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What have you inherited? With All Hallow's Eve, the Day of the Dead, and All Soul's Day almost here, it's a good time to consider our ancestors. We have inherited so much that we often forget how indebted we are to those who came before us... Your genes hold the...read more
Our bodysouls are always doing their best to move toward their fullest, wholeness in any moment. Even when we get pneumonia unexpectedly, when our bodies have pain we don't understand, when we feel exhausted... In the Diamond Approach, we call this the optimization...read more
Autumn Equinox, Saturday the 22nd at 8:54 pm CT. We are in a time of interim. Between Summer and Fall. Summer's waning light. Fall's bright, crisp color not yet arriving. You are in this time of interim where everything seems withheld.* I am here again....read more
I’m thinking of all the ways we scribe the sacred into our lives.* Surely, when I write prayers into my dedicated prayer notebook, praying them as I do, I am scribing the sacred. And when I lie down on the floor to listen, move around, and rise back up in my...read more
"...in the muck, in the scum of things, there always, something sings." ~ Michelle Isaac from her song Something Sings I spent July 15th - 20th in the hospital in Ithaca, New York. A monthlong on-again, off-again headcold was brewing into pneumonia unbeknownst to...read more
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 ...read more
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. ...read more
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 inner rebel...read more
The heart at rest sees a feast in everything. ~ Hindu Proverb Do you see the feast in this video? Cherry blossoms releasing from the tree in the wind. A flower blessing. An unexpected shower of beauty. A fragrant and soft caress. Or perhaps you experience the...read more
I’ve spent a lot of time pulling weeds. Starting with the most common ones—Creeping Charlie taking over the whole backyard when I first moved in with Dave, grass growing in garden beds, plantain, dandelions, and here in Minnesota, those purple bellflowers that...read more