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underneath it all

“The question is how our own meanings are related to those of the universe as a whole. We could say that our action toward the whole universe is a result of what it means to be us.” ― David Bohm All my life, I have tried to understand the underlying meaning in things–to answer the question, “What is the lesson?” Whether something went well … Read More underneath it all

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shadow side

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche The “shadow side” is a term that comes from the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. It refers to the unknown or unconscious parts of our personality. It … Read More shadow side

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close encounters

“The challenge with those whom we love is that they are the only ones who can get close enough to us to cause us heartbreak.” – Iyanla Vanzant The practice of holding space that I explore in The Civil Graces Project involves having the courage to meet someone and find the middle path together. This process is hard work with anyone, but is most challenging with … Read More close encounters

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giving birth to a new world

“The future is dark. But is this the darkness of the tomb — or the darkness of the womb? We are a nation waiting to be born & this is our great transition.” -Valarie Kaur There are times when it feels like life grabs you by the hand with an assurance that you are not alone, that all this is connected somehow. I have … Read More giving birth to a new world

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A walk in my shoes

“I never wear flats. My shoes are so high that sometimes when I step out of them, people look around in confusion and ask, “Where’d she go?” and I have to say, “I’m down here.” ― Marian Keyes As I have shared before, I have a thing about heels…I’m 5 foot 2 inches, so the higher they are, the better. Almost like clockwork at … Read More A walk in my shoes

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Meet me in the Middle

“When I empty myself, when I forget myself for the sake of someone else, I’m instantly filled beyond what I could have ever asked for myself.” -Meggan Watterson, Mary Magdalene Revealed Lately, symbols that designate the middle have been showing up in my reading and along my daily path. I just released my book, The Civil Graces Project, and these elements coincide with the subject of pursuing … Read More Meet me in the Middle

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Planting Seeds

“In this day and age, when it feels that the global unconsciousness is leading the headlines, it is time for us to make a commitment to something better. We must raise our own energies and make the inner quest to do all we can to bring forth the civil graces and save the world from those who wish otherwise.” -Elizabeth Moro After my political … Read More Planting Seeds

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Inter-dependence Day

“Individual liberty and interdependence are both essential for life in society.” -Mahatma Gandhi We are celebrating inter-dependence today instead of independence. My husband, Vince, and I talk about the big questions all the time…like any of us, we have experienced the joys, celebrations, trials, and heartbreak of life. We realize as human beings, we are far from perfect ourselves. It’s like the ideas which … Read More Inter-dependence Day

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Nesting in Place

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” — Pema Chodron As we have been more close to nature these past weeks, I find all sorts of empty nests on the path of my morning walk. Each nest is very different from the next, and I am amazed by the skill and resourcefulness of … Read More Nesting in Place

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holding our sacred space

It is, therefore, the sacred duty of every individual human soul to be utterly and completely itself—to be that jewel at that time and in that place, and to be that jewel utterly. It is in this way—merely by being itself—that one jewel holds together its own particular corner of Space and Time. The action of each individual soul holds together the entire net. … Read More holding our sacred space

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the eye of the needle

You know the value of every article of merchandise, but if you don’t know the value of your own soul, it’s all foolishness. -Rumi As I ponder the current situation of the world, I ride the space between two worlds: the fear and sorrow of loss, and the wonderment of the gift to create a new world with all we have discovered. Deciding what … Read More the eye of the needle

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Bearing our crown

“Heavy is the head that wears the crown.”― William Shakespeare We have been “social distancing” for a while and now are in quarantine due to this coronavirus. It has been a trying time for all of us. Hospitals and medical providers are carrying the brunt of this crisis. Schools and universities are closed. Even our churches have closed. All the spaces we go to … Read More Bearing our crown