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Healing: A Spiritual Journey

Healing Journey in woods with lightI have learned that loving myself is the same as loving spirit.
I have learned that life provides us with all of the tools and opportunities that we need to come back into a loving relationship with ourselves.
I have learned that the greatest meaning that we can bring to our lives is to open ourselves to love.

One of the greatest wounds of our childhood is to come to believe that we are not worthy, not quite good enough, not lovable.  I remember in my youth, sitting with a group of people that I did not know, in a city that I had just moved to, New York, literally hearing an internal chant, “I am not worthy”.  What a scary time for me.  And exciting.

In NYC, I learned to take on each new challenge and look for the opportunity for my growth.  I learned to move towards that scary edge of uncertainty and find my place and my confidence in it, over and over again.   As more of me filled with confidence and strength, I began to understand the words of one of my teachers, ” It is important to know Continue Reading →

Looking Into The Mirror of Relationships

Woman looking into a mirrorWe all want to live” happily ever after”. Many of us are raised on the fantasy of it and we enter marriage (or committed partnership) with the idea that that is the way it should be. And the first blush of new love furthers our belief (false, I assure you) that Love and Happiness is the norm that we should expect right out of the gate. The inevitable challenges, disagreements and general unpleasantness that most often unfolds in early partnerships results in people “running for the hills”; stepping way back from committed vows, often resulting in divorce.

I spent the early part of my adulthood living in a spiritual community—single. And it turned out to be a wonderful training for marriage. It was a very structured environment-up early; prayer; meditation; more prayer; assigned tasks; more prayer and meditation, etc. I was often living with several thousand people Continue Reading →