Category Archives: encouragement

When Death Comes

When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps the purse shut; when death comes like the measle pox; when death comes like … Continue reading

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The Well

I went to The Well today. The funny thing is I wasn’t even sure why I went. Really, I feel like I have been walking around in a haze and on some level not exactly knowing it. Kind of like … Continue reading

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The God Who Only Knows Four Words

Every Child Has Known God, Not the God of names, Not the God of don’ts, Not the God who ever does Anything weird, But the God who only knows four words And keeps repeating them, saying: “Come dance with Me” … Continue reading

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Courage and the Dreaming Tree

We all have a dreaming tree that speaks to us. Sometimes it is challenging to hear and takes courage to still oneself long enough to hear it calling to us, beckoning us to it. Courage. It is a word that … Continue reading

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My Mother Called Today

My mother called today. Calls between us these days are rather rare. We used to touch base quite regularly and over time that has changed. I’m not sure why. Life gets busy I guess. Even with this there as been … Continue reading

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Your Mother and My Mother

Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living In better conditions, For your mother and my mother Were friends. I know the Innkeeper In this part of the universe. Get some rest tonight, … Continue reading

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The Dance of the Soul

I have loved in life and I have been loved. I have drunk the bowl of poison from the hands of love as nectar, and have been raised above life’s joy and sorrow. My heart, aflame in love, set afire … Continue reading

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Drops of Jupiter

I love, love, love this song! One must really listen to the words to be moved by it. I find it interesting that the lead singer who wrote the song, wrote it after his mom died and he said the … Continue reading

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Birdwings

Your grief for what you’ve lost lifts a mirror up to where you’re bravely working. Expecting the worst, you look, and instead, here’s the joyful face you’ve been wanting to see. Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. … Continue reading

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Knowing

I love walking. I sometimes don’t get out as much as I need to and when that happens there is an urge to get out and commune with nature. I have been missing a connection that I very much need. … Continue reading

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