Join the Dance!

Join the Dance!

My first dance with another person was as a teen-ager, and in the beginning, it was a fearful experience. I was self conscious, a bit awkward and it was with a popular girl who was a really good dancer. She asked me to dance.  I said “No, I don’t dance.” She took my...
Christmas Presence

Christmas Presence

Ever since I can remember, the Christmas season has been one of family, ritual, reverence, beauty and celebration. Over the decades however, many family members have moved to various places in the cosmos and we don’t see each other anymore. What we do see however, is...
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...