Memorial Day Weekend has a lot of rituals for my family. That weekend is the kickoff for Summerfest, the outdoor summer concert series by the North Carolina Symphony that is one of our FAVORITE summer traditions. So on Saturday night, we and our friends get to Koka Booth Amphitheater early, stake out our place on … More What Are You Doing this Memorial Day Weekend?
It’s still only halfway through, but my Earth Day experience is including techniques old and new. How about yours? I started this morning at 7:00 AM by participating in a Global Coherence Meditation Session sponsored by HearthMath through their Global Coherence App on my iPhone. Next I took a good old-fashioned meditation walk (it is … More Celebrating Earth Day with a Digital Despacho
Music is another thing the uplifts me and sustains me and entertains me and educates me during troubled times. This weekend, Miles and Letha Costin provided the music during the service at our spiritual center (when we were still having life services–they have all moved online now). I have loved Miles and Letha’s music for … More The Food of Love Plays On
Wow, the final day of the Shannon Plummer and Bob Sima “Music as Spiritual Practice” Journey was really powerful! The theme was Self Love, so that’s a big quality. I had not heard the song they used for this practice, but it was so beautiful and touching that it made me cry. The essence of … More Peaceful Surrender
It is Day 4 of the Shannon Plummer and Bob Sima “Music as Spiritual Practice” experience, and today’s practice is Stillness. I have to say this morning’s activity had a little less impact on me personally than the previous days because I do follow a pretty consistent pattern of building stillness experiences into my day … More Synchronicity
The quality for the third day of the Shannon Plummer and Bob Sima 5-day “Music as Spiritual Practice” journey is Forgiveness, and I have to admit that I had a little more difficulty with this theme than those for Day 1 and Day 2. But I guess I probably wasn’t alone, because they had more … More It’s Not You, It’s Me
I began yesterday with the mindful eating of an orange; I ended it with a reverent brushing of my teeth. My commitment to experiencing everything as if for the first time, the first of the “Music as Spiritual Practice” Journey I described yesterday, varied in-between, but it was a good practice nonetheless. I really enjoyed … More The Grace of Imperfection
Welcome to 2020! I started this blog on January 2, 2017 after a visioning session at my spiritual center directed me to inject some positivity in a world where our focus seems to be on problems and what we perceive to be “not working.” As we kick off this new year, it just seems right … More New Year, New Eyes