Empty Nest ?

  “Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight.” Marcus Aurelius Having not directed for many years, my recent experience with the play, “The Normal Heart”, provided me with great satisfaction and more grist for the spiritual mill than I had anticipated. The months of preparation and rehearsals tapped into maternal feelings […]

Oh, Good Grief…

Grief is one of the trickiest of all emotions.  Most of the time it is pretty straightforward but it can also pack a hidden punch, and catch one in the smallest of ways and when least expected. Recently,  a dear friend and colleague passed away at the age of 65.  As a young girl when […]

Spring Cleaning- April, 2017

SELF-Spring Cleaning – April, 2017 (This is a follow-up to the Sunday talk on 4-9-17) The onset of spring is a perfect opportunity to join with Mother Nature in releasing the old that no longer serves and embracing the greater fullness that wants to blossom in your life. “To change skins, evolve into new cycles, […]

Expanding Our Well-Fare, March 2017

Expanding Our Well-Fare “Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed, & rearranged to relocate us to the place we’re meant to be.”  Quotes & Thoughts When I first read that quote, I found it comforting and amusing because I was about to accept my post here at SFCSL. Yet, this week, it […]

Epiphany, 2017

In typical Christian traditions, Epiphany is Feast Day, a holy day. It is defined as: “A Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi; Twelfth-day; an appearance or manifestation, especially of a deity; a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality […]

Welcome to Appreciation Day, August 25, 2016

APPreciation Day — “The greatest craving of human nature is to be appreciated.” William James There was a particular cycle of my life when I was feeling very appreciative of the world around me and I was inspired to create my very own ‘official’ holiday.   I wanted to have a significant day where I (we) could acknowledge […]

Less Fear = FearLess

We have all heard diatribes and homilies about fear.  One of the more famous new thought definitions made popular by Terry Cole-Whittaker is F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real.  These days, many of us feel threatened by the deluge of false appearances or true facts that is saturating the news. From a recent online article […]

Synchrodippity

Since I have such a fondness and focus upon ‘words’, I have quite the spontaneous predilection for also making up my own words that in my humble opinion, are more user friendly. Hence, the title of this week’s blog: Synchrodippity. If you allow yourself a moment, you quickly realize that my word is a synthesized […]

Mid-Week Uplift

The summer sun is heating up here in Santa Fe.  And so are the headlines…again. Can you feel the energy of transformation in the works? For many of us it may feel as easy as a summer breeze or for many others, more like Dante’s Inferno. This brings to mind the wisdom and poetry of […]

Father’s Day – June 19, 2016

Dear ONE, Tomorrow is Father’s Day, our typical American opportunity to acknowledge fathers with love and gratitude; or, for some, with forgiveness and blessings. The recent tragic events in Orlando have colored all our experiences this week and called forth from all of us an opportunity to know, a greater sense of peace and well-being. […]

JUNE AFFIRMATIONS

Today, I declare a clear intention to live my life’s purpose.
I move beyond fear and into faith and trust.
Spirit supports my vision, values and intentions.
I affirm that my life bursts forth in joy.
And so it is.

 

MAY Affirmations

The May Affirmations are inspired by the Buddhist Metta Sutta Prayer for Loving Kindness: * May all beings be happy. * May all beings be peaceful. * May all beings be safe. * May all beings awaken to their Divinity. * May all beings be free. I am blessed to affirm this for myself and […]