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Imagination and Lent

Good Evening, God We just finished a Lenten meeting — focused on the Poetry of Lent. Tonight we focused on Wild Geese, a poem by Mary Oliver. We each shared lines that hhad caught our eye. This one caught mine:

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Posted in hope, Hope as a gift from God, Imagination, LOVE, Lovingkindness, Over come Evil with Good, power and peace and gentleness, The daily details of love, The Endless Flow of God's Love, the essential nature of hope, the gift of persistent love

WHY we pray for our “Enemies”

Sunday morning, my wonderful husband Kit came in from getting the morning paper — fulmination about how evil Putin is. Kit is normally a kind hearted soul filled with good will. So I was distressed to see him so angry

Posted in a prayer for healing, acknowledging my need for prayer, Blessing, Hearts of Stone, Lovingkindness, Ongoing Transformation, Personal Power, power and peace and gentleness, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies, Replication Wars, The Power of the Spoken Word

Healing and Praying

Good Morning, God The other day a friend asked, “Does Prayer Work?” And I found myself saying, “That’s the wrong question!” I went on to say — that is the question we ask about objects. Does this blender work? Does

Posted in a prayer for healing, acknowledging my need for prayer, Centering Prayer, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies

Thy Will Be Done

Good Evening, God More and more I am becoming aware of how little I know. This is progress. Sigh, so much of my life has been lived in the realms of Certainty. THIS is RIGHT. THAT is WRONG. Oh, my

Posted in a prayer for healing, A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, Cleansing, Compassion, developing helpful definitions of love, healing, judging, Light, Light shining through, LOVE, Personal Responsibilty, self care as self compassion and humility, The daily details of love, the gift of persistent love, trust

Ash Wednesday: Beginning Lent

Good Morning, God I confess to having begun yesterday by splitting a chocolate bar with my beloved husband, Kit and then I had pancakes for breakfast. Fat Tuesday, indeed! And now I sit — pondering the Journey of Lent —

Posted in becoming the change I wish to see, Being ENJOYED by God, Centering Prayer, Changing, Inner Journeys, JOY, Lovingkindness, pondering the purpose of Lent, reframing, simple joys of daily life, the joy of sharing

Connecting a few more dots on Healing

Good Evening, God A few weeks ago a dear friend told me I had to listen to Feelin’ Groovy by Simon and Garfunkel. I heard the lines “Slow down, you’re going too fast. You gotta make the moment last.” And

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Posted in Centering Prayer, healing, Humility or Needing Help!, mindfulness, needing help, Polyvagal Theory, safe, slow incremental change, Slowing Down

The Lungs of our Earth need help

Good Night, God! Or maybe I should say Good Heavens! It is 1:05 a.m. and here I am writing a blog. But I woke up with it stuck in my mind. So here goes. We think of the Amazon basin

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Posted in a prayer for healing, Forgiving, healing, hope

On Becoming More Fully Human

Good Evening, God, This morning, I watched part of a Tweet called “Free Will Is Over” by Yuval Noah Harari. He said that humans are hackable. Alas, I fear he is right on that. Our minds are easily managed by

Posted in being together in a compassionate presence, Compassion, compassion to care for myself, connecting, Creating, creativity in loving service, developing helpful definitions of love, LOVE, New Creatures in Christ, Our Extended Family - all creatures great and small, self care as self compassion and humility, Super Complexity, The daily details of love, The Endless Flow of God's Love, the gift of persistent love

The interactions of Layers upon Layers

Good Evening, God! I’ve been running over the various times in which the experts have ridiculed the ideas that threatened their world view — indeed, threatened their sense of self — their psychic safety. Florence Nightingale said that the doctors

Posted in being wrong, Certainty, Changing, choices, complexity, connecting, humility, Humility or Needing Help!, paradigm shifts

The Power to Choose

Good Morning, God! On Sunday, I was going into Kokua Market when I was stopped by this glorious pile of dead blossoms. I LOVE these colors! In fact, I love COLOR. So, I took a photo. The young man that

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Posted in accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, choices, choosing HARD, Choosing Meaning, Choosing to respond, connecting, Help me to see, Helpful Hards, hope, Hope as a gift from God, Humility or Needing Help!, the essential nature of hope

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Brené Brown

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Rachel Naomi Remen

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A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching

Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching