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Musings on Love

A random computer search today unearthed something I wrote back in 2009.  I must have been reflecting on the nature of love at the time and it prompted some deep reflections as well as a spontaneous poem. See what you … Continue reading

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“Letter to a Friend”: Reading of the Day

I salute you. I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep.  There is nothing I can give you which you have not. But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take. … Continue reading

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Why Meditate

I will be the first to admit that meditation can be a frustrating subject. I personally had a very difficult time learning to like meditation. If I hadn’t been forced to develop my meditation skills (in my Spiritual Counseling training) … Continue reading

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Feelings!? Anything but feelings!

I’ve decided that today is a feelings day.  I’m quite over tired due to a poor night’s sleep, and sometimes when that happens I find that my feelings flow much more freely.  Fatigue seems to break down whatever natural filters I … Continue reading

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The God Question

As an Interfaith Spiritual Counselor I’ve had to grapple with the God question quite a bit, both for my own personal benefit and in order to figure out how to best support my clients.  To be frank, it’s a very … Continue reading

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Reading of the day

  The Guest House by Rumi This being human is a guest house. Each morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if … Continue reading

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Song of the Day

There’s been a big upset in our national community since Robin William’s death.  It’s brought a lot of attention to the seriousness of mental health, and the tragedy that is suicide.  Depression, anxiety, and fear are all things we like … Continue reading

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Reading of the day

    No need for fear or deep despair, seekers of God receive his care. No need for fear or deep despair, we are at home and God is there.               -Teresa of Avilla … Continue reading

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Reading of the day

     Love penetrates the senses and storms the soul with all its power.  When love grows in the soul, then it rises up with great longing to God and flowingly expands to receive the miracle that breaks in upon … Continue reading

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I am a work in progress…

  e·piph·a·ny: a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something (from dictionary.reference.com)   I recently observed that when I have an epiphany about myself or about some great life lesson I automatically think – … Continue reading

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