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Metamorphosis: Change

There is a difference between change and transformation. When we perceive the first notion that change is afoot, it is my observation that most of us presume the worst.  The change that we have heard about immediately imposes itself, in … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Chrysalis

(This post is part two of a trio of posts inspired by butterflies.  Part one can be found here.  Part three can be found here.)    Caterpillars are shape shifters, and the chrysalis phase is when the “magic” happens.  It … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Transformation and Strength

When my husband was deployed to Afghanistan and I was left at home with four young sons, it was a huge turning point for me.  I was apprehensive about what the year ahead would bring, and fearful of whether I … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Caterpillar

This post is the first in a trio of posts inspired by butterflies. The next two can be found here and here. When a caterpillar begins its life in an egg, it is completely unrecognizable from that which will eventually … Continue reading

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Birth: When Were You Born?

Awhile back, a shaman friend of mine posted an essay questioning the meaning of the phrase “late in life”, and re-framing the definition of age by equating it with the length of time that has passed since experiencing a spiritual … Continue reading

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Renewal: Forging Renewal

If you own a car, then you know the experience of renewing your license plate every year. It is a relatively easy task if you have the money and have Internet access: just pay your fees and taxes on-line and … Continue reading

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Renewal–Just for today

As I write this, it is raining, again.  We have had more rain this summer than in many years’ memory. We have complained about it, but the reality is that the earth has never been greener in this part of … Continue reading

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