Tag Archive | joy

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 […]

Creativity in the time of COVID-19: Why be creative only in times of crisis?

Creativity in the time of COVID-19: Why be creative only in times of crisis?


Dearest readers, I celebrated (in my own way) my 53rd birthday this April 4th. 4/4/2020 is said to be the day of perfect balance in the year of perfect balance. Although the world seems chaotic these days, we are clearly shifting in the physical or most dense areas of life on Earth to a new […]

Be it ’til you see it: thoughts on the process of manifestation

Be it ’til you see it: thoughts on the process of manifestation


  Hello dearest readers, Over the years, anyone in mainstream culture or those you are interested in things of the spirit can only be aware of the attention given to the law of attraction. Fake it ’til you make it is a truism that is equally common. If you pretend you already are or have […]

Delighted! Signs the collective is moving to service to others ethic


  Dearest readers, I am always looking out for clues and definite signs that our shared reality is shifting from a service-to-self philosophy based on greed, separation, and lack to one that is expansive, holistic, conceptual, compassionate, and generous.  In this nascent reality that we are all evolving into and building together, all people, animals, […]

Rediscovering innocence

Rediscovering innocence


Dearest readers, An innocent heart is the most powerful state of being. We look with delight into the eyes of a baby, a puppy, a kitten. The light flowing through the eyes of innocence is soft yet bright. Full of wonder, joy, simplicity. There are no shadows, no fear, no intentions other than to enjoy […]

On purpose: musings about why we are here

On purpose: musings about why we are here


Dearest readers, You may feel a vague or a more intense urging that there is a specific reason for which you came to live on Earth at this particular time. Many of us want to know: why am I here, and what is my specific purpose? I think about this a lot. There are so […]

Creating realities that support joy


Dearest readers, I was just thinking about how we, as human parents, try to extend childhood for our kids. It wasn’t always like this, and in many places it still isn’t. Children work and are even slaves in many places around the world today. But the point I would like to make is this: the […]

Perfectionism: A Self-inflicted Antidote to Wonder


Hello readers, Many of us, including myself, suffer from perfectionism.  Striving to reach some perfect place, worrying about reaching goals – or not accomplishing as much or as well as we think we should , trying to achieve a state in which we can at last be worthy of our lives.  Those are just a […]

Love and Being (in a physical body)


Hello readers, I suppose I am moderately obsessed with trying to understand my purpose in life.  This nagging feeling that I have something important that I must contribute keeps me from being contented at simply functioning as an employee.  Currently, I am reading a book about astral projection – or being in the real through […]

Eve’s Spare Rib: A New Year’s Feast (a poem)


Resolution Resolve Evolve Even Eve has ribs. Constricted Restricted Roasting roots have yearnings too. Allow images to appear without hindering Duty blocking structure, habit, tradition, moral imperative My acorn is growing hull cracking ribs roots stretching obstinate habits to breaking point Unhappiness so durably built Hard mortar, structurally sound archeologists of the future could chip […]

The Carrot of Hope


Hello readers, Hope is an essential although elusive ingredient to human life.  As children, we may rejoice in the moment more effectively than do adults, but we still emulate and aspire to the power and effectiveness of adulthood. This too is a form of hope.  My grandmother told me when she was about 90 years […]

Unrivaled Sibling: Forgiveness of Dreams Undone


A colleague’s face is painted with my sister’s shadow Resentment springs where attention undeserved was lost Unspoken conversations over decades remain intact A mind weaves poisonous threads easily Cut outs of unnecessary misery excised My sister’s bitter note “wish you were dead” No longer matters So sad you feel I stole the love you craved […]

Meditation on Love, Contentment, and Cheer


Hello readers.  As I dig relentlessly into my mind and spirit, like an obsessive-compulsive terrier, I sometimes lift my head and wonder if I am keeping my snout too far down into the ground.  What I mean is, am I focusing too much on the shadows of life?  Much of living the examined life requires […]

An Attitude of Friendship


To be a friend is to share a connection, to feel that what we are living and experiencing is validated in the reflection of another being in our presence.  To be available for friendship is to be open to anyone or anything other than our self.  We all get tired of our own company, and […]