Tag: spirituality

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 […]

aspen tree

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, […]

RMNP, Rocky Mountain National Park

Trail Blazers

Changing to a new life path can be exciting and a little scary sometimes too. After all, the unexpected can be exhilarating, devastating, or a little of both. It takes a bit of awareness to find the boundaries of our path. I thought about this a lot after […]

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 […]

Sera Beak, Red Hot & Holy, bookcover

Red Hot & Holy

This book was an unusual read for me, focusing on the divine feminine. I struggle with this aspect of myself, as a vocal part of my head tells me that it is the masculine energy (think traditional job) that pays the rent, gets “ahead” in the world, and […]

purple glow

Seeking the Mystery

Do you ever wonder if animals believe in God? Do they connect with the divine? Do they see angels? I wonder about this, as I suspect that in some ways they are very connected to the Creator. After all, they practice non-judgment – so hard for humans — […]

water, rocks, ocean, beach, wave, Laupahoehoe park

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 […]