dancing in the still point on the spiral journey of life

Awaken

Coming of Age

One of the benefits of getting older is the ability to evaluate our life’s experiences. Long forgotten youthful passions come to light once more. We can pick up dropped threads and weave them back into the fabric of our lives.   “As we enter 2015 we are conscious not only of the Feminine Principle, but of…

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What is the heart of the matter?

    The knowledge of the past stays with us.  To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and the fears, the clingings and the disappointments of the past that bind our spirits.  ~Jack Kornfield   You are the center from which your life flows in ever changing cycles.   Where…

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Golden Wings

  Oh soul, you worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Of anything less, why do you worry? You are in truth the soul, of the soul, of the soul. ~Rumi   I worry.  I research.  I write like a grad…

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Life Flows On in a Quantum State of Mind

  When you’ve seen beyond yourself then you may find Peace of mind is waiting there And the time will come When you see We’re all one and Life flows on within you and without you ~George Harrison   Since writing my post last week on the portals of aging, I’ve been in a quantum…

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Come into your Power

  Monday morning was magical.  The newly waning Harvest moon was setting just as the sun was rising on the first day of October.  To be able to live in a place where I can witness the Wheel of Heaven turn is truly a gift.   In the Witching Hour you come to your power…

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Impermanence

  This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightening in the sky, Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.  ~ Buddha   I went to New…

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Becoming Lighter

  Stay with Your Broken Heart “To stay with that shakiness–to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge–that is the path of true awakening.  Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic–this is…

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A Revelation about a Revolution

The slogan Flower Power was coined by Allen Ginsberg in 1965.  This iconic image of Jan Rose Kasmir, seen clutching a daisy in front of soldiers in 1967, was seen world-wide.  The picture was taken not too far from where I was attending high school at the time.   I’ve lived through a lot.  I…

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Sparkling Gratitude

  This week I discovered and acknowledged some of the sparkling jewels that shine in my life:  Laughter  New friends who help me  My ability to learn and grow  A connection to my Higher Self The realization of the ways in which I have become native to my place   I became aware of all…

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Today or 2500 years ago

This past week I started listening to Byron Katie’s book, A Thousand Names for Joy.  Stephen Mitchell’s translation of the Tao Te Ching is a part of the text.  In the audio format, he reads a passage, then Byron Katie interprets each one.   Written 2500 years ago, the wisdom contained in the Tao is…

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