Category Archives: Spirit

Sacred Stillness

We are in the midst of twelve days and nights that are celebrated by some people as the 12 Days of Christmas and by others as the 12 Holy Nights. There is a sacred stillness, a pause between this year and next year that invites inner reflection and contemplation. Gift yourself with time to be in…

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Summer Spirit

Life is different in the summer.  We eat different foods and even cook differently.  The longer days and warmer weather beckons us outside.  The clothes we wear change.  Vacations take us away from our normal routines.  Even the pace and activities of our normal days are different. I noticed that the spiritual practices I had been using…

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Get Your Travel On

This is a good time of year to travel.  Take an inner journey…  Do some adventurous self exploration and then reemerge with new form and flower.  For those of us in climates heading towards spring, this journey is an echo of what the natural world is doing.  And for those of us getting ready to start Lent…

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Bubbling in Alchemy

Many thoughts and events are bubbling in me… The yellow swallowtail butterflies that have been flying through my days for the last several weeks.  I see them almost daily no matter where I am. The relationship between the universe and me, symbolized by the circle of a mandala – a reminder that I’m always in…

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Vibrant Presence

Driving home from a recent trip to Iowa, we were amazed at all of the birds that appeared to us: hundreds of snow geese, Canadian geese, three cardinals, some red wing blackbirds, a small flock of wild turkeys (one a male with tail spread), a red headed woodpecker, a male pheasant, a standing great blue…

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