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My Brokenness ~ My Strength

The wound is the place where the Light enters you ~ Rumi What if each enlightened moment of our Brokenness was actually a connection of who the Divine had really intended us to be? If we owned and admitted our shortcomings, our faults, our fears, our disappointments, would that fuse our souls together? Is it…
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Emotional Independence Day

Often we find it easier to think our way around things rather than to feel our way through them ~ Mark Nepo I’ve been experiencing some frustration with words lately. They do not seem adequate. They don’t fit the depth of emotion that is stirring inside. And, they seem to be easily misinterpreted. Where are…
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Moving Towards The Light

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth ~ Pema Chodron As much as I crave The Light, I find myself hiding in The Darkness.  Not even stepping into the spaces of illumination that are in front of me. The exposure, the brightness - even the assumed expectation – it is oddly…
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The Masquerade of Perceived Bliss

Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone ~ Miller Williams…
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My Truth is to Dare

Most of us have two lives.  The life we live, and the unlived life within us.  Between the two stands Resistance. ~ Steven Pressfield   Hello blank document. I’ve been looking at you for a long time.  Many mornings you’ve greeted me with your willingness to accept my thoughts as doctrine.  You’ve offered me space…
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Burning Palms

Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel. You are dust and to dust you shall return ~ Ash Wednesday Blessing   This post is from Ash Wednesday 2014. I've been absent from writing for the last couple of months...knowing the ashes are chasing me. I'm trying to slow down, stand still and…
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The Badge of Busy-ness

“Be gentle with yourself.  Be gentle with yourself.” I heard it over and over as I entered consciousness from a restless night of sleep. The sun was beginning to show itself after it’s own evening of re-charging and it was becoming brighter and fuller. I was not mimicking such energy in my own awakening.  My…
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Another One Bites the Dust

And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been – Rainer Maria Rilke There are always flowers for those who want to see them ~ Henri Matisse Given that I grew up in the ‘70’s and was a teenager of the…
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Christmas: The Birth of a Step-Family

Because Joseph, her husband, was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, and angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take…
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Happy Holler-Days

Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements ~ Queen Elizabeth II The sidewalks are lit with bright candy canes, sparkling snowflakes and big red bows.  You see petite red berries under the blanket of frost and there seems to be smells of…
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