Category Archive for 'Lovingkindness Meditation'

“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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Red Moon

  I meant to post this a couple of weeks ago when I awoke at 3:30am and stepped outside to view the blood moon. I cropped this photo so that the moon could be seen more clearly as it peeked through the branches of the tree. It looks like a fresh peach hanging from a […]

Meaningful Work

“Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting over and over announcing your place in the family of things.”                                                                             Mary Oliver

Happy Mother’s Day

To all the mothers of this earth To Mother Earth To all of those who “mother” others, regardless of biological relation To the compassionate mothering of ourselves as each and every one us engages in self-care practices To our spiritual mothers who grace all of the many spiritual traditions of our shared world To the […]

Mercy Rose

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”                                                                                                                        William Shakespeare On a contemplative walk through the gardens at Mercy Center last fall, I took a photograph of a rose with my cell phone camera. My husband, James, then painted his impression of it. How wonderful […]

New Year”s Blessing

    As you enter 2014 and make some resolutions for the new year , I highly recommend a book by Stephen Levine entitled Becoming Kuan Yin as an anchor for being called to your true nature. Here are a few quotes from the book that I would like to share as a New Year’s […]

Present Moment

     “The song sings itself from the still small voice within, and we trust in not knowing what comes next.”   Stephen Levine (2013)                                                                                                                                         From the book Becoming Kuan Yin: The Evolution of Compassion, p. 57  

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