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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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Love, Passion & The Creative Flow ~ Moving from the banks into the river

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 2 comments

Love, Passion & The Creative Flow ~ Moving from the banks into the river

“Want to tap the depths of your creativity? Marry your soul. See you at the wedding” ~Danielle LaPorte   When I was growing up, we had all kinds of people coming to our house: people working for the government, people in business and the trades, and artists. From the very beginning, I felt a strong attraction to the artists. They felt warm, alive and open. I liked being around them, though I couldn’t have said why at that time. Now I know it was because of their availability,...

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Riding The Dragon ~ Widening the River of our Life

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 4 comments

Riding The Dragon ~ Widening the River of our Life

When she was about eleven, my daughter said something to me that stayed with me for years. “There are two kinds of pain,” she said, “ the pain of being frozen and stuck, and the pain that happens when we are open, feeling something deeply, when things are flowing and moving through us.” I felt the wisdom in that statement drop into me like a seed. That seed sprouted slowly into an ongoing sense of wonder about all the ways in which we try to protect ourselves from life. Why not? Human...

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