Confusion…

--  Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Confusion is that place between adventures." Oh, yes. While it can feel difficult and our journey harder when in times of confusion, there is a space where one can see with lucidity...in the most difficult of circumstances. Going through my own changes at this moment, I sat this morning at…

Teachers…

Teachers are everywhere. I have learned unforgettable things from the Beings in the forest, from Those who have graced my home as "pets," from other human beings, and from experiences that have come and gone.  All have left memories and understandings etched into my soul. I have also learned much from souls who were previously…

Containing Nothing

. sadness grieving loss letting go letting go and letting go again... of all that has been so tightly held so closely monitored so badly wanted into nothing a box of nothing nothing in the box open empty vacant feelings... exhausted, depleted, desolate, deflated, dead must be the perfect place to start because this is…

Leaving for Thailand

So, I'm standing in one of those goofy upright kiosks at the airport, credit card ticking off the minutes to pay for this blog post. Walking past security and finally moving through the corridor toward the international gates, I think I have come to realize that I am actually leaving the country today. Sounds like…

Happy BirthDay!

Today is my 49th BirthDay...I call it my 7 times 7. This is an auspicious BirthDay for me...a time to review and renew. Most folks look at the big-oh's (30,40,50...) as turning points. For me, they go in 7 year stints. So, as I prepare to move forward...I also look back. These are some of…

40 days and 40 nights…

* * * * * * *There's something in many of the holy scriptures about 40 days...it is a common theme across cultures and religions. In the Sikh faith, 40 days are used for spiritual practice and to implement consciousness shifts. Many Masters have done their own forms of spiritual practice for that amount of…

I just have no words today…

Wallace, beloved family friend...left today to cross the Rainbow Bridge and run in the meadows of dog heaven with his best friend Marley.Wally...you were very, very loved and taught us much about compassion and deep communication. I will write more another day...it's been a challenging week for us losing you and DeeDee within nine days…

GoodBye DeeDee…

It's a sad day...our long-time family friend DeeDee went Out today. We were her people...she was our companion in a dog body. She joined the family fifteen years ago when she captured our hearts as a little puppy girl, bounding straight toward us, out of a lap full of dachsund puppies. Her puppy girl spirit…

Making Pearls…

A very dear friend of mine wrote to me today asking for help. She's in a place in her life right now where she is questioning everything, feeling irritated, and not knowing what to do. Perhaps my response to her may somehow be helpful to someone else. Here it is:_______My Dear Friend...I can't tell you…

Invisible Grace…

There was a post this morning on an email list I belong to, and it was one of the most beautiful, insightful emails I've read for a very long time. Within questions the author asked, lie powerful, powerful questions for all of us to be asking. He was asking how to get through those difficult…