A Prayer for the Shocked and Grieving

A Prayer for the Shocked and Grieving

Mother Mary, We call on your love and compassion today. Hold us close. Dry our tears. Remind us we cannot make sense of the senseless, We cannot recover what has been lost. But we can love. Through our weary and grieving bodies, Mother Mary, Let us love. Help us to...
Moon Girl

Moon Girl

I wanted a beer. Or champagne. Something, chilled and bubbly with a kick. I walked along the icy sidewalk with care, stuffing my hands in my pockets as if the depths offered greater warmth. The day had been sunny and cold, a perfect day for writing. But now as the...
Compassionate Distance

Compassionate Distance

No one can cut me out of their heart. I love you and I am simply working on accepting people as they are. This way, everything can settle in and flow. My interference is my resistance- I am letting go. Six years ago- almost to the day- I sat on the floor of my friend,...
Parenting in the Dark

Parenting in the Dark

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” ~Rumi Her back was to me at first, and so I wasn’t sure what I was walking into. The energy of the house was somber, yet calm. She sat at the kitchen table...
Better.

Better.

  Breaking through and touching down- It’s a process. We want to rush things. We want to be better now and we can’t love ourselves until we are. It’s backwards, but it’s OK. Truly. It’s OK to need others. It’s OK to change your...
Where the Love Is

Where the Love Is

Her voice was muddled by dreamsleep, but I heard the words nonetheless “This is where the love is…”. She had that look of peace about her. The one that melts me every time. The one that helps me feel less like a mother who can never get it right and...
Telling Stories

Telling Stories

  There’s a meme out there that says something along the lines of: “I’m always writing a story in my head.” This is my experience. I play out the life around me in my head to experience, to understand, to foster compassion. This, for me,...
Time to Take Care

Time to Take Care

I’ve spent a lot of time lately trying to make things happen. While wanting to surrender some things, I’ve been white-knuckled, bat-shit crazy about holding on to others. And in the middle of that I have neglected myself. But I can feel that gentle shift,...
Walk Me Home

Walk Me Home

“We’re all just walking each other home.” ~Ram Dass Our common thread is our light, the light of God.  The connection between us is overwhelmingly palpable at times, and yet at others it is painfully out of reach.  The yearning to be loved, to be...
I Lost 10lbs. of Guilt

I Lost 10lbs. of Guilt

Holy hell it’s back.  It crept back into my life like a poisonous spider plotting and spinning its web of lies and trapping me just when I thought I had flown away.  This fear…the fear that keeps me here.  This fear of being hungry, of being alone and...
How Compassion Feels

How Compassion Feels

I like how compassion feels.  I love the light within and around it.  I love the promise it holds…the unity that is implied. If compassion could speak, what would it say?  Perhaps it would stay quiet.  Yes, I think it would.  Compassion would silently smile and...