Tag: spirituality

Without Doubt

Quieting February 7, 2017

For a dear friend who asked me what I learned after a long recovery from anorexia

and for all of us —


I found that,

without a doubt,

who I am

is more than

this human body

and mind.

I know this,

not because I studied

with enlightened beings,

even though I did.

I know this because

I lived it.

That is the power

and tender treasure

in this human journey,

especially those

that involve

deep healing.

I found this human

being to be a part

of me

with many parts

of its own,

some that are beautiful

and easy to love

and some that are

more difficult.

I found my greatest

healing in holding,

honoring and letting go.

I found this was a natural


I found the core

of who I am

is Love.

I found this Love

naturally reveals

just enough information

in each moment.

I found my symptoms

and outer triggers

to be, in fact,

pieces of information

along this sacred journey.

I came to see

this life

wasn’t just about

healing symptoms

and reaching goals.

It was about the journey


And I began to remember

just how sacred

life is.

I began to see

myself as connected

to all of it.

I found I was

connected in each moment

to a higher self

and to the whole.

There was no need

to search outside

of me

for that connection.

There was no need

to try so hard

to manifest much.

Whispers of

pure spirit,


and the connection

found in a handful

of deep friendships

were more satisfying

than anything else.

I found joy

in being in a creative,

sacred space

with others

and my Self —

that silent space

of Love.

This is interesting to note. This is the spiritual root of anorexia according to Louise Hay. The very first healer I met gave me her book.

ANOREXIA: Denying the self and life. Extreme fear of rejection.
Affirmation: It is safe for me. I am wonderful just as I am. I choose joy and self-acceptance.




Reflections October 15, 2016

One day

I looked inside,

expecting to see

the desperate searching,

the longing to fit,

the crying out

and pushing down –

the one who struggled

to piece it all together.

But on this day,

I found none of it.

I realized I had it

backwards before.

All of these pieces

weren’t really meant

to fit neatly together

at all.

They were meant

to be free.

Each Quiet Prayer

Prayers September 16, 2016

Thank you for each heart

that has answered

the call of Love,

showing up in a world

of great suffering

and great beauty,

being exposed

to all if it —

often intensely.

Thank you for each

quiet prayer

from each human soul

holding a sacred space

because the choice

was made

to look inside

or to reach out

for answers,

to do what was required —

to make this

sacred journey into the heart.

Thank you

for being here.


A New Draft

Prayers September 16, 2016

For the times

when there is

much emotion,

when challenges

have piled up

and the surface reflection

shows only separateness,

when we don’t know

where to start

to put the pieces together,

when we can’t see

the whole story,

may we find comfort,

knowing we are creating

a new draft,

participating a little

more fully —

letting go a little more

of needing it to go

a certain way —

writing this time

with our hearts.


With Each Small Surrender

Continuing On September 2, 2016

For a while,

I followed the endless

promises of another 

way out

of pain and longings —

only to be caught

in cycles

of up and down

and forward

and back.

And so I began

to follow the pieces

of me

that could lead

in a different way —

calming and evolving

with each small surrender

and bit of courage

to keep showing up

as healer

of my own heart.