The Energetics of Grace

I recently experienced a series of very challenging interactions with an organization that I felt should have been much more empathetic and understanding of my experience. Without going into too many unnecessary details, I was made to feel unwelcome and undeserving of support while I was in a pretty vulnerable space. My dealings with that […]

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What do we mean, anyway?

When we talk about energy and energetics, what exactly do we mean? This has been a topic of conversation recently among the Expanding Inward team – not surprisingly, given that we’ll be exploring that very topic for several days at our upcoming Spring event – and I have to say, thus far there’s no single […]

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An Experiment

What is energy? How do we define it? These were the questions our Expanding Inward team were considering on a recent planning call. We didn’t end that call with a definitive answer but something Wren shared has had me thinking ever since. Energy is vibration. Each of our cells has their own vibration. Different vibrations […]

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When Words Fail (Me)

Writers have a blind spot. We depend too much on words. Memory: I am standing with my back to the front door. I am standing between the person I am in love with, and the way out. The person I am in love with wants out. I am convinced that, if I can just find the […]

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Perspectives

In the summer of 2002 I attended Tarot Week at Diana’s Grove. Early in the week each person drew a major arcana card to embody for the week. I drew the Hanged One. I was a tarot novice, (still mostly am actually) and the prospect was pretty daunting but I was working towards earning my […]

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Just Be Company

Sometimes, comfort isn’t comforting. Sometimes, I can’t hear you when you tell me everything will be all right. Sometimes, when you offer comfort, I feel unseen. Unseen in my rage, despair, grief. Or that you want me to pretend that my rage, despair, grief, are like good-but-grumpy cats that can be distracted with a saucer […]

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