A Tale of Hospital Spirits

During those quiet days of the weekend I had time to sit in the hospital and think about the energy of the place. I realized that I mostly shut it out, not wanting to know or think about what goes on in there. But even in a sleepy hospital in a small town surrounded by wheat and lentil fields, there is the frenetic energy of life and death and scary moments that change people forever.
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Traveling Toward Birth (Part 2)

This dream bothered me so much. Why was I taking the little boy to Thailand when his mother is in America? What was this passport that I’d forgotten? What did these symbols mean? (I must be the worst shaman of all time!) [Read more…]

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Traveling Toward Birth

My dreams have been full of buses and trains. My friend’s baby hasn’t made his way into our world just yet, but I know that he’s found the right vehicle. We’ll meet him in person soon. [Read more…]

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Exploring Place Through Fiction

A story about a magic event may be true, or it may be True. Perhaps a boy did turn into a rabbit and then a fish and then a bird. Or perhaps the Truth in the story isn’t in the question of whether he did those magical acts, but in the metaphor underlying the acts. [Read more…]

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Transitions

I find that when I first arrive in a place, it takes me days or even weeks to get back into a solid pattern of spiritual practice. Part of that comes from the practical problems of getting my bearings and settling into new patterns. The other part comes from “soul lag.” [Read more…]

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