Facing North Blog

  • The Expansive Possibility of Saying YES!

    Waiting behind every ‘NO’ is the expansive possibility of a ‘YES’. This is what I have been working on integrating into my being lately. We absolut...
  • What Can I Trust?

    What can I trust? I can trust the joy I feel when I see a cardinal or a bunny or a fox or an irisor a pair of swans. I can trust my feeling of d...
  • Dance in the Round

    Some people have edges,as if their world is flatand they are so full of fearthat they demand straight lines.With other peopleyou can't tell where t...
  • Black Lives Matter

    My spouse and I run every morning. We are both introspective people. It is a time of meditation for us. This past week, as I ran, I repeated names ...
  • The Acorn

    It's astounding how an acorn, something already so complete, has the potential to break open and become something more. It makes me wonder what bea...
  • How to Grieve

    How to Grieve Walk to where the willow hangs green over the bank of a moving river. Create a space to sit and listen to the echoes of yesterday. S...
  • The Gift of Uncertainty

    I have been holding a question – a wondering. Asking questions and listening for answers - it’s what I am invited to do by the one who, I believe, ...
  • Dust on Ash Wednesday

    Dust to all that is wrongDust to my participationDust to what I need to unlearnDust to my white fragility need for culture of humilityDust to my cr...
  • A Blessing for the Passage of Time

    A Blessing for the Passage of Time When you pause and notice the passage of time, may gratitude grow within you for all the experiences that have s...
  • Winter's Wisdom

    In this world of expectation, I need winter's wisdom. It's the season of inner reflection in the dark. It's the season of silence - the kind of sil...
  • Cycles of Life

    I am done lamenting that the trees stand bare, exposed to elements that test their spirits. The world doesn’t need my idle sorrow or my lack of tru...
  • A Morning Blessing

    A Morning Blessing May I greet this new day with an open and loving heart. May I be ready to respond to the yearning of the Spirit within me. May ...