Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Joy (Advent Meditation) …

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. — Isaiah 43:18–19   I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has… Continue reading Joy (Advent Meditation) …

Prayers, Quotes

There Are Words In Us (Meditations for Writers) …

First, get settled. Breathe. Big, deep, full breaths, taken slowly. Clear your mind of words. Be wordless. Then, open your eyes and write whatever comes out of you, and keep writing without taking your hands from the paper or the keyboard for fifteen minutes. Don’t worry about punctuation or spelling. Just write. Every day. Fifteen… Continue reading There Are Words In Us (Meditations for Writers) …

Quotes

Choose The Deep Again & Again In Order To Live Fully …

Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go ... ― John O’Donohue from Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom   Learning How To… Continue reading Choose The Deep Again & Again In Order To Live Fully …

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Blessing in the Chaos …

To be in the world is to be distant from the homeland of wholeness. We are confined by limitation and difficulty. When we bless, we are enabled somehow to go beyond our present frontiers and reach into the source. A blessing awakens future wholeness. We use the word foreshadow for the imperfect representation of something… Continue reading Blessing in the Chaos …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: The Darkness (Winter Solstice) …

Begin here. Say that you have chosen it. Say that it was your own hand that turned out the light, your own mouth that blew out the candle, your own eyes that closed themselves against the brightness. Say it was your doing. Say you needed the shadows, the darkness, that your eyes had begun to… Continue reading Advent Meditation: The Darkness (Winter Solstice) …

Days of Advent, Poems, Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Prayer: Life Itself Is Grace …

But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid, for see -- I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people." — Luke 1.10 God of fear, God of the night, God of the expectation, You visited shepherds in the night with songs and sights of joy. In all of… Continue reading Advent Prayer: Life Itself Is Grace …

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Advent Meditation: What Gives You Life …

There is a force within that gives you life. Seek that. — Rumi from A Garden Beyond Paradise If you took a blue spruce tree and planted it in the desert, it would obviously perish. How do we forget that we too are living systems, and each of us have unique environments, needs, and conditions within… Continue reading Advent Meditation: What Gives You Life …

Prayers, Quotes

Blessing of Courage …

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope… Continue reading Blessing of Courage …

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Blessing That Holds a Nest in Its Branches (Easter Meditation) …

[Jesus] also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how.” —Mark 4:26–27 The emptiness that you have been holding for such a long season now; that ache in… Continue reading Blessing That Holds a Nest in Its Branches (Easter Meditation) …