Category Archives: Writers

Suddenly Awestruck

If, in your travels, you are suddenly awestruck, make sure that when you can move again, you stay awhile. Awe inspiring events provide a lot of data and a tremendous amount of energy that, if absorbed, can literally change your … Continue reading

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I Heard the Angels

I think Leonard Cohen writes like an angel. And he apparently hears them. His words move me, because they are so raw and honest. And at the same time as the lyrics seem to convey utter despair over one thing … Continue reading

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Envision and Enact

I once took a class from Sybil Rampen, where she showed us a bag she had purposely put holes into, to symbolize the “hard times” she had gone through in life. Of course, when she showed it to us, the … Continue reading

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Haunted

There are many ways we can be haunted. Things we could have done and didn’t, should have done and wouldn’t, did and wish we hadn’t. These haunt us. Ghosts are mild, by comparison. It’s our own lack of compassion for … Continue reading

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Steeling You For Revelation

David Whyte is not a typical poet. He performs his readings to share his own writing, which will stir your soul, and the poetry of others, which he finds inspirational and expects others will too. Actually, he knows from experience … Continue reading

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The Blast of a Trumpet

. I found this quote, today, on Leslie Avon Miller’s blog. Leslie consistently has words and images to inspire, uplift, challenge, teach. Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Adulthood Turn Stale

. Years ago, my husband and I read a book  called A Choice of Heroes, by Mark Gerzon. Recently, Gerzon came to my attention again, completely serendipitously, when I found a quote about how he had unknowingly accepted “our culture’s stale and … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver, Happier Than She’s Ever Been

I have loved the work of Mary Oliver for many years. Reading a poem by Oliver fills me, allows me to revel in a feeling so beautifully described that I can barely contain it within me. It wants to expand, … Continue reading

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Grace Is Never Distant

. I quoted Sally Kempton a few weeks ago. Now I find myself doing it again. Her book is not one I can read voraciously, like an engrossing novel. Meditating For the Love of It has too many deeply nourishing passages that require … Continue reading

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A Crazy-Wonderful Giveaway

. The author of the book Blueprints of the Afterlife has a manuscript page giveaway. Now that is a brilliant idea. Ryan Boudinot is the author, both of the novel and the brilliant idea. What I have done is superimposed … Continue reading

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