When I was in my mid-twenties, I can remember sitting in a psychologist's office complaining bitterly about my father, and every time this woman tried to offer me a different perspective about him; tried to help me see him in a new light, I intensified my accusations against him, giving her tons of incriminating evidence to… Continue reading A crack in my shell of perception
My mother told me the other day that someone in the family had given her a bunch of old photographs, and that she was thinking about throwing the ones that had my father in them out. I asked her please not to do that, and told her that I would like them. She replied, "Okay"… Continue reading taking down barriers to Love
I started to write yesterday about an experience that I had as a substitute teacher, and found myself off in a completely different direction, which is fine with me, but the memory of one moment, keeps coming up. This particular day, I was assigned to a kindergarten class in Bolton Landing, NY. The teacher was… Continue reading A child’s mind
Our cat Chakra lived to be almost 21 years old. She was a tiny cat, only weighing about 5 lbs, but she was such a fighter. She loved humans but attacked any animal that came near her, for almost all of her life. It was as if she was always looking around, thinking something was… Continue reading Relaxing into being
I arrived back home a few hours ago from an incredible trip. Thank you everyone for the thoughts, wishes and prayers. The meeting with my friend Christine was healing and deeply rewarding. As I drove away I felt a sense of "completion" which I am still processing. My knowing that we are always guided, directed… Continue reading Good evening
My parents were divorced 30 years ago. My mother never forgave my father for leaving, even though she was not happy while he was there! We were raised with the belief that if someone hurt you, you had a right to be (and stay) angry...forever. I saw my mother give people the "cold shoulder' if… Continue reading I have a right to be angry!
So many great comments and questions came up yesterday after the post on forgiveness, that I felt maybe we should continue this "conversation" and talk about the "hows"...How exactly do you forgive someone who has hurt you or others, and how do you know when you have forgiven? I know when I have truly forgiven… Continue reading forgiveness…How?