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Most of us like to think we’re very much in control of what we think and do. To a degree this is true. But I’ve realized that I’m often “hijacked” by my scary or angry stories. I can be doing one thing and my mind is occupied by the unfairness of a past slight or… Continue reading Calling Back Power Practice
I like the idea of “making space” to allow for new growth; new opportunities. But it’s scary to get rid of something before you know what will show up.
I call this recipe “old fashion” banana bread because it’s full of butter, sugar, and flour. Ingredients that have a bad rap these days. But if you’re in the mood for old school baking, this recipe will satisfy.
I’ve dealt with depression for most of my adult life. My depression is miserable but manageable. On the surface, I seem like I’m just fine. Under the facade I’m living in a grey world. Nothing appeals to me. Nothing seems to matter. You might say that “the lights are on but nobody’s home.” I take… Continue reading Witnessing and Comfort Practice
In our combative Western culture, we celebrate the feisty individual hustling for success. Our culture honors aggression and dismisses those with a quiet, peaceful demeanor as “weak.” Over the course of my life I initially embraced a persona of being the expert know-it-all. I believed that’s what other people wanted from me: answers and advice… Continue reading Empowerment Practice
In Judaism, for every time you express thanks, there is a blessing. This is a beautiful idea! In most traditions, there is a practice to pray before you go to sleep. We say “thank you” to express: Gratitude for a day of life and of possibilities. Appreciation for all the good things that occurred during… Continue reading Evening Practice – Hashkivinu
I am not a morning person. If it were up to me, morning would begin at about noon. But at least one-third of the day has passed for most of the world. So I compromise and try to get out of bed by 8:00am. I’m usually groggy and still processing my dreams. On days where… Continue reading Morning Prayer – Modah Ani
The hardest thing about inner peace is remembering to stop and do something to create inner peace. It’s been especially challenging during the COVID19 pandemic. Just writing COVID19 brings up an infinite loop of worry and dread. I suspect most of us are walking around with that litany of worry and dread inside.
This is an article in a series describing the process I use to create a practice card. The practice I’m using to illustrate this process is for “Calling Back Power.” When I began this project, I envisioned creating something tangible and accessible. There are lots of online resources for spiritual practice. But there is… Continue reading 7. Process: Printing the Cards