Of all the meanings of Mothers Day, the one we most like to celebrate – if we can – is the love we have for our mothers and the joys we get by being mothers. Yet it is not all joy. If it were, it would mean less, because the contrast between joy and pain […]
Posts tagged transformation
learning to walk
Here are a few things: Pain, especially chronic pain, has a lot to teach us. It is an opportunity for us to gain some deeper insights into why we have the health concerns we do, examine how our beliefs, habits and lifestyle choices affect us. This can lead to a level of discovery and healing […]
how am i supposed to understand this?
Today is the three year anniversary of Sandy Hook, an event that has become as evocative as Wounded Knee, as Ruwanda, as 9/11, as every other event where innocents are slaughtered for reasons I cannot comprehend. Today I watched a video of a choir singing Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ that closed with the voice of the […]
the seeds of war
I was a teenager during the Vietnam war, and like many of my generation, I was passionately opposed to it, indeed to killing of any kind. I felt so strongly about it that, for some months anyway, I allowed myself to get sucked into arguing with my very Republican father about it every night after […]
choose the open heart way
It seems really hard to me, this one. There are so many things that I feel should be condemned – terrorism, poverty, illness. (And don’t get me started on insurance companies.) And yet I know that lingering on things that have negative or disgusting or abhorrent vibes simply sends more energy to those things. Then […]
think positive… or not?
Positive thinking, the power (or law) of attraction, stay on the sunny side – this has all been in the culture for a while now, and the push-back is starting to get some traction. Being ‘realistic’ is the new thing, and I have some thoughts about this. Firstly, the Law of Attraction et al is […]
between heaven and earth
Back when I was training to become an acupuncturist, I discovered something really cool. To help you understand the total cool-ness, you have to first picture this. We’d started our clinical work. This meant we were going to start to implement what we’d been studying – and boy, didn’t that just feel … inadequate. We’d […]
i have no time for this
Maybe it’s just because I’m getting older, but I find there are things that I just don’t want to waste my time on any more. Guilt is one of them. If ever there was a more useless emotion, I’m unaware of it. It gets in the way of doing the right thing, makes me feel […]