Frogs Into Princes

  The Vulnerable Man Who? Who is to turn this frog into a prince? Who is to wake the one asleep inside the virescent, damp skin? I see him glimpse out into this cast spelling world . . . Who? Who is to release the Divine, hidden in the heart of the exiled Beast? Beauty me? Beauty you? Beauty before, behind, below? Who? Who cast the spell? drove the beast into exhile? made thorns on roses? Who? Not me! Have the Maker kiss the emerald frog, break the wet skin that holds the inner man Have the Maker and Caster … Continue reading

The Writer’s Tree of Life

A central meaning associated with the Tree of Life is how life itself began. It further symbolizes the origins of all creation and origination and how everything is interconnected and dependent. The Tree of Life shows us how life is created, becomes manifest and then nourishes other forms of life. So then, how does a writer come to manifest him or herself as a writer? Where is your Tree of Life? How do we create our writing and then bring it to life, nourishing ourselves and other living beings? We design our own Tree of Life as a way to … Continue reading

The Impossible Task

“In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.” –Dag Hammarskjold   I feel quite blessed and content in my life but know that through inevitable difficulty (loss of loved ones, or simply through the process of aging for examples), I will experience the pain involved in living. What I have also discovered is that life, when truly lived is full of impossible tasks. I make sure to walk the labyrinth-spiral in our prairie every day at sunrise the week up to my birthday. My fifty-fourth birthday was this past August 16th. I take the time … Continue reading

Walking the Labyrinth of the Three Jewels and Walking Meditation Practice

  Come on out to Thundering Clouds Center for Creative Expression, LLC on Friday  JUNE 26th for an OPEN DAY for Writers and Nature Lovers.  Dogs welcome. This is from 9 am till 4:00. A day to listen, enJOY, connect, meditate and write . . . walk the spiral as she blooms, visit the Initiation lodge or the Pipe tree, walk the paths in the woods, write in the gazebo or find a favorite spot to meditate.  Free.  Bring own lunch and water bottle.  I will be here writing . . . Visit the newly made Labyrinth of the Three Jewels . … Continue reading