Amoret

Melusine, on the occasion of being intruded upon while bathing

it was never my intention to play a bathing Bluebeard, and there is no sealskin for stealing. yet the revelation – always amusing. what could reasonably be expected, in the arms of fairy tale? is the forest not dark and twining? is the water not weighted with treachery? does the female exist that isn’t warning,…

I Rock At Failure

I Rock At Failure

I am pretty damn comfortable with failure. I didn’t realize this was true until this past weekend, when my husband and I were listening to an audiobook on a trip out to Ohio. Brené Brown was discussing vulnerability and shame, and she said this about speaking at TED: “TED is like the failure conference. No, it is. You…

Grace

To live with the conscious knowledge of the shadow of uncertainty, with the knowledge that disaster or tragedy could strike at any time; to be afraid and to know and acknowledge your fear, and still to live creatively and with unstinting love: that is to live with grace. ~Peter Abrahams

Falling

Falling

“I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I’m not afraid of falling into my inkpot.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson “Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” ~Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is…

Deep Witnessing

I went away to a weekend intensive hosted by Expanding Inward this past weekend.  It was a wonderful weekend, full of revelations and tears…and not once during sessions was I hugged by another participant. I was not hugged because I didn’t ask for a hug. I was not hugged because one of our ground rules for the […]

Some thoughts on initiation, and finding your initiators

Some thoughts on initiation, and finding your initiators

Don’t be deceived by personal presentation. Some will bite on the front end and you’ll never see the kindness coming. Some will bite on the back end; where you expect sympathy you will suddenly get steel. That is the way of it. Do not confuse softness with powerlessness, harshness with lack of solace. Do not […]

Happy Ostara/Vernal Equinox/First Day of Spring

Tempus Vernum!