spirituality Category

Free Write Friday

Thanks to Sean Bidd  for introducing me to kellieelmore.com-free-write-friday-lyric-prompt/ This is my first time with this free writing, I look forward to more. The prompt is in quotes, my writing follows. “Oh yea, they say ‘life goes on’ long after the thrill of living is gone.” So the Buddhist says, the thrill of living is but […]

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Review of Illimitable Beauty

Originally posted on 85 Degrees:
It could have been dismissed as forgetfulness or wasteful thinking but Jewel, a science teacher, is not taking this particular feeling lightly. Not even the sceptical remark of her close girlfriend, Diane, is able to dissuade her from paying attention to this ‘out-of-body’ experience. The more her mind seesaws from her…

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Illimitable Beauty

Magic happened when I saw my writing in publication, even if it’s just a Kindle Singles. I have a published work. Maybe I’m just one of thousands of Amazon writers, but I can say I have a book for sale. The magic is like fairy dust sprinkled over me making me feel golden and light. […]

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Celebrating Our Wedding Anniversary

Today Brian Payne and I celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We were married at Udiyan Maitreya Kosha, a Buddhist Center, in Denver, Colorado at 11:11, January 11th. Gretchen Groth, now a Lama, conducted the ceremony that Brian and I wrote. Even though, I’ve been spending the morning with head congestion and repeated sneezes, we’re having […]

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May Peace Begin with Me

When my husband said we were going to watch Fahrenheit 9/11 my mind, seeking entertainment, thought he was referring to the 1966 François Truffaut feature Fahrenheit 451. When I saw that we were watching Michael Moore’s documentary, I didn’t want to watch it because we had seen it in the theater and I knew it […]

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The Christmas Story to Soothe All Hearts

This morning as I was reflecting on this story, I thought of the children and adults who died on December 14. My prayer, from the day of this sadness, has been for these children and adults to be quickly reborn to share the grace and light gained from their sacrifices. Suddenly, I saw clearly that […]

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A Cry for Peace and Justice – Again

Before I can begin to celebrate Thanksgiving I am compelled to send out a cry for peace, again. Two peoples who share the same God, the same blood lines, and the same land have begun to fire missiles and rockets that kill and wound children, women, and elders who carry no arms. Not only does […]

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Dia de los Muertos

After celebrating Halloween, it is time to observe Dia de los Muertos on November 1st. This original audio story will allow you to experience its meaningful richness. Click on the link below and enjoy. http://storytellingtheater.com/storytellingtheater.com/PERFORMANCE/Entries/2011/10/31_the_vision_of_la_dona_muerte.html

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REFLECTION

Every day, I pray to achieve enlightenment in order to help others likewise achieve enlightenment by recognizing the illusions caused by hatred, jealousy, greed, and ignorance. Those poisons must be cured, in each person, by the antidotes of compassion, patience, generosity, and love in order to create a peaceful world. These antidotes manifest in action. […]

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Cultural Reconciliation – Dia de la Raza

Reflections on Wearing the Manta When I wear Hopi dress do I take on thousands of years of spiritual tradition over 500 years of recorded history? Do I become Hopi? Is Hopi a state of mind or solely a genetic inheritance? Twenty years ago, I lived in Austin Texas and was the director of the […]

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