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Miracles of transformation

A Passion Flower . . . which with pollination may become a passion fruit Good Evening, God What a delight to find this bright purple blossom hiding in the midst of another species of shrub.  I see these unplanned plants

Posted in a prayer for healing, Blessing, Centering Prayer, connecting, LOVE, Prayer, Praying for our enemies, The Flow of God's Love, the gift of persistent love

Historical Perspective on Pandemics

Good Day, God I’ve stumbled upon a fascinating site: The Visual Capitalist. This map of pandemics was eye opening! Let me start with the first one — the Bubonic plagues of 1347 -1351. Two hundred million people died. But, to

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Posted in a prayer for healing, complexity, connecting, Expand my Heart, hope, Hope as a gift from God, Perspective, perspectives

Overcome Evil with Good

Good Evening, God! A dear friend emailed me to say that no-weeding farming might work, but not weeding her garden would be a disaster. And, I have to say that I definitely pull weeds daring to grow in my garden

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Posted in a prayer for healing, connecting, growing toward up, Growth Opportunities, Heal Us Now, healing, health, Ongoing Transformation, Rebalancing, the Growth Mindset, Transitions

A Change of Perspective

Good Evening, God Today my wonderful husband Kit and I walked up our valley and on the way down paused at the park.  I love turning the corner and looking down the valley — because THERE is the ocean!  I

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Posted in a prayer for healing, acknowledging my need for prayer, Apologies, Communication, confession, Grief, Prayer, Regret -- acknowledging and releasing it, relationships

The Need to Win . . .

Good Afternoon, God! I have been reading The Way of Chuang Tzu done by Thomas Merton. By “done” I mean Merton created his own version of earlier translations. It feels like a book of double wisdom. This story caught my

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Posted in a prayer for healing, a series of molts and upgrades, Abundant Life, accepting my need for help, awareness, Balancing and adjustments, being repotted, courage to see myself, Expand my Heart

The Usefulness of Prayer

Good Day, God I have taken some small steps toward taking You more seriously. (I suspect You are laughing.) It began with doing Centering Prayer twice a day. Then about a month ago it came to me that I should

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Posted in a prayer for healing, accepting my need for help, acknowledging my need for prayer, Centering Prayer, connecting, Prayer, web of life

Learning from Regret

A KEY QUESTION  (a meditation after Centering) If I could do it over again . . . What would I do? This question is key to Learning From Regret Was there a point at which I could have Turned? To

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Posted in a hand up, a prayer for healing, being a Slow Learner, Centering Prayer, Changing, Choosing Meaning, Choosing to respond, connecting, Possibilities, Regret -- acknowledging and releasing it, Repentance, responding to "nudges", responding to God's Spirit, Rethinking

Noticing and Appreciating

Good Evening, God! Imagine my DELIGHT when I saw the autograph tree in the Kokua Market parking lot with 4 or 5 blooms on it. I think this makes the third or possibly the fourth time I have caught this

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Posted in a prayer for healing, appreciation, connecting, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies, Sharing, the joy of sharing

The Importance of Prayer

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”

Posted in a prayer for healing, accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, connecting, Heal Us Now, healing, Help me to see, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies

Valuing Friends and Fellow Countrymen

Good Afternoon, God! I am glad to be here — sitting at my computer — AWARE of Your Presence. You are always present . . . but I am usually UNAWARE. So, God, when I looked at this photo of

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Posted in a prayer for healing, adjusting, asking for help for myself, attunement, background / foreground questions, connecting

Blogs I Follow
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

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