Listen to the Wind: Receive Comfort and Sustenance from Divine Nature

A few days ago, during that gorgeous Pink Moon, I was out in my backyard trying to open to the beauty of nature as an antidote to the insanity of these pandemic per diems. The inspired message came through, clearly. “Listen to the wind.” The phrase brought back something that I once loved, that IContinue reading “Listen to the Wind: Receive Comfort and Sustenance from Divine Nature”

Aten’s Dance: Autumn and the Rest of the Sun

Saturated with poignancy, the Autumn speaks to us of transformation. In a patchwork of pieces drawn from our lives, we’re drawn into a landscape of our own design. We shift and change, age, alter our perspectives. We become aware of our own innate wisdom and attend our creations. In a word, we are becoming “mindful.”Continue reading “Aten’s Dance: Autumn and the Rest of the Sun”

Hungry Ghosts: What Eats at Us, Eats at Our Money

In Buddhist beliefs, there are six worlds. On the wheel of life, the world of the Hungry Ghosts is the largest of the four forming the actual wheel. The landscape of this shadow world is desolate, written in shades of gray and white, and fraught with yearning. For what we yearn, we may know not. ThisContinue reading “Hungry Ghosts: What Eats at Us, Eats at Our Money”

That’s Entertainment: Tap Dancing Around the Issues of Everyday Life

Miss Barbara, my neighbor, leans over the fence to watch me chase chickens every chance she gets. I’ve got a variety of routines. Her favorite is the one in which I wield a big black umbrella, flap it back and forth, and make hawk noises to scare “The Girls,” six beautiful fluffy white-and-tinted hens, hand raisedContinue reading “That’s Entertainment: Tap Dancing Around the Issues of Everyday Life”