Climbing the mountain

I heard a story the other day about a life time journey up the mountain. We start at the bottom of our journey with our possessions, the things that define us. Our photographs, clothes, status, image, title, station in life, career..all of these things bundled into a few suitcases. As we climb, the conditions get more difficult. At some point … Read More

The Grace of Reverence

Following our exploration of pride, which I continue to be aware of when it shows up in my life, it is time to look at the grace of reverence. How delicious is the word….reverence…such a sound that I love. It has always been one of my most favourite sounds. It occurs to me as I write this that it may … Read More

Trusting our guidance

Here is the point of my struggle. For many years now I have followed my inner guidance. Not in all things. (I would be a Saint if this were the case, and I am far from that.) But in the majors. (I now measure success as my ability to follow my guidance 100%, and in no other way.) In my … Read More

Beginning of the beginning

Well I made it. It was never really in doubt…but here I am, now in the dawn of my 5th decade. What a journey these last few months have been. On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010, I did finally feel like this was the beginning of the beginning. A new day, a new way of being, a new life. I had … Read More

Becoming a Jedi Knight

Following the threads of the last few blogs, in the search to understand and bring to life my feminine, I intuitively picked up one of my reference books, “Goddesses in Everywoman” by Jean Shinoda Bolen. First published in 1984, this book speaks of the deep archetypal patterns found in women. I am wondering where the similar book is for men? … Read More

What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

  Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean— the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down— who is gazing around with her … Read More

What Lies Beneath?

Over the Easter weekend my beautiful little dog of 13 years, Muffin, went missing. She had just had a bath and so was without any from of ID. Her normal collar has her name and our phone number on it. How she got out, I have no idea. She has never escaped before. Muffin is mostly blind and deaf, and … Read More

That Sweet Moon Language – poetry of Hafiz and our search for love

One of my beloved evening practices, just before I fall asleep, includes the reading of some mystical poetry. I have fallen deeply in love with the poetry of Hafiz. I find Daniel Ladinsky’s translations beautiful. (See “The Gift,” or “The Subject Tonight is Love,” or “I Heard God Laughing.”) His ecstatic joy sings from every line and word. A few … Read More

The Divided Life -coming home to the whole of us

Our inner work involves bringing all of our broken and disparate pieces back together, back to our core. It doesn’t matter where we start. Starting is what matters. Getting to know all the parts of ourselves and finding acceptance. Or finally looking in the eye of our insecurities, our fears, our self hate, and questioning their dominance of us? Or learning to say NO to what is not on our song sheet, and YES to what is. Learning to know the difference between the two.