Transformation

Chakra Khan (aka Jill Leigh)

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It’s a big name to live up to, I have to tell you!  It’s my favorite nickname of all time, and I’ve had a few.  Most of them made me squirrely under my skin. ...

Faith is like a Shimmering Veil – by Jane Beal

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Faith is like a shimmering veil. You can’t see through it. It’s like a cold shower. It wakes you up early and makes you shout, “O God!” Faith is like running on the sand...

Spiritual “Spring Cleaning” for the Holidays

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It was Ash Wednesday and I was working from home all morning.  Procrastinating, I logged on to Facebook and read a spate of status updates from people who were giving up chocolate, caffeine and...

Death as Sacred

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I’ve just begun reading “Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms”by David Kessler:  “Who and What you see before you die.”  Within myself there is something more than mere curiosity at the experience of dying.  Fascination? ...
Peace is all thee is

HaTikvah – by Aviva Derenowski

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The Israeli national hymn is called “Hatikvah” which translates as “The Hope.” It expresses the hope of the Jewish people to settle in Israel, and make it their home, after an exile of two...

Don’t destroy that journal!

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I am reading Lawrence Shainberg's 1995 memoir, AMBIVALENT ZEN for the third time.  I probably won't read it all again -- just browsing this time, finding sections that catch my eye.  It's laugh out...

Stuck at the Beginning

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I have been feeling "stuck", the past few days. After my recent life-changing travels through India, most of which I spent volunteering in the Tibetan exile community of McleodGanjhttp://www.squidoo.com/mcleodganj-india ,I came back to the USA...

Taking the First Step

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Taking the First Step We have completed the end of an era and we are beginning on a new road of light and awakening. We all have a part to play in bringing a greater...

Courage And Time Lingering

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We come into this existence hoping that our trust in spirit Is never diminished by a forbearance of time and space Where light for every wave of energy is pressed across the environment Our every thought is...

Secular

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(a Journey) I do not make light of the heaviness which dwells in my heart. And I think to my chi, “perhaps if I empty my insides, it will all fall out too.” she tells me what I know...