Relish the Resistance

My palms press against water push through to my thighs while my legs flutter.   I move forward.   I don’t try to make the water disappear. I don’t want it to drain away.   Instead I rejoice in the resistance against my muscles which strengthens them with every pull through the glistening ocean of […]

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Invest in Me

I put money in real estate in the stock market in that high-yield CD. Goosebumps pimple the skin. How much will I make? the mind wonders.   The balance rises as I count the riches a warm blanket of safety across my life.   But then…always the condo sits vacant the Dow tumbles I need […]

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Melt into Love

The temperature warms. The ice melts. So does the frozen heart in the presence of the Beloved.   Happy Holidays!

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Breaking Trail

Though the path is hidden I hike it home. Every step an exercise in trust. The deeper the snow the more I rely on the True Guide.

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Warrior Marks

We stand like that tree with lovers’ hearts, buddys’ brands and lone travelers’ musings, incised long ago now distorted into burnt wounds.   Their original meaning is lost in the sap and bark of ages and yet ready in any moment to bleed across our Now, obscuring all truth.   Only the Beloved can turn […]

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Love Hurricane

The tiniest flutter of your butterfly wing initiates a hurricane of Love.  

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Call Pain’s Bluff

What if I call pain’s bluff? What if I look it in the eye and say I am not afraid of you?   Do what you will. You are only pain. You cannot harm me, nor kill me.   For I am not this body with its pinches, burns and aches; the emotions with their […]

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What If?

What if I can be love no matter what’s going on in my physical body, with my house or in the world?   That is the Beloved’s promise.   Whenever I put my attention on that Power, I am.

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Bless the Mischief Makers

Bless the mischief makers who bring us to our knees.   Whether boss, neighbor, mate, child or stranger, they hound trip bully and manipulate us.   They steal our money, energy and time.   But most of all the mischief makers force us to fly into the flame where we burn away those parts of us that they mirror.   Thus we live  in […]

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Freedom Disguised

Any challenge is really increased freedom dressed in a Halloween costume.   Sure it has the witch’s warts bat’s fangs and ghoul’s claws.   But really, under the wig and cape we find His Love coaxing, encouraging, pressing us on, pleading for us to surrender to give up the darkness of life’s graveyard, to release the […]

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