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THOUGHTS

 

Stirring Joy – Spring 2018

How sweet this time of year, as we witness new life waking up all around us. Everywhere, the buzz and excitement of nature’s intuitive rhythm. One can’t help but feel inspired by the energy.  There’s a sense of urgency to nurture new projects and tend…

The Best Present …is Presence ~ December 2017

There’s something mystical and inspiring about this time of year.   For many of us, there is the tradition of exchanging gifts. Presents thoughtfully selected, lovingly hand-made or purchased in haste. Then as tradition has it, these offerings are carefully wrapped. This sharing of gifts may…

New Vision – September 2017

Sometimes we become so identified with our lives; our personal goals, aspirations, and defined way of being, that we lose sight of the many miracles and blessings sprinkled into every moment. We may fail to recognize the beauty in the details intricately woven into the…

Winter Solstice – Entering the Mystery – December 2016

This time of year holds a quickening of energy. We experience it all around us in the readying for holidays ~ events we cherish, and also encounters we dread. We recognize it in our wish to create special moments and nurture long-held traditions. We feel…

Living in Your Growth Edges – September 2016

We come in to this life with certain innate gifts and knowing. But as we adapt to the complexities of our environment and the garment of our personalities, we loosen our hold on these Inner Truths. We become very adept in solidifying learned beliefs and…

April 2016 – Messages Revealed

We often seek a Higher guidance to our deep questions: “Why am I here? What am I meant to learn in this situation or relationship?; “Should I choose this path or the other path? Why do I struggle with the same things?…” Here’s another question….

Gifts – The Art of Giving and Receiving – Jan 2016

The ritual of gift giving is woven into the fabric of our lives for many significant occasions (i.e. Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, “Just Because”). The gift may be something material and tangible that has been thoughtfully selected; or it may be the gift of service. It…

River As Metaphor – Sept 2015

We’re so blessed in our Forest city to have so many tributaries of water – rivers, creeks and streams running through her.   As often as possible, I take my walk to one of our parklands along the water’s edge. It’s vitality and diverse rhythm compels…

To Serve – Being or Doing – June 2015

Much of my life has been shaped by a deep desire to serve.  Often this service is in the form of doing something for another person.  Sometimes this service is requested, and at other times it is offered without being asked. The service of doing…

Sacred Fire Ceremony – Winter 2015

For years now I have practiced a Sacred Fire Ceremony for releasing old energy, and creating space for the new.  This ceremony may be done at many different junctures – Winter Solstice, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.  When our children were young, we did this fire ceremony…

Being Love – Autumn 2014

Some times, in our efforts to be peaceful, positive and in the flow of our life, we become distracted and consumed by the challenges and suffering of the ones we love.  Try as we might, to meditate and pray our way through, we find ourselves…

Winter Thoughts ~ January 2014

There have been significant moments in my life, often during times of tremendous struggle or pain, when I had the profound experience of being fully witnessed – completely heard and seen, just as I was.  A quality of space was held, that allowed me to…

Autumn 2013

Our Canadian summers are amazing gifts to us. Gifts of time for leisure; time for connecting with friends and family; longer, brighter days; and warm, peaceful nights. For me, summer is my winter, my time for going within. This summer however, there was a surge…

Power in Waiting ~ Spring 2013

Unlike many southern Ontarians, I am a lover of winter. While there’s a natural propensity to go inward and cocoon, winter is the season where I am invigorated and inspired. This winter, however, against all my best efforts to create and initiate projects, I kept…