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Know Yourself

Know Thyself” is one the most ancient and relevant adages for people to contemplate and act upon in the age we live. Multiple sources indicate that ancient Egyptians originated the concept. 1,114 more words

Looking for love in all the wrong places.

Over the past few years, I’ve been paying attention to a distinction between caretaking vs. caregiving.

One of my teachers, Bill Plotkin, makes the distinction between caretaking and caregiving as coming from our woundedness (caretaking) versus coming from our wholeness (caregiving): 616 more words


Unwrap yourself

The gift you carry for others is not an attempt to save the world but to fully belong to it. It’s not possible to save the world by trying to save it.

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Self Discovery

The Inner Beloved

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today, around the world, many of us are celebrating our beloveds. We are bestowing gifts upon our sweethearts. We’re blowing kisses to our darlings and we’re sending messages of love to our one and onlys. 568 more words


A letter to my muse

Hi there. It’s been a while. How are you?

I’ve been meaning to write, but, well, life has gotten in the way. You know how it is. 282 more words


Honouring Nature through Ceremony

About this time last year, I had a profoundly powerful dream: one which I am still unpacking, and have every reason to believe I will continue to unpack for quite a long time to come.  812 more words


My Experience with Mystery

The ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the self nor of the other: the ultimate touchstone is witness, the privilege of having been seen by someone and the equal privilege of being granted the sight of the essence of another, to have walked with them and to have believed in them, and sometimes just to have accompanied them for however brief a span, on a journey impossible to accomplish alone. 1,645 more words

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