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…

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…

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…

The 49th ThanksGiving

ThanksGiving... Thinking about all that there is to be ThankFull for... More than I could even begin to fathom, much less find words for... Life, breath...people, bounty, beauty, opportunity, choice. What a trip this Life is that You have gifted me. What a Journey! A Pathway paved with gold...strewn with rose petals, Left as breadcrumbs…

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…

Midland Lutheran College Alumni Choir

* * * * * * *Hello to my many extended family members through the choirs at Midland Lutheran College. It was such a blessing to see and hear you all again at the Midland Lutheran College Alumni Choir Reunion in April of 2008! I cannot express the depths to which your singing touched my…

Small Miracles…

Wow.So, a part of my day is to spend a few minutes sitting in the forest...being quiet and just breathing. This practice always leads me straight to a feeling of fullness and immense gratitude. It never ceases to change my perspective, particularly during difficult times.Today was beautiful with sunshine warming me, and everything around me.Prior…

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…