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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

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

A Jubilee Year of Mercy!

So, here we are (almost) in a Jubilee Year of Mercy. And our species really needs it! Hey, I need it too!

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Posted in confession, connecting

Playing, Working, and Depression?

the opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression.

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Posted in authority over my life, Books, compassion to care for myself, confession, connecting, courage to see myself, responsibility, Rethinking

My Husband, the Role Model

We ALL need good role models, God! We need people we can admire and learn from. Ah, but that takes being ready. I am just beginning to learn the essential nature of daily floor exercises from my friends. I’m ashamed of being so SLOW!.

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Posted in changing who I want to become, choosing HARD, Choosing Meaning, confession, connecting, Families, family visits, generating options, Growth Opportunities, Humility or Needing Help!

What Musical Instrument am I?

Sigh. How easy it is to forget that Love is both the Beginning and the End of everything.

Posted in a prayer for healing, Compassion, compassion to care for myself, confession, Hearing, Music

Opposable Thumbs and Opposable Virtues

Good Morning, God! Polydactyl cats? Amazing, God! Who knew that some cats  are polydactyl) — that is, have “opposable thumbs!” I thought only humans had opposable thumbs.  By “thumb” I mean a digit that can meet another digit — pad

Posted in Balancing and adjustments, confession, the difficulty of doing Both And

A “Failed” Sabbath — is Still a Gift

Good Morning, God! Yesterday was another Sabbath.  I was going to say another “failed” Sabbath, but I’ve decided to reframe it as a “learning” Sabbath! I don’t like confessing failures, God. And that is in spite of my dramatic experience

Posted in A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, confession, sabbath rest

Points of View and Cleaning Connections

Good Morning, God! Another New Day! And one in which I go to the Farmers’ Market, too. Thank You for today! I will thank You also for last night — even though, my night was FILLED with dreams. Perhaps that

Posted in A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, confession, connecting, connections, courage to see myself

The High Cost of Storage — Physical Stuff and Emotional Stuff

Good Morning, God, When I was visiting Suz we talked about our Pasts. Both of us are more or less at Peace with them — Praise You, God. Acceptance comes slowly — well, at least for me, And I have

Posted in confession, Forgiving, healing, loving 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