The Whispering Cave

Big & Little Things

Writing on the heels of a tragic moment in our story. On so many levels.   On Memorial Day 2020 a black man named George Floyd was murdered in our city, by a policeman and the system who birthed him.   Following this horrific death came violence to our city streets causing more death, more grief, more destruction.   Death of places of business, death of safety and security, but...

Remembering

Writing this on a day of remembering, of honor towards those who have left this earth. A Memorial Day like no other I have ever experienced. Forced to isolate during our grief. Unable to connect with our pain.   This is hard. Not only are we remembering all who have gone before us but collectively we are fresh with grieving so many recently taken. So so...

Maybe

Perhaps you know this ancient tale. The Taoist farmer?   It goes like this;   Once there was a farmer who was lucky enough to own a horse. All the neighbors were envious of his good fortune.   One day the farmer neglected to close his gate and the horse escaped. All the neighbors came to commiserate about his bad luck. The farmer just shook his head when they told...

Share the Love

Why is this so hard? To share the love…as woke souls we know this power, the importance of giving and sharing love.   But as human beings if we are honest with ourselves, it can be hard. To really and truly feel completely and purely happy for another human being, or conversely really and truly feel completely and purely empathetic.   Freud would say it’s the work of...

Embracing Energy

Despite the dire circumstances Mother Earth is bursting forth into a glorious Spring. Sunshine, soft breezes, budding trees and the bright colors of tulips and daffodils. The earth seems to be saying thank you for the break from overtaxing her resources, and we humans are soaking in her glory.   We the people of the earth do not thrive indoors and without connection to others. We...

Awake Yet?

It’s the dawn of a new world and the alarm is sounding loud and long. It’s as if we the people are waking up from a long and deep sleep, on the heels of a nightmare.   In Yoga, mindfulness, spiritual circles we often refer to those on the Path as Awake, or Woke. A manner of saying someone is doing the work of self-awareness and...

Looking Forward

And we sit. Sit, stand, walk, stay. Staaaaaaayyyyyyyy……   We are doing what’s right. We are sacrificing, surviving, eating, drinking, loving, and living.   And we are suffering, and we are rejoicing and we are LIVING.   Maybe for the first time. We as a society have been stripped raw of all our layers. Held up to the light, transparent.   Clear as a bell and open. Open to all the fear, pain...

Feeling Together

Extraordinary times create extra ordinary feelings. Feelings of loss and grief flow through the rivers of veins within our souls.   We are grieving, a collective sigh of pain which ripples out and touches all of us. Grieving many losses.   Losses of human life, our normal lifestyle, our families, our friends, jobs, communities, places of worship, freedom of movement, security and safety. Collectively. Grieving.   I write this on...

The Point of Power

During this time of isolation and uncertainty the work of the late Louise Hay has been calling me. In her little reference book “Heal your Body” Louise outlines how our thinking and belief systems affect our health.   She speaks of the point of power being in the present moment. How at any given time we can shift our thinking and the energy away from the...

And the Earth Rested

Here we sit. Ordered to remain in our homes in an unprecedented and historical turn of events…and meanwhile the earth rests.   Not only the earth, we are resting. For many maybe the first real pause in years, or ever. For that dear ones is what this is; a sacred enforced pause. I hold onto the idea this is not a coincidence. In fact, I believe...