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The Garden: In Spite of Faults

I love animals, but I am not a dog person.  Until a couple of months ago, I had lived over 44 years without ever having a dog in my home, and I was perfectly content with that.  But then a … Continue reading

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Journeys: Transformative Journeys

Barbados, like all Caribbean destinations, is extraordinarily naturally beautiful.  The landscape, the beaches, the sea – all breathtaking.  Twenty-one years ago I had occasion to travel there for a professional assignment, and, although I didn’t realize it at the time, … Continue reading

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Journeys: Coming Home

The other day I read an article about a dog whose owner of several years had given her up to a shelter in order to accommodate new puppies in the household.  In short order, “Lady” escaped from the shelter and, … Continue reading

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Departures: Miraculous

A few days ago, I saw a rainbow.  Probably the most vibrant rainbow that I have personally ever witnessed (the image doesn’t do it justice).  Not a particularly unusual occurrence, but what made this sighting noteworthy is that it appeared … Continue reading

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Departures: Where Do We Come From?

“Where are you from?” is a very complex question.  Just as Unitarian Universalism draws from many diverse sources for its foundation and teachings, so is each of us individually an amalgam of what came before, the observations and experiences of … Continue reading

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Sustenance: Releasing Guilt

You made a mistake.  You hurt someone, or someone’s feelings.  You didn’t complete a task, you dropped a ball, someone was depending on you and you let them down. What have you done??? “There is no problem so awful that … Continue reading

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Flight: Impossible Dreams

A bird is born with the capacity for flight.  It needs to learn the skill, but the instinct and ability are inherent within it. A butterfly must become a completely new version of its original self in order to fly, … Continue reading

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Flight: The View From Above

For centuries, human beings have been intrigued by the prospect of flight; the desire to break free of the earth’s gravity and soar among the clouds (and eventually, beyond). We have invented numerous incarnations of flying machines to enable us … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Awaiting Primavera

Across much of the nation, it seems as though Winter is reluctant to release its foothold on the here and now.   Or perhaps it is merely that Spring, having awakened just slightly later than usual, decided to hit the snooze … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Inner Child

There are myriad aspects of the “inner child”.  Today I’m not thinking about healing the Wounded Child (although that itself is essential, transformational work).  Today I am thinking about calling on the Playful Child within, in order to bring about … Continue reading

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