Sometimes I feel alienated from the rest of the world. Yes,I have children, some friends, acquaintances, but there is no attachment to anything. I remind myself often that this comes from many years of practicing emotional detachment through my Taoist studies. I am constantly discerning my thoughts, and feelings. I don’t consider myself a … More Temporarily Disconnected.
Complaining of the weather, something we are unable to control makes us sound shallow and self-centered. There are far greater issues, that are more deserving of our frustration than the weather. Is everything completely at a happy medium in our lives for us to direct our energy and focus towards the weather or are we … More Redirecting our focus
Learning to maintain a relaxed heart and mind is essential, though not always easy. The more we tighten up due to frustration, fear or any other kind of upset, we become more susceptible to numerous kinds of negativity. It is important to find time in our busy schedules to take little personal breaks; even … More Contentment is possible
My Tree Kin Every morning I am blessed to be near these two trees that have managed to grow through a fence. I have become quite acquainted with them and their spirits. As each leaf fell during our most recent Fall, I spoke to them, and kept them company. When I blend myself into … More My Tree Kin
January 31, 2017_Sunna peaking through the clouds Now Have you ever watched a bird, a cat or any other creature in action? If you ever find the time to truly observe their actions, you’d come quickly to the conclusion that they focus on the now moment. Even if their bellies are full of babies or eggs, … More NOW
Contemplating Differences and similarities… I am a silent watcher. I like to see, feel, and know what is going on around me. I have always been this way. It is how I have learned so much of the world that I lived, witnessed, embraced and what has also brought me great grief. I … More Contemplating Differences and similarities…
Watching the soft snow fall all around me, I have no animosity, so sadness or fear. What I do have is a vast amount of joy that unimaginably climbs to higher and brighter levels as each flake of snow falls from the clouds. The wind briskly blows the snow here and there, filling … More Awed by season’s first snow
The last several days I have been incredibly busy. This new job that I have had since September is great for me. Only 15 hours a week that have decent breaks in between each shift so I can still maintain my medical appointments every week that are meant for managing pain and hope to increase … More A busy little heathen I am
Even us Heathens need to clear our spiritual selves from residual lag that we often experience after interacting with others during taxing situations. There are many ways to achieve clarity in both heart and mind that also lend a healing, helping hand to our body and soul. Meditating with specific runes…bringing our undivided focus … More Clearing and Cord Cutting
Not all people, of course, but from casual observations made on social media and by witnessing actions that demonstrate emotional response and reactions; we’re not necessarily listening, understanding or caring what else is going on when we allow ourselves to be sucked into the temptation to judge and criticize. We have become so judgmental and … More Are we really listening?