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Pay Attention, Be Astounded, Tell About It

Good Evening, God This title is Mary Oliver’s lessons for living. I resonate with these word! Each one of these acts brings me joy! Just look at these colorful blossoms! There they were on this small young shower tree as

Posted in beauty, being heard into speaking, Between, Centering Prayer, connecting, gratitude, Hearing, seeing, Sharing, thankfulness, the joy of sharing, Welcoming, Welcoming Prayer

Being Outdoors and Hope?

Good Evening, God So….I had just started to do my Centering Prayer this afternoon when I realized that I hadn’t put down my Earthing Mat. The idea is that Earthing Mats connect us to the earth — with her negative

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Posted in Centering Prayer, connecting, Earthing, Forest Bathing, hope, Hope as a gift from God, Seasonal Affective Disorder, snow on Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, Sunlight explored, the essential nature of hope

A Call to Pray

Good Evening, God I was stopped by a thought while going upstairs to pray. First, I must send out a CALL TO PRAY! And encourage others to share this CALL TO PRAY. Why my sense of urgency? Perhaps it started

Posted in Centering Prayer, connecting, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies, Praying together extemporaneously, the JOY of praying together

Getting Combobulated

Good Evening, God I was joking with a friend this morning about getting combobulated. I really didn’t think it was a “word” but here is the definition:To put together in a somewhat mysterious manner. To bring something out of a

Posted in a hand up, being repotted, being together in a compassionate presence, Centering Prayer, connecting, Faith, hope, Hope as a gift from God, LOVE, Prayer, The daily details of love, the essential nature of hope, web of life

A World Wide Invitation to a Morning of Centering Prayer in Honolulu

Good Evening, God This is what I have been working on . . . creating screens is a joy . . . but not truly challenging.  But, now I am trying to condense a beautiful Welcoming Prayer so that it

Posted in acknowledging my need for prayer, Centering Prayer, connecting, Prayer, praying, the JOY of praying together, the Light of the World, web of life

Cherishing each moment

Good Evening, God I enjoy Beauty.  I would say, Who doesn’t?  But, I am more and more aware that Goodness is even more to be appreciated.  My wonderful husband Kit is good.  Good in an un-self-conscious way.  Never even thinking

Posted in appreciation, beauty, Centering Prayer, Cherishing, connecting, Expand my Heart, Goodness, LOVE, simple joys of daily life, The daily details of love, the gift of persistent love

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

Clean Teeth . . . Clean Soul?

Good Evening, God Yes, the BIG event of the day was that my wonderful husband Kit and I got our teeth cleaned!  WOO HOO!  We have been getting them cleaned 4 times a year and the last time was back

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Posted in a hand up, A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, acknowledging my need for prayer, awareness, being heard into speaking, Being With, Belonging to each other, Centering Prayer, confession, connecting, connections, Conversations, courage to see myself, humility, Prayer, Retreats, self care as self compassion and humility

More on Self Care and Balance

Good Evening, God This illustration is from the book The Healer Within: Using Traditional Chinese Techniques to Release you Body’s Own Medicine, Movement, Massage, Meditation, Breathing.  The Chinese culture is still very strong on this.  I remember being out for

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Posted in Balance, being repotted, Being With, Centering Prayer, community, connecting, Prayer

Just Talking to Someone

Good Evening, God! The power of just talking to someone is amazing!  This is the month — July — where I pledged to take “better” care of myself.  Letʻs see . . . July 23 and nothing!  But, I did

Posted in acknowledging my need for prayer, asking for help for myself, Centering Prayer, Communication, connecting, daughters, friends, Prayer, relationships

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