The (Divine) Father Let Me Go

The Father let me go. He says, “It’s time you find your way.” “I don’t want to leave this safety net. This is all I’ve known.” The Son speaks, “There’s another way. An organic path of listening. Go.” “I don’t want to go. In this place, I know the rules. I know what is expected of me. I know what prayers to say.” Another voice rises. Her voice is lilt, “This is not your place any longer. Come with me.” I — argue with all my might. blame with all my spite. sit with all my fright. Then, a speck…

Celebration of Mary Magdalene

Happy Feast of Mary Magdalene. What do YOU love about Mary Magdalene? Mary Magdalene’s story is a tale that has been twisted and turned. First shifted by Pope Gregory in the sixth century during a sermon, his words labeled Mary Magdalene as a “sinner/prostitute.” These words stuck to her and (seemed to) remove her credibility. Yet, truth rises to the top and her REAL POWER could not be buried. In the late 1800’s, the well-preserved codex of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene was discovered in upper Egypt. In it, Mary Magdalene’s love for Christ shines through. It’s clear to see…

Visual Prayers of Sacred Space

A Prayer for the Ground I Stand UponRoot yourself in Love,Receive Divine grace freely,Share along the path. A Poem Prayer of Sacred HearthMy BE-ing is a sacred hearth.In the soft space of my center,I grow a sunflower as I reflect upon Ukraine.Invisible seeds of prayer are sent.I mourn.I hate war. and weapons. and misused power. since forever.I will never understand the decimation of others for gain.Christ, be with us.Amen. A Prayer Received from the Trees Outside my Window. Let the light come through,Your colors shimmer and bounce,Lean with the wind.

Ash Wednesday Reflection

Today is Ash Wednesday AND we welcome the new moon… a potent day for connecting with the dust of the earth and setting an intention for healthy rhythms in our life. For a long time, I’ve loved Ash Wednesday. The depth of this day has called my name. This, the first day of the Lenten season, brings recognition to the path of Christ that leads to his death and resurrection. In the Christian tradition, I’ve often experienced the main focus has been on LIGHT, light, LIGHT — focus on all that is glimmer. One thing I truly appreciate about the…