Being a Fairy

  I’m helping out with a girl’s camp this week. Monday morning a dozen attendees aged 9 to 13 participated in the opening ceremony. The five women organizers created a truly magical experience for these near- and newly-pubescent young women.   On the open land behind one of the organizers home, we created a circle with “stations” to the four directions: East, South, West, North. Each of the directions had a focus: Angels, Fairies, Mermaids, Animals, with … Continue reading…

Right vs. Wrong

  I’ve noticed an interesting dichotomy within my psyche. When it comes to something new—whether it be a skill set, activity, or food combination—I’m resistant to step out of the known routine. Yet once I do, my body/mind feels a sense of glee, a tingling sensation, as though I’m receiving a physiological reward for my “daring” behavior.   As a child, routine was a given. Based on what day of the week it was I knew not … Continue reading…

Continued Curiosity…

As I walked away from the computer yesterday, pondering my focus, the following warning popped into my head:   Curiosity Killed the Cat   Instantly I flashed on a dream from the previous night…   I’m standing in my home, looking out a wall of glass at my backyard. In the center of a large expanse of well-maintained lawn is a mound of dirt. Sticking out from the side of this pile of earth is a tiger’s … Continue reading…

DRIVE

I awoke this morning from a dream where my thumb hovered over the DRIVE button on the dream car’s dashboard. What led up to this moment had vanished from awareness, all I knew was that I had never pushed this clearly marked button, and was thus a bit hesitant to find out what it would do…   As I pondered this clear indicator—vehicle=body/my life, drive=motion/movement—I recognized I was a bit concerned about pushing a button when I … Continue reading…