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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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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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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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Re-wild Your Life

When wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park two decades ago, many things changed. The forests filled out in places where deer had over-grazed them. Smaller animals such as beavers, otters, songbirds and hawks flourished in the newly abundant ecosystem. And even the rivers changed course due to their shores being strengthened by plant growth. Imagine […]

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Swim in Love

My challenges are simply the water through which I learn to swim.

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The Spark Within

Nothing escapes the eye of God, and due to this omnipresence, the Divine is able to give succor to all Its children. It is not as if God is watching on some far-off throne, seeing all that we do; rather, each living being has a spark of the Divine within, and this spark does the […]

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Turn Around

When storm clouds darken the west turn around. A rainbow blooms to the east.   When dawn blazes scarlet turn around. Pink feathers brush the sky.   When a tear drips down your cheek turn to the Beloved. A compassionate heart expands— fills the Universe with love.

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We Are Gypsies

The mind wants to know where we’re going what inn we’ll sleep in tonight. It wants to know what diner we will eat in and what’s on the menu too.   But really we are gypsies we are Bedouins traveling the great distance each day a surprise oasis in the desert a gift in its […]

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