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Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure

Like the geode, we develop an exterior armor early in life meant to protect us from suffering.  As an Enneagram teacher I understand this protective armor to be our Enneagram type—deeply rooted patterns and habits of feeling, thinking, and behaving.  We are unaware that in an effort to protect us, these patterns also limit our growth and receptivity to the Divine.  ..

The Spirit of God in Our World

The Spirit of God in Our World

Love is the foundation to healing our wounded world and our personal wounds.  Love creates room within to live in the space of interior freedom.   The invitation from God to love is always present.  Let the Spirit guide you in living in that invitation. 

What Animals Teach Us

What Animals Teach Us

Have you ever thought about how animals teach you? Maybe your cat or dog has taught you lessons, maybe also birds, squirrels, rabbits, or deer? Native Americans are astute observers of animals and name their clans after them.

Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) – Mystic, Poet, Musician, Healer and Teacher: A Woman for Others

Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) – Mystic, Poet, Musician, Healer and Teacher: A Woman for Others

We are all called today to have courage to be radically truthful, to be fearless in our directness in speech and purpose, and to accept a personal commitment for the poor. This perspective also invites us to not only “stir up the conscience of the people of “our time.  It invites us to trust and be open to our conscience being “stirred up” too and trusting where and how the Spirit is guiding each of us. Hildegard of Bingen died September 17th, 1179 in her monastery. 

Love Each Other

Love Each Other

The beauty of the stories of Jesus is that they reflect the human condition today.  Loving one another is hard with family and with strangers.  The stress of a continued pandemic and all its variants, the daily rise in gas prices, earth crying out for help, injustice unchecked, and a war leads me to want to blame and shame someone. 

Finding Clarity Amidst a Life Decision

Finding Clarity Amidst a Life Decision

Regardless of a specific religion or spirituality, we all benefit from the act of reflecting on our feelings and noticing the direction they compel us. Observing whether you are drawn towards feelings of consolation or desolation can be a profound source of inner guidance and begin to bring your heart’s true desire into focus.