Meandering Thoughts

Travel Delays: Stuck at the Airport and How to Cope Apr 29, 2021

A long day to nowhere!  Sunday morning after visiting family for a week, I arrived at a small airport in Florida, ready to return home. But, that didn't happen. At least, not that day.

Three times we lined up and passed through the gate, found our seats, loaded our overhead bins, and buckled...

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Choosing an Energy Healer Apr 09, 2021

(Originally posted 31 January 2008.)

Here is a list of questions to ask yourself when choosing an energy healer.

1. Is this person sincere, authentic, and working from the heart?

2. Do they have command of their ego?

3. Are they self-serving or serving the Divine?

4. Do they treat me with genuine...

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Rabbit arrives the 1st of each month Apr 01, 2021
"Rabbit" is the word to say on the 1st of each month. I began playing this game with a college roommate -- whoever says "Rabbit" 1st wins!
 
This playful game is both a fun way to connect and an easy way to orientate to the calendar. I shared this game with my husband and children, and...
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Bird's Eye View Mar 26, 2021

(Originally posted 12 Sep 2011 as "New Writing".)

In the fall of 2011, I was in a writing group. This piece is from a 10-minute writing exercise.

Writers Group Prompt: Describe your day from the viewpoint of a bird.

I like that you notice me when I sing the sun awake. I hear your footsteps as you...

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No place for hooks to land Mar 19, 2021

When I come into this place of self-acceptance, then people's hooks of criticism, their projections, they can't land in me anymore. Because what I have come to realize is that hooks and triggers come from our unconscious place where we are not yet fully in love with ourselves. So as we can open...

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Haiku Series: I am disciple Mar 12, 2021

(Originally posted 21 October 2008.)

Recently I had a dream that has been deeply nurturing. The wisdom within the dream has prompted me to write. Let me know if any of the haikus land on you in a way that has meaning for you.

 I am disciple.

The teacher lies within me.

One forms the other.

...

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Toning as a healing modality Mar 05, 2021

(Originally posted 23 July 2013.)

I am often asked about the Tonal sounds I use in my healing work. I have collected my thoughts to offer this articulation of the subject.

Toning is a healing process which uses vocal sound to restore and balance the human energy body. It opens doorways into the...

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Reflecting on 2009 Ice Storm Feb 26, 2021

(Originally posted 15 February 2009.)

Lasting impressions: the green glow and my body’s disconcerted response from the transformer boxes popping…feeling simultaneously magical and catastrophic qualities…to quote my husband, “The cold makes me want to ‘migrate or...

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Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy Feb 19, 2021

(Originally posted 24 March 2015.)

When I was a new parent, I gave myself permission to see the world in a fresh way. When our 3-year-old spilled the box of 100 Band-Aids, I took ridiculous delight in counting the scattered Band-Aids and sorting them into piles by shape and size.

Some of us are...

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Spread the Love Feb 12, 2021

I believe there is a wellspring of love available for us all. Love is not finite, though somehow it can feel scarce when it comes to loving ourselves. How much does the critic in our head speak up louder and faster than the voice of self-acceptance and self-love.…

  • I can’t go out...
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Sweeping Feb 05, 2021

I was just sweeping my floors. I wasn’t sweeping them to clean my house, though that’s a nice side benefit. I was sweeping as a prayer...as medicine...to ground myself...to soothe my anxiety.

On New Year’s day, a friend had created a sacred time to tap into our intentions for...

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Celebrating Learning Jan 20, 2021

A day of celebration! I am celebrating the joy of learning and the access that we have in our country to expand our minds. Our new library expansion is open to the public. This is a view looking down on the children's area.

I have also joined Eryka Peskin's celebration challenge which takes place...

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Offering gratitude to 2020 Dec 31, 2020

Time to reflect and offer my gratitude to 2020. I have lived through it, that's a big win. I offer my sweet prayers of transition for those who passed on, with deep empathy and condolence for those that carry a weighted emptiness missing these loved ones.

2020 has turned us inside out, vulnerable,...

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Fall hike in the Ozarks. Nov 23, 2020

Fall hike in the Ozarks. Last week week in my Radiant Relationships course we spoke about the importance of moving our bodies to clear the detriments of the compress energy pattern. Also feeling grateful for the subtle colors, natural beauty, and the sound of flowing water.

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