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Tag Archives: death

Experiencing Ancestors through Grief Rituals

What are you grieving that you don’t know that you’re grieving? Continue Reading Experiencing Ancestors through Grief Rituals

Love Beyond the Veil

We live in a world saturated with the love and intentionality of an ever-present God. Continue Reading Love Beyond the Veil

Part of One Body

I knew this body was not mine alone. Continue Reading Part of One Body

The Continuum of Life

A world without ancestors is lonely. Continue Reading The Continuum of Life

Becoming a Grand Parent

The soul of the grand parent embraces the death of the ego and affirms the life of God in itself and others. Continue Reading Becoming a Grand Parent

God Is with Us through It All

When we go into the full depths and death of anything, we can come out the other side transformed. Continue Reading God Is with Us through It All

Grace Fills in the Gaps

Everybody Grieves Grace Fills in the Gaps Friday, August 6, 2021 To experience grace is one thing; to integrate it into your life is quite another. —Christian Wiman, My Bright Abyss The following three paragraphs came to me clearly in a very short time while I was walking along the Pacific Ocean during my Lenten… Continue Reading Grace Fills in the Gaps

Good Grief

Everybody Grieves Good Grief Wednesday, August 4, 2021 When someone you love very much dies, the sky falls. And so you walk around under a fallen sky. —Mirabai Starr, Caravan of No Despair My dear friend Mirabai Starr has suffered many losses in her life, including that of her fourteen-year-old daughter Jenny, which Mirabai writes… Continue Reading Good Grief

Coming to Terms with Life and Love

Choosing Love in a Time of Evil Coming to Terms with Life and Love Tuesday, May 18, 2021 I have been deeply moved by the wisdom of Etty Hillesum (1914–1943) for quite some time, and found myself returning to her journals many times over this past year. She died at Auschwitz at the age of 29, but her… Continue Reading Coming to Terms with Life and Love

A Mystic for Our Times

All Will Be Well A Mystic for Our Times Monday, April 5, 2021 My friend Matthew Fox published a book during the COVID-19 pandemic about Julian of Norwich. I love Julian’s teachings because she focuses on God’s infinite love, goodness, and mercy. Even during the Black Death (bubonic plague) in which perhaps a third of… Continue Reading A Mystic for Our Times

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