The Blurring

“You just paddled and rowed, and you got to there. You got home.” David A. Robertson, Black Water Draw-a-line-in-the-sand (meaning)(intransitive) To lay down a challenge; (idiomatic) To create a real or artificial boundary or distinction between (two places, people or things) ; (idiomatic) To indicate the threshold or level above which something will become unacceptable or will provide a response. …

What if Choice is a choice?

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” ~Benjamin Franklin Choice. What does that mean to you? How much do you value it? As a teen, it meant being able to choose my own clothes, my own friends. Makeup, parties, boyfriends. Whether to kiss or make out. When to go all the way. My decisions didn’t …

3 Things I Learned From Having A Spiritual Practice

Recently, a woman in one of my chat groups stated her desire to daily spend more time in prayer and meditation. This got me thinking about my own spiritual journey, how I’ve grown and changed over the years, to more often find a place of inner peace. My personal practice is to begin each morning by singing to Gaia, then …

The Water Song

“It is increasingly clear to me that the impact of Indigenous values and attitudes has shaped us more than we will ever comprehend.”― Written in Stone, Peter Unwin Water has memory, the Algonquin Grandmothers tell us. This is also the teaching from my study of homeopathy. Both the idea and the song resonated within, so some time ago, I added …

Sing Your Song

Sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness. Galway Kinnell This month has been spent not writing. I worried and fretted. Writers are supposed to write. Right? Then I should all over myself. I should be writing every day. I should be practicing. I should be using writing prompts. I should be following on-line lessons. I should, I …

On Being Humankind

We all want our opinions to be validated. We long to say, “I was right and you were wrong.” This virus has created great polarity. Both sides are angry. Both are fearful. Both sides are arguing: my science is better than your science. Neither side is listening to the other. If you’ve chosen to isolate, wear a mask, and get …

Forty Winks…Please!

“You’re beginning to dislike me, aren’t you? Well, dislike me. It doesn’t make any difference to me now.”― W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor’s Edge I am not a dog lover. There. I said it. Let the judging begin. It’s not that I actively hate dogs. I do like them. Sort of. My kids—adults now with kids of their own—will tell …

Take Pause

“It’s not so much knowing when to speak…but when to pause.”Jack Benny I write stories in my head… There. Did you feel it? That pause, ever so slight, as you wait for the next words, the next thought. Try it again. I write stories in my head… And? What next? we seem to ask as we stop in pause. I …

Sink into Knowing

“There in the deep, I could sense something circulating inside me. It was a Knowing!”Glennon Doyle, Untamed  Have you ever gotten a message that you ignored? I’m talking about those life messages that tell you, “Hey, maybe you want to think about this…” Perhaps the words just don’t register in your consciousness the first time you hear them. You have …

When Something is Nothing

“It was the magnitude of the nothing that took my breath away.”Eve Joseph, In The Slender Margin  “Oh, it’s nothing.” How often have you heard that phrase when you thanked someone? Perhaps you’ve even fallen into the habit of using it yourself? Yet when we use it, we discount the contribution and effort made that is being appreciated and, at …