Rest in Peace

Rest in peace is a blessing we say for our dearly departed, but I have begun to ponder its deeper meaning. I have weathered my share of grieving in the past few years and I will be on my way to another funeral for a family member in the next few days. We wish them […]

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Calgary Flooded: Calgary United

Calgary Flooded: Calgary United

Disbelief. Grief. Worry. Sadness. Helplessness. These are just a few of the emotions I felt watching the waters of the Bow and Elbow Rivers rise rapidly over the last few days. How rapidly? Like nothing we have ever seen in recent history. My scientist brain leapt to the data and I saw some staggering hydrographs […]

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Transformative Energy Healing

This weekend was the eighth and last class of my first Level I Reiki course, which is an eight lesson course. I developed the longer format for teaching after learning that Master Usui would train his students for years before attuning them to Level I. My intent was to infuse the discipline that comes from […]

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Community

Community

Held in loving hands. A babe takes its first breath. First step. Tumble. Fall. Strong and wise The young one reminds, Falter does not equal fail. Pass through the veil Back again. Because death does not equal end.

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Appreciation

Appreciation

Shining eyes and heartfelt smiles. Sincere hugs and shared laughter. Watchful mentors and eager students. Careful questions and thoughtful answers. Feeling joy on the inside and kitchen table revelations. Tea and hummus. Mostly, humbled and expanded, but starting and starting again. A daring journey into unknown territory. Surrendering the need to figure it all out. […]

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Create

Create

Creativity is a right, a need, a responsibility, a deep pull from the centre, a dancing urge, a brand new pen, a colouring book, an Etch-a-Sketch, a silent space, a priority, a ball of yarn, a tune, six strings, a bunch of playdoh, a bead, a button, a baby, a piece of smooth white paper […]

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Saying no

Being nice is not the same as being compassionate or spiritual. The best lesson for anyone on a sacred journey to enlightenment is to learn how and when to say no. When we say yes to please others, and hopelessly overcommit ourselves, we actually are saying no. We don’t realize that when we say yes […]

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Compassion

If all pain caused by another only happens because they themselves are in pain, then there is no end the chain of blame. There is also little use in travelling far down that route. Blaming is not fixing. Compassion is the route I pick when I heard about something terrible in the news. Having a […]

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