And Now I Have New Work To Do…

I’ve been thinking about Vulnerability, lately.  I know it’s a triggering word, for some. That it has connotations of submission, even victimhood. A state of being unprotected. Targeted for abuse. Some people use that word most often in reference to “vulnerable populations,” groups that are actually in need of our protection. Their vulnerability is problematic. […]

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Tending Your Energetic Yard

As I prepare for Expanding Inward’s event next month, I find myself more aware of what I call my energetic yard. Although I have some favorite practices for keeping it clean and clear, I enjoyed reviewing some other practices that I share with others in my classes. Thought I would share some with you, in […]

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It’s a Mystery

As I sit down to write this blog post, I’ve just returned from celebrating Mardi Gras in my relatively new hometown of New Orleans. I still have about half of my body paint on. I’ll be months getting rid of all the glitter. I had the most joyful day, today. And I want to tell […]

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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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Find the thing

It’s an interesting time in my world. Sitting down to write I find I don’t have a whole lot of words. I’m mostly intrigued by the new connections happening between my mind, body and spirit. I started practicing Qi Gong on my own via YouTube about 3 weeks ago. I’m doing 20 minutes every morning […]

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More on Moving: Reclaiming Denial

I am moving, from one house to another. Something I did very frequently as a child and young adult, then about every five years in my 30’s and 40’s. Every time I say I’m never doing this again. Making that promise to myself, a promise I know I will not keep, has become a ritual. […]

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