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Prayer for the New Year

Here’s the annual offering of this wonderful Blessing for the New Year by Kayleen Asbo, as timely and relevant as ever; may it encourage and inspire you and yours: BLESSING FOR THE NEW YEAR As the hours of darkness begin to slowly wane from the winter sky, So too may the fearful places of your […]

Deeper Wisdom at Christmas

Christmas is a mixed bag for many people. Joyful if there is health and happiness in the home, with resources to nourish generosity and resonant connections to nourish the heart. And if there is illness, or poverty, or loneliness, the contrast of an idealized Christmas with reality can be a reminder of suffering and lack. […]

Turning from the Darkness toward the Light

December 21, Solstice, mark the turning of the earth on its axis, the official beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere, the official beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere. In the northern hemisphere, we celebrate the turning of the dark toward the light as the days get incrementally longer, 2+ minutes per day toward […]

Love Does That…Love Frees

Deep wisdom about resilience from the 14th century German theologian and mystic, Meister Eckhart: LOVE DOES THAT All day long a little burro labors, sometimes with heavy loads on her back and sometimes just with worries about things that bother only burros. And worries, as we know, can be more exhausting than physical labor. Once […]

As We Move On, Mending and Repairing…

I posted A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand earlier this week, written before the results of the 2020 U.S. national elections were finalized and clear.  Larry Robinson posted “For Nothing Is Fixed” by James Baldwin last Saturday, the day after the election results had been declared clear. For nothing is fixed, forever, forever, forever, […]

When You Find You’re Weary

Most everyone is getting a bit weary these days, at least in moments. Long moments of enduring staying at home for fear of the coronavirus; tense moments of scrambling to sort out – safe to send kids to school? Safe to meet face-to-face with colleagues at work? Safe to walk on the beach? Or jog […]

“Love in Action”

The last public event I attended with friends in March 2020 was the screening of the film #Anne Frank: Parallel Stories, Helen Mirren reading excerpts from Anne’s diary from the attic (now a museum) where Anne and her family hid for 25 months from the Nazi occupation (and deportation of Jews) in Holland. Four days […]

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