Sanctuary & the Heart ~ Fire

An angel told me, “The only way to walk through fire without getting burned is to become fire.” Drew Dellinger It seems there is so much peace within our hearts and at the same time such a passionate and wild fire. While care-taking for my elderly mother, who is recovering from a femur fracture and surgery in her nursing home, I am reminded of the necessity of  an open-heart of compassion while holding onto an inner fierceness...

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tar sands, pipelines and oil spills

Britannia, B.C. “…if you’re a poor forlorn oil industry feeling unloved and under assault, what do you do? There’s really only one answer: Flash your wad… The other side — that is, scientists, Nobelists, and the kind of average people who went to jail in record numbers this summer to block the plan — doesn’t have that kind of money. We’ve had to figure out other currencies to work in:...

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desert weave dance

For a Father The longer we live, The more of your presence We find, laid down Weave upon weave Within our lives. John O’Donohue In the Yakima Canyon I was inspired to dance spontaneously wearing my recently passed father’s hat (circa 1940’s), embodying my inner feeling tones amongst the stark surroundings – barren but filled with light. I adore the desert landscapes as it is a place of wide open spaces that allows...

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seven seven eleven moon

“Heart is like the moon. Don’t keep sorrows in it. Cast them off in waters deep.” Rumi After spending a few days alone in my childhood home one month to the day after my Dad passed (7/7/11), I could feel his presence as I left. Unexpectedly, the motion detector lights at the far end of the house turned on mysteriously as I was packing up my car. I was reminded of the ritual Dad and I had of him standing at the door,...

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consciousness stream

…dancing with MomoButoh Dance Company 11 /11 /10 Photo: Susan Elizabeth Cowperthwaite ‘stream of consciousness’ installation by katherine kerr Momo and I… 11/11/10 Spontaneous dance exploration of connecting to the infinite cosmos / consciousness in the finite – in urban North Vancouver with Katherine Kerr’s stream / bridge / installation… feeling connection to the life cycles of...

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