Tag Archives: Spirit

Departures: Spirit of Light

This is the time of year, at least here in the Deep South of the United States of America, in North America, we are easy to take lots and lots of sunlight for granted.  We even complain about it.  It … 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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Sowing: Creating Change

Here there is a patch of dirt.  It doesn’t look like much, but it is infinite in its potential.  In order for it to become a garden it will take diligent effort on your part.  Enrich it, and it will … Continue reading

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Sowing: Seeds of Time, part 2

(Part 1 of Sowing Time can be found here.) My family has it in mind to plant a new garden this year.  In the past we have always grown herbs, but the boys and I are eager to grow vegetables.  … Continue reading

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Ecology: Of Spirit

Freefall Mark Nepo If you have one hour of air and many hours to go, you must breathe slowly. If you have one arm’s length and many things to care for, you must give freely. If you have one chance … Continue reading

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Ecology: Earth and Spirit

The majority of us are acutely aware that there are critical environmental issues facing us today: global climate change, depletion of species, increasing scarcity of resources…   On the whole, our collective attitude about the earth and our relationship to it … Continue reading

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Birth: Divine Spark

“A child is born on Earth.  A new light shines in the universe.”  ~ Vivian Rider, “Life, Light, Love” Every child is born with a divine spark within them.  This is the transcendent aspect of Who We Are; the individual-yet-connected … 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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Storehouse: Spirit Meditation

By engaging in practices that strengthen our own inner presence as spiritual beings, we will approach others as spiritual beings. Robert Sardello, Silence: The Mystery of Wholeness The labyrinth has for many years now become both a symbol of and a … Continue reading

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Storehouse: How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

All faith traditions have their own spiritual practices which serve to afford believers a means to connection with Source or spirit.  Although it certainly can, a practice that we gain spiritual benefit from doesn’t have to be an intricate ritual.  … Continue reading

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