I read recently that on the journey to holiness, you must only take the first step. The angels will carry you on the rest of the journey. This image makes my heart happy. It reminds me that only what can happen, will happen. And that everything is perfect. It really takes the pressure off. Although … Continue reading Meditation Practice: begin the journey
I was wrong. When I was a young woman, perhaps 14 or 15 years old, I engaged in an uncomfortable act of introspection. I saw myself as competitive, and prideful, and unwilling to admit fault. I was equally unwilling to accept these aspects of myself unchallenged. I committed myself to action, determined to improve my … Continue reading Part 2: Love, people! Love people.
My heart sits on the Arm of God Like a tethered falcon Suddenly unhooded. I am now blessedly crazed Because my Master’s Astounding Effulgence Is in constant view. My piercing eyes, Which have searched every world For Tenderness and Love, Now look on the Royal Target– The Wild Holy One Whose Beauty Illuminates Existence. My … Continue reading A Tethered Falcon
This is a blessing prayer I wrote for my brother and his wife, and read on their wedding day. Please feel free to use to bless those you love as well. For the world: may all creation praise the Lord God in peace, abundance, and the unity of love. For the Church: may she and … Continue reading Blessing a Wedding
I wrote previously about the holiness of sharing a meal. On an individual level, there is holiness, too, in the way that we nourish and care for our bodies in the manner that we eat. By bringing an awareness to the act of nourishment, we can imbue this daily act with holiness – cultivating a gratitude for … Continue reading Beet Green Pesto: cultivating gratitude
You! Who is darker than everything, brighter than light. The ocean is big, and I am a drop in it. Did you know I would feel so small? There is a willow growing from a rock in the center of myself. The roots long silver fingers that twist and turn in the cracks and creaks. … Continue reading A Blessing
How Did the Rose? How did the rose ever open its heart and give the world all of its beauty? It felt the encouragement of light against its being, otherwise we all remain too frightened. A poem by Daniel Ladinsky. From the book Love Poems from God. Continue reading Beauty Preserved