Tag Archives: spirituality

Spring is bustin’ out all over (and a blogging milestone)

Spring burst wide open in the Upper Peninsula early last week. When we returned from our East Coast trip May 2nd a pile of persistent snow still melted slowly on the ground. A week later the wildflowers graced us with … Continue reading

Posted in May 2022 | Tagged , , , | 45 Comments

The maze is your labyrinth

On the day before Gretel journeyed down to earth again and birthed in her mama’s belly, her spiritual angel reminded her about the purpose of Living on Earth. Remember, Gretel, in the deep recesses of your heart WHY you’re choosing … Continue reading

Posted in April 2022 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Mindfulness, equanimity–and a broken toe

I’ve gone “back to spiritual basics” in recent weeks since our trip to Georgia. Being aware of breath and body. Breathe in, breathe out. Paying attention to this body, this shin, that shoulder, this pelvis, this skull. Doing long body-based … Continue reading

Posted in April 2022 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 52 Comments

“Love has your back”

Last August, while visiting my childhood home down in the Thumb of Michigan, I picked up a tattered copy of WILD MIND: Living the Writer’s Life by Natalie Goldberg. I bought it at the library uptown (Barry laughs when we … Continue reading

Posted in December 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Calm, calm, oh you darling, calm

So very many of us are feeling jangled, jarred and jiggled these days. We’ve fear running amok in our veins at times. We’re scared of covid or vaccine mandates. We’re nervous about our health, our money, our mental health, our … Continue reading

Posted in November 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Yet another miracle of blooming and letting go

Every autumn for twelve years I’ve wanted to share this with you. However, other priorities prevented it. Either I wasn’t blogging at the time or another post wanted to flower. However now–today–this very moment–it’s apparently time. Do you see the … Continue reading

Posted in November 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 39 Comments

What I have learned during the pandemic

Every challenge in life has the potential to teach us so much. To open our closed eyes, to bring us nearer to inclusion and love, to allow us to ease the grip of human fear. What have you learned during … Continue reading

Posted in October, 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

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

Posted in September 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

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

Posted in September 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Flute tree, rain web, road of life

In the woods you meet yourself coming and going, don’t you? Trees sing in wind. Leaves flutter. Magic happens. If. If you dream with the aspen and maple and oak. Sometimes a flute tree reveals itself. Surely the Native American … Continue reading

Posted in September 2021 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments