I Stumble Often

Along this spiritual path, that meanders and sharply turns, I stumble often. I've spoken of this before and was recently asked what that looks like for me. If I get stuck in the physical (human) pain that I'm experiencing, it feels somewhat like a broken record (remember those?) that keeps repeating itself. It takes a …

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My Self

I am challenged every day to be my true self. Not the textbook self or my employer's self or the media's self or the neighbor's self or my family's self. My self. That person is not like anyone else and does not want to be. I am unique and filled with infinite possibility. And so …

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Do Something

I'm thinking about children lately. As a reminder, this is not a political space. It is a peaceful one. So I come here as a Mom. Nothing more, nothing less. Please honor that. Yesterday I was observing some children at play and the laughter, silliness and curiosity that is indicative of the lives that many …

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This is Why

This morning’s sunrise offering. People ask why the ocean matters to me so much. Why, as soon as I leave, do I long to return. It is here that I sense the Oneness of this planet. The sun that rises every morning. The water that has traveled the world carrying to this shore it's creatures …

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Only Then

I have been working a lot lately on releasing. Primarily, I'm focusing on releasing pain caused by overuse and inadequate stretching. At least that's what I've been telling myself. Lessons are often learned the hard way and recognizing underlying, or root, causes is paramount to healing. We often want to blame others or other things …

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Seeing through the Mist

"Only when a person is in touch with compassion, love and mercy, is kind and other-centered, is the inner life really possible." Wayne Teasdale, The Mystic Heart. Earlier in that reading, he quoted Mother Teresa as saying (when asked why she is able to care for the sick and dying on the streets of Calcutta), …

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Where have you been?

Diane, I need you. Oh, God, I need you, too! Then why were you away so long? I keep getting pulled deeper into this human world again and again.  Why is that? You know why. .........yes, I do. And I find it so sad sometimes. It makes me sad to find myself, once again, caught …

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In Spirit’s Soul

"Sweet Spirit, what is mine to do today?" In the early morning hours of each waking day, I ask myself this question. What is mine to do?  God, please think through me, speak through me, act through me.  I am Divine and my deepest desire is to activate that Divinity so that what is within …

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