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Posted in Authenticity, Community, Freedom, Wholeness

Play

From the moment my niece came into this world, she brought out play in me. One Christmas she gave me a rusty metal horse. It sits on a window sill, reminding me to play. Who, or what, encourages play in … Read More

Posted in Authenticity, Dark Night, Discernment, Wholeness

Owl Medicine

Many people connect Owl with knowledge and wisdom. Knowing satisfies us. In short, we are comfortable in the light. Owls; however, are active at night. Their vision is sharp and their hearing, extraordinary. According to Medicine Cards, by Sams and … Read More

Posted in Authenticity, Joy, Transformation, Trust, Wholeness

Peacock

Peacock, “Are you proud or simply being true?” Peacocks are known for their color-saturated feathers. Still, if we take a closer look, we see dark and dull ones, too. Peacock invites us to wholeness. Imagine being swept away in Love’s … Read More

Posted in Community, Freedom, Wholeness

Lizards and Pick-Up Sticks

I remember the anticipation I felt playing pick-up sticks, as a child. Who could pull a stick out from the heap, without disturbing the pile? Similarly, in life, we never really know if or how our words and actions will … Read More

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 Landscapes, Space, Trust, Wholeness, Wonder

A Long Pause

There are seasons of life when we have more to do vocationally than we can balance with our families, other responsibilities and interests. Then, we come to a long pause. Often, it is one extreme or the other. First, our … Read More

Posted in Authenticity, Wholeness

Zonkey

I remember the first time I saw donkeys dyed to look like zebras. For a long time, Zonkey was my image of persona.  Why did we give Donkey fake stripes? Was it because we domesticated the spunk out of Wild … Read More

Posted in Authenticity, Joy, Life, Transformation, Wholeness

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