Thistle and Thyme

Passages of thistle and thyme lead us to where time or we forgot. In the breadth of a scent, a moment of breath. To remember, to be breathed through into the Presence here now.

Throwing the Light of The Lord Around

The Transference of the Holy Spirit or Horse Shit Last week a friend shared this video on her Facebook page. I'm not sure the original source. After clicking through to trace it, I ended up giving up.  Whoever you are, thank you for the thought fodder (or folly). As best I can offer in words, this... Continue Reading →

Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

Perfection of appearance, perhaps? "Why don't you share your spiritual practice with us?" "I don't have a spiritual practice." "What do you mean?" "Just that." "That's confusing. Why not?" "Why do you practice? Is it like learning the piano? What are you trying to perfect?" "Well, connection with God and the universe and ...." (it... Continue Reading →

Culture Clashing

The familiar life horizon has been outgrown; the concepts, ideals, and emotional patterns no longer fit; the time for the passing of a threshold is at hand. – Joseph Campbell A personal experience connected to the universal one of desire for community, the dangers of secrets, and bridging the past and present with something resembling... Continue Reading →

Gently Waking to a Spring Homecoming

Some things can't be denied. Won't be for long. They have the capacity to wait for us to arrive to the space where they've been all along.   When still water rises to meet me And the sun lays its hands on my back, It's easy to dismiss the gentle sounds of homecoming. But when rising sap... Continue Reading →

Money Matters

Today, no matter what it takes, we ride home together.  ~ Brian Andres It really does. When we live in a state of poverty, we are imprisoned by the limitations of need. Health, food and shelter provide feelings of safety. Safety allows us to feel vulnerable, creates the capacity to feel hope and share that with... Continue Reading →

Lynching as Racial Terrorism

It's time for a new abolition movement On February 11, the New York Times published the following editorial. I've included it here in full purposefully. It is important to remember that the hangings, burnings and dismemberments of black American men, women and children that were relatively common in this country between the Civil War and... Continue Reading →

Betrayal without Bitterness

'A man never rises so high — as when he knows not whither he is going.' ~ Oliver Cromwell And learning to trust over and over and over and over and... On July 23, I was invited to come live in Sonoma, California, at a retreat center.  I met the owner of the place during... Continue Reading →

This Can’t Be for Nothing

I don't doubt. I can't doubt. Not now. One can't possibly become this expression of the universe for nothing. It's got to be more than just an interesting story unfolding.  It has to be, it must be that 'significant and eternal' thing; that thing that makes me feel like I'm fighting for my life.  Except... Continue Reading →

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