W.O.R.D.S.: Divine (or why do the crickets sing)

The W.O.R.D.S. Project (Words Open Resonating Depths of the Sacred): A weekly alphabetical search for questions.* Divinity humming in the trees and throbbing In the mud; Vibrating through earth's veins and pulsing In my blood. No one, no thing is apart from deity, Every life is a part of the whole entity. Di/De= root meaning … Continue reading W.O.R.D.S.: Divine (or why do the crickets sing)

Please do surrender to your nature! (Or Life, Photoshopped)

I'm usually not one to jump on a bandwagon. If everyone's doing it I tend to turn the other way. But this one could not be ignored. I, as other angry men and women already have, must respond to a certain backward-thinking op-ed article. (A particularly good response is here.) I recently read Suzanne Venker's … Continue reading Please do surrender to your nature! (Or Life, Photoshopped)

Authentic Voice Project: U is for Union

For redefinition, I was thrown back to myself, to my inner knowing… Marilyn Sewell, Cries of the Spirit The Authentic Voice Project: Week 22 (New Moon) U is for Union Union = bring together, connect, to make one Yoga = from sanskrit word meaning union Religion = from Latin root ligare, meaning to bind together, … Continue reading Authentic Voice Project: U is for Union

I drove through sadness

I drove through sadness today. Tears from clouds and tears in ravaged river banks. Tears, rips, and gashes. Gutted, graded and gored. Rutted, raked and ruined. As I drove along Route 107 between Pittsfield and Bethel, Vermont for the first time since Tropical Storm Irene, I cried for my home state. Yes, I had seen … Continue reading I drove through sadness

Natural Wisdom – in verse

These poems were written by a participant in one of my recent workshops, Natural Wisdom: Writing as Spiritual Voice. They are Alphapoems written in response to prompts while listening to sounds from nature. As you will read, not all are directly related to nature, but this is an example of the wonder and power of … Continue reading Natural Wisdom – in verse