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What is Unfurling Within You?

Pour yourself a cup of tea and ponder this question.  Notice what the image stirs in you.  Then go visit this week’s Poetry Party, and savor the poetic treasures gathered there.  Then write your own poem and enter for your chance to win a prize!  There are several ways to enter and the drawing will be on Sunday.  […]

Life is the only way

A Note Life is the only way to get covered in leaves, catch your breath on the sand, rise on wings; to be a dog, or stroke its warm fur; to tell pain from everything it’s not; to squeeze inside events, dawdle in views, to seek the least of all possible mistakes. An extraordinary chance […]


“It is this activity of working through disintegration that I consider to be at the core of the creative and therapeutic processes. I call this act “poesis” (following Heidegger’s use of the Greek word for poetry), and consider it to be at the center of human existence. “It is essential to human being to fall […]

What Came to Me

What Came to Me I took the last dusty piece of china out of the barrel. It was your gravy boat, with a hard, brown drop of gravy still on the porcelain lip. I grieved for you then as I never had before. -Jane Kenyon The photo is of me as a young girl sitting […]

Say Yes

The last few days have been rich, moving in me in ways I have yet to name.  The hermit part of my soul is asking for some nurturning right now before I speak too much about what is stirring.  In the meantime I continue to receive gifts.  I discovered this video at 37 Days (Patti Digh’s […]

“fragile, mortal, beautiful”

I am catching up on emails this morning and not sure what this says about me, but one of the notes that excited me most was from Rich at Pilgrim Path who sent me this link about a new book on relics called Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World’s Holy Dead.  Some of you […]

Sacred Artist Interview: Sybil Archibald

Sybil Archibald, also know as Painter of Blue, has a blog dedicated to spirituality and art and loves medieval illuminations (so you know I was going to like her right from the start). She has even co-authored a book called Lapis and Gold, on reclaiming the original tools and methods of medieval artists.  We have only […]