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A Whole New Rhythm… and a new Earth

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 4 comments

A Whole New Rhythm… and a new Earth

The times are urgent, let us slow down Bayo Akomolafe Eckhart Tolle speaks about a new Earth; I see that new Earth arising from a whole new rhythm that we begin to embody in our human lives. When times are as challenging, disruptive and chaotic as they are these days, the sense of urgency becomes acute. It can so easily activate our sympathetic nervous system: the impulse to fight or flee. If we don’t find ways to integrate these energies, our nervous system puts on what Stephen Porges...

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Living with Heartbreak ~ The awakening of our feeling body

Posted by on Jul 24, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 5 comments

Living with Heartbreak ~ The awakening of our feeling body

I had a conversation that impacted me deeply this weekend, with Keith Witt, an integral psychotherapist, teacher and author. We were talking about the #metoo movement, and his perspective on the root cause of the sexual violence, harassment and inequality that have been a part of so many women’s lives. “We haven’t taken care of our children,” he said. “A good parent raises a child who becomes a healthy adult. A healthy adult does not treat other people like this.” His...

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The Soul’s Long Journey ~ Inside the Belly of the Whale

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 3 comments

The Soul’s Long Journey ~ Inside the Belly of the Whale

Thirteen people: one man, twelve boys, trapped in a cave, deep underground, water blocking all possible exits. The whole world has watched for the last two weeks, as this mythical, archetypal story unfolded in Thailand. Parents stayed by the entrance of the cave, praying day and night for the safety of their children, accompanied by Buddhist monks. The coach who led the boys into the underground labyrinth was a former monk who taught the boys how to meditate, to calm them, ground them and...

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Your Beautiful Sovereignty ~ Moving with your own inner rhythm

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 4 comments

Your Beautiful Sovereignty ~ Moving with your own inner rhythm

In these times of wildness, in these times of chaos, heartbreak and despair, we are being called. Drawn relentlessly into a deeper connection with ourselves, and with each other. Into a new way of moving through our days and our nights. I spoke with an aunt of mine one day long ago, about ‘moving with our own inner rhythm.’ She looked at me as if I was delusional. I received a strong hit in that moment of the severe genetic coding we have received as women, passed down through the...

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We Came to Dance ~ Rewiring our lives through rhythm

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 2 comments

We Came to Dance ~ Rewiring our lives through rhythm

At a Compassionate Inquiry weekend training a few weeks ago with Gabor Mate, I watched him working with a beautiful young woman. She was anxious and very brave, speaking with him nakedly in front of three hundred and fifty of us, plus a large online audience. Gabor kept noticing that her legs seemed to want to move. She confirmed that they were feeling pretty jumpy. “Do you dance?” he asked her. “Sometimes.” she said “Do you like it?” he asked. “I guess so….” she said, and...

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The Force of Wild Attraction ~ Contemplating ‘the other that brings life’

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 1 comment

The Force of Wild Attraction ~ Contemplating ‘the other that brings life’

You take a final step and, look, suddenly You’re there. You’ve arrived At the one place all your drudgery was aimed for: This common ground Where you stretch out, pressing your cheek to sandstone. ~ David Wagoner The force of wild attraction, the energy that carries men and women, or women and women, or men and men, beyond all reason, has always interested me. This Lifeletter is an offering into our whole relational field, with the hope that we can bring some deeper...

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