Category: Universe

Inner Truth Trumps Fear, Every Time

I have become entranced by the propeller that sits idle just outside my window. It works its way into a crescendo rotating into a magical Spin Art image that brings me back to a memory of my son at the age of 6; squeezing paint in different colors onto a spinning cardboard canvas. I am […]

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Obligation v. Spirit

I am choosing my spirit over obligation. It took a long time to decide this because I was of the mindset that I could fulfill both my promise to stay in my marriage and preserve my spirit. When the sacrifice poisoned more of my spirit than it promoted, I battled to sync the two. It […]

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“Enlightenment is Imminent” (In the Spirit of the Hawk)

I get to feel out loud when I write. It qualifies what is inside and makes it more real. Accountable, vulnerable, exposed and real. Why not? If judgments are coming my way they are coming whether I expose my humanness or not. They are coming whether they are accurately evaluated; or not. Putting myself out there […]

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Questioning Commitment and Truth

I walk into a long overdue yoga class after weeks and days of feeling overwhelmed by my life. I have not been to a 12-step meeting in a long time either. Emotional and spiritual practice: Fail. Nor have I blogged. My sponsor poses the question as to why I think that is. I want to ignore the question […]

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Progress.

“I, friend, do not reject the present moment to pursue what time will bring. I reject what time will bring to pursue the present moment.” -Sammidhi, (Deciple of the Buddha)   The thing about progress is that it never equates to flipping a switch. Often times I know where I want to be. My experience […]

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Gray Skies at Gardiner

Sunrise today is not how it’s been. Two minutes past and the sky is gray; not bright and colorful as I’ve been experiencing so often.  This sky-scape captures it’s own magnificent beauty. I am appreciative of the feeling it has to offer. I love that I would not normally interpret this moment as beautiful though […]

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The Magical Smell of Birth!

I love the smell of birth!  It’s been over 9 years since I delivered my last child and I can still, when I close my eyes, bring the smell to my senses. There’s nothing sweet or fragrant about it. However, it’s the only thing that smells like it. I have had the amazing fortune of birthing […]

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Swimming to Feel Free and Connected

Sometimes, like today, I think that swimming is the experience that brings me the closest to feeling connected with the universe especially when it involves open water. For just a time, I am part of this indescribable whole. The water, in an endless entity all it’s own has welcomed me in, keeping me afloat and permitting […]

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How I Know a Dove Represents My Mom

This Island, Culebra, offers a generous representation of morning doves. Cooing, floating, making sure I know they are there. It’s quite comforting. It has become clear to me in this moment, why, on the morning of my mother’s burial (my birthday) that the Universe presented her to me on the roof of a neighbors home in […]

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Letting Universal Attraction Lead the Bear Mountain Hike, Sedona, AZ

God is an incredible artist! The way the colors blend and contrast looking out from this Sedona summit are unreal. There is no explanation. On the hike up to this peak at the top of the Bear Mountain trail we were challenged and awed.  One of our games was to find letters in nature that spelled […]

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