Category Archives: Circle Dance

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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Amazing Conclusion from Horrendous Experience

I’ve just been rereading a blog post containing a long passage from 1996. It comes from the journal volumes that I wrote but stopped typing in 1995, because I realized that the book I was putting together from journal entries, … 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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Winter Solstice at Neskaya

The Winter Solstice celebration at Neskaya is my favorite one of the year. Alas, because of COVID, we haven’t done it for several years now. Because our normal dance time is on Sunday, we would celebrate on the Sunday nearest … 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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1995: Sacred Circle Dancing

From my journal for November 27, 1995 At least the dancing yesterday was good.  Just as I was leaving Dana told me that Christie had called and said the school said we weren’t allowed to use candles.  My heart went … 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: Looking for Value in my Life

From my journal for October 27, 1995 I’m bored with reading, I feel too tired to write …  Sometimes I hate my life.  (“I need to learn to love my poor wounded life because it needs love”)  How can I … Continue reading

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Even the Algae are Fighting to Save Planet Earth

Today I’m feeling very lonely and unconnected.  “Nobody ever loved me and nobody ever will.”  I used to think that on a regular basis until two friends said “That’s not true, I love you.”  I did my best to change … Continue reading

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Earth Day

Thinking about the first Earth Day.  I was in Davis, California, at the University.  I had written my first version of Genesis II, which had begun when I was taking astrophysics and a chapter in the text book began with … Continue reading

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