Thursday, December 5, 2013

2-Minute Meditation: A Warm Cup of Tea

Please enjoy this short meditation that you can use during the holidays or any time you need to regain your center. You can listen as often as you like, or you can listen once and then continue to dip into tranquility whenever you wish. The introduction lasts about a minute. The meditation itself is 2 minutes long.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013


May your hands be cleansed so that they create beautiful things.
May your feet be cleansed so that they take you where you are most needed.
May your heart be cleansed so that you hear its guidance clearly.
May your throat be cleansed so that you speak words of kindness and love.
May your eyes be cleansed so that you see the wonder and magic all around you.
May every cell of your being be restored to its pristine state.
And so it is! with love and gratitude.

As I read these words posted by Emmanuel Dagher, I felt a deep urge to send this prayer to the Earth, and to include its waters in the vision. We can be cleansed and our energy purified by loving thought and intention. So can every thing in the universe if we hold and maintain a high vibration. Let's put down the worries about the state of the planet as we hear so much right now about the nuclear problems emanating from Japan. Let's make an exchange of energy this Thanksgiving with our beautiful Earth, appreciating and expressing gratitude for all of its gifts to us, and sending blessing and healing energy to the Earth from our hearts.

In deep appreciation to you,

Saturday, May 4, 2013

A wonderful view of the Chartres Labyrinth from above
This photo came from Medytacja Labiryntu, on facebook, but I can find no attribution for photographer. It may be what Jeff Saward at refers to as the "often-published overhead photograph that appears in many books". "Like" their page to receive their fb posts (in Polish, but the translations can be read patiently. very funny.).

Construction of a labyrinth

In honor of World Labyrinth Day, today, May 4, 2013. This is a labyrinth event I facilitated last fall.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gratitude 2012

I love Thanksgiving now that I'm all grown up and running my own kitchen. We start cooking whenever we feel like it - no more 4 o'clock in the morning clandestine meetings with the turkey. And we eat whenever we eat, when the food is cooked and guests assembled - no more it-has-to-be-on-the-table-at-1pm-sharp-or-someone-will-have-a-stroke. It a most relaxing day, with time to be filled with gratitude for every scent, every flavor, every color, every utensil and every one. To all of  you, my friends, may your life be filled with love and may you make the time to appreciate it. And keep it Light. Happy Thanksgiving.

Gratitude Poem by Ogden Nash
(This may not be the title but was the best the internet could do.)
(you've got to rhyme "Los Angeles" with "tarantulas")

When Thanksgiving comes twice, who walks proud
As that grateful optimist Mr. McCloud?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Lemon Tree

Last week, as I sat outside enjoying the late-October afternoon sun, a shadow danced across the ground. It made that frisson run through my whole body, that little shiver-up-the-spine-to-the-top-of-the-head. They were back. The butterflies were back. Not just the Monarch, but the Swallowtail and West Coast Lady, too. They had come to visit the lemon tree in my backyard.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Beautiful Lavender Labyrinth

This beautiful lavandula labyrinth is in Katellaun, Germany, developed by Christa Wendling in 2005. A video is posted on the link below of the planting of the garden, other pictures, descriptions of labyrinths, information on the plants.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Solstice Labyrinth Walk

At this time of year, the universe pauses.

From June 19th through 22nd, 2012, the length of daylight remains the same; the sun rises at 5:48 a.m. and sets at 8:35 p.m. (PDT) The cosmos holds its breath. During this change of season, mid-way through the year is a beautiful opportunity for us to also pause and reflect on what has been planted and is now coming to fruition. Last evening, we held a Solstice Labyrinth Walk to do just that.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The HD View on blogtalk radio

I am so thrilled to have been interviewed on this radio show. Please listen to the podcast below for my encapsulated view of life, and to become more aware of some of the issues facing those with HD. The things that we discussed impact everyone and can improve the quality of life for everyone. Our topics included:

Listening with an open mind and open heart.
Meditating easily, daily.
Learning that it is ok to take care of oneself first.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Find Your Voice

No, not your own voice. The voice on the ipod or CD that you like to listen to. As of today, Amazon offers 289,694 different meditation items, and half of them are mp3s. To me, that means that a lot of people are interested in meditating. And a lot of people think they don't have time for it. And they think they don't know how to do it. And a lot of the ways that meditation is taught just don't work in our busy Western and particularly American world.