Rituals

Rituals

Rituals are an important part of our lives.  We think of them mostly in terms of religious ceremonies, but they are more than that.  Rituals are the traditions and customs that are woven into our lives at important times and events, like holidays and birthdays. ...
Forgiving Reality

Forgiving Reality

I walked up the road as I usually do every morning and there, at the intersection with the county road, lay a big doe that had been hit by a car sometime during the night.  A sick feeling crept into my stomach, and I instinctively knew it was one of the mothers who...
My Soul’s Address

My Soul’s Address

Christine Valters Paintner writes in her book The Wisdom of the Body, “The body is the soul’s address.”  Reflecting on that statement, I find much wisdom and truth in those words.  How much do we appreciate our bodies?  How grateful are we for them and the mysterious...
The Music of the Spheres

The Music of the Spheres

A few years ago I purchased a beautiful melodic wind chime to replace my old “twangy” sounding one.  Not having any hooks on the house to hang it, I decided to suspend it from a branch in the lilac bush in the backyard.  I enjoyed the beauty of the new sounds, but...
Connecting Flights and Connecting Strangers

Connecting Flights and Connecting Strangers

With so much fear of strangers, isolationism and individualism running rampant in our world today, I want to share with you a recent experience that made me realize how connected we are to one another and that deep down inside we are all the same. My husband and I...