A Sweet Celebratory Exhale & A Kind Forgiving Sigh

Thanksgiving is over and your soul is now ready to enter into the mood of Advent. For me, for my soul, Advent is a mood that is complex, sometimes confusing. My Advent mood is full of contradiction like anticipation and reflection, sadness and happiness, bleakness and richness, silence and trumpets, stillness and urgency.  I want to…

A New Inner Advent – The Path through the Darkness

This time of the soul’s year is Inner Advent.  Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas (November 27th) and in Christian Churches each Sunday is a preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus.  Inner Advent is a preparation for the new birth of self, a renewal of creative innocence and the arrival…

Remembering and Connecting with the Dead

Do you remember your dead or are you connecting with them? There’s a difference. Think about those two verbs “remember” and “connect.” Now choose an important person in your life who has died and remember them for a minute or two then spend a few minutes connecting with them. What difference did you experience? This week is…