Category Archives: Vocation

Questions about Vocation

I’ve been reading Parker Palmer: Let Your Life Speak.  In some ways it’s a continuation of what I did with Stephen Cope’s book.  Parker Palmer talks about vocation.  How do you know what your vocation is?  Not from ego, not … Continue reading

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“What have I done with my life?”

Last week, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I talked to the surgeon and liked her very much. I also trusted her. The surgery will happen at the end of this month. It sounds like it will be just a … Continue reading

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An “Emanation” of a Great Being

The Sounds True podcast of Tami Simon interviewing Lama Tsultrim Allione was quite amazing, in fact I’ve read the transcript more than once. Tsultrim Allione talks about being told she was an “emanation” of an 11th century Tibetan yogini named Machig Lahdrön. … Continue reading

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“I gave my life energy to sacred meaning”

From my journal for October 18 Feeling weird.  Woke up feeling weird.  Not sure I can describe it.  I don’t think I have a fever, I found my thermometer, but will have to wait, because I already had a drink. At the thought … Continue reading

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1995: “Holding the Space”

From my journal for November 30, 1995 Eleanor said yesterday that she could feel me “holding the space” at Hart’s and she thanked me for the amount of energy I was pouring out in her direction.  It surprised me, because … Continue reading

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1995: Difficulty with Creativity

This is a description of a therapy session with Karen Collins who I saw in Montpelier for many years. I was amazed at what it reveals about my difficulty with my creativity. I had understood at one point that when … Continue reading

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My Life as a “Great Adventure”

Written in writing group on April 24. I remember how it used to upset me when people talked about “being grateful for the gift of life.”  I felt like the “gift” came to me smashed, it wasn’t a gift at … Continue reading

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From 1994: Prayer? Paradigm Shift? Manifestation?

From my journal for October 26, 1994 I’ve been wanting to pray, but not knowing who to pray to, or even what to pray for.  I finally asked for clarity: to see the truth; for courage: to act on what … Continue reading

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What is Wanting to Find Expression Through You?

In the last few months I’ve been having a pretty hard time.  First was dealing with low thyroid, then I had a bad fall and my ribs are still hurting from that.  In fact, I’ve had a hard time since … Continue reading

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Guidance from 2006

This was written in October 2006 and posted in January 2011. It’s relevance to the present moment is absolutely astonishing. I also see truths that I didn’t believe at the time, especially the advice not to try to do activist … Continue reading

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