Open-hearted Surgery

    Open-Hearted Surgery This was not an elective procedure. Growing up, I collected rocks.  Wet with color, my toes buried in the sticky clay of this water. the Red River ran strong and turbulent, held between the sweaty arms of Texas and the fierce solitude of Oklahoma. I now…

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Grace, Grit, and Grounding

There are beautifully unexpected moments that arise out of self-forgiveness, asking the Egoic self to ‘step aside’…to give us a little elbow room.   These transformational times continue.  They are not new.  We just happen to be alive at this point in history.  And, as  a whole, we’re pretty riled…

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The Cartography of the Heart, part 2

1.)  Bio-luminescence:  living things that emit light. There is much conversation about self-love and how, exactly, to obtain this elusive and sacred state. There is also much conversation about self-sabotage/self-hatred—the ‘shadow’. The interplay of light and shadow is evident in all living things, be it shimmering on the earth’s surface,…

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