The Word

I cannot remember a time when I did not love Jesus. I grew up in a Southern Baptist church that taught me to filter my beliefs and decisions through Christian scripture and the life of Jesus, also the Word. The … Read More

The Space Within

On Thanksgiving Day, we looked out at creation’s vastness from the mesa at Puyé Dwellings. Before long, our Native American guide ushered us into the underground kiva, the space within. It felt as if we had entered Earth’s womb. A … Read More

Three of Me

At the time, I did not put much energy into interpreting the image; it was far too fun, watching the piece emerge. Later, the image articulated the joys and struggles of bringing the three of me together in authenticity. My … Read More

Epiphany

Impossible! What can we do when we find ourselves in relationships that are intolerable? I needed an epiphany! When I finally admitted my passionate dislike, an epiphany shone through the darkness. I felt a heaviness in the relational cloud dissipate. … Read More

Shape-Shifting

Shape-shifting Raven lifted me up and showed me how to clear a way through. If I would draw from lessons learned and borrow inspiration from dreams to come, the path would open. Apparently I was in the right place at the … Read More

Safe Spaces

When I think of safe spaces, I begin by thinking back to adolescence, the year that our guest preacher was asked to leave camp. Early in the week he told our youth group that we were quenching the Holy Spirit. … Read More

Deep in Coyote’s Haunches

The big bad wolf stood on the other side of the door and I became a child again. I could feel Little Red Riding Hood’s cape around my shoulders. That’s when I heard the raspy whisper, “What would happen if … Read More

Gander

Gander sat high on a rock belting out his counsel. Periodically, I wondered about his relentless message. Finally I gave up, thinking that one day the experience would hold more relevance. A small group resurrected the memory. We had gathered … Read More

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