Finding A Mother’s Day Gift In San Clemente

Marigolds in a milk carton, one of the first gifts I remember giving to my Mom on Mothers Day. Oh the elusive Mother’s Day gift. I actually feel like a much better gift giver after Rev. Dr. Heather’s talk last Sunday. As preschoolers and elementary students we are guided through these Mother’s Day projects. We…

Religion 101: Spiritual Not Religious

Which of the world’s religions most accurately defines me as a person? One of my very favorite parts of the service is in the very beginning. “Lighting the Flames of Faith, a Call to Service” when a reverend will light a candle for each of the world’s religions “We perform this ceremony at the start…

Committing to a Creative Process

Maybe artists are instinctively drawn to a creative process? The topic of “Process” has been on my mind a lot lately. Recently while watching a video on illustrative design the instructor said something which stuck with me for days. “It is said that practice makes perfect. I disagree. If your creative process is flawed then…

Authenticity & Connection

January and February are past, but their themes, Authenticity and Connection, are still very much with me. The more I reflect on these two the more inextricably linked they become … truly the proverbial chicken and the egg. Connection is why we are here. I heard that loud and clear from a multitude of sources…

Connection: The Lives You Touch

From “Waking Life” “Creation seems to come out of imperfection, it seems to come out of a striving … and a frustration,and this is where I think language came from, it came from our desire to transcend our isolation and have some sort of connection with one another. “So much of our experience is intangible…

Have You Ever Tried a Writing Meditation?

Insight Timer is an iPhone app to time and track your meditation time. I had never tried a writing meditation. A couple Sunday’s ago Dr. Rev. Heather spoke of this “writing meditation,” another tool for transformation, especially suited for tapping into your inner guidance system.  The idea intrigued me. Sitting quietly in a lotus position is how I…