Posted by on Apr 16, 2023 in Blog, Spiritual | 0 comments

The soil of our lives is our existence. Healthy soil is rooted in the sense of being rather than doing. The only way to fully grow, thrive, and blossom is to be present in our lives. From industrial economic and historical forces, industrial beginnings in our economy. Time clocks exert pressure on us beyond our conscious awareness. We peddle on a treadmill of constant doing so that even meditation or yoga is sometimes more in the realm of doing than in re-focusing on the presence necessary to be. We feel an urgency to be more efficient and to produce something. We tend to look for something...

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The Glorious Dissolving

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in anxiety, Grief, Highly Sensitive, introversion, Relationship, Spiritual, supervision, trauma | 0 comments

The Glorious Dissolving Side by side laying with my love in the sand we absorb the heat and courage for a final swim in the cold clear blue lake in early October. The shocking elation of immersion in the living waters is worth the numb fingertips. Once welcomed in, my soul awakens as if she’d been asleep and did not know it. Later, I grieve the end of summers last gift The stealth of night slowly converges around the edges of day. And then it is November. Walking in the park, little drops of ecstasy alight on me in the cool air transmitting the splendor of autumn magnificence. And...

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facing the darkness

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in anxiety, Blog, Grief, Highly Sensitive, introversion, Relationship, Spiritual, supervision, trauma | 0 comments

I dreamt the other night that I held in my hand a bright true blue light. At the center was a globe of white surrounded by a thin rim of gold- yellow. The light trembled and radiated in my hand.  I felt its healing force and in that force was an inexhaustible, vital, irrepressible joy. We cannot bring light into the darkness unless we approach the darkness and look at it.  We cannot escape our own darkness or the darkness in the world. Facing and transforming our darkness with light brings growth, liberation and, yes, joy. Our growth and our hope is to bring the light to the darkness. I mean...

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Beyond the superficial

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in anxiety, Blog, Grief, Highly Sensitive, Relationship, Spiritual, trauma | 0 comments

Seems like fate now. My first work was with older adults. And I trained as a hospice volunteer in my early twenties. Later,  I was hired as a mental health counselor working with elders.  Initially when I started visiting people in nursing homes I was depressed. Nursing homes are a sad facsimile of home. These institutions dressed up as shabby homes are rife with tragedy, decline, loneliness, fading beauty and gathering weakness. It was a lot to carry in my heart. Still, in some cases these places hid the hidden gems of compassion and community.  I like,  most of us,  was brainwashed by this...

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Dream healing

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in Creativity/artists, Featured, Grief, Highly Sensitive, introversion, Relationship, Spiritual, supervision, trauma | 0 comments

Dreams are potent guides, teachers and a healing modality. Recently, I assisted Dr Ed Tick at a dream workshop. In ancient Greece there were dream healing practices at elaborate temples with specific protocols to assist people in gaining guidance and healing from a dream. There is so much available to us for enriching our lives and many ways to heal. The synchronicities in the room of dreamers amazed each of us. When we can drop our egos for the sake of a deeper searching of the psyche (soul) we see the ways that we are profoundly interconnected. We are connected to one another as well with...

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Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Blog, Grief, Highly Sensitive, Spiritual, trauma | 0 comments

Grief is a miserable experience but it is also bittersweet because it attests to the depth of our bonds and our love. When the unexpected happens we are suddenly shaken from our everyday routine, from what seems normal.  We are shaken whether an event is a loss, a lost friend, a death, the end of a dream. We realize how little is out in our control. Major change is a dizzying feeling as if we are spinning in a whirlpool going down and down turning around trying to find our way in wild and crazy waters. Grief is as sharp as a stab by a sword. It is so visceral. Loss is felt in our bodies,...

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