Modalities

Choice: A Primal Concept

How far back in history does the notion of “Choice” find its origin? Obviously, that had to be an act of God or whatever Supreme Being you believe existed back then. Does God choose? Of course not! Isn’t God supposed to be spontaneous? So my question to you…

Starrdust: 2016 – A Choice of Translucence

2016 is upon us, and resolutions will undoubtedly be abundant. But what is a resolution but a choice?  And what is a choice without its due follow-through? “A choice without follow-through is but a lie,” some might say, and they would be right. Well, here is my resolution…

Silent Night/Holy Night

We always started our celebration of Christmas at midnight. My gift to family members and guests was their own personal ornament, which they each hung on our live tree with their own blessing. Afterwards, we would convene in the living room, where we watched the children open their bounty….

New Directions: Families, What a Red Hot Mess!

What a potential “hotbed” of emotions the word ‘Families’ can stir up especially around significant holidays.  Holidays that we have been led to believe should always have an expression akin to a Norman Rockwell painting or The Walton’s, an old television program fraught with Hallmark moments. For those…

The Family Within

The ancient notion of “Family” can be construed as a Universal term. It can range from a single household unit, a tribe, a nation, our solar System, our Milky Way Galaxy all the way into the undefined Universe itself. We also have families or species of animals and…

New Directions: Focus on the Gift

I have been contemplating “the word”, wisdom for this issue of Garden Spices, finding myself with mixed feelings about not only what to write but if I had the right to write about it at all – do I know enough? And if I did, what direction would…

The Wisdom of Deep Listening

“What?” seems a far-too-frequent question we ask each other. It seems that most of us are usually focused on our own agenda. Thus, we go about our daily lives only vaguely aware of what those around us are experiencing. Ever hear the advice “Wise up!”? Hmm. Let’s reflect…

Don’t Settle for Mediocrity

True success in life can only come by not settling for mediocrity. We should always strive to achieve and get the most out of life that we possibly can. It is only when we push ourselves and give it all we’ve got that we can then give ourselves…

Your True Inner Voice

Wisdom is the component of the mind. Wisdom speaks. It’s your Inner Voice. Wisdom is not knowledge, rather the collective of all your experiences, from all Life-times. Wisdom is a gift from God. It is what allows us to move forward in Life: an eloquent processing tool, so…

New Directions: An Astrological Perspective

When I received “the word” for this issue of Garden Spices, I must say my first reaction was not a positive one. For those of you who aren’t familiar with me, one of my first studies outside of a traditional education was and still is astrology.  From that…