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Compassion for My Human Condition

Good Evening God, Having my false self stripped away . . . layer by layer . . . has given me a semi joyful acceptance of my True Self. I am thankful to be me — but I am aware

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Coming Back

Good Day, God I’m back . . . after a long time away. Time during which I grieved over our oldest daughter’s reactions to EMF radiation. Grieved (and raged) over the millimeter waves blanketing the city she lives in. .

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Posted in adjusting, balancing free with supported, Cherishing our Bodies, Choosing to respond, connecting, daughters, EMF radiation, Energy

Feeling a bit bleak

Good Evening, God! I’m tired.  After a great night’s sleep on Thanksgiving I was up and down most of last night.  And I am feeling a bit bleak.  So this photo fits my mood perfectly.  The view is of the

Posted in adoring Easy, authority over my life, becoming the change I wish to see, Changing, Cherishing our Bodies, discipline

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

Let Them Eat Dirt — Germs and Words

Good Morning, God! I was reading about how the author of this book will be speaking at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. WOW! I’d really like to go. But, maybe I will just read the book he wrote: Let

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Posted in A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, Books, Changing, Cherishing our Bodies, Cleanliness, health, Peace, Self Care

In the Morning Light

Good Day, God! We have been home for 7 days now . . . and I am happy.  I’m always happy to be home.  But, this time it is home after our third major trip — in a row!  It’s not

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Posted in accepting my ability to REDESIGN, authority over my life, Balancing and adjustments, being repotted, Changing, Cherishing our Bodies, choices, connecting, days of rest as conservation days?, food questions

The joy and challenges of coming home

It is Hard to fail and fall and flail around — and yet return to the fight. Of course, God. We also have to include periods of re-evaluation. We must come to You for redirection . . . as well as renewal. After all, to repent means to Turn Around.

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Posted in a series of molts and upgrades, accepting my ability to REDESIGN, accepting my need for help, being a Slow Learner, Changing, Cherishing our Bodies, choices, choosing HARD, connecting

The Joy of Small Things

We weret is sobering, God, to think that here in my own small self I have to depend on a Balance of Power to get along. It makes me sad that I can’t seem to manage a higher degree of inner mutual respect. But, it does help me understand how it is that we 7 billion humans have a dreadfully difficult time practicing mutual respect! Sigh.

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Posted in a matter of scale, accepting my authority to set limits, appreciation, Cherishing our Bodies, Filling up my suitcase and my days

Learning vs Changing

I am struck, God, by the difference between adding vastly enjoyable information to my mind and the effort of changing my behavior — for example, jogging regularly.

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Lessons learned — and relearned

This time I’ll buy the semi-daily devotional book, A Minute of Margin, and work on remembering that lesson. I am a slow learner, God. But, then slow is good!

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Posted in being a Slow Learner, Books, Cherishing our Bodies, Energy, healing, health, hearing myself

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