this is for those of us who weep, whose tears hasten the blush of new blooms for the young ones, the elders, for all our relations for the pain that punctuates this planet we call home for the slings and arrows that have pierced us time and again yet will never breach our deepest reservoirs of compassion, this is for us this is for those of us who feel, for whom shuttering cracked and wounded hearts is not an option […]
Confession: I now have zero tolerance for emotional dishonesty. Zip. Nada. None. Because I work so tirelessly on my own personal evolution, I can scarcely be in the presence of others who slog on with disingenuous maneuvering, insincere manipulation, indiscriminate projection, plain old denial, or other garden-variety dysfunction. This much I know: people-pleasing is passé. Saying one thing and doing another is not a hallmark of the shifting of the ages. Sugar-coating with nice words and smiley faces while you […]
Two messages to help move you down the road: one from my book “Be Filled with Faith” (learn more in the right-hand sidebar), and one from a book currently in the test marketing process. These words are infused with the vibration of faith, discovery, and easeful change. Let ‘em in! Be Unafraid to Let Go Change can be a powerful tonic, bringing fresh vibrancy to the old and stale. But first, you must be willing to release dead-end relationships, jobs, […]
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The ground is shifting under the feet of us all, but perhaps even more so, for men determined to release themselves from old ways of being. Someday, the gender distinction will likely prove itself irrelevant. Until then, this feels like a good time to revisit this post, which originally appeared in April, 2008. * * * * * * * * Even though my books and writing may be labeled “for men” or “for women,” these distinctions often reflect publishing-world […]
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Now is the time to say Enough! to the marginalization of all who walk the path of beauty and art To the unyielding duress of seeking to balance deep and soulful expression with the strictures of daily existence, Enough! To systems and models that devalue currencies of the heart, imaginings of the soul, visions and dreams fueled by wisdom, experience, and an unquenchable yearning to connect heaven and earth, Enough! To the relentless negation of the unimpeachable sine qua non […]
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Doing a bit of spring blogcleaning! prayer for this time: i am the miracle has now taken up permanent residence in the Pages section in the right-hand sidebar. If you didn’t see it the first time around – or would like to revisit the poem – Scotty will beam you up & over if you click here.
Even though my books and writing may be labeled “for men” or “for women,” these distinctions often reflect publishing-world realities more than anything else. Each one of us resides (and from time to time, slides) along a masculine/feminine continuum. Much of the work we undertake to be whole now, involves integrating our inner masculine and inner feminine in a divine marriage. Liberation from cultural and family oppression and repression is not the province of any particular gender or lineage: It’s […]
Grandmother speaks Listen! A Call to listen, remember, know, speak, live in truth, and take your place on Grandmother’s web. Now available in the Pages section on the right sidebar. Click here to be transported.
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