Tag: Light

Daily Practice 2017.09.25 – What will you bring into the light today?

Daily Practice 2017.09.25 – What will you bring into the light today?

Meditation Today (and until September 30th), I will be sharing inspiration from our sibling publication, The BeZine. Our issue this month is a pre-quel to our big event, 100,000 Poets for Change - a worldwide event of local poets and artists coming together to share their creations on peace, sustainability, and social justice. We will be holding a virtual event at The BeZine. You can read more about it here. Today, I'm inspired by W. H. Auden's Refugee Blues. Auden's Refugee Blues is specifically about the Jews and Nazi Germany/Hitler. However, it is eerily reminiscent of the way we treat refugees today. I wonder if we zipped out undocumented immigrant and zipped in refugee...would it make a difference in our discourse? Say this city has ten million souls, Some are living in mansions
Gratitude For Madras and Seeing the 2017 Eclipse With My Dad

Gratitude For Madras and Seeing the 2017 Eclipse With My Dad

Gratitude, mindfulness, Photography
It's been a momentous week! The first total eclipse within driving distance from me in my lifetime. A year ago my Dad called me to ask if I wanted to road-trip with him down to Oregon to see it in totality. I was excited about the idea. So after a whole year of planning, we drove down last Sunday through Portland to Madras. I am so grateful for the community of Madras, OR! They didn't ask for 100,000 people to descend upon them all at once to see this astrological event but they took on the hospitality of the situation completely. Everyone was helping. From the teens directing traffic to the local medical community taking shifts on a mobile med unit. Local mechanics were available to jump cars and provide roadside assistance and The National Guard helped to keep traffic moving in the ri...
Daily Practice for December 23, 2016

Daily Practice for December 23, 2016

Word:  Today, to honor December and all that is contained therein, I am republishing here a post from Jamie Dedes that was published under our daily blog pages at BeguineAgain.com. Look to the light, the light in the window, The simple lit candles that shimmer and shine. The message is clear as simple lit candles, The passion for freedom is yours and is mine. - Rabbi Dan Grossman December is a month rich in the holy days of the Abrahamic traditions. Jews celebrate Hanukkah, a commemoration of the Jewish reclamation of The Temple of Jerusalem in 164 B.C.E. Christians celebrate Advent - a period of waiting for the birth of Christ - followed by His birth, Christmas. Because Muslims go by the lunar year, the date varies for the celebration of the birth of the Prophet. I believe this y