Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to all, but especially to those of you who are spending the holiday alone, as I am this year, and in fact how I spend the holidays most years. I used to suffer from extreme loneliness, and then there were the years of trying to escape my circumstances– going to movie marathon, not because I wanted to, but to be … Continue reading On Being Alone For the Holidays
Today’s Transmission: I’ve been undergoing a deep and long crisis/initiation/transformation. Only very recently have I begun to realize that my seeming failings, and the Universe’s seeming lack of support are anything but. Every painful event unfolding in my life has a deeper, most beneficial purpose. Themes center around things “not working out”; one of which is my dearth of success in the professional world, … Continue reading How to Be With/Relate to Someone Undergoing Crisis/Transformation/Shamanic Initiation/Cultural Dismantling and a Peek at What Might Be Going On Beneath the Surface
I had some fear come up today while at my storage unit, and also a kind of stealth fear has been an undercurrent for me these last few months— I’m scared of the changes I might really need to make, scared to take that next big leap into the life i want to live, because it means letting go of all sense of security and … Continue reading Everything You Want Is On the Other Side of Fear
Do you ever mis-read a word, but the mistaken word still winds up offering something of value? I do that all the time, and often I simply dismiss the mistake and move on. This morning I misread the phrase, “redirected her energies” as “rededicated her energies”. There’s something to that. Often times, after a long period of working towards a goal, or striving or what … Continue reading Re, Re, Re, Re-spect the Wisdom All Around You
Yesterday, I went to Taray, to see the Fiesta of the Virgin of Rosario, who is their patron saint (and an incarnation of the Virgin Mary), and this, their annual big festival. I thought it would be interesting from a cultural perspective, but was not prepared for it to be such an emotional/spiritual experience, never having resonated with Christianity in general or Catholicism specifically, and … Continue reading My Unexpected Healing Experience at the Fiesta de Virgen del Rosario
Let’s have some Fun with Math, shall we? The challenge is called “Dare, Care, Share” and involves me, you and yours. It’s an easy but fun math problem to solve, I promise. I’m trying to raise $7000 for a year of healing and helping in Peru– that seems quite ambitious, esp. in only 2 weeks, no? Let’s say I have 175 facebook friends- if each … Continue reading “Dare, Care, Share”, aka Fun with Math
Beleszőve Földlánya Jószívű. At the beginning of the year, i chose this as my new spiritual name for the next leg of my journey. Choosing or Receiving a spiritual name can be a powerful practice. For me, it has always been a prescription- something I want to strengthen or remember within myself. Sometimes I use it publicly, sometimes only in more-defined spiritual contexts and sometimes … Continue reading Beleszőve Földlánya Jószívű
Happy Summer Solstice Everyone! Summer Solstice is a time of quickening, bursting into action, like the seed that has been germinating underground for months (or longer). I am very excited to share with you that after over a freakin’ year, I am now very clear on the course of my life (for at least the next year).The clarification process is something I entered very deeply- … Continue reading Summer Solstice Brings BIG and Wonderful Changes for Jess!