Category Archives: Spirit

Confusing, Difficult Time

I’ve been having a really hard confusing time. Excerpts from some relevant journal entries: Friday, January 26   … this odd realization.  Something to do with if God is in everything, then I “am” God, if god feels my pain then … Continue reading

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Help from Inner Teacher

Dear Inner Teacher, I’m feeling lost, confused, disconnected, uncomfortable, irritable.  I really need some help! Dear Jenny, relax.  Your meditation of imagining a prostration on the out breath, of emptying your self, or demonstrating “Thy will be done” — with … Continue reading

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The Within of the Web…

I’ve been rereading The Phenomenon of Man, because it was very important to me a while back. I don’t list it in the Bibliography of The Feminine of History is Mystery, but I can see its influence in the passage … Continue reading

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The Dance of Hope

This was today’s post from the Center for Action and Contemplation. It interested me because he talks about a circle dance and the Ghost Dance. My understanding is that the “Ghost Dance” was intended to call the ancestors. In our … Continue reading

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Christmas

This was first posted on December 25, 2011 Christmas when I was growing up was mostly about presents and parties.  Our family had its ritual — stockings on our bed when we woke up, no access to the tree and … Continue reading

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Blended with Non-verbal Parts

Friday, December 8,  I asked Erica for an extra appointment because I was having such a hard time. I’m being unable to say anything when I’m with my friends, and I imagine they are judging me for it. I tell … Continue reading

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Gratitude

It wasn’t until December 8 that I checked Feedspot’s list of 80 best blogs on PTSD.  I was astounded to find that I was #15, and they said something wonderful about my blog. Jenny Deupree is a writer and artist … Continue reading

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1995: I Need a Floor

From my journal for December 15, 1995 I went into the session with Karen feeling completely hopeless.  I didn’t know what else to do, so I lay down on the bed and kicked and kicked and cried and shouted “No!”  I … Continue reading

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1995: First Dance in Neskaya

From my journal for December 11, 1995 And now for something completely different!  I’m feeling much better this morning.  I find it interesting how easily and completely I can flip from “depressed” to “normal” under certain conditions.  Yesterday we danced … Continue reading

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Obstreperous Child

The Daily Good today  (10/22/23) was an essay by Francis Weller on grief. When I first heard about his work from my therapist, I went to a retreat on the west coast. But I have been struggling with a lot … Continue reading

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