The Ring of Venus

The Ring of Venus

I am beloved, and my beloved’s mine ~ Song of Songs, 6:1-3 A man once went to his priest, asking for advice – sharing that he loved the woman he was with, and for the first time in his life he really wanted to get married, but was afraid of commitment and...
What Gratitude Really Means

What Gratitude Really Means

Welcome, dear reader, from our beautiful lilac bushes! Today we’ll talk about a very important word: gratitude. It’s one of the foundational stones upon which a lot of spirituality and the virtures are based upon. Just like we talked about presence and...
The Path of the Mystic

The Path of the Mystic

The path of the mystic is a secret path, a silent path, a path of carrying one own’s lantern; it is a path of purity of heart, clarity of mind, sincerity in action.  The true mystic is the one who lives within the consciousness of the high heart, and roams the...
On Presence, and Not Hurrying

On Presence, and Not Hurrying

As I was browsing art today, I came across this beautiful photography by Nina Leen titled the Courage Test; and I thought what a great opportunity to write about the importance of presence and not hurrying – because this is what it looks like. It looks like...
Who Do You Inspire?

Who Do You Inspire?

We may often think of inspiration, or being inspired, as something like music, a song, serenade, movie, book, poetry … something we can pin point, or see perhaps in a spiritual guide or motivational speaker. But really, inspiration is happening all the time, not...
The Virtues of Simplicity

The Virtues of Simplicity

While simplicity isn’t a virtue of itself, it is actually that which holds all others – it encompasses all virtues within itself, moves like air through them and ties them with a wind, a breeze, and holds them as if with a gentle hand. Simplicity...
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