Pentecost, Community and The Future

Pentecost, Community and The Future

There is so much living in the description of Pentecost. A gathering of people from all kinds of backgrounds, cultures, and status. A mighty wind that blows through the whole house. The Spirit appearing as a divided tongue of fire on everyone. Everyone speaking and hearing everyone’s native language. And it shall come to pass […]

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On Completion and Hope

Spring is a time of beginnings. I love beginnings. I love the creative potential living in beginnings. And, I have a certain uneasiness, maybe sometimes a terror, of completion. This is probably because I confuse completion with ending, death, nevermore, impossible to alter or evolve, ultimate separation. So I feel I am overwhelmed with incompletions. […]

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Love and The Inner Year

I base all my Inner Year writing, teaching and healing on the commitment that all spiritual realities must be made practical and functional in our material lives or they are simply “stories,” beautiful, powerful, frightening, soothing, but without daily practical impact. I want to spiritualize my material life and materialize my spiritual life. I want […]

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A Lonely Place

There are times in our inner lives when we must dwell in a lonely place. A lonely place is unfrequented and remote. You dwell there without companions and without comforts. Inner Lent takes place in a lonely place. The reward of spending time in your lonely place is a clear inner strength of purpose and […]

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Inspiration

I subscribe to Garr Reynold’s blog Presentation Zen. Garr is a genius at presentation skills, has tremendous warmth, and shares meaningful experiences and insights. Recently he posted thoughts on being inspired. Garr shared this wonderful video below of Sir Ken Robinson speaking about the inspiration of his father. (I urge you to also watch Sir […]

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Working with the Inner Festivals

Working with the Inner Festivals

Working with the Inner Festivals On February 25, Lent begins. Lent is the Christian festival that remembers the forty days, Jesus Christ spends in the wilderness following the Baptism in the River Jordan. During this time, Christ does not eat, is ministered to by angels, meets wild beasts and is tempted three times by Satan. […]

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Peace and Goodwill

Last year at Christmastime, I gave an interactive presentation on exploring the personal meaning of Peace On Earth to Human Souls of Goodwill I find this translation from Rudolf Steiner, the most empowering of the individual and the most meaningful in awakening the forces of community. Do you? Let me give you two contrasting translations, […]

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How We Remember

My former husband crossed the threshold of death yesterday morning. He was 86. I am full of many complex feelings. I married him two weeks after our first date. I was 24. He was 49. We had 18 years together, most very loving. Our two children are amazing human beings. Yet for most of the […]

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Connecting with The Dead

Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, October 31 – November 2, are Holy Days devoted to the dead. This time of the Inner Year we seek to understand and evolve our relationship with the dead. How do we show devotion to those who have crossed the threshold of death? My Childhood Experiences My […]

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Conquering Demon Thoughts - Part 1

Conquering Demon Thoughts – Part 1

Recently, I was working with a client who was struggling with a negative obsessive thought. You know, the kind of thought that won’t go away and causes a ridiculous, often overwhelming amount of anxiety, fear, or anger. This is a demon thought that grabs hold of you and makes your life miserable. Right now with […]

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