Freedom

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Freedom What does it mean to be free? What does it look like? How does it truly feel? What do we mean when we talk about personal or inner freedom? Often as people enter soul work I hear them say, ‘I just want to be free’. But in the next sentence they are expressing their […]

Oscura – Dark Night of the Soul

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Oscura – Dark Night of the Soul When we speak of darkness today, we are often referring to something sinister, as in ‘powers of darkness’ or the ‘dark side.’ This is not what Teresa (of Avila) or John (of the Cross) meant when they used the Spanish word for dark, ‘oscura’. For them it simply […]

Sacred Ground – Rivendell on Bowen Island

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It is around 10 years ago that I first walked on the grounds of Rivendell Retreat Centre on Bowen Island.  I was taking a plunge and entering an 8 day silent retreat that opened inner doors and shook me to my core. Those 8 days have lived in me ever since.  The first 4 days […]

Easter 2016

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Recently my sister found a poem I’d written a few years ago.  I cried as I read it…and remembered. So, on this Easter morning, I’d like to share it with you. 40 Days When you have spent 40 days in the desert And wondered if you are losing your mind And perhaps in some moments […]

NEW ALBUM Coming! Kickstarter Campaign Starting TODAY for 60 DAYS

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Hi all! Thanks for checking this musical project out.  You can pre-order/contribute to this project HERE ‘we need to return to the solitude within, to find again the dream that lies at the hearth of the soul.’ John O’Donohue Dream…This album is the dream that lies at the hearth of my soul. I’ve had the […]

Coming Home

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During this past year, I began to ask the question, ‘where is my home’? At this time in my life – you would have thought I would know the answer to that question. But I realized I didn’t and I could feel the unsettledness in me. Where is home? What is home? Where do I […]

A Prayer for Today

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I’ve been developing this prayer for 4 years.  And I even wrote it all my wall.  With permanent marker.  Perhaps not the best idea for painting over later.  But at the time, it was fun!  I needed to look at words every day that would remind me about what was good, true, beautiful and joyful. […]

i am she…

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August 2015 It was in the early part of 2010. I was struggling. There was a lot going on in my personal life and I longed for some answers. There’s a place I’ve gone many times when I’ve hit my bottom. It is a sacred spot where four cedars have been planted facing the four […]

Summer Solstice – Journaling Meditation Questions

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Summer Solstice Journaling Meditation – Questions to help you enter this season with clarity & intention Summer officially begins today! And with summer beginning, I realized the subtle and not–so-subtle expectations I have of myself to get EVERYTHING done that I don’t have time for during the months of Sept – June! There is painting […]

Journey into Lent – Be Not Afraid

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Lent is a season of entering the desert. Of letting go of familiar hand holds. Of entering unknown places. Lent is a time of relinquishment, Of journey Of the dark night. Lent reminds us What it is like to be tempted, to feel our humanity, our vulnerabilities and weakness. Lent invites us to experience accompaniment, […]

 



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