bee balm love

bee balm love

  What should I do  If love seizes me?   Start dancing, of course!   Sweep love into your arms and press her to your chest.   When particles of dust [or flowers!] are touched by the sun they spread their arms and start whirling to a music no one can hear. ~ Rumi    ...
Presence Including

Presence Including

Inhale. Sense of self. Exhale. Compassion. ~ Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening, p. 198   Inhaling, feeling the back of my heart, my root, my feet, my sense of self. Exhaling, allowing my heart to soften and open, to include others in a wide, compassionate embrace.  ...
the heart doesn’t try

the heart doesn’t try

  I’ve been a practicer all my life…   I’ve always been aware of how much there is to learn, to know, to grow into, to embody.   And I’ve felt that if I just… learn how to listen more openly, or understand the relationship between my inner child and my...
Grounding–yin or yang?

Grounding–yin or yang?

  Exploring and deepening my connection to the earth has been a big part of my journey over the years.   I’ve always felt grounded. People have commented on my solidity, my steadiness, my ease with the physical world. Partners have found my presence stabilizing and...
Are you self-full?

Are you self-full?

  At an Enneagram presentation a year or so ago, a question came up about being selfish. Selfish is such a buzzword–especially for those of us who grew up as women in this culture, over the age of 30 or so… We were taught that to be selfish–to be...

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