heart…

I walked into the bedroom feeling pretty good until I saw my heart lying broken on the floor, its little shards of various sizes and shapes scattered on the tile. Tears came immediately. This heart was precious to me. Inherited, old, carefully crafted. It has weathered moves, marriages and divorces, childbirths, exaltations and deep disappointments. It was something I wanted …

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The Paradox: Predicament and Portal

How could we at this time, choose flowers and sacred ceremony as our weapons? How could we stand for Beauty? How could we be powerful warriors of Love and Creation? This will take a change of heart.

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Wisdom from the Wilderness II

Perhaps you read my first attempt at wisdom from the wilderness but now, as the whole world is experiencing the COVID-19 virus, the wilderness metaphor seems to be getting more apt. And, different for each of us. Your “wilderness experience” of being sheltered at home may be a solo experience. Or, you may be in a small house with a …

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Wisdom from the Wilderness I

I met with my spiritual mentor last week, and of course we talked about the Corona Virus and the fear, confusion and uncertainty it brings up. In combination with the fear, confusion and uncertainty surrounding the politics in our country, we are faced with waking up in the morning not really knowing what lies hidden in the terrain around us. …

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Finding Safe Ground

Your usual source of power might have been your job, or your primary relationship, or your financial security or you family. Or, it might be faith in your government, or confidence in the health of the planet. All these are, as we discover on this journey through life, impermanent and vulnerable. So they don’t make great safe landing places—at least not any more.

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Finding my Way on the Beauty Path

I find that all I have to do is ask to see Beauty in any situation and something shows up. I’m not talking about a bright green fig leaf now, or a Hallmark card, or the path of denial. I’m talking about the habit of looking for God…

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A Grammar Queen’s Death

I was the grammar queen of 8th grade. I could diagram a sentence better than anyone except Mrs. Morse. So just ask me if you want to know when to use its and when to use it’s. I have so many pet peeves right now. Her and I went to the movies? Please. Would you say Her went to the …

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