August 25, 2021 – Final In The Round – Puff the Magic Dragon
In the midst of change and beauty, unknowns and mountains
that just feel to steep to climb, all we can do is look to the Source where
the immersive reality of our deep heart selves resides.
An endless bottomless pool that both scares and invites.
Deep diving and floating calm provide exploration into sweet softness
and fathomless quests, that unlock our often hidden story.
A story personal and communal.
Less separate and more sewn together than we realize.
There is no genuine aloneness.
We are each a shimmering thread in a kaleidoscope of woven colour and pattern.
An expansive tapestry being knitted by invisible hands.
My shawl of a thousand colours is brighter because of each of you.
In love & peace.
August 18, 2021 – The Madness of Love
August 11, 2021 – The best photos of the Earth taken from space
Chris Hadfield – Big Think
August 4, 2021
Eckhart Tolle – Be Still and Know – A Journey into Stillness
July 27, 2021
The Ultimate Optimist
June 30, 2021
The past can be arcane in its tradition that often cements us in place without room to grow.
The past can also be-
Pearl drops of wisdom that encourage our learning and wholistic evolution that creates-
History as teacher and reminder.
A place of remembering.
Liquid in our loving.
Still, the familiar that can knit itself into our bones, often confines the evolving expanding dynamic of our species.
In our symphony-song with Creating Spirit we are in constant relationship with the trinitarian presence of the dance, dancer and dancing.
Each in perpetual and infinite movement with one another.
Each becoming one in this cosmic light show that vibrates the stars.
We are of this.
Beneath and beyond matter our energy patterns with the universe.
As Creating Spirit God is the dynamic and inception of the everything and as we are of God; we therefore are of the everything.
The now invites us to be conscious and awake. Aware and ready to alter course, come into our truth, shed old skin that is preventing deep love of self and other through judgement and discrimination. For there is no other-only us. All in the round of God.
A beautiful broken emerging song seeking harmony through discord and oneness through diversity.
In the everything of God, the past, the now and tomorrow are always here, always seeking liberation and renewal.
June 23, 2021
June 16, 2021
My favourite father is my son.
I have watched him grow into this sacred role with grace, ingenuity, patience and a love that floors my heart and rebuilds it.
To me his child is one of the luckiest people on the planet.
Although I would not give up my relationship with my son; if he could have been my dad,
my life today would be unrecognizable.
My heart would have been treated with tenderness.
My imagination encouraged.
My body safe.
My mind true to its authentic biology.
My son is not without a myriad of struggles that create their own type of spiralling and insecurity and doubt.
But he has found a calling in fathering.
Being a part of his and my grand-child’s life-participating in their relationship as observer and supporter has brought tremendous healing to me.
And it has offered me the opportunity to know someone who has embraced their parenting role with deep respect for themselves and their child.
Their world is honest and free, challenging and real.
I simply watch and love and give thanks to a God that saw my need for something truly good in my life and gave me my son.
June 9, 2021
Vow of Nonviolence
Tens of thousands have taken the Vow of Nonviolence since it was composed by Eileen Egan and Rev. John Dear, S.J. It can be pronounced privately, with a local peace community, as part of a parish liturgy, or any other way that suits you. Many profess the Vow each year as part of their New Year observance.
RECOGNIZING THE VIOLENCE IN MY OWN HEART, yet trusting in the goodness and mercy of God, I vow for one year to practice the nonviolence of Jesus who taught us in the Sermon on the Mount:
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons and daughters of God…You have learned how it was said, ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy’; but I say to you, Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you. In this way, you will be children of your Creator in heaven.”
I vow to carry out in my life the love and example of Jesus:
- by striving for peace within myself and seeking to be a peacemaker in my daily life;
- by refusing to retaliate in the face of provocation and violence; by persevering in nonviolence of tongue and heart;
- by living conscientiously and simply so that I do not deprive others of the means to live;
- by actively resisting evil and working nonviolently to abolish war and the causes of war from my own heart and from the face of the earth.
God, I trust in Your sustaining love and believe that just as You gave me the grace and desire to offer this, so You will also bestow abundant grace to fulfill it.