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Weaver of Love and Harmony


collage, love and harmony


“I weave your name on the loom of my mind.
To make my garment when you come to me.
My loom has ten thousand threads
To make my garment when you come to me.
The sun and moon watch while I weave your name.
These are the wages I get by day and night
To deposit in the lotus bank of my heart.

I weave your name on the loom of my mind
To clean and soften ten thousand threads
And to comb the twists and knots of my thoughts.
No more shall I weave a garment of pain.
For you have come to me, drawn by my weaving,
Ceaselessly weaving your name on the loom of my mind.”

-Kabir in “God Makes the Rivers to Flow” edited by Eknath Easwaran

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Vibrantly Alive


“Breathing in, I know that I am alive. Breathing out, I smile to that aliveness.”

—Thich Nhat Hanh

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Expressions of Tenderness


new leaves


“We can learn from nature
the art of praising God
without words…

Go outside…
Stand beside something that is already praising God.
Let the sacredness of that prayer seep into your being.
All that is drawn to God is drawing you with it.”

© Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr, “Abide, Keeping Vigil with the Word of God”, Liturgical Press

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Heart Space


heart-shaped spider web


I’ve never seen a spider web
with a heart space in the middle
of what a soul might desire
emptiness yet fullness
empty of preconceptions
empty of what (a separate existence)
clear of clutter
room for Divine
space to breathe

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Aging Grace

dried lieaves with fuzz


white fuzzy seeds blowing in the air
some have become integral with these dying leaves
reminding me of the parable of the seed
the Word

for these leaves
these Words are softening the letting go process
their faith lighting the way

some words that are sticking in my head from a song we sung today at church…

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Like a Loyal Dog Waiting for His Master

When I saw this stick next to the rippling waves, it reminded me of a dog waiting for his Master, or of someone witnessing thoughts and emotions.

just like our Faithful Friend
who watches our comings and goings
may we light up each thought with awareness
and trust that God, the Boatman,
is with us, guiding our way
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Love is Her Signature


“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”

~John Keats

“After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.”

~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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Resting on Rock of Spirit


“Stillness is the altar of Spirit.”

—Paramahansa Yogananda


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On Creativity & Infinite Capacity


“I do believe it is possible to create, even without writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one’s inner life.”

— Etty Hillesum quoted in “Nine Muses” by Angeles Arrien


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