Deer

My recollection is as clear as if Doe were standing here today. Deer happened upon me and gazed on my face for several seconds before moving on. Her gentleness continues to be a stunning memory. In the stillness of what we … Read More

The Veil

When the world is wound in a drama that does want to quit, I am more open to some of the harder lessons of creation. Hawk, Raven and Owl compose my feathered trinity. These three fly through the veil, giving … Read More

Womb-Like Cave

A nip in the air hints of winter’s call to hunker down and come back to True Self. We bundle up joys, disappointments, questions and certainties and take them into the womb-like cave where Bear invites us to still ourselves … Read More

Whale

She invited me to go with her. And when we had plummeted the depths, Whale and I surfaced to breathe. We were in the real world, yet hardly in the day-to-day. Discernment often disrupts the flow of daily activity, bringing … Read More

Frog

We had hiked the dusty path several times, but on this particular day there were puddles from recent rains, puddles filled with tadpoles. Sporadically, we had spotted a frog or two near our pond, but of all things, tadpoles out … Read More

Dove

I enjoyed her mournful coos, until Dove’s songs climaxed to a daily incessant fuss. How did this gentle creature become so annoying? After mounting frustration of day after day and all day long noise, I considered possible messages that Creation’s Bible … Read More

Silhouette of Wolf

Several times on my journey, I have looked out in the expanse of Creation’s Bible to see a silhouette of Wolf. Twice, while passionately engrossed in teaching, where I had burrowed in, Solitude’s call began simmering. Just when I thought … Read More

Sacred Subtleties

Like snakes detecting vibrations on the earth’s surface, we can refine our discernment by being attentive to sacred subtleties. Considering new ways of knowing can open us to union’s path. While Rabbit reminds us to run from predators, Snake teaches that … Read More

Ask the Animals

“Ask the animals.” When Job was unable to hear anything that rang true to what he already knew deep within, he replied to his friends, “Ask the animals”. Similarly, when words fall flat before us, we might consider the ways … Read More

Graceful Living

Clouds floated by like swans on a calm pond. One was bottom-side up and another, upright. Swan-clouds voiced their secret to graceful living, balancing earth and sky, while accepting what the moment brings. There is the ethereal and then the … Read More

Time Between

For years this painting hung in my studio. It represented time between, Jesus feeding the five thousand and his walking on water, when he went to the hillside alone. In scriptural accounts, the disciples got into the boat. Jesus did … Read More

Shadow Whisperer

I was back in 1959 wound as tight as the top I sent spinning on Christmas morning. In a flash, I was a child again, throwing an inner tantrum. Of course it was private; admitting it out loud might release … Read More