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Walk on Earth Gently

Walk on Earth Gently

Walk on Earth Gently The world’s government leaders and members of our human family have been gathered in Bonn, Germany for the UN Convention on Climate Change. Today is the final day of this meeting which has brought together the leaders of nations to provide a comprehensive awareness of the reinforcement and progression of concrete actions taking place all over the world in order to […]

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What Shall We Do With Our Hearts?

What Shall We Do With Our Hearts?

What Shall We Do With Our Hearts? “What do we do with our hearts, confronted daily as we are with so much suffering of our world?”  I ask this question often as I listen to others speak about countless numbers of people and places battered by hurricanes, fires, floods, drought, and the unleashing of senseless violence, deadly prejudice and pervasive injustice. I hear in us […]

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The Heartbeat of our Time

The Heartbeat of our Time

The Heart Beat of our Time… There’s a Garden of Oneness in Zambia, an initiative of the Presentation Sisters, Africa!  It was dreamed and co-created with the village people by Sr. Terry Abraham, whom I met some years ago when I was with her community in Ireland.  We discovered that Terry from India and Mary from the US held in common a sacred awareness of […]

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The River of God

The River of God

On a recent retreat we were invited into prayer and meditation practices in a variety of forms–from both Eastern and Western traditions.  One of our facilitators read from THE SHVETSHVANTARA UPANISHAD before our yoga practice. As a Christian I felt totally at home in what she read from this ancient Eastern Scripture.  I quote below some of what she read. The River of God   […]

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Let’s Fall in Love Again

Let's Fall in Love Again

LET’S FALL IN LOVE AGAIN These words have been a kind of “mantra” for me recently. They seem to be one response to a nagging question: “What will wake us up?” or “What will motivate us humans” to learn what we need to learn and do what we need to do to be in a healthy relationship with Earth? We seem to have lost our […]

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One Blue World

One Blue World

Please enjoy the art work and reflection sent by my dear friend Anne Camozzi this month.  Anne Camozzi is an artist & author from Nova Scotia, Canada. www.annecamozzi.com This is an edited version of a blog she wrote for Kairos Canada’s Spirited Reflections Series. For full version https://www.kairoscanada.org/spirited-reflection-one-blue-world-art-healing,  Mary  One Blue World – Art & Healing By Anne Camozzi The image, of my painting, One […]

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I LOVE LENT

I LOVE LENT

I LOVE LENT! This morning we went over to church just as the sun was rising, to join hundreds of others arriving to “get our ashes”.  Two refrains have continued to sing in my soul ever since.  “Remember where you’re from. You’re from–dust”, which opened out to remembering I’m from stardust, from the Divine outflow into creation, my Divine origin, who I am, why I’m […]

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Gingko Gold

Gingko Gold

Shortly after waking, I slipped on my sandals, and walked out onto the land to greet the day.   Slowly and mindfully I prayed the prayer of the directions, facing each way—east, south, west, and north. I welcomed the gift of each direction with graceful tai chi gestures that seemed to evoke the prayer waiting in my heart.  Turning east again I reached high to welcome […]

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From the Chaos

From the Chaos

FROM THE CHAOS,  August 23, 2016 As I touch my fingers to the keyboard this evening, this is what I want to share first with you;  many, if not most of my paintings come from within me—what I’m attending to in my soul or in the world as it comes into me, events and movements and how I see them affecting others besides myself. Painting […]

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