Be in this world but not of it. -Jesus of Nazareth

I love this quote.  It has become my mantra over and over again when I feel myself getting tangled in the web of the world around me.  Sometimes the strings in my life have barbs and they tug and snare, and I think of these words and feel instantly calm. I said them once to…

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Wondering About the Nature of Love

When does someone know she is in love?  Is it just a level of caring that overtakes her softly and then sideswipes her over and over again until she wonders which way is up?  Or is love a combination of waves crashing on a beach, sometimes soft and lapping other times thunderous and raw? Does…

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“When you look in the ashes, look well.”

This morning I woke up with enough fear and anxiety to choke a horse.  I went to my mat to process it and try and accept and release the pain from my clenching stomach, but it was hard and sad.  It caused me to wonder about the nature of a pain so great that it…

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The Alchemist

Once long ago, a tarot card reader told me I was an Alchemist in a past life. “You were very powerful and quite cruel,” she said as she turned another card over and looked at the spread with folded hands. “What is an Alchemist?” I asked, which is a bit weird because I was less hung…

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Love and an Empath

    I believe in signs.  You know in the movie Signs when Mel Gibson looks at Joaquin Phoenix and says, “See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look…

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