A Course In Miracles ~ Lessons 1 & 2

Several days ago, I read a book called A Course In Miracles I found it via my usual route … a winding path on a journey to enlightenment through philosphy, theology and science.  I don’t believe they are mutually exclusive, yet struggled to find my place in the world of religion. As part of that…

Standing On Thin Ice

This piece of flash fiction was written for Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction Challege: Pop Culture Mash-Up Edition I chose – by random number generator – #15 The Stand by Stephen King and #20 The Bible.  What, pray tell, do these two books have in common other than their epic size?  A significant amount of their…

Solitude

I crave solitude. Which is quite the about-face for a confirmed card-carrying Extrovert.  In the final quarter of 2017, my world spiralled out of control, careening from side to side like a car spinning on ice, bouncing from one concrete life barrier to the next.  I had to stop and get off the rollercoaster to…

The Moonlit Path to God

“… the form of the moon can only be known through one’s own eyes. How can it be known through others?” ~ Aldous Huxley – The Perennial Philosophy Why does no one seek God?  Have we completely lost the our ability to see?  And why doesn’t religion show the way?  Because “they” don’t see the…

Grateful Day

I am grateful that I woke up. I give thanks to God and ask for His forgiveness, guidance and grace. I am grateful that I slept well in my beautiful and cozy silver grey striped sheets and duvet. I am grateful that I heard my son come in late last night. He is safe and…

Pray For Me

My current favourite song is Pray For Me by The Weekend & Kendrick Lamar – Black Panther movie. Love the beat.  And it suits me just fine these days. I’m always ready for a war again Go down that road again It’s all the same I’m always ready to take a life again You know I’ll…

Heart of Ash

Today is Valentine’s Day, and it is also Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent.  Since my family didn’t follow Lent, I am uneducated in most biblical protocol and did not know that the observance of the forty days had begun.  Last night, blissfully unaware that I was serving up a Fat Tuesday dinner,…

It’s Been a Hell of a Ride

Say go through the darkest of days Heaven’s a heartbreak away Never let you go, never let me down Oh it’s been a hell of a ride Driving the edge of a knife Never let you go, never let me down … Let Me Love You – DJ Snake & Justin Bieber It’s been one Hell…

Mind the Gap

In search of peace of mind … I’ve tried everything.  Meditation.  Mindfulness.  Mindless drugs and mind-numbing alcohol.  Yoga.  Sex.  Music. Mindfulness and meditation are two sides of the same coin … they share similarities, yet they have different approaches. Meditation predates prayer in religion, originating as sounds and chants or mantras. Mindfulness is the act…

The Power of Positivity

We’ve all heard the message.  Every doctor I’ve had during my Pink Dot Detour with Triple Negative Breast Cancer has told me. Your attitude is everything.  Your perception matters.  You are what you think.  Why does it matter?  It changes your outcome.  People CAN and DO die of broken hearts.  People can wish themselves ill. …

Yin & Yang in Autumn

Are you familiar with the concept of Yin and Yang?  Chinese philosphy describes it as the duality of life.  Opposite forces which are really just different sides of the same coin: Dark to Light Female to Male Contracting to Expanding Cold to Hot Water to Fire Earth to Heaven Good to Evil The two contradictory…

Dawn of a New Year – 5778

Shanah Tovah!   Yesterday – at sundown – was the start of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.  The sun dawned this morning in the new year of 5778 according to the Jewish Calendar. My middle name is Dawn. 5777 signified – to me – a blessed year.  Five symbolizes God’s grace.  The number five shows…