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Give Sorrow Words . . .

Good Evening, God Grief, no matter how long unspoken, still longs to be shared. I am experiencing this first hand. Several months ago a dear friend, who had lost her beloved son, asked me to join a Monday’s Mommy’s Mourning

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Posted in being together in a compassionate presence, Compassion, compassion to care for myself, connecting, going THROUGH the sorrow, Grief, Regret -- acknowledging and releasing it, self care as self compassion and humility, self-compassion, Sorrows of the Deep

Judge NOT. . .part one

Good Morning, God Judge not, that you be not judged. Matthew 7:1 ESV I woke up this morning, with these words in my heart. And I prayed for the courage to share them. Why? Because, just in sharing them I

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Posted in a matter of scale, a prayer for healing, Anger, being together in a compassionate presence, Compassion, complexity, connecting, hate, living by every word that comes from God, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies, self care as self compassion and humility

Fear Not!

Good Evening, God I’ve been writing blogs in my mind — mostly in the middle of the night — for weeks! But, tonight I got up and will say what I’ve been wanting to say. I used to think of

Posted in Choosing Meaning, Compassion, complexity, fears, finding hidden fears, LOVE, Meaning, Perspective, small meaningful moments, the gift of persistent love

light one candle . . .

Good Evening, God “It is better to light one candle than to curse the dark.” This may be an old Chinese proverb or it may be the creation of Peter Benenson when he founded Amnesty International. But I have been

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Posted in Compassion, complexity, connecting, Light, Light shining through, LOVE, Super Complexity, the Light of the World

Suddenly Seeing — What’s Been There

Good Evening, God This is a close-up of Pink Tacoma blossoms.  I’ve seen and enjoyed them for years. But, earlier this week I saw these trees on the eastern side of our valley.  I saw them for the first time!

Posted in awareness, beauty, Choosing to respond, Compassion, connecting, Curiosity, delight, learning, seeing

I learn more about PDST

Good Evening, God I’m back on the topic of how to treat Post Traumatic Stress.  Once again, I am listening to Bessel van der Kolk. Let me just lay out what I have learned.  First, traumatic stress an affront or

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Posted in Compassion, connecting, healing, health, learning, LOVE, Persistence, self-compassion, so much to learn, the gift of persistent love

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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Posted in a hand up, Abundant Life, accepting my need for help, acknowledging my need for prayer, Centering Prayer, Cherishing our Bodies, comfort, Compassion, compassion to care for myself, complexity, connecting, Energy, Forgiven!, Forgiving, God wants to nourishes us, gratitude, growing toward up, Help me to see, Humility or Needing Help!, layer upon layer, letting the Holy Spirit flow through us, LOVE

More on Joy and Generosity

Good Evening, God As I was reading The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, I kept copying quotes and sending them to myself. So many ideas to ponder. This idea was from the compiler of the book,

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Posted in accepting gifts sight unseen, accepting my ability to REDESIGN, Belonging to each other, Books, choices, Compassion, cooperation, Generosity

Lies that Disappear but leave Disaster in their wake . . .

Good Day, God! I watched Ms. Cadwalladr’s talk on TED . She talked about how many lies were posted on Facebook during the Brexit elections. And was struck by the difficulty of fighting lies that pop up on our Facebook

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Posted in Compassion, connecting, fears, LOVE, Personal Responsibilty, respect, responsibility

Using My Mistakes/Wounding to rebuild

Good Night God, Believing as deeply as I do that You love us . . . I am coming to believe that my Painful, Long Hidden — Wrong Responses — can be used to help me rebuild. The idea seems

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Posted in Choosing to respond, Compassion, connecting, courage, God's Time, Intentions, recovery time, self care as self compassion and humility, self-compassion, time

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