I am so distant from the hope of myself…

I am so distant from the hope of myself…

I recently participated in a conversation in which dissatisfaction or dissonance was a recurring theme poignantly and piercingly captured in a line quoted from a Mary Oliver poem: I am so distant from the hope of myself, in which I have goodness, and discernment…...
To Melt Unyielding Ice

To Melt Unyielding Ice

Photography by Linda DeGraf Every creature is a glistening, glittering mirror of divinity. ~ Hildegard of Bingen Recently I came across a few lines I’d written years ago in a journal:  “They say that trees and plants encased in ice incur more damage by attempts to...
Time Becomes Full of Life

Time Becomes Full of Life

It seems all too easy for modern life to become one continuous rush tainted with frustration and a feeling that there is never enough time to do anything with care and sensitivity.  So it is a very useful practice just to take one’s time.  The truth is that if we can...
Communion with the Luminous Web

Communion with the Luminous Web

May 2017  Having recently participated in a weeklong gathering to explore the Enneagram in Motion, I have been pondering the nature of soul, transformation, and the interdependence necessarily at the heart of the evolution of human consciousness.  Russ Hudson...
Nurturing Wonder

Nurturing Wonder

April 2017 In a little corner of my garden, I noticed bright green slender crocus leaves pushing their way up through the crusted brown earth. They steadfastly emerged still capped with dry clods of dirt and endured the unsettling vagaries of freezing nights and late...