"So I stand among you as one who offers a small message of hope, that first, there are always people who dare to seek on the margin of society, who are not dependent on social acceptance, not dependent on social routine, and prefer a kind of free-floating existence under a state of risk. And among … Continue reading Merton for the Morning
I used to be plagued by the standard symptoms of PTSD for years. Despite knowing what was going on with me--my background as treatment provider made it impossible to not know--I didn't begin any kind of treatment until my early 30s. I went to therapist after therapist looking for someone who would 'fit' me, 'get' … Continue reading PTSD and me
Inspired by Rumi, blog posts about hate, love and god; and 24 hours steeped in connection with all that is. In Between Stories ~ Rumi Did you hear that? It’s the man who was looking for treasure. He wants me to finish his story. You didn’t hear him? Then, he must be inside me yelling, … Continue reading What if it really is “In Between the Stories”?
Inspired by a local listserve's back-n-forth about prayer--the belief in, efficacy of, purpose for, and belly-aching about it not being the 'proper' platform to discuss such matters--I felt this. My Prayer for Today That you hear the Divine both within silence and a child's laughter, That you see the Divine both in yourself and another, That … Continue reading Inspired Prayer for Today
This note is in response to a few people asking me how all of this new 'stuff', this healing gift came to be. The question generally comes from those who knew me 'way back when' and the idea of who I was in the past meshing with the new just doesn't seem to connect. How … Continue reading What the…? How the…?
It's not New Age; it's of the Ages. It's real, not woo-woo. It doesn't require belief or faith (although I'm sure it helps to not prefer a root canal). It doesn't interfere with belief or faith. Its only magic is in its simplicity. I breathe, you heal. You change. You shift. You de-stress. You find … Continue reading UnCommon Touch