Eternity’s Slow Work

A poem on waking up to the force of love. Photo: Jplenio on Pixabay When everything is the Beloved,you will findsomething different:a shift subtle but tectonic.The entire daily conversationpresses you downwardmore deeplyinto realityof present momentby force of love. Be flattened by this feelingand see that even trees look different,leaves shimmering like jewels in sunlighta breeze …

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The Fruits of Commitment: Saying Yes to the Crucible of Family Life

In family life, love itself can become the container within which we live. Photo: Deborah McNamara (Dubois, Wyoming) “Love does not arise, abide or dissolve in connection with any particular feeling. Love has instead become a container within which we live. Through time, riding mysterious waves of passion, aggression and ignorance, we begin to live …

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What Do Goddess Archetypes Have To Do with Parenting?

Tending the hearth right here at home can also be a sacred act. Photo: Deborah McNamara “The symbol of Goddess gives us permission. She teaches us to embrace the holiness of every natural, ordinary, sensual dying moment.”~ Sue Monk Kidd, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter New mothers receive, often unexpectedly and without adequate preparation, …

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How Laundry and Dishes Can Lead to Freedom of a Different Kind

If we tweak our perceptions, the simple day to day tasks can also bring us joy. Have you ever had the experience of being tethered to home, pining for something different or more? If you are a working mother of young children like myself, there are likely piles of laundry, endless order for snacks, toys …

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The Borders of Choosing Love: What Place Does Anger Take?

Our closest relationships can teach us the art of staying connected, even when setting a fierce boundary. Photo: Deborah McNamara (Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming) "Conflict and tension are as much a part of the human condition as interdependence is. There are times we have to have conflict, and tension has to exist to bring something …

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