The Unexpected is a Gift

December 30, 2010 by  
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The Unexpected is a Gift

The energy is often not where you expect it to be. be open to receiving It comes instead from a place that you are not necessarily anticipating. You have to be open to and aware of every possibility — by this I mean that with every encounter, every activity, you must think of it as the planting of a seed that will come to fruition later. You can find yourself focusing on an aspect of your life, relationship, parenting, business, home, etc. that you feel will yield many positive results only to receive a phone call “out of nowhere”... [Read more]

A Divided Sky — A Metaphor for the Duality of Life

December 27, 2010 by  
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A Divided Sky — A Metaphor for the Duality of Life

divided skies ~ metaphor for life I had a magnificent experience recently in an airplane on my way to San Francisco. I hope I can describe it well enough to give it its due justice. I had been in the air several hours already en route from Chicago and had been reading a delicious book which I had been devouring for several days. Deciding to take a little break from several hours of reading, I briefly looked out the window before taking what I thought would be an instant and much needed nap. But I could not believe my eyes at what was given to... [Read more]

Keep shining your Light!

December 24, 2010 by  
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Keep shining your Light!

Happy Holidays to all the Pinwheel Girls! Take time to slow down and enjoy this special time of year. There are so many festivals of Light all around you. Soak it in and let it envelope you. Feel its warmth blanket your heart and spirit. It is not about shopping malls and retail deals. We all know this deep inside us. But the hectic pressure of Holiday preparations, much of which is self-imposed, makes us forget. Even if only for a few minutes remember that this very special season is about birth, finding one’s way, belief and faith, connection,... [Read more]

Honoring Solstice — The Light is In You

December 23, 2010 by  
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Honoring Solstice — The Light is In You

Today’s simple pleasures: candle light from my solstice altar which is merely a group of simple white candles set amidst winter greenery to honor the lengthening days, the warmth of the coming sun, the light within me, the light within you, and the Light that nourishes us during physical and spiritual darkness. wooden flowers ~ winter blooms This year I chose all white candles — white for the color of pure light. I did include winter greenery again this year as well as a few acorns and pinecones. These little bits of nature remind me... [Read more]

Are you a Pinwheel Girl? More notes.

December 18, 2010 by  
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you already have all your answers This week I’ve been cleaning out and organizing my office and I came across some notes about the character of the Pinwheel Girl I had written down in a notebook before The Pinwheel Girl Takes Flight was published. I was doing a character study of her and had wanted to articulate why she was so enlivening to me. Having just re-read those notes I thought I’d share them with you. I hope these thoughts resonate as strongly with you as they do with me. More Notes on Who is the Pinwheel Girl? She’s... [Read more]

Do you know what you know?

December 15, 2010 by  
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you know what to do The Pinwheel Girl says “you know what to do” in Stage 2 of her transformation as she begins to unfold. What do you think she means by this? When I wrote Stage 2 of The Pinwheel Girl Takes Flight, I was deeply aware of all that I knew, had ever known, was sure of, and yet had forgotten, overlooked, and dismissed. The realization was a both painful and a startling one for me as it was a clear indication I had been stuck for a long period of time in a state of habitually devaluing my knowledge, my “knowing,” and... [Read more]

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