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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 Love, Mystery, Transformation, We Fly, Wonder

Nouns and Verbs

My question was more of an expression of wonder. I was not expecting an answer, yet a shooting star, like a big white horse, sped straight over my head. Images and actions give us stories, complete with nouns and verbs. … 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, Discernment, Joy, Living Creatures, Love

Ugly Bird

Members of the Alligatoridae family took me through transformation in the water. Lion came with fire. Finally, birds of the air greeted me. Good Bird, Bad Bird and Ugly Bird made quite a totem. I enjoyed Good bird’s pleasant song … Read More

Posted in Authenticity, Life, Love, Transformation, Trust

Lion and Peacock

Spirit came as a lion, and then a peacock. They reminded me why I champion authenticity. Lion led me through purification. Peacock guided me in creating a mosaic that told my story. Lion appeared with a blazing mane and ferocious … Read More

Posted in Authenticity, Freedom, Life, Love, Paradoxes, Transformation

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