Gratitude

Here’s the thing about community: it becomes its own Being.  The Expanding Inward community was born out of the Diana’s Grove Mystery School community, the work of which quite literally changed our lives. Central to that work is the belief that Community itself is the entity that drives the work. That the Community ordains its […]

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The End?

“Remind me,” I ask Her, “about endings.” She is patient. There’s something to be said for talking with the Timeless. She doesn’t seem to mind going over this again. “Endings don’t exist,” She reminds me. “The word itself is meaningless. It’s the label you give to change you don’t want. Change you do want, you […]

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Some stories should be savored.

The ancient mound lies dark. At the autumn equinox sunrise, a ray of light shoots through a small hole, illuminating a book on a stand in the centre. Those assembled there read, and as the light fades again they turn the page, ready for next year. Some stories should be savoured. From Twitter.com: @microsff, Micro […]

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Use your words

What did you do? Do something!  I keep hearing this plea and this question. I’ve come to understand them as the voice of my ancestors and my descendants. They feel like a call to action, but what action? What can I really do? I live in a quiet town in the Midwest. There are occasional […]

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We Can Do This Much

I’m home again. Barely. Not quite 24 hours as I write this. Still in the after-aura of the intensity of an intensive. My house looks only vaguely familiar to me. I’ve forgotten (temporarily I hope) where some of the neighborhood landmarks are. Mythic space is real. And it lingers. Almost two weeks ago I was […]

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Falling

I stand mesmerized by the endless cascade of water dancing it’s way down the 215 foot cliff at Taughannock Falls State Park, blinking as the misty breath touches my face and collects on my eyelashes. I am blinking tears too. Tears for the beauty of this place, spring time magic of the force of green […]

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“There are so many stories more beautiful than answers.”

For those of us who run in Earth-based spiritual circles, today is Beltane. (At least in the northern hemisphere. I’d like to wish a very blessed Samhain to our friends on the other side of the Equator.) For those of us who have been aching for spring, this is a holiday that marks the time […]

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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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