Sounding Off

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. (Plato) The weather has cooled enough that I can write this to you dear reader from my cozy back porch.  (Not that it’s exactly arctic: I’ve got my feet soaking in a tub of...

Freedom

Independence Day (for those in the US) strikes me as a great excuse to reflect on what we’re NOT independent from, personally and collectively. Oil is the mind-blowing biggie as we’re more than two months into the Deepwater tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico....

Rain Dance

The shape of my Reiki fellowship is like a river —  always moving forward and fluid. Now that I’ve finally gotten my volunteer badge  (in exchange for my blood, urine, social security and every other number government and Verizon has assigned to me,...

Jacob’s Ladder

Life seems to be picking up and getting more delicious, and it’s not just the squash blossoms in my backyard garden that’s to thank. Maybe it’s the summer solstice, also known as midsummer, which is the longest day of the year — at least in my...

Keepng Fear in Perspective

I am in the Bay area, thanks to a generous friend with extra frequent flyer miles.  (Clinical fellowships in Reiki, however cool sounding they might be, don’t pay my bus fare, never mind Rockies-crossing travel). Yesterday we walked eight miles through Redwood...

Sea of Stories

So Iff the Water Genie told Haroun about the Ocean of the Streams of Story, and even though he was full of a sense of hopelessness and failure, the magic of the Ocean began to have an affect on Haroun.  He looked into the water and saw it was made of a thousand...