My day unexpectedly opened up on Monday, and I decided to take a ride to Middlebury VT, (a town we are thinking about moving to) just look around and get a feel for it. It was a fluke of a warm day here (almost 90 degrees) and the drive was like heaven. I arrived in… Continue reading Slowing myself down: Setting in motion the creative forces of the Universe
Dipped in God
I used to go to bed at night, letting my mind wander all over the place until I finally fell into a restless, fitful sleep. In those days, I always woke up still feeling tired. Sleep was necessary, but not refreshing or renewing. The more I began to focus my mind, especially right before I… Continue reading Dipped in God
A warm bath or cold shower?
A friend of mine, who just happens to be a monk, told me a story several years ago of some guests who came to the monastery over the Lenten season (a time of looking inward for some, and of deprivation for others). At the conclusion of their retreat time, one of the monks asked them… Continue reading A warm bath or cold shower?
The Season of Love
A friend sent me a wonderful commentary on the holiday season the other day, which basically said, I don't care what religion you are, or I am, if you extend to me a holiday greeting, I will wish you one back; that expressing love is the important thing, not what we call ourselves. I could… Continue reading The Season of Love
Watch your step
I hardly ever watch or listen to the news. I'm happy about this. A few days ago, my son Matt finished up filming for a T.V. show that he works on called, The Deadliest Catch. It's filmed in Alaska, and I guess they just had a storm that was the biggest one in 40 years.… Continue reading Watch your step
Looking for God
I got home last night, from a two-day trip to Foxwoods. My friend Nancy invited me to go with her to a convention and natural foods expo that was held there. I had not been to a casino in years. There was loud music, flashing lights, tons of slot machines...not my idea of a "spiritual… Continue reading Looking for God
It doesn’t have to be a new thing
I find my spiritual inspiration in all places. I believe that the Spirit of God speaks through every possible channel and cannot be limited by tradition, religion, or medium. When I found out that there was such a thing as an "Interfaith" minister, I thought, "If there ever was a title that fit my "spiritual… Continue reading It doesn’t have to be a new thing
The picture above is from my 2011 calendar which is a series of "openings". I love the feeling it gives me of unknown opportunities behind the closed doors...especially when I am sitting, safely, at my desk looking at my calendar, busy with the life that I have chosen which seems to be working well, at… Continue reading Listening “in”