Tag Archive | compassion

Art and healing the collective body: reconfiguring controversial public art


Dearest readers, A friend and very talented and compassionate fellow writer recently shared with me the fascinating and horrifying true story of her ancestor, Massachusetts Puritan Hannah Duston (1657-1736). Hannah Duston has been commemorated and was at one time celebrated for her brutal and vengeful acts of scalping and murdering in their sleep 10 Native […]

Soul mirrors: healing emotional wounds through relationship

Soul mirrors: healing emotional wounds through relationship


Dearest readers, I have long been interested in the quest for self-love and the healing of the emotional body. It is so fascinating to me how we attract into our lives the exact mirror of our own emotional state in the people we encounter. If you pay close attention, you will see the patterns. Every […]

The New Age and Positive Bias

The New Age and Positive Bias


Hello dearest readers! As we shift out of the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius, there is a definite need to change our mindset from one of a negative bias, in which reality and human nature are defined by fear, survival of the physical body, separation from self and the spiritual realms as […]

Global softening & the feminization of America


Dear readers, You may be wondering how America is becoming more nurturing and compassionate all while having just elected an authoritarian pseudo populist right-wing president in Donald Trump. While the intention of this post is to discuss a global shift in consciousness towards balance and a more feminine and cooperative view of life and society, […]

Medicine is physics


Dear readers, Many people are awakening to the realization today that powerful financial and political interests are doing their best to prevent medicine, science, food and water protection and production, and energy technologies from being where they should be today in the 21rst century. In fact, we are being held back in 19th and 20th […]

I can’t complain: how pop psychology keeps reality at bay & how to create true happiness


Dear readers, Being human is hard. We are complex beings with complex emotions. Happiness or contentment are often elusive in a world fraught with difficulties, including solitude, a struggle to survive financially and raise a family, and the desires to be truly free and creative, to be healthy, and to be part of a community […]

Vulnerability and the road to world peace


Dear readers, People say that the United States is the most powerful nation in the world. Sometimes I feel as if the U.S. is holding back world peace. Being powerful and fearing vulnerability are a tricky and dangerous combination. The United States has over 700 military bases overseas. The rest of the countries of the […]

Turn on the light!


Hello dear reader, Sometimes the world seems to be filled with darkness, fear, chaos, and corruption. We look around ourselves, and our news reports are often grim. It would seem that we cannot trust our fellow man. People are constantly trying to take advantage of one another or harm others for no apparently good reason. […]

A letter to Hillary Clinton from a Bernie Sanders supporter


Dear Hillary, It seems to me that you are at a crossroads. I have been diligently researching your past for clues to your character and for information about your past choices. From the lovely expurgated biographies narrated by the seductive voice of Morgan Freeman to less flattering versions which evoke a tragic path reminiscent of […]

We are built for love: “haters” beware!


Hello readers, Apparently it only takes a handful of “lovers” in the world to overtake the lower vibrations of fear which are contaminating humanity and our planet to a critical degree. If we don’t transform the way we think individually and collectively now, the immediate future of humanity is in grave peril. The laws of nature […]

You’re welcome (a poem)


pits of fear nuts and rocks scramble intestine anxiety yet determined bleeding, raped, maimed, silenced by terror compassion hacked out of vocabulary cruelty rebels against power for power fleeing for hope the forest of green arms an opening in the shadows but the forest shrinks and swallows hunger, envy, fear no abundance when no one […]

Feeling superior: antidote to feeling vulnerable?


Hello readers, People who value compassion are generally people who realize that life is a struggle for most of us. Some of us battle with health issues. Others struggle with domestic violence, poverty, drug or alcohol addiction, unemployment. There is no life that unfolds without challenge. When we look inside our own hearts and accept […]

Why kindness matters


Hello readers! I am about 200 or so pages into book 2 of The Century Trilogy, “Winter of the World” by Ken Follett.  What is so compelling about Follett’s portrayal of our recent history in this epic series is how he helps the reader to see the primary motivating factors at work in human nature through […]

The Great Divide: Growing Inequality in America


Hello readers, I don’t know about you, but it really bothers me that corporations and bankers run America. That such a small group of people is able to milk our collective resources, human and natural and greedily and without consequence take whatever they want…because they can. Ordinary people are constantly taxed and support the extravagant […]

Friendship


Hello readers, There are many ways to relate to the world and its many planes, material and spiritual. The upheavals we are experiencing as a nation with regards to police brutality, racism, gay marriage are interesting to examine. More than one person has noted that forty or fifty years ago, neighbors knew one another by […]

Paying guesses (a poem)


A crooked lady lived in a crooked house in a crooked land among those hills lay towns where good money was paid for the graces, ticking days, living flesh of inmates in this land, the dead were sold for profit and the souls of the poor and neglected did not matter disposable crooked almost zombies […]

Is my deodorant making me fat?


Hello readers, Over the last three years or so, I have dedicated a portion of my reading and research to health and wellness. I work in a public library, so I have wide and easy access to a variety of published materials and reference databases. I have made my own comparisons and conclusions, trying to […]

Terror and Pain: Cultures and Shadows


Hello readers, The other day I was listening to NPR (National Public Radio), and a reporter commented on the irony of the fact that the recent measles outbreak in southern California began at Disney World, a place from which all shadows and darkness have been banned.  The sunny and optimistic outlook seemingly characteristic of American […]

Darkly nutritious fruits (a poem)


driving by the new high school forever frozen in time a moment of heart-break sat a little girl, five or six years old narrow face, hair neatly braided in rows slender legs splayed on the grass of the sidewalk strip. baby in carrier, mother out of car flashing blue lights, handcuffs on the man who […]

Does Duality Make Us Sick?


  Hello readers, From a very young age because of circumstances in my life causing me to be rejected by my family, I have spent a lot of time alone.  Introspective by nature anyway, this solitude caused me to think deeply about the meaning of my life and my place in this world.  Instinctively, my […]