Tag Archives: personal power

The Life of Pi

Warning: There are a few spoilers in this blog, but I don’t think anything I could say could possibly take away from the experience of actually seeing this film. A couple of days ago I saw Ang Lee’s Life of … Continue reading

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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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An Eagle Touched By God

Every so often a story comes to me in an email that I feel compelled to share. The last time this happened was when someone forwarded an email to me called “Hope in Japan” about how many of the residents … Continue reading

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No One Can Take Your Power, You Can Only Give It Away

Journeying with a Stranger in a Strange Land In 1997 I was travelling through Mexico City and Guatemala for two weeks with a healer and her apprentices on a research-gathering trip for a book I was helping to write, Woman … Continue reading

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Dare to Believe

Ultimately, our power to really live this life we are given and to rebirth ourselves after long illness depends on who we are willing to accept as our authority. Illness can be transformational, a vehicle to a more vibrant and … Continue reading

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A Living Practice

The question I have been asking myself for over a year now is “Why am I still here? How does someone who had cancer, and became healthy again, stay alive?” I can’t answer for the whole world, but I believe … 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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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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That One Wild Thing

Writing a blog is like trying to show your best face to the world. I’ve been silent these past few weeks because there is a lot of chaos in my life now. It began at the end of October when … Continue reading

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Today I Began to Write My Book – At Last!

I just wanted to note here in this place where I share many of my most honest thoughts that I started writing my book today. I have made a commitment to try and write for at least an hour a day, every … Continue reading

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