The Blockbuster

The Blockbuster

  I sit in the movie theater, events unfolding before me. Wildfires, romance, even a robbery caper. It doesn’t really matter what happens… None of it alters the me snug in my seat. These images playing on the screen are merely informers. They show me how to know...
Thunder Claps

Thunder Claps

  Boom! Lightning strikes, thunder claps within. The assault ricochets through the body, drives downward to the ground, shakes the heart, weakens the limbs, until I shiver in my bones. I call to the Steady One. Suddenly, brightness illuminates my white-knuckled...

Head into the Wilderness

Our personal history tries to keep us on a track, iron rails hold us to a fixed route. When anger ignites, one has no choice but to follow the ancient directive: fists clench face burns scarlet, revenge sparks on the tongue. But… What if that track isn’t so set? What...
The Sacred Text

The Sacred Text

  This day, this moment, this is my Torah, my Bible, my Gita. The pain that clamps my heart the joy that makes me fly, these sacred lessons written on the invisible parchment of my days— they crucify me and resurrect me. They part the sea of my false being so my...
The Seed at Your Center

The Seed at Your Center

  That dog who growls at you the pain gnawing at your heart the silent mate arguing client meowing cat… All swim inside the circle of you. They materialize exactly when the Beloved ordains, so they may most serve you. Each is a seed, at first appearing as little...