• stay here

    by  • February 11, 2015

    I was meditating this morning. Last night I watched the chakra scene from Avatar: The Last Airbender. I’m sure that helped inspire this. There is no point in struggling for nonattachment. That is an attachment in itself. When nonattachment comes, it will be time to leave the earthly plane. Until then, attachment is what...

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    on mats and cats

    by  • February 10, 2015

    This could be about my cat.   He’s beautiful and sweet, 25 lbs, laid back, totally the opposite of his brother.   He has long hair and a slightly flattened face–seems like he’s probably half Persian, but you know how shelter cats are.  He likes pets, sleeping on the bed, and pets.   For...

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    seeking impermanence

    by  • January 11, 2015

    The thing about impermanence is that it cuts both ways The plant in the cup dies The wild things die Our pets die So do we. On the other hand this Too Shall pass: Illness, grey days, the seeming Endlessness of winter. Mostly. For a select few The illness passes only into death, The...

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    when family comes to work

    by  • January 3, 2015

    One of the things about being a minister, or working in any kind of volunteer organization, is that you start to see really clearly how the lines between work and home get blurred. Volunteers, after all, are not in work mode–they are on their own time, doing something for fun or to contribute because...

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    Navigating the Pain

    by  • December 29, 2014

    I’ve been thinking about how pleasure meets intense pain. Here’s what today looked like. Want to hear me read this? It’s here. So I’m lying here on my back, trying to navigate the incessant pain, the kind that presses and burns and shoots from one place to another. It doesn’t stay still, but there...

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    on becoming a mage

    by  • December 1, 2014

    Nobody ever tells you Hey, wake up wake up, this Is the day you become a mage! The magician school comes for you at noon! It’s not like Harry Potter No Hagrid no professors who turn into cats, no owls… …well, not many And they don’t carry mail. Just messages that turn your head...

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    It Will Change You

    by  • November 29, 2014

    What people don’t tell you about healing from trauma would fill a book, an encyclopedia, all the leaves of all the trees of Sherwood Forest, all the grains of sand in the Caribbean. What people don’t tell you could scare you off from ever doing the work or it could make it seem like...

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    This is How I Pray

    by  • November 12, 2014

    When I pray this is how I pray Hands clasped before me on my pillow Curled on my side Before the day has breached the raw and sleepy ramparts Here where the call to prayer is too loud to be overrun by lists or fears Of not enough, not good enough, Of being devoted...

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    What if we all need time away?

    by  • November 10, 2014

    I’m part of a lot of organizations. That happens when you’re committed to the power of community. You get into communities for business, communities for health and wellness, communities for personal growth, communities for healing, communities for recreation. The communities I’m part of all love commitment. They think it’s awesome. Some of them have...

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    Geeky Mystic: The Hallways are Hell

    by  • November 1, 2014

    If the Law of Attraction works, why are people still homeless? That’s the gist of a question posed to me recently.  I think it’s an important question.  Why?  The basic idea of the law of attraction is that your energy and beliefs and behaviors create and/or attract what happens in your life.  Believe in...

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