Sunday, February 24, 2013

Today's Church

I was thinking of you all today as I had "church" by myself. To use our friend Sonja's words, "The wind was the choir, the sunshine gave the sermon, and I tithed an apple."

Today the horses gave the sermon. One stood at the fence and pined for the greener grass on the other side. Another made herself happy, finding the best grass where she was.

I recognized in myself, that there is room for both - the one who dreams of what can be and the one who is content with what is. And as I sit with both, allow myself to hold and embody both, I feel a sort of delicious tension.

Within that tension is a knowing and a promise, that if I can simply be with it, breathe with it, its energy will fuel my decisions and inspire my steps. And that the Force of it, the stirred up, unknown, creative potential of it, will deliver me exactly to where I most want to go.

And I find myself smiling, in utter gratitude, to be part of such a dance.

Missed you all today and hope to see you soon.

Much love,


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Monday, February 4, 2013

Women's Gathering


The Kingdom of Heaven is Within You
Monthly Women's Gathering

Beginning Sunday, February 17th, 2013
at 11:30 a.m.
in Pickens County, SC

What it is: We will experience firsthand, in our bodies, the truth of who we are. We will know ourselves as love, as peace, as freedom. We will talk less and feel more, because this knowing is not of the intellect. Instead, it is a felt knowing - in our bones, in our bodies, and in our hearts.

What it is not: This is not therapy. Although, it may be very therapeutic.

What will happen: We will reconnect with those aspects of self we tend to ignore - our bodies and our emotions. As we reconnect with our bodies, they will tell us what we really feel. Once we know what we really feel, we can learn to open our hearts to ourselves and the truth of our emotional experience. It is through this process of opening to ourselves and to the feelings we tend to suppress, that we learn to open more deeply, and deeper still. And, it is through this depth of opening that we uncover that which has been there all along - the love and compassion and peace that we are.

How we will do this: Through very natural, practical, and easeful means, in a beautiful, peaceful setting.

Logistical Information: If you need directions, please contact me at 864/933-8000 or email me at We will meet on my property in Pickens County. There are no restrooms, but there is a Port O'John on the premises. Please dress comfortably and in layers. Rain Dates: At times, we may need to cancel due to inclement weather or poor site conditions. Rain dates will typically be the following Sunday, the fourth Sunday of the month. Please subscribe to my mailing list by emailing me at and simply typing "subscribe" in the subject box. That way you will receive notice about cancellations or other news.

If you have any furthur questions, please do not hesisitate to contact me.

I hope to see you very soon,