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Flight: Spring Cleaning

Currently I am engaged in the wondrous tradition known as Spring Cleaning: going room by room, throughout my home, clearing out the clutter, and cleaning out the dirt.  I actually engage in this practice twice a year because, you know, … Continue reading

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May Day – Wings: Beltane

Beltane is the Celtic festival of the beginning of Summer and the celebration of fertility. Many ancient cultures marked this transition from Spring to Summer with rites of fertility.  Most of those rites would shock even our modern culture: naked … 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: Being Who We Are

We are caught up in an inescapable network of mutuality. . . . Strangely enough I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought … Continue reading

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Birth: of Identity

Throughout our lifetimes we take on many roles.  Often these roles serve to shape the way we live, from our perspectives, to our emotions, to our values. This is a concept with which I am intimately familiar. Sixteen years ago … 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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Birth: And Being

People who have become parents in the last 30 years with access to adequate healthcare have routinely had the opportunity to listen to the baby’s heartbeat and see sonogram pictures of the fetus.  For all of human history, mothers have … Continue reading

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Birth: Your Voice

From the day you were born, other people told you what you are.    You’re cute, you’re loud, you’re silly.  You’re the smart one, the skinny one, the slow one.  You are stupid, you’re funny, you’re lazy, you’re handsome, you’re so … Continue reading

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Advent (Love): True Self, part 3

What if each human being is a true Self which, ultimately, cannot be hurt?  If we find our way to see this the possibility of true power, love and peace enter our lives.  This creates the very real possibility that … Continue reading

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Advent (Love): True Self, Part 2

Can we show up in the presence of those who have hurt us and be whole?  Our more common response is to put on a face or facade.  This is a very important survival skill, and we learn to do … Continue reading

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