Beliefs

Goin’ In: Sanctuaries

The sages tell us that inner peace is accessible to each of us every moment.   During prayer and/or meditation we feel that sense of calm and serenity, but as soon as we walk outside of our doors…!  Although we hope to create sanctuary within us, sometimes we…

The Coming

For many years, before I knew her name, she visited in spirit. She came by way of visions and dreams. She never took on a body, during this time. Her energetic presence was one to reckon with. There was no choice but to acknowledge she was present. Curiously,…

What We Live By

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, the standard belief of those living at the time was that the earth was flat. There was also a time when the pervading belief among the scholars of the time was that the solar system, and the universe per…

Believe: Words from Russell Clayton

The reason that stories of freedom are so compelling to your heart strings is because freedom is the song your soul softly sings to you every blessed day. Your soul seeks freedom in expression through the physical experiences in your life and never leaves you. Your soul knows…

She Could So She Did

This could just as easily say “She believed she couldn’t, so she didn’t.” The only constant is her belief. There are times when we accomplish something because we are forced to do so by circumstance – a parent or child becomes ill, our boss makes us do a…

Living My Life Wide Open

So the day after I was asked to write an article for Garden Spices, a quote appeared in my Facebook feed, which often happens when I begin to think hard about something.  The quote, “Live……like somebody left the gate open” ~ Annamarie Ibrahim.  It occurred to me this…

Flow in the Moment

  “Flow in the living moment. We are always in a process of becoming and nothing is fixed. Have no rigid system in you, and you’ll be flexible to change with the ever changing. Open yourself and flow, my friend. Flow in the total openness of the living…

Brave Heart

Freedom.  Just the mere word sends shivers up my spine and makes me want to roar like a lion and break all the chains that bind us in fear into smithereens. I am instantly brought to a scene in the movie, Braveheart, where William Wallace is being tortured before…

Expressions of Freedom

  “I actually wrote this for the 9-11 anniversary, but I think it applies to all those who have sacrificed for our democratic government and freedom. Freedom is not a frivolous thing for me, but something to be honored as well as expressed.” – Richard MacKay Celebrate This…

Beyond Your Comfort Zone

If you are inclined to follow the news or politics you may have a very negative view of the word freedom for this Fourth of July. We are surrounded with stories disgruntled citizens and questionable constitutional practices. Everyone is angry that his or her voice is not being…