Presence Through a Photographic Lens

By on Jun 23, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  PRESENCE THROUGH A PHOTOGRAPHIC LENS Being “present” or “in the moment” have become cultural catchphrases over the last thirty years. Motherhood, apple pie and being present are the core of what people trust. This is true to such an extent that it verges upon becoming trite. And yet, it is at the heart of spiritual life, practice and development. I am posting...

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BETRAYAL

By on Jun 10, 2019 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

BETRAYAL This posting concerns an experience of being at the limit of my ability to accept the situation and use transformational, spiritual energies to cope. Although this happened several months ago the experience is still not resolved. I was betrayed by a person I considered a close and reliable friend for many years. The experience cut me deeply. It felt like a...

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AGING AND DEATH AS SPIRITUAL CRUCIBLES

By on May 8, 2019 in Pathways, Posts | 2 comments

To be young and vital is nothing.                                                                             To be old and vital is sorcery. Carlos Castaneda   Wrinkles here and there seem unimportant compared to the whole person I have become this past year. May Sarton                                Dying, dying, some one told me...

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ON BEING WHOLE

By on Apr 22, 2019 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow. I must have a dark side also if I am to be whole.           Carl Jung     We are Stardust, we are golden And we’ve got to get our selves back to the garden. Then I can walk beside you. I have come here to lose the smog.           Joni Mitchel ON BEING WHOLE Lately, the experience of wholeness has been popping into...

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REVISITING #METOO

By on Apr 8, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

REVISITING #METOO I originally posted about the #metoo movement on 11/18/17. In that posting I connected it to the arising of the Divine Feminine which I believe is working to empower women and provide opportunity for all of us to face our individual, national and cultural shadow. My purpose here is to reaffirm my alliance with this movement and speak directly to...

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Mary Oliver: An Ode to the Goddess

By on Mar 9, 2019 in Pathways | 2 comments

Mary Oliver: An Ode to the Goddess One of my favorite places in the entire world is the isle of Iona. It is a small, initially nondescript island off the north western corner of Scotland. Some of the oldest rocks on the surface of the Earth protrude from the soil there. It is the place where Christianity came to Scotland and where Celtic Christianity once thrived....

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Signs of Hope (Perhaps)

By on Feb 25, 2019 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

    These are painful times. It seems as though every institution, political process and value we share is under attack. The level of destruction to people and environment is unimaginable. The level of disregard for the rule of law is something I never thought I would see in this country. At times I despair for our future and feel sorrow that I am not...

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Attraction, Resonance and Attention III

By on Feb 10, 2019 in Pathways, Posts | 2 comments

In this posting, the last of three on attraction, resonance and attention, I want to focus on the questions that have been raised in several posted comments and suggest the strengths and weaknesses of my approach. In all spiritual development it is important to always question and never settle on any answer or philosophy as final. Critical thinking is required of...

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Attraction II

By on Jan 20, 2019 in Pathways, Posts | 4 comments

In this posting I will again discuss resonance, attraction and attention phenomena. After a short anecdote I will connect them with the thinking of Freud and Thich Nhat Hanh. Finally, I will offer thoughts on the limits of resonance. An Admittedly Snarky Anecdote The phrase “Law of Attraction” was first used in modern times in 1857 by a Russian psychic named Helena...

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