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Springtime of Creativity

Springtime of Creativity

Our Creative Universe! Some years ago I was out on the rocks at Eastern Point Retreat in Massachusetts. The sun had popped up from the Atlantic that bright Sunday morning and I lingered long at the edge of the world, listening, watching, waiting, and becoming aware of the living water’s caress of the ancient rocks which held me.  I imagined back 4 billion years ago […]

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Honoring Mary Southard, CSJ and John Surette, SJ

Honoring Mary Southard, CSJ and John Surette, SJ

It is with great pleasure that The Well Spirituality Center will be honoring Mary Southard, CSJ and John Surette, SJ on May 22, 2016. Mary was on the team of CSJs who co-founded the eco-spirituality ministry of the Center in the late 1990s.  Mary is an artist and a visionary. She recognizes and responds to the Holy within all. As an adjunct member of The […]

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Here Comes the Possible

Here Comes the Possible

“The winter of our discontent…” These words might describe how I and so many Americans feel in this “dark time” of our political scene, our ecological reality, and the many kinds of oppressive power and violence that are creating a world of such suffering. In recent weeks while walking through the early morning woods I could just feel the sap rising in the trees around […]

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The Journey

The Journey

Have you noticed an innate sense of moving through a “between” time the last few days?    We have just passed the midpoint of winter in our northern hemisphere calendar, and the beginning of spring in the Celtic calendar marked by Bridget’s day and Imbolc.  I wonder if many of us are feeling that sense of spring’s promise?   I find myself in a very significant […]

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Prints On Sale Now!

Prints On Sale Now!

A new year for Southard Art means some studio editing is in order! Clearly, we need more space for Mary Southard’s original paintings! As a result, we are making a special offer. Spiritearth  18″ x 24″ prints Signed by the artist and includes an original poem written while the painting was in progress. $15.00 each plus shipping and handling (while quantities last) Happy New Year to all, Nancy Pipal […]

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Mary Did You Know?

Mary Did You Know?

Each year these darkest days of the year around the Winter Solstice seem to draw us inward and invite reflection. As we near Christmas we find ourselves thinking more deeply about our loved ones, how we want to be with them, gift them with our love. We contemplate our own lives too, and our changing world. If we are paying attention, we feel ourselves being drawn […]

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Our Message, Our Hope

Our Message, Our Hope

Sitting in the stillness of dawn these mornings, I’ve felt a surge of love, care, and concern rising from everywhere in the world AS ONE VOICE from people’s hearts from all over the globe . . . their MESSAGE to those gathered in Paris for the Climate Change decisions and commitments. I felt  myself as held in a global energy FIELD of CONSCIOUSNESS and longing […]

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“I Am About To Do a Brand New Thing!”

"I Am About To Do a Brand New Thing!"

“I Am About To Do a Brand New Thing!” “Remember not the former things, or consider the things of the past. I am about to do a brand new thing: now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” Is. 43: 18-19   Advent is a season wherein our deepest longings are felt,  and  Christian rituals are filled with hope and promise. These words spoken through […]

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Thanksgiving Hope

I wake each day “with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving” (Kahlil Gibran)…for another day of living!  I love this morning mantra!  It puts everything in perspective from the first waking moment. In this season of Thanksgiving, and in anticipation of the season of Advent Longing which is upon us as Winter begins, I offer this reflection . . . […]

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