Whether you are outside looking in, or bravely entering the elements, there are seasons with particular invitation to slow, listen, and restore.
So much priority is given to Now and Instant these days.
This Advent season, remember the sacred practices of Await, and Be Watchful.
Sometimes effort, good intention, and planning yield something different than expected, bending toward a new hope.
A Great British Bake off contestant also has a lot to teach us about cultivating calm- here is the ujjayi breath to help activate your vagus nerve for relaxation.
When we learned of it we became lost In our hometown. Landmarks repositioned themselves like Building blocks, some disappearing altogether into the Quicksand of patriarchy. On dark streetcorners Women stood in fear for their lives as always, shining of both Terror and triumph. And if you look back now- You may see them hardened intoContinue reading “The overturning (of Roe v Wade)”
Maia Writes: This is the season of graduations, and I have a Beloved one who graduates from high school in a couple of weeks. I am noticing the questions that are asked of young people at this stage. Queries range from “where have you been and what have you done?” to “where are you goingContinue reading “I am who I am”
Maia writes: Infectious disease director Michael Osterhold said in the middle of the pandemic: “Every morning, I scrape five inches of mud off my crystal ball. Any effort to predict a future course beyond 30 days relies on pixie dust for its basis.” I find this statement both exhilarating and horrifying these past years. IContinue reading “Walking into a new perspective”
~AnneI am, at my core, a pacifist. As a Quaker and a human connected to other humans, I do not believe that violence can solve a problem, whether violent words or full-scale war. Like others, I have been watching in horror at the invasion of Ukraine -the heartbreaking stories told by those who’ve fled, theContinue reading “Pacifism and pain”
It’s 7:05 pm and I’m ready for bed. It’s been dark for hours and it’s very cold here in the upper midwest. Chipmunks and black bears are hunkered down; honey bees are doing a well-choreographed dance – a constant movement toward the center of the hive to stay warm. It’s my understanding that hibernation isn’t reallyContinue reading “Winter Wisdom”
This is my recent encounter with the One God when I was invited to a friend’s mosque.