Becoming a Blessing by Making Space

Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen’s book, “My Grandfather’s Blessings” is opening my heart and mind. Dr. Remen writes exquisitely about the wisdom of her grandfather and her own approach to patients who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. She also writes about other doctors and how their presence, not their medical expertise, was often what…

Am I the Only One?

Tomorrow is Halloween and I don’t want to participate. Boo-hoo! Evidently the etiquette for not participating involves, turning your lights off, not answering your doorbell and leaving a note of explanation in the bowl filled with all the candy, encouraging the trick-or-treaters to help themselves. Last year was my first Halloween home. I decided to…

Trust in God But Tie Up Your Camel

Sometimes I resist life, just like everyone else. I was feeling stressed and overworked; then I reminded myself of the Truth. The truth is that when we surrender our resistance and blame, the good that surrounds us can come into our awareness. The spiritual truth is that we are immersed in and surrounded by Divine…

What Does Love Feel Like?

This past Wednesday, native American, Gene Stone presented a wonderful evening of prayers and dancing for our beloved Mother Earth. It was an amazing and soulful experience. People were asked to bring drums or rattles if they wanted. The evening began by reading The Flames of Faith. We don’t usually do that on Wednesday night,…

Kittens’ Courage Teaches Trust

Something wonderful is happening in my life. My adopted felines have started to trust me. This is a gradual process filled with ups and downs. My babies are Buzz and Smokey. They had only been with me for a week when Buzz had his horrifying accident. I was getting ready for our pledge party with…

Do You Know Where You Are Going?

I love finding inspiration in unlikely places! The children’s classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has a great deal. Much of the inspiration emerges through humorous dialogue. One of those places is in Alice’s first conversation with the Cheshire Cat. Alice begins by asking the Cheshire cat which way she ought to go from where she…

Have You Ever Been Mocked?

This week, as I have been planning a Sunday message based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and particularly asking myself what are the profound truths, universal themes, in the Mock Turtle’s story. The Mock Turtle begins his story by declaring that he used to be a real turtle; now he is just a mock turtle.…

Come On Let’s Play

You may have heard. I have two adorable kittens. Although they are still getting used to my place and learning to trust me, they excel at playing! If they are not eating, or sleeping, they are playing. They play well with each other. Although sometimes they seem to get a little rough. I am amused!…

Quick Start to Spiritual Living

I am committed to practicing and teaching powerful principles that have transformed my life and the lives of millions of others. Have you ever wondered how your life got to be the way it is? Would you like more vitality and energy? Would you like more meaningful, deeper relationships? Would you like more freedom? Have…