Wednesday, October 21
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Tag: Witness

Daily Practice for October 21, 2016

Daily Practice for October 21, 2016

Word:  Yesterday was bananas crazy. I was driving to a meeting and traveling from Tukwila, WA to the north of Seattle, WA. In Highline, which is in south Seattle, I was driving down the street and heard sirens. I looked around and saw the siren coming around the corner. I could barely see the siren above the tall things that were between us. I slowed down and pulled to the right. Then, roaring around the corner came five police cars chasing another car. The car made a wide turn into my side of the street while the police were forcing the car towards me in an attempt to either get him to stop or crash into me. The car slammed on their brakes. My eyes widened and my grip on the steering wheel intensified. You know how when you slam on the brakes everything goes into straight and strong (...
Are Bananas Involved?

Are Bananas Involved?

Change, inner peace, Love, Spirituality
I've been in and out of current events lately, because sometimes it just gets too much to handle. It seems like people are looking for excuses to argue about flags and who can marry whom. These are worthy debates, to be sure, but at the end of the day there is something we need to remember. Love one another. One kind of love isn't better than another. Having the "wrong" set of beliefs doesn't make someone less worthy of respect and love. I don't agree with what some of the people in my life believe about my marriage. I don't agree with what some of them believe about how to treat people who are different from themselves. I do still love and respect them. Most of us have that one issue that is a deal-breaker in relationships. For the minions, it's squabbling over bananas. It's okay to h...
A Ritual for Connecting More Deeply with Your Word

A Ritual for Connecting More Deeply with Your Word

Rituals, spiritual practice, Spirituality
A favorite activity for this time of year is choosing a word for the year.  We each have a different way to choose but what they all have in common is the intention.  You choose a word you intend to live by; a word you plan to infuse into all you do; a word you can learn from and grow with. But what do you do once you have your word?  How do you help it to make the greatest impact? One way of deepening the experience of your word is to honor it with a commitment ceremony – to set aside time with the intention of dedicating yourself to your word, commiting yourself to it.  This short ritual can take as little as 15-20 minutes or act as a container for several days of reflection. A Ritual for Connecting More Deeply with Your Word What You’ll Need: 12 tea lights (in fire safe holders) 1...