Celebrating Our Birthdays and Changing the World

In order to make articles and columns available to readers here, I am reprinting them as posts.  This first appeared in Moondance, December, 2008. I have now lived fifty years on the one planet in the universe that we know has life on it. In that time, the sun has dawned and set 18,262 times;… Continue reading Celebrating Our Birthdays and Changing the World

The Summer Mysteries: The Sacred Art of Transformation

For many of us, these weeks in June are the beginning of a long summer vacation, not so much for us, but for the children in our lives.  One thing I’ve noticed over the years is how much summer is a time for change and growth for children.  There is something about having lots of… Continue reading The Summer Mysteries: The Sacred Art of Transformation

Women Leaders: It’s Not Who You Are, But How You Love

Everyday women are naturally leaders in almost all that we do. Whether we are the person in the office to whom everyone comes to fix problems, or the organizer of our families’ lives, or the quiet voice in our group or organization who comes up with the way out of a dilemma, so often it… Continue reading Women Leaders: It’s Not Who You Are, But How You Love

Healing the Cosmic Woman’s Wound

Among the Grail legends is the story of the Fisher King.  The Fisher King lives in the Grail Castle and has been wounded in the “thigh” and, as a result, his kingdom is a wasteland, barren and full of sorrow.  Only when someone comes and asks “Who does the Grail serve?” will the King be… Continue reading Healing the Cosmic Woman’s Wound

The Strength of the Weeping Willow

As I become older, I find myself getting “weaker,” as I have always thought of that word, rather than “stronger,” as I thought I would.  I more often get emotionally overwrought, or find that I have to take a break from life for a day or two, or am deeply wounded by something that is… Continue reading The Strength of the Weeping Willow

The Dance of Voice and Silence

Hundreds of years from now, when people look back on this time, I think that one of the most important steps forward we will have made is an understanding and honoring of both speech and quiet, voice and silence. Being quiet, now, is considered to be a sign of weakness, of not having anything worth… Continue reading The Dance of Voice and Silence

The Art of Envisioning

Today I was thinking about how envisioning truly is an art, something that takes care, practice, and natural talent.  By “envisioning,” I mean taking your highest ideals and imagining a future that embodies those ideals, that is better than the present we have now, that is relevant to real people’s needs, that is possible enough… Continue reading The Art of Envisioning