Tonight I settle into the trust that is necessary when the light leaves the sky (or our life) into the faith that is required to run my hands over the walls of my heart I cannot see (but I feel thumping with life) I sink into the silence that is the answer I have been looking … Continue reading When the Light Leaves the Sky
Friday's new moon was a dark one. Sandwiched between the two most intense memories of my life (death and birth) it was a kind of doorway I had to walk through. I tracked the fear and traced the source in my body and in my heart. There, at the bottom of it all, in the … Continue reading Making Room for Humanity
We all wear our stories in some way or another, don’t we? They make us who we are (and sometimes keep us from becoming who we can be if we let them define us too narrowly.) I started making what I call “Life Malas” because each marker is placed for a life event. I used … Continue reading My Life Mala
I ran across something interesting today as I was organizing hundreds of photos from a recent trip. One photo (left) had come out as a big dark blur, as we were driving on the freeway. I had attempted to catch the first new sliver of moon I spotted dangling high in the sky like a … Continue reading When You Can’t See the Light for the Dark
What inspires you? What inspires you to take that next step courageously, to trust yourself instead of doubt yourself, or to dig a little deeper for some hidden inner strength? In a literal sense, inspiration is the act of drawing air into the lungs. When we receive inspiration figuratively, we experience that same sense of … Continue reading What Inspires You?
As the New Moon secretly peaks behind layers of darkness, there is often no external proof of her existence. Yet full and heavy she rises, and full and heavy she sets. There are within us even now new moons that have not yet become full moons. They are not yet meant to shine their light … Continue reading The Patience of the New Moon
The wind is raging here today. I mean wild, uncontrollable, palm-tree swaying, hope-small-children-don't-fly-away crazy, powerful wind. It's so incredible. This is the energy of Mother Nature. And it's not so different from Human Nature. We all have this wild, powerful energy in us. We used to show it as children. We stopped showing it when … Continue reading The Yang Nature of Wind
Veil our glorious light so that we may look deep within and find within the darkness seeds of life. Reveal to us our shadow side that nurtures, drives, and frees us. Blind us momentarily so that we may see clearly when the dawn returns.