How to Live Forever

“I want to be cremated and have my ashes spread near the creek on the Big Tesuque Trail in the Santa Fe Mountains.” On a sunny spring morning, I sit at my dining room table and write this in the will I am preparing. I think little of it. It is but a directive for […]

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The Spring of Soul

Winds pummel piñons While above A cirrus smile.

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Run! Run to the Inner Window!

Please enjoy this poem by JoHanna Hartwig. Window Oh sweet one, why do you wander aimlessly in the darkness through the rooms of your mind?   Do you not see the glimpses of Light from the Sun’s porch?   Why continue to shuffle from side to side in a ballroom with no music?   Do […]

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I Am the Hibiscus

I am the hibiscus through which the Beloved imparts Its fragrance. Image: Kauai at dawn

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Na Pali, Kauai

I Will Always Want You

I will always want you The Beloved says to me. I think back to my mother who didn’t When I was born The lovers who did But then left or I left them The employers who did But paid little and pushed hard And then disappeared The friends who I no longer see The wine […]

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No Identity But Love

I’m working peacefully at my computer when I glance out the window and see a six-foot cedar post. I stand to look more closely and come to find that my neighbor is erecting a coyote fence between her property and mine. Immediately, my mind goes into emergency mode. It’s alarmed about the fence placement, which […]

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Road to Freedom

Let’s take the Mother Road, Tasting en route the sparking-fat diners the creaky court motels, where we’ll lay waste to the flesh, and carve our initials in the illusion of love, Knowing the real thing waits within ignited by our Friend, Who’s driving us Home.

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The Waterfall: Finding a Power Within

This is The Inner Adventure’s first fictional publication, a short story by one of my writing class participants. It is an adventurous journey into love’s great flow. The Waterfall: Finding a Power Within a short story by Theresa Dunford The day he told me he loved me was also the day I learned he was […]

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The Great Oneness

The mind wants to defeat to decimate the lower tendencies— lust anger greed attachment and vanity. It wants to win.   Meanwhile, the Beloved simply loves them into submission, includes them in the great Oneness that I am.   Photo: Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii

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Why We Are Here

“We have a human body in order to discover our own spiritual essence, and for no other reason. We are not down here simply to create a family, we do not incarnate just to work on an assembly line, and we are not here merely to find the ideal mate or to wear beautiful clothes. […]

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