Diagnosis: Spiritual Whiplash

What's "spiritual whiplash"?  In my case, snapping from deep gratitude to intoxicating greed in less time than it takes to say namaste.  The gratitude:  As I wrote on my blog  recently ("Cents and Sensible Shoes"),...


We are not alone on this earth/Gaia. We wander our paths feeling alone, separate from everyone and everything. At times in my life’s journey, I have witnessed the interconnectedness we all have to the...

Goodbye, Gluttony! Dispatch from a Contemplative Thanksgiving

Breaking the tradition of feasting, with or without family, I attended my first contemplative Thanksgiving last week in Boulder, CO.  Despite my excitement at the concept, the brainchild of a fellow on Meetup.com, anxiety...

Nourishing the Soul

Wow, I feel great!! I rolled out of bed early Monday morning. I haven’t felt this good in weeks!!  Usually I’m up early and ready to tackle the day but the last few weeks I...

She Beckons

All this time we have been falling at the feet of yesterday's shadows, while the spirit of wisdom stands beside us offering her hand.

Iraqi Freedom

In Honour of Nagasaki Day's 65th Retire War mentality; Celebrate beauty with *Starry Desires* Emerging Visions visionary art 'zine. #18. http://emergingvisions.blogspot.com * Enjoy and Share but never forget: http://www.commondreams.org/views04/1207-26.htm Published on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 by CommonDreams.org Hyping Terror For Fun, Profit -...

Enough Excuses, Lets Go!

I’m watching a video of an outdoor adventure and these guys are using just basic equipment and having a blast. Wow, I could never go with just basic equipment. I have to have all...

invitation to “Starry Desires” Emerging Visions #18

In this time of Cosmic changes, the theme is "Starry Desires" Retire War mentality; find inspiration in the stars. Show us what you desire, what moves you to beauty. http://emergingvisions.blogspot.com Emerging Visions visionary art 'zine Expected to emerge...

On Merton’s Snow and Watt’s Potatoes

"your heart is my hermitage" - thomas merton one of the most profound beauties in merton's spiritual journey is his progression from a spirituality of "the" heart as a general proposition in the abstract, to...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Twenty-Eight (Rabia)

Rabia, depicted in an Islamic miniature Image is in public domain (expired copyright) Poem translated by Charles Upton from Persian This week I'm still thinking about stars, but we've stepped back a few centuries to 717–801 C.E. to read the work of...