Healing and the Two Sides of Spirituality

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One of the key elements in The Five Facets Philosophyis the spiritual facet. I chose the term spiritual over religiousbecause each of us is born with a spiritual essence. Though organized religion attaches itself to spirituality, our spirit is not linked inherently to organized doctrine. Our spirit is our very essence; at its core it includes things like our compassion, …

Following The Voice Within

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 Photo via http://www.kansasbob.com/2013/02/intuition-vs-logic.html   And old pal refers to me as her Clairvoyant Friend. I can’t begin got count the many times someone has popped into my thoughts with absolutely no rhyme or reason. Often, if I don’t take some form of action like call the person, write a letter, or drop a quick electronic note, that feeling will repeat itself …

The 5 Ws of Thanks

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What can we give thanks for? Two weeks ago today, the unthinkable happened. A seven-month-old died. In her sleep. The young mother had put her down for a nap. And hours later the twenty-year-old was being whisked from one authority to another. “You would think they could have at least waited to question her. It’s like they think she did …

Little White Pills and a Digging for the Light Excerpt

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When I popped the top on the little orange bottle this morning, I noticed that I have only about a week’s rations left of my antidepressant. As I swallowed the little white pill, two things came to mind. I thought about a piece from my manuscript Digging for the Light. And I wondered if I want to renew the prescription …

Digging for the Light, Excerpt 1

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My last post was about hummingbirds and was included in the Happy Happenssegment of this blog.The following excerpt relates to the day after my Gavin’s first birthday, my second Mother’s Day. * * *   The date was Sunday, May 12, 1991. Mother’s Day. I spent that day, the one that should have been my second Mother’s Day, weeping.Over a …

Don’t Be Afraid, I Want to Say; You Have Neighbors in Grief and Allies in Healing

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Moonlit oceanon the eve of a storm     “Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”   I recently stumbled across this Frederick Buechner quote. So poetic. So poignant. So precise in the way it captures life’s essence. In the last three days, I’ve encountered numerous stories with both those elements. Here is the …