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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

Boris on a bike . . . pitching health

Boris Johnson taking a spin with Arnold Schwarzenegger. John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images Good Morning, God! In reading a post from Treehugger I had jolly good fun seeing what being in ICU with COVID 19 can do to a man’s

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Posted in asking for help for myself, Bamboo stick exercises, Caring, compassion to care for myself, connecting, courage to see myself, Eating for health, exercising, health, Personal Power, Personal Responsibilty, Self Care, self care as maintenance, self care as self compassion and humility, self-compassion, self-control, Self-Respect

The Need to Win . . .

Good Afternoon, God! I have been reading The Way of Chuang Tzu done by Thomas Merton. By “done” I mean Merton created his own version of earlier translations. It feels like a book of double wisdom. This story caught my

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Posted in a prayer for healing, a series of molts and upgrades, Abundant Life, accepting my need for help, awareness, Balancing and adjustments, being repotted, courage to see myself, Expand my Heart

Growing into speaking the truth in love

  Good Day, God! This drawing is of me – AKA Tutusaurus – visiting Ian, my first grandchild. Our delightful daughter Sandy drew it after my Inner Tutusaurus had revealed herself. As I look at the drawing, God, it seems

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Posted in Changing, connecting, courage, courage to see myself, humility, LOVE

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

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

A Thermal Image of Myself?

I really want to take care of myself. But I feel as if I was absent when “they” taught Emotional Hygiene. Sigh, does anyone teach that? You say it is mentioned in the Bible — You call it speaking the Truth in Love. Hm. I just never thought about speaking the truth in love to myself! That sounds so obvious.

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Posted in being heard into speaking, compassion to care for myself, connecting, courage to see myself, Growth Opportunities, hearing myself, Helpful Hards, responsibility

FAT and FEAR as protection?

Well, it could have been because this morning one of my friends in our Prayer Group gave me a mini scolding / exhortation that NOTHING feels as good as RESTRAINT!

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Posted in connecting, Conversations, courage to see myself, freedom, healing, reframing

To SEE, and maybe to SEE my selves?

What surprised me was that — after I had accepted and revealed these unwanted parts –They sort of faded away, I could see that In both cases those rejected parts were just trying to take care of me.

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Posted in awareness, Caring, Compassion, connecting, courage to see myself

Create in me a Clean Heart

DANG! I guess, God, YOU have brought me back to Personal Responsibility. It is so HARD to bless folks who seem bent on destroying. How much easier to judge and hate. But what a quickly Descending helix that begets.

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Posted in asking for help for myself, Blessing, Choosing to respond, courage to see myself, Digesting as processing

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