Category Archives: Healing

The Practice of Self-love

(Written in February 2003 and posted April 25, 2010) Yesterday I was thinking that I had this wonderful new technique for transforming my life, that my relationship with terror and despair is completely different.  Well, actually that’s still true.  Just … Continue reading

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The Pit Crumbles

In my Friday talk session with Erica, I told her about the Pit, sitting in it with Younger Jenny, describing how deep it was, how narrow, made entirely of stone.  She said “What does it feel like to sit there … Continue reading

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Seeing my Life Whole

from my journal for November 11 On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the Great War came to an end.  But the war in Afghanistan is still going on. and it’s just part of the … Continue reading

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Looking at Jenny from Outside

I have been struggling with the question of whether I “love” life.  It’s something Stephen Jenkinson talks about, something that can become very strong when you realize that you are really going to die.  I hear people say they love … Continue reading

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The Suffering of God

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation from the Center for Action and Contemplation Sunday, September 22, 2019 I am not alone in my tiredness or sickness or fears, but at one with millions of others from many centuries, and it is all … Continue reading

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“A dying life that is faithful to the struggle of being human…”

I stayed feeling pretty bummed out until I got to the chapter: What does Death ask of us?  Then it sounded like there was something I could do with what time and energy are left to me.  When I watched … Continue reading

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“A time when you didn’t even guess that you were happy…”

I have been happy for days.  Something so unusual I can remember the times it happened in the past.  Winter Solstice at Stanstead.  Driving back from the first session of Writers for Recovery.  Seeing the chickadees coming to the feeder … Continue reading

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Ereshkigal Revisited

from my journal for June 6    I worked on two blog posts: “Professional Psychotherapy Client” and goodness beyond goodness.  The first one was about how I had missed out on a lot of what life has to offer because … Continue reading

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Saving the Earth

I don’t know how else to get this important information out to the world.  These excerpts are from a long article in Kosmos online journal.  This whole concept is of overwhelming importance to me because the degradation of the Earth … Continue reading

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Person Who Lives Outside All of the Boxes

Written on May 15, I’m just typing it up and think WOW.  How did I miss this?  Another message from the one who knows to the part of me who doesn’t know yet. “What name is big enough for me?” … Continue reading

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