Peace of the Wild Things

It is when we return to the woods, that we re-member ourselves to the mission here: to love and be loved, to give and be given to, to care for and be cared for. The Forest teaches us again and again how to hold compassion and grace in the very HeartWood of the soul, and…

Peace of the Wild Things

It is when we return to the woods, that we re-member ourselves to the mission here: to love and be loved, to give and be given to, to care for and be cared for. The Forest teaches us again and again how to hold compassion and grace in the very HeartWood of the soul, and…

The Space in Between

2015 was a year filled with much that was “in between.”In between the known and the unknown. In between renting a house and having a home. In between working at making money, and working at what I love. In between the worlds of Heaven and Earth. In between Trees, literally, an ancient Doug Fir and…

Gold

Today is the Dark Moon of December, 2015. This year, the full and dark moons have become a deep and important part of my spiritual practice.The year 2015 has been one of the most incredible, awe-inspiring years of my life. A January retreat to the Rainforest and a massive old growth Douglas Fir’s instructions, led…

Backyard Daybreak

I love mornings. I love getting up just as the birds begin their dawn chorus (OH, what delight!), making my tea, and finding my way to the patio, or to the window closest to my backyard. I love sitting and contemplating the morning as it unfolds, and my place in each day. I wonder what…

Cozies

Oh, how I love my slippers…the quiet moment when I first slip into them at days end. I love how my feet exhale when given respite from shoes that are too tight, too hard-soled or too pretty. That moment when I can finally take off the work clothing, the earrings and jacket…and don “cozy clothsies”…

Mama Cuts A Rug

My mom. She turned 87 today and was the star of the fashion show at our local senior center, along with my 92 year old dad - shakin' their little tushes on the catwalk, much to everyone's delight. This woman is the real and true Molly Brown. More than anything in life, she has taught…

Picking Up The Phone

... <img border="0" height="256" src="https://thisomglife.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/4a8e0-img.jpg's more like my ego-personality craves soothing. But, those moments in silence within...are always calming and centering for the entirety of my being. Two days ago I experienced a wonderful meditation...one of those where you quiet yourself to the point of very relaxed breathing and almost no thoughts floating by on…

Morning Senses

I cannot sleep And so up I go To sit at Your feet once again Or did You Call me by teasing my mind awake, OMG? Life is such a precious gift And I, the receiver of it, the blessed one. You, the Giver of such bounty Adorning me with the riches of breath And…

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…