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I’m Moving! - Dear Friends, Just a quick note to let you know that I’m moving my blog home to a new location, it will now be at a new domain, same name as the old but with an entirely different address. Hey, we all need a change of scenery now and then, right? If you are subscribed [...]
There is a Field Out Beyond Wrongdoing and Rightdoing, I’ll Meet You There - Rumi’s statement gets at the core of the human condition. It is an invitation to let go of control, let go of rigid moralism and perfectionism and surrender to Love. Becoming attuned to Love re-routes us on a new path.
The Broken Hallelujah Prayer - The poet David Whyte said that anything you love will eventually break your heart, it's the nature of the heart to break. Being broken is a part of being human and real.
What Makes Us Truly Great? - We are all born with greatness in our hearts, it is just part of our DNA....Our ability to access this deep love already within us is what makes greatness grow.
The Witch of Endor, a Bible Story - Do you like witch stories?  There is a wonderful little encounter tucked away in the Bible, in 1 Samuel 28:3-25. Here’s a fun re-telling of it here in a little theater show I did with Tennessee storyteller, Michael Williams, where his story and my song are featured:   Check out the full band version here:
Why the words”Nasty Woman” and “Deplorables” Are Severely Lacking Imagination… - …the kind of imagination it will take to re-invent the world.  Clarissa Pinkola Estes said that the words “wild” and “woman” create a fairytale knock on the door of heart. Theologian Paul Ricoeur convinced us that words create worlds. “Deplorables” as a word used to describe a group of people with heartbeats who pay taxes [...]
One Day I Finally Knew What I Had to Do… - A wild night had fallen upon me that lasted eleven years. My mentor tells me that God works in the form of a four letter word: S-L-O-W. There simply are no shortcuts on the path of the soul’s journey and that is okay. The soul's calling may be urgent, but it is not in a hurry.
Why The Election Is Making So Many Women Sick - Like so many women, I can't watch a presidential debate or news surrounding the election without feeling sick. On the feeling wheel, they call this feeling shame, but that seems off somehow. It feels like a jagged stake or a dagger, five thousand butterflies with teeth, a nightmare going on in the belly.
Trump & the Trickster: What Do We Really Believe About Women? - Originally posted on Sherry Cothran:
Trickster figures are stock characters appearing in myths and stories from all over the world. Like the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood, the trickster moves across traditional boundary lines, causing chaotic events to unfold by exposing what is hidden, often through reprehensible behavior. Trickster figures can appear in real…
You Matter: Loving Your Dream Into The World - One of the main challenges to connecting with our authentic self in the world is that we all seem to be swimming in a stew of constant criticism and it’s confusing as to what we’re supposed to be. We live in a culture in which most people do not feel truly valued, have few intimate friendships and lack the support systems needed to cultivate the kind of trust and love it takes to mine the voice within.