Tag Archives: Gifts

Soaring through Life on the Wings of the Eagle

I am astonished that it has been over six months since I wrote my last blog. I imagine people finding my blog on WordPress, reading about my battle to overcome cancer, and saying, “What happened to her? Is she still … Continue reading

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Our Scars Are What Make Us Beautiful

In the tradition in which I was trained, one of the skills you have to learn in order to be an effective healer is the ability to “transfigure,” to go into a meditative state and see your body as it … Continue reading

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My First Poem in Thirty-Five Years

Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön tells the true story of a man who wanted to rid himself of all his negative emotions, but especially his terrible fear. Nothing worked because whatever his meditation teacher told him, he managed to turn it … Continue reading

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No One Is Greater or Lesser than You Are

Year ago while I was meditating I had a vision. I saw a tiny ancient woman walking toward me. Her face was creased with an unbelievable amount of wrinkles and she smiled at me with immense unconditional love. Her eyes … Continue reading

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