Category: Metaphysical

white water lilies, lily pads

Shaking Up My Meditation Habit

Meditation has been my crutch and my salvation. It has stilled my world of thoughts and distraction so that I could hear my heart. The value of meditation has been extorted by many for years; I’m not going to rehash that. Let’s talk about what it’s like to […]

temple bells

A Favorite Mindfulness Tool

I have chosen to be mindful about the way I live my life, and sometimes it’s easy to get carried away and forget just what is important. I’ve found a tool to help me with that, which I’d like to share. When I find a good solution, I […]

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Bird Signs

I never thought of myself as a bird person until recent years. I’m too nearsighted to see little songbirds, but I enjoy the large birds we see around here. There are migratory waterfowl such as ducks, geese, great blue herons, and white pelicans, and we have raptors here […]

horned owl

Wild Messages

Sometimes when we see an animal, it’s just because we live near nature. At other times, it is a message from the Universe. I was present for two messages recently and I wanted to share them. I officiated a wedding in a beautiful, picturesque setting at an exclusive […]

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Aspens Teach Us Oneness

I’ve been thinking of oneness — the concept that all living creatures are just different facets of the same jewel or just different parts of the same organism. This is a concept that many resist because we don’t want to think that we’re the same as our enemies, […]

bee, blossoms

Begging for It

For years, I thought there was a plan or a purpose for my life. I thought that my life’s work awaited me and I just hadn’t been good enough to put it into action. Today, I realized that the universe has been waiting for me to want it. […]

sugar glider

Animal Communication: Our Sacred Connection

My favorite childhood books involved talking animals. That is, they had conversations with each other, not with people, but they had rich social lives and lived in harmony with their surroundings. The Mother Westwind Series by Thornton W. Burgess was a favorite, as was Winnie the Pooh, which […]

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Connecting with the World Outside

I forget that it’s all inside. There are the five elements – earth, fire, water, air, and ether. The first four are well-recognized ancient building blocks of everything. The fifth one is occasionally forgotten. Sometimes, I long for something that is REAL. After all, I work in an […]