Spirituality

Reflections on Fear, Love and the Role of Inner Healing

Unconditional love is the greatest gift we can give ourselves and the world.   None of us can expect the world to be a better, more loving place if we do not do the necessary inner healing work to be more loving ourselves. After all, what is outside of us is a mirror of what is inside. Like it

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Creating and Using Your Sacred Healing Space

Find your sacred space in your home. Delegate a comfy sofa or lazy boy type chair as your “magic chair” for inner work and healing.  Make sure there is a warm blanket for cover. Tell God you will be doing your healing work and ask God to hold you in the process. Invite your angels

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Fulfillment Plus!

It was one of those beautifully warm fall days in late October. The glistening sun beaconed me to the window of my pottery studio to feel its warmth and admire the fluffy gray tinged clouds intermingling with bright blue sky. It was one of those days I describe as, “If I die I will already

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What if we really knew

What if we really knew that life is not about easy answers but how we live with the questions? That happiness is not the goal rather our ability to accept with compassion and equanimity all of our feelings? That the business of selling is not about how much we can scam from another but how

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Advise from the Inner Child

Frequently in my work with clients I come across the inner child – that often hidden, wounded part of us whose needs were not originally met. It is my hope that, by sharing these with you, your children will not have to seek therapy as adults, to heal wounds arising from needs which could have

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WInter Starkness Reveals Hidden Beauty

I was walking my dogs on a familiar path. We had come here many times and passed by the same trees, now glistening with winter white snow. Things look different in winter. I notice things I never saw in the lush fullness of summer. Like the bird nest.    Its dark round shape contrasted with

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Dig Deep Where You Already Are.

 “There was once a beggar who used to sit and beg always in the same place. His ambition was to be a rich man: but he died poor. After his death it was discovered that under the spot where he had been sitting and begging for twenty-one years there was a buried treasure, containing jewels

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Babies: A Path to Peace Among the Nations?

I was not really into children when I arrived in Korea to begin a two year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer.  I was not one to notice babies or stop mothers on the street to admire their young.   My first priority in the countryside of Korea was survival. I needed to learn the

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The Destructive Front of Perfection

    During my spiritual direction internship it was common for us to send the retreat participant out for a nature walk along the wooded banks of a small creek. Inevitably, they would return with deep personal insights.    One woman shared with me, “I was looking at the ivy growing along the path. At first

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