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Facing Fears and Activating Faith

Hello God! I had no idea how much energy I was using to avoid and deny my fears. That is, I was unaware until I started the turn toward confronting them. I sound brave, but, really all I did was

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Posted in Centering Prayer, connecting, Faith, fears, Prayer

Turning my prayer life right side up

Father Keating Good Evening, God! What an amazing retreat!  I went to be trained as a presenter.  They asked for help . . . and I thought . . . why not?  Well, to be honest, this is a very

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Posted in asking for help for myself, Centering Prayer, connecting, Possibilities, Prayer, praying, Rethinking, setting my life in context, Silence, solitude and silence

A Retreat on Centering Prayer

Good Evening, God! This week I am blessed to be going to a Centering Prayer Retreat at Saint Anthony’s Retreat House in the Kalihi Valley.  I’m being trained to be a presenter.  But, as they say:  To teach is to

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Posted in being a Slow Learner, being together in a compassionate presence, breathing in Your Spirit, Centering Prayer, Cherishing our Bodies, respect, setting my life in context, Silence, Stillness

Swimming with the little fish

Good Evening, God! This morning  I swam in the midst of a school of little fish and it was magical.  Hundreds and hundreds of fish in one school that wheeled and turned as one.  I turned with them. How could

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Posted in Being ENJOYED by God, Being With, Belonging to each other, Centering Prayer, connecting, gratitude, JOY, 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

Learning to Sit in God’s Love

Good Evening, God! My Spiritual Director suggested I sit focusing on Your Love . . . focusing on being surrounded and embraced by Your Love. You would think that would be easy . . . I thought so . .

Posted in Centering Prayer, Choosing Meaning, connecting, intentional and invited sacred space

Releasing Constrictions

Good Evening, God Is there anything more constricted than a grieving heart before it breaks open? I have been focused on the term “Constricted” for the last few weeks. It started with an awareness that I didn’t want anything “tight”

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Posted in Centering Prayer, compassion to care for myself, confession, connecting, Constrictions, courage to see myself, Energy, fears, Grief, inner paths of the heart, Our Extended Family - all creatures great and small

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