Disconnection is the Root of All Violence

The beauty we see in nature is the same beauty we must know in ourselves and each other.Photo credit: Darin R. McClure I was really inspired by a story I read about a teacher’s response to the dreadful events at Columbine. This teacher recognized that “all violence begins with disconnection.” She knew that bigger problems…

Disconnection is the Root of All Violence

The beauty we see in nature is the same beauty we must know in ourselves and each other.Photo credit: Darin R. McClure I was really inspired by a story I read about a teacher’s response to the dreadful events at Columbine. This teacher recognized that “all violence begins with disconnection.” She knew that bigger problems…

Vow Renewal in San Clemente

Come renew your vows to each other. Photo credit: Juli Isola Photography For couples looking for a more meaningful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley is hosting a Vow Renewal on Sunday, February 9, at 3:30 p.m. officiated by Rev. Pattie Mercado. Cost for the ceremony is free with…

Vow Renewal in San Clemente

Come renew your vows to each other. Photo credit: Juli Isola Photography For couples looking for a more meaningful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley is hosting a Vow Renewal on Sunday, February 9, at 3:30 p.m. officiated by Rev. Pattie Mercado. Cost for the ceremony is free with…

Everyday is an Opportunity for Alchemy

Where is the world calling you to create something wonderful with what’s in your basket? Have you ever shared a challenge or obstacle you were experiencing with a friend or colleague only to have them respond with one of the many popular cliches or platitudes? “If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” “What doesn’t kill…

Everyday is an Opportunity for Alchemy

Where is the world calling you to create something wonderful with what’s in your basket? Have you ever shared a challenge or obstacle you were experiencing with a friend or colleague only to have them respond with one of the many popular cliches or platitudes? “If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” “What doesn’t kill…

Taking Part in the Wonderful Wonderful Web of Life

We are all connected. Each of us taking part in the perfection of the whole. One of the things about nature that always amazes me is it’s infinite interconnectedness. The complex relationships betweens animals, plants, seasons, all of it, seen and unseen. How delicate, self-sustaining, ever self-correcting that balance is miraculously maintained. If you have…