Tuesday, April 24, 2007


photo by grassrootsmsw

“If I die, it is true that there will be no more ongoing dialogue within
myself-within that inimitable pattern that arises from the combination
of all my past, all my awareness and experiences, all my relationships,
all my genetic material, all my bodily idiosyncrasies. In the language of
quantum physics, I will have no more "particle aspect." But the part of
myself which I have brought into relationship with you, my "wave aspect," the I-and-you, will continue as part of your dialogue with yourself and others.”

Danah Zohar

In Honor of Dr. H.F.

His kind, generous, and humorous soul
is remembered with echoing sorrow
in the Sacred Space.
The details of his unique authenticity
with laughter, tears, and appreciation.

The stories of exchanges
and experiences with him,
embedded in memories...
forever changing
what is and what will be.

His "particle" aspect may be gone;
his integrity, convictions, and insights
deeply missed and leaving gaps.

It is his "wave" aspect,
which will continue on timelessly:
within us...
through us...
and, as a result...
long after us.

LeChaim, dear H.F.


Friday, April 20, 2007

Stepping Stones

photo by grassrootsmsw

Can we be the hero/heroine of our own
Do we step in or
stand at the edges?

Our bodies;
intuitive and sensitive
They respond to what is held inside…
what is secreted;
what is locked up;
what deserves to be free.

Can we slow down…
Long enough to feel?
Feel and breathe in,
our fears,
our sadness,
our loss,
our guilt,
our shame.

Can we stop and face
the skeletons we fight to hide,
even from our own hearts?
The internal whispers,
which are actually shouting,
seem easier to push away.

Stepping inwards and forwards…
Being our own hero/heroine in the story:
This requires stillness…
not avoiding…
not waiting at the edges.

It demands going to the places
we fear are dark and daunting.

It also opens
our eyes,
our hearts,
our spirits,
and our life.

The contrast of our light and dark is
how the story started…
and the only way the story can continue,
and BEGIN.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007


photo by grassrootsmsw

"Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving."
W. Clement Stone

Monday, April 16, 2007

Beyond the Covert

photo by grassrootsmsw

"If you could get rid of yourself just once, the secret of secrets would open to you. The face of the unknown, hidden beyond the universe would appear on the mirror of your perception."

Saturday, April 14, 2007


photo by grassrootsmsw

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”

Nelson Mandela

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Re-inventing Fables

photo by grassrootsmsw

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”

M.R. Rilke

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Other Side...

photo by grassrootsmsw
Santa Barbara, CA

“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.”

Marilyn Ferguson

There is meaning, beauty, and significance
in why, when and how
barriers of fear are created.

Dig, crawl, search;
behind, beneath, below, and between,
the crevices.

Once understood, seen, and acknowledged,
healing can begin...
creating an open vista,
beyond what was ever imagined.

Welcome to the other side...


Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Meaning in mystery

photo by grassrootsmsw
Del Mar, CA

“Behold, I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye...”


Monday, April 02, 2007


photo by grassrootsmsw
Del Mar, CA

"The eyes of my eyes are opened."
E.E. Cummings