Christmas Eve

I hope that everyone travels safely, arrives at their destination with fanfare and rejoicing, is able to spend time with the ones they love, (yes that includes pets) and spends the evening doing something that brings them happiness and spreads joy into the world.  And thanks to NORAD for helping us keep track of that…

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Peace of Mind at the Holidays

There are, to my mind, three kinds of Holiday celebrations: C-stressful, with weeks of angst and harried preparation, lots of forgotten things or things that just didn’t work out, blunders, regrets and not much time for celebration, B – family bustle that takes a bunch of effort but is worth it to have all the…

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Happy Winter Solstice

Today is the shortest day of the year and tomorrow Winter begins and the return of the sun for those of us in the Northern hemisphere.  Winter is a time for turning inwards.  The hard work of harvest and storage is done.  The land sleeps and we can rest from all of our hard work…

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Ebodiment as Fall From Grace?

Instead of forming structure and culture from the perspective of humanity’s fallen nature doomed to an embodied life, perhaps the structure could be formed around humanity being spiritual beings that live in harmony with the All That Is.  And that life would consist of far more than the embodied life experienced on earth.  And what…

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Awi Usdi (Little Deer)

This is the story of the First Man, the Cherokee story of our first male ancestor as it is told in my family. In the beginning all creatures lived in harmony, the animals, the stone people, the plant people, the tree people, and even man.  Everyone talked with each other, helped each other, and there…

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Cartoons at Christmas

Not having children of my own, I find that Christmas for me can take on a more adult activities than some.  Like the years that I spent Christmas with friends (also without children) and we started with breakfast and Mimosas and ended with dinner and Mimosas, eating our way through the day, sipping and being…

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We are Sacred

In the end, all historical evidence to the contrary, we are just as sacred as the sacred spaces we have explored.  This is the secret to consecration, not some mystical power, some Lemurian key, or left over alien DNA.  We are sacred and within us resides sacred space.  We do not need to seek it…

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You Just Never Know

Being embodied is a challenge each day to stay fully present even when things may be painful or even overly joyful. One amazing aspect of being embodied, of having forgotten who we are, is forgetting that everything is connected.  We focus so much on ourselves and getting through our day that we don’t realize the…

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