Tag Archives: spirituality

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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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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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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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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Surrender: Releasing Fear, Opening the Heart

On Monday, October 25 I had a call from my oncologist’s office about “elevated liver enzymes,” which could have meant that my liver cancer had returned. I went through a very difficult week, culminating in a stressful PET/CT scan on … 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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