Hearing Truth

Crow caws, leaving truth like a shiny coin and then waits to see if we will spend, invest or squander the treasure. Soon we learn that hearing truth requires our dedication to grace and humility. As a result, we begin … Read More

Crow

Natives danced around a blazing fire. Their lively prayers were free of judgment. One of their own was going through spiritual dismemberment. Crow cawed. Flames leapt. Afterwards another soul would emerge fully alive. Because they lived in Spirit’s power, the … Read More

Bat

Realizing the dream of a better world lies in both our self-care and rebirth. Through death’s initiation, Bat inducts those who are willing, into a group known as the wounded healers. Nature deems bats as good. Still, we do not … Read More

Ant

In Spirit Clans, David Carson tells a story about Ant. A native woman, who lost everything, met an apparition dressed in red. By trusting the ghost-like spirit, she found the ant clan restoring her life. Spirit invites us to happenings. Some … Read More

Spider

She walked out on stage, lip synced, I don’t like Spiders and Snakes, and brought the house down. For weeks, tension had been building at our small college. This group pitting itself against that one, in hopes that their contestant … Read More

Butterfly

I looked at the flower paintings, and gasped. Observing more closely I could not find one butterfly flirting with the blooms, only plodding caterpillars.  The younger caterpillars happily inched forward. The older ones looked weary of slogging along. In a … Read More

Nature

I can still pull up a twinge of the anger I felt on that summer day, back in the 60’s. I had not worshipped nature, but rather connected with Great Mystery there. In one brutal act, the tangible was gone. … Read More

Favorite Songs

What are some of your favorite songs? A babbling brook, wind rustling through tree leaves. Yes, but your favorite songs or musical artists? No really, I need to hear a bird sing before I reach for my morning coffee. Later, … Read More

Vibrant Core

Wholeness nudges us to widen our pretentious boundaries, and also to let go. As we become more compassionate and give less prominence to other people’s opinions, we can better influence from a vibrant core. Soul loss does not necessarily appear … Read More

Secrets

Say it out loud and give it power. Conceal it and give it even more power. There must be another option. If Lynx’s strength, in us, is keeping other people’s secrets, Lynx’s weakness may be ignoring our own. Acknowledging our … Read More

Keeping Confidences

Shhh! Wait and see which way the cat jumps. In positions such as Spiritual Director, Psychotherapist or Clergy, keeping confidences, is fundamental.  Similarly, people who are gifted in discernment or one of the four clairs: seeing, hearing, sensing and knowing, … Read More

Orbs of Light

Through the fog, Ancients emerged, holding orbs of light. Minutes before, I prayerfully asked, “Why do people seek attention, while avoiding wholeness?” I reached out toward one glowing ball and inquired, “What is this?” The eldest responded, “A piece of … Read More