Best Decision of 2015

One moment - one choice, changed the entire trajectory of my year. It was on January 1, and I heard that still, small voice in the silence of my heart, urging me to leave three days later, and head to the ocean, alone. The choice to follow that prompting, changed everything for me this year.…

Letter to My Children

My Dear Children,The language of the heart is so limited when it comes to expressing in words, written or spoken. What my heart longs to tell you would be much better done in person, alas, our time is yet to come. I sense you want reflection sooner than that.I can’t tell you what choices to…

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…

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…

Ocean Views

I wrote this on the beach during my BirthDay week in Seaside. It was just after I had overheard some vacationers bickering over something unimportant and it made me think of all the times my own perceptions and misperceptions have stimulated an argument or two. Whew.Perceptionsmulti-hued, infinitely numberednow expanding - now contractingnow enfolding - now…

BirthDay Views

BirthDay Views 2007August 17th is the day I took birth 48 years ago. This year found me at the oceanside on the Oregon coast with part of my family, InJoying sand, sun and surf. While there, I arose earlier than the rest to spend time with God in the salty morning air. Speaking through the…

To Know You…

To Know YouVASTas far as the I can seemy soul touching mega-citiesteeming with Life.Luminous spirits - a world I have not visitedbut to stand at Your Shoresand Feel You.Your world is rich and bountifulwhere no one is poor of soul or belly.Teach meto be a bringer of such riches tomy World...to Love Them as You…

Given Unto the Sea…

Given Unto the SeaI love spending time with the Ocean. She changes my entire perspective. Many of my writings have been done seaside, with camera in hand.Cradle of salty Desire soothe my soulthe savage beast of egothat rears its headto teach me compassion.wash away that which is finishedleaving it on some distant shoreto nurture -…

Magick…

MagickYonder reefyou break the violenceso that I may let go intomy Mother.Mother, you took my namere-membered me to Youlest we forgetwhen the days are longbetween our trists.Draw me back, I urge you.Sing to my soulLet me hear your sweet voicein my heartMay I See you with myinside eyesRe-live the magickDraw forth - Call forththe soothing…