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Wish Upon a Boddhisatva

   Japanese Boddhisatva. This blog is the continuation of an unpublished biography of Yasunari Kawabata, a Japanese literary genius who won a Nobel Prize for literature.  When he was young, he lost his mother, and then his father. While living with his grandfather, his … Continue reading

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Spiritual Lenten Practices: Third Monday in Lent – March 24, 2014

“After communion one day, Jesus made me understand: Draw me: When a soul has been captivated by the intoxicating perfume of your ointments, she cannot run alone.” St. Theresa of Lisieux 1873-1897 ***  What captivates a child’s soul?   Children are drawn to … Continue reading

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Expanding Consciousness

http://www.belovedpublications.com/store/Expanding-Your-Consciousness-September-2012.html Deepak Chopra, in his book “God: A Story of Revelation” (Harper Collins, 2012) says spiritual practices change our brains and expand reality. He mentions four spiritual paths that visionaries from Job, to Julian of Norwich, to Rumi have followed: … Continue reading

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Dream Pheasant

Once, in a dream, I saw a radiant white pheasant with colorful tail feathers fly up through the ceiling on its way to heaven.  I knew this bird represented the soul of a man I’d been visiting in a nursing … Continue reading

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Brigit’s Day

Beaghmore Stone Circles Northern Ireland best-wallpaper.net   February 1, Brigit’s Day in the Celtic calendar is the ancient feast of Imbolc which marks the beginning of spring. Brigit, the female figure of divinity from Old Europe, was said to “breathe life … Continue reading

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The Bell

There is one person amongst my Facebook friends who is likely to remember this bell. I have treasured it for many years, and sometimes used it during retreats. Here’s the awesome story– does it reveal the connectedness of humanity, of … Continue reading

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Clarity

http://www.loyolaretreathouse.com/loyola/default.shtml In my blog Eternal Spring, I talk about not “fitting.” This is an important discernment and not to be taken lightly. We often don’t “fit” which doesn’t mean we should necessarily leave a situation.  Our alienation might be something … Continue reading

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Eternal Spring

 Winter Robin in Pear Tree–Ashland, KY I went to an Intensive training session at West Virginia Institute for Spirituality with the goal of learning how to more thoroughly administer the methods of St. Ignatius of Loyola to give others intensive prayer … Continue reading

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Lion Speak

Well at least one lion spoke to me, but not in words. I was at a silent retreat.  It was a particularly special one because at the conclusion of this retreat, I was to graduate as an associate of West … Continue reading

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Spring of Eternal Life

Why should we pray? Or meditate? How does silent prayer help? It is a means of spiritual refreshment for the soul. Centering Prayer is a prayer practice that, according to Father Basil Pennington, dates back to an early church father by … Continue reading

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