Category Archive for 'hope'

May You Be Peaceful

  May you be peaceful

“I Forgive You”

Please see the NY Times article entitled “I Will Never Be Able to Hold Her Again. But I Forgive You.” http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/20/us/charleston-shooting-dylann-storm-roof.html?_r=0 Role models of lovingkindness and compassion. If only the entire world could show this kind of grace in the face of heinous acts and the suffering that the violence and hatred in this world […]

In Memoriam

  “On a branch Floating downstream A cricket singing.” Issa

A Reflection on Nonconsensual Sex and Silence

  A Reflection on Nonconsensual Sex and Silence In a recent issue of the New York Times, Susan Dominus wrote an eloquent and personal piece about the nuances of nonconsensual sex http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/07/magazine/getting-to-no.html?_r=0. Many don’t understand what holds people back from immediately speaking about these painful and often confusing experiences. I think Dominus articulated something quite […]

Sending Love on Valentine’s Day

  Sending love to all on Valentine’s Day!

A Forgiveness Ritual

I recently posted this proposed Forgiveness Ritual on a site for a group I am involved in at interspiritualwisdom.org, as it was requested of us to contribute something utilizing Ed Bastian’s conceptualizations around interspiritual meditation, ritual,  and/or other practices. I thought I would post it here as well. Enjoy! A Proposed Interspiritual Ritual for Working […]

Thanksgiving Blessings!

Blessings to you on this day of gratitude!

Forgiveness during the Holidays

Forgiveness during the Holidays This morning I had the good fortune of being a guest on Dr. Leon Dickerson’s radio show called Mental Health for Better Living on WHCR-90.3FM in New York (9 to 9:30am EST). The radio show focuses on family life, spiritual life, and the community and we spoke about forgiveness and its importance, […]

Bodhisattva John and Mirrors of the Mind

    Please come to a reception called Mirrors of the Mind: The Psychotherapist as Artist on November 1, 2014 in Los Angeles.        You are Cordially invited        To attend   Mirrors of the Mind 3: The Psychotherapist        As Artist November 1-November 8, 2014   A juried exhibition of visual arts […]

Mercurius

This photo was taken on a Santa Barbara beach at sunset. It makes me think of the integration of opposites, pairing of shadow and light,  earth and sky and all of the elements in a beautiful, alchemical dance. The bird looks like the image of an angel, with the way the light shines off to either […]

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