12 paths to the Divine

Jonathan Ellerby, the spiritual director of Canyon Ranch Resort in Arizona, has written a beautiful book called Return to the Sacred. In it, he identifies 12 time-tested ways to connect spiritually to a greater power or being. These paths are routes that must be followed consistently over time in order to truly benefit and connect … More 12 paths to the Divine

Summer Solstice

Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day and the shortest night of the year. Contrast this with the Winter Solstice, in December for us, the longest night and the shortest day of the year. You can see the symbolism in both: in the Winter we are withdrawing somewhat, contemplating, meditating, and sowing seeds in … More Summer Solstice

Winter Solstice/Yule

Yesterday we celebrated Winter Solstice.  It is a time of introspection and also a time of transition. Like all transition points, it is an opening of sorts, a place where the mystical blends with our sensory perceptions.  Transition points in nature are times when one is most likely to connect with spirit – the edge … More Winter Solstice/Yule

Dragonfly symbolism

I’ve been drawn to dragonflies for some time now, perhaps because I love rivers and lakes and these peaceful creatures are mesmerizing as they flit and skimmer across the water.   They have brought me great peace, and even their life spans symbolize change and transformation.   The first year or more of their lives, they live … More Dragonfly symbolism