Category Archives: Spirit

END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK

Quote from the fundraising page for a documentary being made by Shannon Kring. As you can see, they have already got the amount they asked for. “It’s very simple. We have to have water for life. And so we’re petitioning … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Children

This happened at the Water Protectors camp at Standing Rock: One morning, a 14-year-old girl asked those sitting before the sacred fire to reflect upon the trauma that may have occurred in the lives of the pipeline security guards who … Continue reading

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Some Tremendous Compassion

Woke up feeling bleak again.  Very disappointing when the news is good — the DAPL is stopped for the moment.  Well, I hope there will be some serious rethinking, and in particular a serious study of environmental consequences. which has … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for Mocha.  I’m thankful for a body that’s in pretty good condition.  I’m thankful for my friends.  I’m grateful for food to eat and a roof over my head. A visit with a friend.  I told her I was … Continue reading

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Bearing the Cosmic Pain

“Let go of any bitterness that may have come because you were not up to the magnitude of pain entrusted to you. Like the mother of the world who carries the pain of the world in her heart, you are … Continue reading

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Etty Hillesum

Etty Hillesum is a Dutch Jew who died in Auschwitz in November 1943.  Before she died she wrote a journal that she started in early 1941.  Her writing shows her growing spiritual strength.  I have gone to her for help … Continue reading

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Here is the Plan…

This is a piece of writing I did in Writers for Recovery.  “Show up,” and “Pay attention” are from Angeles Arrien’s Rules for Life. Here is the plan: First, do not turn on the Computer Do not read emails Do … Continue reading

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My Recent Adventure

This is what I wrote the morning after I got home from California.  I went to Commonweal, a retreat center in Bolinas, for a workshop with Francis Weller.  We did a lot of writing, and reading out loud in a … Continue reading

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Vigil for the Dead

Last night I went a church in Littleton to a vigil for the killings in Orlando.  All the names of those who died were read, 49 candles were lit, the bell tolled 49 times.  The minister of the Church was … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth

Today in church our minister talked about the idea of having many different ways to say something.  He told us that the “creeds” that we recite were written to uphold some particular version of God against another version.  (This is … Continue reading

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