Finding Home

Do we have to be awayto find home? Not the mortgagedtwo cars in the drivewaydouble-income kind of dwelling I’m talking peacein the heart, comfortin the soul, blessed home I have felt Presencein nature, witnessed Spiritin a newborn’s eyes beheld reverence in a dyingsister’s final breath – fleetingglimpses, nothing solid I seek an eternal senseof belonging, […]

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Sacred Fire

Set the stones with reverence for the directions for the spirits for the elders – stories, like sacred threads, weave legacy, Bodies decline, but spirit is fire – built with sacred intent, sparks become flames; fire has ears hears our prayers transforms the message – praises for the gods, inspiring peace. (Sacred Fire is dedicated to […]

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Artist’s Calling

Spirits dwell in unlikely places, speak to us through lenses their essence embodied in child-like faces, or animal snarls, begging to be freed. I am shamed by my awareness, helpless to intervene, have not perpetrated the original sin – guilty by DNA, lineage tracing back to the slaughterers, those who ravished land and Peoples, disregarded […]

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Emptiness

Sue Bender, in her book Everyday Sacred, uses the symbolism of the bowl to depict the spiritual life.   She relates this image to Tibetan monks, who as part of their training must survive with begging bowls:  they must ask for what they need and make use of what they are given before they can beg […]

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