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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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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