Feeling the Pain is not Failure to Thrive

The avoidance is There is a new, perhaps renewed, 'depth' of raw feeling within many and a deep desire to express it. As if, the uncapping of the well of torment has given, at the same time, a glimpse of the possibilities of love and the doubting capacity to dive into the wellspring of it... Continue Reading →

On Hope and Harm

  A few days ago I posted this on the PlaceofFace: Hope, faith, justice, freedom and love do not require the disparaging of or denial another. In fact, they are the antithesis of it. Can you be in hope, have faith, share justice and freedom and love without harming another? The responses included: Hard to... Continue Reading →


Are you First Nations? Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.  ~ Guy de Maupassant Although there are a few experiences I've written about, I don't share much of my work related to indigenous peoples publicly. They include my initial relationship with the... Continue Reading →

Being a Jesus Freak

How a non-believer moves as the man, not the myth “Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth--penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of... Continue Reading →

Telling the Holiness

"This is not a journey for the feet; the feet bring us only from land to land; nor need you think of coach or ship to carry you away; all this order of things you must set aside and refuse to see: you must close the eyes and call instead upon another vision which is... Continue Reading →

Kermit and the Dalai Lama

While enjoying my snow day with high-speed internet, full power coffee, and fuzzy socks, I trolled my FB stream.  Usually, because my interwebz access is rather limited, I hop on and off so today was a treat.  I even kinda, sorta like recycled photos and quotes that I've seen in the past. I can't remember... Continue Reading →

The Love Lobotomy

"In a society at war with man and nature, a religion of peace and love might be fantasized into creed, rituals & otherworlds while it's professed adherent continue to live [in a way that doesn't support it]. ~ Jim Corbett (Goatwalking) "Everything is Love" is a mantra that's been around a loooong time and has... Continue Reading →

On Integration and Becoming

The string of events in the last few months that makes my life uniquely mine  continue at an amazing rate.   What others call 'ecstatic experiences' are, for me, quite normal.  Until, well, they are not. In An UnCommon Experience and On Fear and Stepping Up I shared two of my most striking 'conversations with the... Continue Reading →

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