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The Shaman of Stars

I wake in the night to a pale glow of moonlight illuminating the thick linen draperies, as if they were somehow spun of the luminous pearl outside in the heavens. Freshly emerged from the cocoon of the Dreamtime, still wrapped in silken images and the warm breath of feelings, I drink in the quietude of my bedroom

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Becoming Visible: The Risk to Grow

The long green leaf of the orchid in the kitchen window has unfurled like a dark, shiny tongue, a precursor, I hope, to a new spike of dazzling purple blossoms. I stood at the sink admiring it, my hands in warm soapy water as I washed the dishes after supper, while appreciating too the newly

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Opening to Dreams, Inviting the Soul

I lay in the darkness, combing through the images of a dream from which I have just awakened, the swirl of emotions inside as if I were walking through my daylight hours. Intense. Real.  Reluctantly, I rise from the warmth of our canopied bed, pull on some loose but cozy clothes, and make my way

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Learning to See the World

Through words, I am learning to see. Rainer Maria Rilke, who offered forth some of the greatest lyric poetry of the twentieth century, wrote humbly, “I am learning to see. I don’t know why it is, but everything penetrates more deeply into me and does not stop at the place where until now it always

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Rouse from Inertia: Soul Skill Number 1

I’ve felt it often this past month, a certain heaviness in my bones. Part of that weight is the heat and humidity of summer amid the palm trees of Hawaii’s lowlands, my body not inclined to move much, other than to place myself in front of the cooling fan. There is also something deeper, however,

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