November Passage

November Passage

Finding myself in the last week of November, I’m awakening to the reality that there truly is a passage from Autumn to Winter. As I look out the window, I experience a dark damp November in my environment and in my soul. It’s not only that I’m packing books to give...
Harvest Reflections

Harvest Reflections

As the night sky turned to daylight this morning, I looked out my window to see Mother Cotton, the grand cottonwood tree that’s been speaking to me over the past months. Much to my surprise she’d shed most of her leaves over the past week-end while we were out of...
The Art of Autumn Awareness

The Art of Autumn Awareness

The days of Autumn change with the colors of the leaves, the clouds of the sky, the movements of the winds and the conditions of our minds, hearts and perceptions. Each day becomes a challenge to rise above all that’s falling away and all that keeps coming our way for...
Welcome…

Welcome…

Years ago on retreat with Contemplative Outreach, a new prayer form was introduced which was simple, insightful and effective when practiced. It was noted that most of our reactions and responses to people, places, situations and things are habitual and conditioned...
New Beginnings

New Beginnings

I’ve been pregnant with expectancy now for well over a year. It’s been an advent experience in that I knew there was to be a new arrival but didn’t know what it would be or when it would be. The mystery of this ‘pregnancy’ has been a promise and a time of preparation...
Yield to the Field

Yield to the Field

I retired from a thirty five year career two and a half years ago without knowing where I  was going, what I was going to do or how I was going to be without the props the career provided. After floating for three quarters of a year I started getting edgy as I...