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WINTERSPACE

   St. Joseph's Abbey, Spencer MA Walking through this field among a stand of old prairie oaks on a raw December day, I taste that experience again, where my own awareness and the space over the...

There is No One at the Center of the Cross (Easter Meditation)

On the cross, Jesus said, "Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do." Did he carry the sins of the world, or drop them? The center of the cross is a place that...

To The Great Unknown–rev

Julian Barnes’ Book Nothing to Be Frightened Of begins with these words: “I don’t believe in God, but I miss Him.” That’s how I’ve felt since seven years ago when I quite simply woke...

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...

Spring Rituals and Lessons for Writing (and vice versa)

Spring offers the possibility of renewal, and many spiritual rituals have this idea at their center.  The secular culture, too, embraces spring with the rite of cleaning, a chance to remove clutter and air...

life has a honeysuckle lover

  As the day ends and begins this evening Presence comes to me envelops me stills me and asks me to dance. I tell him I will let him lead. whole body excitement to have such a dance partner. so touched, mind can't know is my...

New Translations of Poems by Kabir

In The Target is Behind the Sky (Fifty Poems of Kabir) Sunil Uniyal brings to life the poems or “utterances” of the Hindi mystic Kabir.The translations beautifully evoke Kabir’s imaginative yet down-to-earth writings and...

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...

Lectio Poetica: Becoming Who We Are

“All the birds and creatures of the world are unutterably themselves.” – David Whyte During the catastrophic flooding here in Colorado back in September, we discovered a tiny sparrow lurking in our patio garden. We...

The Math of Love

I was sitting at my kitchen table and was annoyed when I heard the knock on the door because I was playing a computer game I had nearly won. I opened the front door...