Tag Archives: love

Forest teaching about Intent and coming from love versus division

For years now, too many years to count, I’ve walked in the woods opening up to spiritual teachings. Ordinary thoughts go silent as the feet crunch dried leaves. An expanse opens, an inner reflection sometimes begins. Like a dream this … Continue reading

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Snake fear and love

Dear Holy, Yesterday I walked up your road noticing your sweet fall wild aster, brown dying ferns, gravel stones beneath these feet. You showed yourself as a snake lying in the dirt. Perhaps hit by a fast-moving truck. Your head … Continue reading

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Lonely at Christmastime?

Here we are. Sitting at the doorstep of Christmas, knocking. Hello, Christmas, 2020. How shall we celebrate you, herald you into our hearts this year? Many of us are alone or semi-alone this holy-day season. We’re isolating in family groups … Continue reading

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Sparks fly everywhere

Sparks fly everywhere around us. Like fireflies. Like magic. Like heart throbs. Throughout our days the sparks appear: now, now, now. What is a spark? you ask. An ignition of the heart. It’s when something in the world sings. Quite … Continue reading

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O Sun, do not desert us (Dancing around ancient Solstice fires into the Now)

Do you hear the ancient drums throbbing inside your limbic brain? Do you hear the cries of long-dead ancestors as they dance around the Solstice fire begging the sun to return? Please come back, please come back, please come back, … Continue reading

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Knock, knock. Come in…

It was so fun to write yesterday’s blog post! I grinned on and off much of the day. During these seventy five days I’ve tried to put my relationship with the Holy into feeble words. Sometimes explained things conceptually. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Dear Holy, what is the difference between faith and hope?

One of the things I like best about this seventy five day spiritual exploration is that each day the Heart prompts what might be explored. When it was time to write yesterday’s post the Holy giggled. It seemed to want … Continue reading

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The home of our true heart

I find it so fascinating. If you write a blog post about being So done with it, So done with it you’ll get lots of people flocking over to read. If you scribble about annoyance, anger, restlessness, sadness, grief–here come … Continue reading

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Joy! With whipped cream on top! Just dancin’ around the Christmas tree…

I planned on writing more today about our human emotional-spiritual dredging project. How it’s possible to illuminate our sorrows with the flashlight of love through gentle awareness and deep inquiry. How we can turn more steadfastly toward the light of … Continue reading

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“All I ask of you is forever to remember me as loving you”

Three weeks to go. Three weeks until 2020 lays itself at the feet of 2021, turning over the Olympic torch to another year. Three weeks until my seventy five day experiment to immerse myself in the Holy Heart’s cloak (and … Continue reading

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