Monthly Archives: April 2009

Reason

“Reason is all fine and good until it shows you the door of the Beloved At that point divorce reason, which will steal from you like a bandit” Rumi Why is it that the goal of most spiritual paths involves finding what we already possess?  It seems that it is our persistent effort that keeps […]

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The Way?

It is difficult to follow a Rule of Life.  Often I reread my rule and remind myself what it is I am supposed to doing.  I never seem complete in my observance.  But I try.  Everyday I start over.  Everyday.  As if one day I will find the easy rhythm I am looking for and […]

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beginnings..endings…and all that in the middle

This last month has been one of many beginnings and endings.  I am used to change, just as I am accustomed to the rain in Portland.  When I was a child, my family moved often.  I learned early on to keep my connections to places and things, and sadly, people, to an intensity level tolerable […]

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Thin Space

I am the thin space the veil I am what is between  the two not a door, or an open window but a dream I am in the way of my own Path Let go of Identity it is a mirage, an empty promise, reflecting  only desire What Is cannot be sought and found for […]

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Falling

I have been in a definite funk lately.  The dirty laundry alone is evidence enough.  And yet it wasn’t until I found myself in a strange predicament of my own making (which I won’t detail for lack of time and space) that I realized just what a state I am in.  Sometimes I feel I […]

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Creation Myth

I have slowly come to realize that I have created the God I believe in.  I suppose to some degree we all do. All that is lacking in my life is found in my God.   I have essentially projected my desires into my spiritual beliefs. I think of the God of the Old Testament, testing and […]

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Simple and Profound Gifts

A very old man went out one day on the land beside his house, and began planting fruit trees. A young man walked by. “What are you doing?” the young man asked. “Planting fruit trees,” the old man replied. “But you will not see fruit in your lifetime,” the youth said. “The fruit that I […]

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The Eternal You

In me is that unmade You eternally dwelling I awake  to a new morning where the meaning of my life is decided in the space between my breathe and Yours in that moment where I am present to only what is Within I call out to every piece of me scattered and forgotten carried by […]

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life

“Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.”            Soren Kierkegaard  Sometimes it is not The other night I stopped by Rahab’s Sisters and spoke briefly with one of the women I have come to know and love. “J” has been on the streets longer than I would […]

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"for certain you have to be lost to find the places ‘can’t be found"

“I have been feeling very lost lately. My only solace is that I have been lost before, and when I found myself again, I was in a better place. Only this time, I have lost my ability to imagine….I pray that God imagines for me. I hold nothing to be true or permanent save Divine […]

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