Prayer

Unanswered Prayers

“I cannot believe that, seriously!”….I shrugged my head in disbelief. I had very successfully interviewed for a job, in a place I really wanted to live. It was close to my family, in a...

Aaronic Blessing to All Readers

An ancient Hebrew blessing and also the favorite blessing of St. Francis of Assisi. The LORD bless you and keep you: The LORD make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you:...

A Deep but Dazzling Darkness

I think one of the greatest of metaphysical poems is Henry Vaughan’s masterpiece “The Night.” The poem takes as its inspiration the scene from the third chapter of John, Nicodemus visiting Jesus by night....

A blank canvas

It can be a bit intimidating to get started. That may be true in whatever it is that you’re doing, but especially if you’re creating art. That blank canvas… So much possibility. Possibility — or pressure? Depends on...

Halloween Meditation

The veil between the worlds is thin, Bright to dark the seasons turn, Green Man's fire in the Jack O'Lantern, Light above now shines within. Come dance in the circle of Sa'win, Buds of Beltane burnished in frost. Honor the...

Blessed Solstice!

Oh, pleasurable blessings full of ease, to ALL this Solstice, and always. I was reminded of this song today, and it is perfect: "This is my home, this is my only home This is the only sacred ground that...

The Shower Prayer (full poem, by Cristina M. R. Norcross)

The Shower Prayer   The hot rain of the shower comes down. Walls blurred from early morning vision – I leave the high hot setting and simply stand in the moment of daybreak.   Calendar unmarked, computer untouched – this day is thankfully unspoken for. For...

The Great Cliches

There are times in life when I must return to the great simplicities, which some would call cliches. That's all right with me. A cliche is a truth that never needs to change because...

A story about The Void and Manifestation

One day a woman woke up from her current state of awareness and realized that she was definitely doing her work in the world, but not in the way that she wanted. After a month...

The Space Between

Some days I’m going along and I’m in that flow we all search for. Everything just clicks, synchronistic events occur to bring me exactly what I’ve asked for.  I feel so connected; like I’m...