Writings

23
Nov
12
Nov

Post Election Thoughts on Love, Trauma, and Healing

  Dear Friends. For those of living in the US, this election was a major political, social, emotional, and energetic event. And for those of living in more blue states or enclaves, especially those of us who didn’t see the election results coming, the election landed as a kind of trauma. I posted the following […]

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06
May

After Ecstasy the Laundry: Me So Sexy

I have a confession to make: I still have a paper calendar. I’m not a luddite per se, I just like the physicality of it, and being able to see the whole month at once, and the pretty orange inkblot design on the cover.

I have a ritual that I perform every January. I go through my calendar and map out what’s important to me. I put in my vacations, my yoga classes, my self-care time, the days I’ll be working on my dissertation, the hours I’ll be with clients, and the weekends I run my trainings. Of course I leave room for spontaneity and the element of surprise as well (who knows when I might be whisked off to Brazil by a new lover :)). But there’s something about attending to the structure of what’s important that relaxes me and creates space for the magic to unfold.

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10
Mar

Turning to Face the Fire

I have a vulnerable confession: Even though I help healers embody their Sacred Purpose, I have been distracting myself daily from mine.

In many ways, I am precisely on path. I help clients unwind trauma and embody their souls. I lead trainings and ceremonial events for healers that move and inspire me. But what do I really want to be doing, more than anything, in the realm of my Purpose? Writing.

And am I doing it? No.

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12
Dec

Learning How to Pray . . .

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the darkening season—when the days are growing shorter and we are invited to get quiet, enter the dreamtime, and look within for the light.For many, this is a challenging time—family events can bring triggers, lack of tribe can bring loneliness, and the darkness itself can bring a sense of isolation and contraction.

I feel blessed this year, as I am in love. But not like you think.

I am in love with Source.

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18
Oct
22
Sep

Love Poem from God

If you are living in a body on the planet right now chances are you are feeling it–the chaos and reordering of the liminal time. We are in the “not yet,” between summer and fall, between what was and what will be. Astrologically, it is eclipse season, where the shadow gets brought into the light. There is also, astrologically speaking, a cosmic re-ordering of the relationship between the masculine and the feminine (both within ourselves and in relationships). And in the Jewish calendar we are in the 10 holy days, between the end of one year and the beginning of another. You get the picture, it is a potent, potent time.

It is also a heightened time of loss for many of us, with sudden deaths, the endings of relationships, and letting go’s that we hadn’t anticipated.

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02
Jul

Everything is an Answer to Your Prayers

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Those of us who lean towards mysticism (you know who you are) are afflicted with a terrible longing—to know the face of the Divine, to see the Unseen, to feel that we are being supported by something larger than ourselves.

We are also terrified of it. And so when the Spirit comes, we turn the other way, and refuse its offerings, and convince ourselves that we’ve been kicked out of the garden.

The great work of trusting the Unseen is not about accessing some power we don’t already possess, it’s about learning how to recognize the signs that are already here, and saying yes to what comes.

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23
Apr

Soul Medicine: What is Left When Everything Else Falls Away

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Most of us think we know who we are.

We are a woman. Or a teacher. Or a dancer. Or a lover. Or a priest. Or an accountant. Or a mother. Or someone who loves to laugh.

But what happens when life shakes us and we become invisible to ourselves and forget our names?

What is left when everything else falls away?

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24
Feb

Surrender

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I’ve been thinking a lot about surrender lately—the visceral act of letting go. Surrender is often confused with its cousins: Apathy, Resignation, Giving Up, and Hopelessness. And although they bear a slight resemblance, they are not really related. In a battle between Surrender and Giving Up, surrender always wins.

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