See Something Beautiful

Set the intention today that you will get outside and see something beautiful this weekend. It is fall here and the leaves are changing colors.  Beautiful yellows, reds and oranges everywhere.  There are lots of fall festivals in nearby small communities.  The air is crisp and chilly and great for taking hikes. Nature gives us…

The Miracle Of The Spirit

Our spirits animate us.  They give us life.  They connect us to the Divine – and to each other.  Already pretty miraculous when we consider all of this. When we get very quiet and still our brains and our bodies, our spirits can fully communicate – with ourselves, with God, with nature, with others.  We can…

Add Joy To Your Seasons

These beautiful red sprouts are the beginnings of some beautiful peony bushes.  Every Fall they are cut completely down.  Every Spring they come up again.  By Memorial Day they will be in full bloom.  It is a natural cycle. While nature is not always predictable, there are some things we can count on.  The seasons turn,…

Don’t Move

There is so much benefit to be gained from being still.  Purposely being still.  We can call it anything we want – meditation, prayer – playtime.  Whatever we call it, it is very helpful to be still. When we are still, we can clear our mind.  We can let go of any accumulated stress from…

Meditational Living

This is a beautiful piece of agate stone.  It is actually called Crazy Lace Agate.  It is the “laughter stone.” It is said to bring happiness, peace, tranquility and grace. If you really look at this stone, it has so many lovely details.  Unexpected colors and patterns.  Like fluffy clouds, you can see shapes and forms…

Presents For The Present

 Whatever is going on around you this year, please take a break from it to fully be present and grateful.  Take a couple of deep breaths and let your shoulders drop.  Let your head fall gently side to side.  Close your eyes for a couple of moments and just breathe here. Let whatever chaos or…

When Do You Pray?

When do we say our prayers?  Or meditate?  Do we say our prayers when we feel stressed?  When we need something?  When we want something? These are really good times to say a prayer or meditate.  And there is absolutely nothing wrong with saying a prayer when we feel we are in need.  But when…