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 […]
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 […]
The temperature warms. The ice melts. So does the frozen heart in the presence of the Beloved. Happy Holidays!
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 […]
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 […]
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.
We have an easement through these lower worlds to our Home. But we must claim our right of passage. We must maintain this inner road protect it from erosion from false demands. That surly neighbor may try to block access but remember the Beloved grants free passage. Any moment we love that Power […]
I hold Arjuna in my lap pry open her mouth. She jerks away and races around the house. “I will not hurt you,” I plead. “It is just medicine to make you well so you can dance in life’s joy.” So the Beloved whispers to me each day as that Power pries open […]
Dear readers: I am in the final stages of writing a new book, which tells a story of spiritual transformation. This is a chapter from it, a teaching that came while writing my novel, The Baby Pact. Enjoy! Awaken in Soul I sit at my computer editing my novel The Baby Pact. My protagonist swims with her boyfriend in […]