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Posted in Authenticity, Living Creatures, Love, Trust, Wholeness

Jaguar

People often ask, “What happens in a spiritual direction session?” Rather than describing spiritual direction with all its uniquenesses, let’s engage in a group exercise. A friend recently shared, Missionary Eaten by a Jaguar, by artist Noé León, on social … Read More

Posted in Authenticity, Dark Night, Life, Love, Shadow, Transformation

Panther

Twenty-six years ago, the dark night of my soul met me like a ferocious panther. There, I entered the unknown to face myself. Curiously, as I accepted all of me, the universe became more benevolent, as well. Traditions, communities, families, … Read More

Posted in Authenticity, Labels, Life, Love

Wild Boar

Before moving west, I lived in America’s evangelical south. During our country’s recent upheaval, I have read prayers like, “Lord Jesus, come and rescue us.” If we’ve never done heart wrenching soul work, we are surprised when Life confronts us … Read More

Posted in Authenticity, Freedom, Life, Solitude, Trust

Pink Fairy Armadillo

The rarely seen Pink Fairy Armadillo shares a gift with us, how to keep our balance when outside forces are strong. While more common armadillos model setting boundaries, this little sand-swimmer shows us how to regulate our emotional temperature. A … Read More

Posted in Authenticity, Faith, Freedom, Light, Love, Trust

Pared

Sky and earth circled around me, until they pared me to my essence. First, I stood beneath stars and then sand until canopy and floor whirled themselves into one. Without any adornment, I dove into a sea of sky and … Read More

Posted in Authenticity, Community, Life, Transformation

Phoenix

Our fiery trials create ash of us. Only then, can we rise with Phoenix. Often our development involves other people. They are part of our transformation, just as we are a part of theirs. For everything there is a season. … Read More