Filed under Spirituality

Butterflies and Life Transformations

This week I visited my friend in her garden. There we spoke of the many transformative changes in our lives and in the world around us, as we watched butterflies and hummingbirds lighting on milkweed and on butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii).

Making Mandalas: A Magical Process

Making Mandalas: A Magical Process

Are you a doodler? Have you ever drawn mandalas ?  I had a very busy week full of medical and laboratory appointments and I spent hours traveling between them. While sitting in waiting rooms I began to doodle and produced several mandalas. My girfriend who was visiting and chauferring me between appointments got into the … Continue reading

Spread good thoughts!

Have you visited inspired type: where good thoughts are designed?  I love what I see there so I’m inviting you to check out these inspirational images.  It’s  a growing collection with new ideas weekly — thought provoking, encouraging and motivating. Spread good thoughts! If you see something there you like, please share it with your … Continue reading

All Hallow’s

The festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the “lighter half” of the year and beginning of the “darker half”, and is sometimes regarded as the “Celtic New Year“. The ancient Celts believed that the border between this world and the became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through. The … Continue reading

Finding the God of your understanding

My friend Juliana is a remarkable woman in recovery from alcoholism. Juliana has been in recovery for many years and helps other women to get the life they truly deserve because there is only one life, ‘it ain’t no practice run’. In her blog she shares her spiritual journey, and in her most  recent article … Continue reading

Yoga, Aging, Intimacy & Sexuality

Touching is a vital human need and an essential ingredient for healthy relationships. Studies have shown that without touching, many animals – including humans – will die in childhood. Being caressed also lowers blood pressure and releases natural opiates in the brain, as well as the chemical oxytocin, which is essential for human pair-bonding.

Alan Watts – Death

  Alan Watts had profound insights into the nature of life and existence that have affected millions of people. “My point was, and has continued to be, that the Big Realization. . . is not a future attainment but a present fact, that this now-moment is eternity and that one must see it now or … Continue reading

Frog Dreaming

The frog symbolizes the unconscious, at first sight frightening but, when assimilated by the conscious ego, reveals itself for what it is – the total psyche, beautiful and true. Continue reading

Easter and Spring Equinox Greetings

Easter is derived from two ancient traditions: Pagan and Judeo-Christian. Easter celebration is definitely traceable all the way back to ancient Babylonian trinitarian paganism, Circa 1500 B.C. Pagans have celebrated death and rebirth themes following the Spring Equinox for millennia. Passover Pasch can be traced to a pre-Israelite pagan ritual practiced by wandering Semitic shepherds. Continue reading

I can leave my body, can you?

I have found that I’m absorbing a great deal of what I read and I also frequently experience episodes of deja vu. For example, although I know I have never done any reading on a specific topic I can find a book and as I begin reading it my mind races ahead of my eyes … Continue reading

Compass Rose

by guest author Teresa Silverthorn I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, hopefully, to a helpful perspective on nurturing your own seeds of mysticism. In my opinion, if approached with an open mind, it is possible to make a positive change in the direction of your life. In that regard, it can … Continue reading

What’s at your core?

It’s not always easy to slice into the center and uncover our core beliefs. When we do this we may find some very negative ones left over from childhood.

The Crystal Gazer

The Crystal Gazer I shall gather myself into my self again, I shall take my scattered selves and make them one. I shall fuse them into a polished crystal ball Where I can see the moon and the flashing sun. I Shall sit like a sibyl, hour after hour intent. Watching the future come and … Continue reading

Just Passing Through

I walk every morning before sitting down to work at the keyboard and answer the phone while attending to the duties of the day. This year on my walks I have witnessed seven fawns and their moms feeding on my property, their meadows, their forest. I have enjoyed watching them grow and run and jump. … Continue reading

Who is God to you? Who are you? Who am I?

  Who am I? Are you your thoughts? Are they yours because you observe them? Can you be without thoughts? Without thinking?   I’m going to provide you with a link to a flash video that is unusual and interesting. You’ll need a Shockwave plugin (Flash player 5.0) to be able to view it. After … Continue reading

Understanding The Law of Transition

Due to the suicide of a close friend, the disappearance of another, my own preoccupation with escapist thoughts and my response to posts written by a fellow blogger on the topic of suicide, I’ve been thinking a lot about death this winter. IMHO there are no coincidences. My friend Richard’s most recent post is about … Continue reading

Have you visited Mediheaven?

Meditainment Ltd. is the producer and developer of MediHeaven, a virtual world for meditation. In addition, it serves over one million downloads each year from its audio library. This is a commercial site aimed at creating “affiliates”, however, there are some “freebies”, as well. MIND COACH Upon arrival in MediHeaven, the MIND COACH asks you … Continue reading

How powerful are you?

Your Power Level is: 91% You have all the tools you need to be a success – both professionally and personally. You’ll probably go beyond reaching your goals. You’ll change the world (at least a little). How Powerful Are You?

The Gift of Fire

During this time of healing, hibernation and incubation I am conscious that I am preparing to move forward. These nights I dream of fire, ashes and, of the proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes. It seems we are refined through the fire of passion. Just as metals become malleable under heat and pressure we are … Continue reading

Secret Gardens: Bear Symbology

From First Nations people we learn that animals have much to teach us as they are messengers of the Great Spirit. In their culture a Power Totem Animal is an animal symbol that is there to guide them through their entire life. There are three other types of totems: A Journey Totem that is with … Continue reading

Wisdom: The Old Man/Woman

Wise Old Man/Woman A Wise Old Man figure may appear in a man’s dream, a Wise Old Woman in a woman’s dream. The Wise Old Man may take various forms; for example, old bearded man, guru, priest or prophet, king, magician, teacher. The Wise Old Woman may appear as Earth Mother, Great Goddess, Mother Church, … Continue reading

The Christmas Star Poem

The message of the Christmas Star: It matters not how small you are. When truth and love are shared with all, Nothing that we do is small. — author unknown

Evergreens a Symbol of Rebirth

This book is a great mid-winter read. I’ve been reading it in the reception areas of the dentist, doctor and laboratory offices I’ve been frequenting these days and I would like to recommend it to my readers. The Solstice Evergreen: History, Folklore and Origins of the Christmas Tree (Paperback) by Sheryl Ann Karas. Karas has … Continue reading