Category Archives: Nature

Won’t Bow. Don’t Know How.

In her book Eat, Pray, Love Liz Gilbert was lucky enough to meet an earthy, caring, and wise southern gentleman called Richard from Texas who alternately kicked her ass when she needed it and gave her all the love he … Continue reading

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Laughing with God

I once spent a year travelling to a workshop called “Spirit Dreaming.” Every couple of months forty people met in Northern California at a place called Camp Gualala, located in the middle of a redwood forest. For five days at … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Those I Call Beloved

This evening I read an email sent to me by my dear friend Larry who shared the story of one of his clients who had miraculously moved from stage 4 cancer to stage 2 cancer. When she talked about the … Continue reading

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Choosing the Things That Make Life Jump Up and Live

A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until you put her into hot water.                                                                                                –Eleanor Roosevelt In the last two weeks I have heard of three people who died—or are dying—of cancer. This … Continue reading

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My Body Is an Archangel of Love

Today my body is an archangel of love Whose wings fly open in astonishment At the hawk that thrusts past my window, At the tiny monarch caterpillars in my garden, everywhere, Whose mother kissed the leaves of the milkweed On … Continue reading

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Rainbow Rattlesnake

As I was driving home from running my errands, I turned into my street and was shocked to see a huge rainbow filling up the entire sky behind me. In a strange way it made me think of a story … Continue reading

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Eye to Eye with a Red-Shouldered Hawk

                                                                                                            –for Bob Roberts The other day I was taking my daily walk in the Los Rios District of San Juan Capistrano and I came eye to eye with a red-shouldered hawk sitting in a bush next to the street. … Continue reading

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