I stopped jerking myself about and simply held the reigns and watched. That is all. Simply listening. Slowly, I have detached my marionette strings. Slowly, like the Velveteen rabbit, I’m becoming real. … More The Courage to Listen
I can focus on ceasing the constant chewing fluctuations of my mind, OR, I can focus on uniting my consciousness at my heart. … More Just Keep Following (the heartlines on your hands)
Since I’ve started offering tarot readings here on the blog, I thought I’d write about how I use tarot in my daily life. For me, tarot is a way that I supplement my current spiritual practice. My current spiritual practice includes daily meditation and yoga asana. I use both of those as a way to … More How I Use Tarot In My Spiritual Practice
It is so frustrating when I am in the middle of making dinner and realize I need another pan, but I take one look at what I’d have to do to get one, and I completely shut down. I decide not to wilt the kale and sear the garlic. I decide to just go with … More This is Real
It’s been in the last couple of months I finally started getting what people with a lot of time in 12-step meant by saying, “My life got really full.” Recently, my life has gotten very full. Back a couple of years ago when I started recovery, I couldn’t tell you what I truly loved. I … More My Life is Full – Learning to Prioritize
distilled. faces flashed by.warp speedslowed byyour eyes, my eyes. I caught thema butterflywings flutteringsoftly against my hand. Wide openyou gulpeda world full ofbrackish water Through the opened lidseverything floodedan ocean in yourone entire drop of self. But you laughed.because beauty ofasymmetryis this… that by swallowingthe oceanyou can losethe drop and all youever wantedwas to bea … More distilled. (a poem)
The past 2 weeks have sunk me. Drowned me. In the best of ways. So much of me never wishes to surface. Rumi says, “An ocean woos a drop.” He goes on to say, and I can’t remember the direct quote, that this is the best deal possible and everything should be sold for such … More the stronger pull.