The naked truth

Truth doesn’t come in a pretty package tied up in wrapper and ribbon. Truth comes in a flash of insight, in words left unspoken. One might pray for truth yet never find it until ready, stretching, in a desperate, humble moment of surrender. Truth doesn’t enter the writer’s mind while she waits, pen poised to • Read More »


The unseen

When I’m invisible, I watch people go on living all around, unaware that I watch. Dropping their guard, they dance and flow and sing, full streams of clear water, bubbling. Only as long as I’m silent, apart, not a part of their lives, never entering their hearts. For when I begin to interact with people, • Read More »


Journals, past present future

Turtleheart asked in “Journaling Stuff” (link no longer active): “Do you regularly keep any kind of personal journal, online or off? What works best for you?” I started out journaling on looseleaf notebook paper, as a girl. Sometimes I bought colored paper or a spiral notebook for a change. Later I collected bound blank books • Read More »


Need and greed

I’ve been keeping an eye on my greed recently, my attachment to the material world that pulls me in and makes me desire something. We live in a world where one is considered just a little insane if one doesn’t value the material, the necessity for money that we call practicality. There are degrees of • Read More »


Coping

I think there is a certain amount of unavoidable grief in every life that we simply have to learn to find ways to live with and still function. Not every illness is treatable, some of us have to put up with pain, and we inevitably lose some people we love. The older we get the • Read More »


Individuality and friendship

We can respect others’ differences, and accept them, even love them unconditionally, without thinking we have to make everyone a bosom buddy. I believe we’re here to learn, and each is a work in progress, so I tend not to expect too much perfection of others. But I’m choosy about my close relationships. I have • Read More »


A little blonde girl

A little blonde girl has shown up in my dreams repeatedly for years. I never connected all her appearances until recently when I began to read back through some dream journals and realized she’s been present in my dreams, off and on, for a such long time. I’m not even sure how far back, because • Read More »


Looking closer

It’s amazing when you look more closely at your own back yard, how the place you consider ordinary can suddenly appear exotic and new. When we lived in a suburb of San Diego, my husband and I used to examine every insect, every bird, every weed we encountered in our yard. Once we saw what • Read More »


Global dimming

Ever heard of global dimming? Here are some links worth reading: Contrails And The Dark Side Dim Sun Why the Sun seems to be ‘dimming’ Global Warming Could Mean Less Sunshine One of the most interesting facts about solar dimming/global warming is that an important observation was made when all commercial flights over the US • Read More »


Barack Obama: religious divide or a great manipulation?

I’m finally sorting out my thoughts about the speech Senator Barack Obama gave, weeks ago, in which he talked about religion and politics. First I think it’s important to put the speech in context. That’s where some people seem to have a disconnect in their criticism of what he said. I did, too, when I • Read More »


The faeries are back

I lost my Faeries Oracle cards about three months ago, and now that I’ve obtained a new set I wonder if the loss of the old ones was a sacrifice to order out of disorder, to not getting too attached to things, but appreciating the things you have. I don’t know. It’s a mystery. But • Read More »


Ivory-billed woodpecker extinct after all?

The issue of whether it really was an ivory-billed woodpecker that was video-taped back in April 2005 has heated up, with some experts concluding that the bird in the video was a pileated woodpecker after all, and that the ivory-billed is indeed extinct. Still, some searchers say they’ve heard the distinctive knock of the ivory-billed, • Read More »


Tarot in the Olympics

Tarot appeared in the closing ceremonies, which I didn’t see. According to Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Turin Bids Arrivederci to Winter Olympics A dizzying array of circus acts, parades and carnival shenanigans followed – clowns on swings and swiveling in large hoops, ballerinas and tumblers, acrobats dangling high above the stage from ribbons and rings, a • Read More »


The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, by Jean-Yves Leloup

The existence of the Gospel of Mary was brought to light in Cairo in 1896. Some fifty years later, what are now known as the gnostic gospels were discovered in Nag Hammadi, Egypt. Jean-Yves Leloup provides here a fascinating interpretation and commentary of the Gospel of Mary, with a few rewarding diversions into other texts, including some surprising revelations, and his alternate translation of excerpts from other gospels.


Celebrating modern heroes: Sally Vreseis Fox

In a world where artificial and chemically processed is too often valued over natural, it’s important for those of us who understand the difference to celebrate the heroes of biodiversity and environmentally friendly products.