Grief is a sacred journey

Nature

A Time To Push, A Time to Pause

14 1 My ability to push against fatigue and check new projects off the endless to-do and ran away from home. I’ve looked for her everywhere. Believe me. I have. The Muse refuses to answer my calls.

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Mothering Monarchs, Mothering My Soul

180 34 1   I carry the glass jar outside to a shady patch of white asters. The earth smells musty and moist in rising heat. Too hot for late September, plus a south wind when the

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Beauty Heals in Troubled Times

116 1 66 words, 9 photos,  1 prayer *** Read the Headlines. Hide under bed. ~~~ Shadow Unleashed. What have we done? ~~~ Scary dreams. No one to tell. ~~~ Hold trembling self. Find Balance somewhere.  

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When the Bluebirds Fledged

143 16 1 Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom. How do they learn it? They fall, and falling, they’re given wings. ―Rumi. In April, the female claimed the nesting box closest to my house, just down

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Giving Hope a Seat Between Anxiety and Grief: Women’s March on Washington

149 20 Women, girls, kids, and men in pink hats and scarves jammed the Washington Metro subway. A joyful and determined pink mob pressed together and helped each other find a place to stand or sit. Each

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Welcoming the Dark Time

143 “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” ~Madeleine L’Engle This morning, soft gray dawn peeks through my bedroom shades at 6 a.m. With daylight savings time gone, I wake up early, but miss

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Active Imagination: Facing the Inner Critic

90 76 4 After moving to our land in 1972, I often walked the trail heading south through my fields. My dog ran ahead and circled back the way retrievers do.  In five minutes, we entered the deep

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Gardening is a Spiritual Practice

214 2 3 We walked through a maze of flowered paths in Montreux, Switzerland. My husband Vic rolled a ball with our young son David so I could talk with Paul Brunton, the elderly philosopher we’d come to visit. In

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Demeter and Drought: When the World Turns Dry

114 22 The earth moans. Do you hear it? Plants wither. Birds neglect their morning songs. I miss the scent of warm rain. Yesterday’s clouds held promises. Storms blew through with scattered thunder and a whisper of a rainbow.

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The Queen Bee and the Honey Crone

84 “In Minoan Crete, the Goddess and her Priestesses, dressed as bees, are shown dancing together on a golden seal found buried with the dead.  …the bee signified the life that comes from death…. “Bee Goddess,” Temple

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