Whenever I tell stories with metaphysical beings in them, I worry that the story’s listener will take these beings literally.
Blessing the Space
There has been a frost warning the last 2 nights. I wore a jacket into the studio this morning and felt happy that I didn't have any plans to go fishing today with G and her father. (Brrrrr....) (As it turned out it was a beautiful day for fishing and they caught 5 trout.) The … Continue reading Blessing the Space
A Good Yoga Week
It was a good week. I feel especially happy about my morning practice at the studio. I have a home practice area, but the studio is really sweet. I love the gleaming hardwood floors, the skylights, even the smell which is combination of floor polish, and witch hazel. I practiced by myself for the most … Continue reading A Good Yoga Week
The Divine Contract
I talked to Jennifer, my Naturopath today. We talk about everything, not just my eczemic ears. After I confessed that my "no coffee" streak is over, and that I like my "Kathinated" self SO MUCH BETTER, we got into the issue of my stuckness about my project and how I can't seem to push "Send." … Continue reading The Divine Contract
Sit Down. Shut Up. Don’t Move.
Remember Freeze Tag? If someone tagged you, you had to stand like a statue until someone “unfroze” you. Yeah. So here’s what you do: You take a timer (I like this one) and set it for 10 minutes. Sit down in a chair and try not to move a muscle for 10 minutes. When the … Continue reading Sit Down. Shut Up. Don’t Move.
Today, someone I know who has been battling cancer for decades, was on her way to Johns Hopkins, shopping for hope in the form of some new clinical trial or some treatment that would stem the tide of the cancer cells in her body. Her text said: Heading to Johns Hopkins. Asking for prayers. When … Continue reading Sending Metta
This Analog Life
Woke up to a power outage this morning. No lights, no heat, but fortunately we have a gas stove and had the means to cook, and we had water. Cobbled together some oatmeal in the dark, but didn’t risk taking showers. G walked the dog and went to the office where there was power. I … Continue reading This Analog Life
The First Day of Spring
Today it snowed. Two inches of heavy wet snow on this astronomical “first day of spring.” I got up, made coffee and raisin toast, filled the bird feeders, then headed up to my cozy lair, turned on the space heater and settled in for a long write. Yesterday a book I had ordered called, To … Continue reading The First Day of Spring
4 Goals For The Next 12 Weeks
This morning during my meditation, I was forced to confront the fact that my project has slowed down. (Who am I kidding? It has come to a halt. Not a screeching halt. Just a quiet, rubbery thud of a halt. Which is the worst kind: a thud can go unnoticed, but a screech gets your … Continue reading 4 Goals For The Next 12 Weeks
The Unlived Dream
Everyone has an unlived dream inside them. Everyone. I have never met a single person who did not have an unlived dream. Most people spend the majority of their time trying to distract themselves from their unlived dream because they believe that they can't live it, and that thought gives them a lot of pain … Continue reading The Unlived Dream