Spirituality

The Necklace

Excerpt from Ecstatic Healing by Margaret De Wys September 1993: Rhinebeck, New York It began with a string of beads. Large, rounded, wooden beads painted white. The string was perhaps two feet in length--a simple, unadorned...

DISSOLVING INTO GOODNESS

"The Kingdom of Heaven is poured out all over the earth and men don't see it." ~Jesus, 'Gnostic Gospel of Thomas' I. The distance between heaven and earth is less than the diameter of a photon....

Where Creativity Resides

Kishkes is a Yiddish—originally Russian—word for guts or intestines. My immigrant grandparents considered kishkes in a sausage-like form to be a delicacy that I never dared to taste.  My father, who grew up speaking...

Tendonitis as Spiritual Teacher

Until last autumn, when I overused one of my tendons while walking 520 miles of the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) in Spain, I had never sustained a mobility-impairing injury.  While...

on being a prophet

saints are poets gone astray. we restore sanity in the world by restoring poetry to the world. we must demand of the saints to stop corrupting our poetry, and if they don't, we must...

What She Said

She said, "I am the Power, I am the Shakti, I am creating a new earth. "I do not bring change in the old way, through your activism, politics, or religion. I am subtler and...

You are never without me…

The doorway to healing... You may be going through things in your life.. always giving to others always trying to protect or do the right thing even when it feels you may be doing...

Wuji and a Scene from “Homeland”

In the cosmology of Taijiquan, before there is yin and yang, there is wuji: the infinite field of energy, the Universe, the state of energetic potential prior to any differentiation. Within this idea is another:...

Things Come Alive with Attention

Ever since I took Keiko (my cat) to the park that day and let her out every evening, she was wired. Every morning she was under foot, walking around the kitchen and living room....

thoughts on radical passover

when st. francis exclaimed that he desired to become god's instrument for the bestowing of blessings on all beings, or when the bodhisattva vows not to rest until all beings are saved before she...