Crocodile

Drags Me Back was the name I gave to the crocodile-like experiences that came to pull me under after I repeatedly confronted emotional abuse without evoking much interest. The most frequent response: “Just ignore it.” Disregarding narcissism, bullying and public … Read More

Alligator

Alligator surfaced in my intention to choose Life. Beneath, were two converging undercurrents: 1. To transform unfavorable traits 2. To view negative experiences with soft eyes. “You’re too Sensitive!” I got the message early on that I’d better toughen up. … Read More

Porcupine

Porcupine’s quills transfigure her body with an elegance, just before they disfigure an enemy’s face. Similarly, our innate traits grace us, until we feel our principles being threatened beyond our maturity. Porcupine typically mines her own business. Unlike the animal … Read More

Raccoon

Come out, Raccoon. Were you the one who stole our creative flow? Or, perhaps in our quick judgment, we failed to see your generosity in mirroring the many masks we’ve put on to hide from the Sacred within. Still, we’re … Read More

Coyote

Just when our seriousness escalates to lid popping level, a holy fool comes and relieves the pressure by pulling log after log from our eyes. Every culture has its sacred clowns. In nature, Coyote is Trickster. It was garden-like back … Read More

Sanctuary

My prayer boat drifted into Dreamtime. There I was, gliding on the water, in between past and future. It was a peace-filled sanctuary on top of Whale’s back and neath Swan’s wing.  My intention was as safe as lighting a … Read More

Other

The Sacred Dark invited me and I said, yes. Like so many of the imperfect characters in Christian scriptures, I had to enter in and deepen. How many of us refuse the invitation in order to belong? And how many … Read More

Hawk

Have you ever watched a hawk soaring over her prey? Being an awe-filled bystander is vastly different from feeling like the object of attack.  Hawks are messengers. Like the bird, prophets also have a piercing cry, as they bear news … Read More

Tomb or Womb?

Daunting circumstances, can feel like a tomb. And then Hope breaks through with three little words, *tomb or womb?  If we invite the words to shift our emotions, we begin dreaming again. Imagine the Spirit of Infinite Love holding us … Read More

Jonah

Multilayered stories go with us, offering insight into our circumstances. In part, Jonah’s story is about the Sacred Dark coming with an unexpected calling. On the surface we may see Jonah’s darkness as the result of his disobedience. As we … Read More

Lucy

Was it a self imposed act, the lashing out of a jilted suitor or a crow gone mad? Regardless, eyes rolled and an invitation to empty came calling for Lucy. Such stories, whether fiction or non, can inspire us through … Read More

Salmon

At dawn, Salmon tops the horizon to enlighten us. In our spring years, we expect clarity to provide us with answers. As we develop, our focus moves beyond specifics to broader themes, like love, home and a deeper Knowing. Just … Read More