When You Can’t Turn It Over To God

Southwestern Colorado 2009

Life is complicated. We can’t pretend it’s not, and we can’t expect a divine helicopter parent to take care of it for us. But we have resources for dealing with life’s complications, and we are far more resourceful than most of us assume. [Read more...]

Who Are Our Ancestors?

Bryn Celli Ddu, Anglesey, Wales

When we honor our ancestors we realize we are the beneficiaries of their lives and their work. Because of them, we are here. Because of us, future generations will be here. Will they look back on us as mighty ancestors who left them a healthy world and a thriving culture? Or will they look back on us as we look back on ancestors who owned slaves and slaughtered the buffalo? How do you want to be remembered? [Read more...]

Killing Your Inner Fundamentalist

Newgrange - the entrance kerbstone

A foundation of evidence and reason are important, but inner fundamentalists and inner atheists cannot be reasoned away. It is in our first-hand experience of the mysteries of the Gods and Nature that our lives are changed. [Read more...]

New Year, New Start – Now What?

climbing the Grand Pyramid at Uxmal, 2008

If we’re going to take advantage of this New Year to start something new, we need to make sure we’re starting the right things – something that supports our True Will and serves the greater good, not something we’ve been told we “should” want or that we “have to have.” [Read more...]

Dark Times – A Winter Solstice Meditation

solstice candles

The dark times we are experiencing now will not disappear when we light our Solstice candles, yet we light our Solstice candles anyway. We do this not because it will make everything nice and easy but because this is who we are. [Read more...]

My Daily Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving breakfast

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, but giving thanks is an important part of daily spiritual practice. Rather than a holiday litany, I’d like to write about the things I give thanks for every day. [Read more...]

Tell Me Who You Are, Not Who You Aren’t

rock in the road

Too many of us define ourselves by what we’re not. That allows what we don’t want to set the ground rules and frame the conversation. Instead, let’s keep our eyes on what we want to become. [Read more...]

A Pagan Thanksgiving

cornfield McKinney August 2014 b

Where do the bounties of Nature come from? Two things are certain: they didn’t come from us and they didn’t have to come at all, as the never-ending stories of famine and hunger remind us. They are gifts, and the first response to a gift is to say “thank you.” [Read more...]


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