Archive for the 'Journal' Category

A Love Letter to My Daughter

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Today is my daughter’s seventh birthday. Dear Claire, Happy birthday to you! Now you are seven, and you are becoming such an interesting person! I am writing this to you, and sharing it with the world, as a way to honor who you are. Like me, you are gifted with curiosity, intensity, creativity, and emotional […]

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On the Verge of Seven

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Sometimes I am not certain I have the fortitude of heart — the courage — to be a parent. It’s too late, of course, because I am one. Yet as Claire grows up and into her personality and the world at large, there are times when I am uncertain who she is. The little darling […]

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How to Love

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

This video was played at church Sunday for the kids. While it seems sad, it provided a seed for discussion. We watched it again this morning. Claire’s thoughts about what the squid could do: “Stroke the boats, like a cat. Or find submarines to hang out with.” We talked about how you don’t have to […]

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SoulCollage® Companion Suit

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Companion Suit: 1st Chakra/Root – Turtle I am one who lives intimately with the roots of the earth. I am one who is hardy. I am one who moves deliberately. I am one who travels at the speed of eternity. I carry the earth and its Source in me.

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Artist Date

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

I made a date with myself to go to Lori Krein Studios and play with collage today. It made me happy.

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The Dark Path to Enlightenment

Friday, April 18th, 2014

“We seldom go freely into the belly of the beast. Unless we face a major disaster like the death of a friend or spouse or loss of a marriage or job, we usually will not go there. As a culture, we have to be taught the language of descent. That is the great language of […]

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Open Wide to Love

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

My OA sponsor wrote and asked me how I’m doing, and am I tracking my food intake as I’d intended. I wrote her back, but I’m putting it “out there” as well. —————– I began tracking my food after we met using an app on my phone. Then I stopped when I realized it required […]

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Baby Steps

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

You’d think that having support from my minister, my therapist, my Zen teacher, my OA sponsor, and my personal coach, I’d be pretty damn enlightened, but no. Spiritual awakening is a process of realizing how unconscious I am much of the time. Each of these people accompany me through different facets of evolution. This morning […]

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The Definition of My Life

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Oh, best of intentions! You know where they lead. I’d planned to focus more on the blog this year and it’s languished. I’ve got many irons in the fire. And I’ll explore them here later. Meanwhile, of late this quote has been my email signature. It resonates. “I may not have gone where I intended […]

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Original Sin

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Morning musing: “Original sin” is simply a phrase that speaks to our forgetting, when we are born, that we are part of the Mystery. The only “punishment” is the suffering we create for ourselves and others, because our egos have us believe we are separate and that “other” equals enemy. Redemption comes in the repeated […]

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