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On the Death of the Beloved -- for a dear friend
3/17/2014 10:23:32 AM,  20 COMMENTS

On The Death Of The Beloved Though we need to weep your loss, You dwell in that safe place in our hearts, Where no storm or night or pain...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

New Year's Eve
12/31/2013 1:59:43 AM,  19 COMMENTS

It's going on 2:00am and I'm still up. And the irony of "What to Remember When Waking," David Whyte's poignant creation, isn't escaping me. No...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

I heard the bells on Christmas Day....
12/25/2013 2:34:01 PM,  19 COMMENTS

When you’re happy, sing. When you’re sad, sing even louder. --Irish Proverb Holy Holly, Greg Turiya Liotta I've always felt that if I c...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

My dear Spark friends!
12/24/2013 2:27:30 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Joyful greetings this holiday season! I hope all of you far-and-near bask in contentment -- Alone or surrounded by family and/or friends...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Really...EVERYTHING?
10/12/2013 2:38:56 PM,  21 COMMENTS

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VALERIEMAHA

Fall Song, Mary Oliver
9/30/2013 4:44:26 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Fall Song Another year gone, leaving everywhere its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves, the uneaten fruits crumbling damply in th...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Summer's end
9/17/2013 11:58:46 AM,  29 COMMENTS

Blazing summer days: no force could bring them back. Clouds suddenly rising off the river, lovely, so lovely, ducks leave a bridge's shad...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

The good news and the bad news....
7/1/2013 12:59:35 PM,  29 COMMENTS

Yeah, let's meet there to talk about this -- I have good news and not-so-good news: After embarking upon a conscious program (once agai...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

One year from now....
5/16/2013 1:41:52 PM,  30 COMMENTS

I hesitated to write this blog because it can be yet another way to be on the computer INSTEAD of "on the mat" or with the free weights or on my...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Endings...and beginnings, Part 2 (#8, Ecuador, 2013)
4/22/2013 4:14:56 PM,  18 COMMENTS

As I get increasingly enmeshed with *this* altered state since returning from Ecuador March 19, the vividness of the experiences blur slightly and...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Endings...and beginnings, Part 1 (#7, Ecuador, 2013)
3/28/2013 5:17:37 PM,  24 COMMENTS

Every door is another passage, another boundary we have to go beyond. --Rumi 144 We sometimes step, sometimes stumble, and other times we are...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

On the road in Ecuador (#6, Ecuador, 2013)
3/24/2013 3:34:12 PM,  27 COMMENTS

A hundred blossoming white lotus flowers for you, a Buddha-to-be. Note: Please substitute "A bouquet of blossoming salmon-hued...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

71 years on the planet...REALLY??? (#5, Ecuador, 2013)
3/2/2013 3:24:37 PM,  31 COMMENTS

What they say is true...aging is like a snowball gathering speed as it rolls down the hill...incredible how the years are whirling by these days!!! I...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Break through
2/24/2013 6:14:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I cried in front of my brother today. hmph. I was bawling about being stuck between a rock and a hard place; between wanting to do something I--want...  Read more

GENKI_WARRIOR

Fat Chicks Can Do Yoga
2/23/2013 2:38:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I did a sun salutation today. My goal has been to at least one a day, but that's been come and go over the past few days since I started the goal. T...  Read more

GENKI_WARRIOR

Drinking Rose Hip Tea and Sipping on the Sun...
2/22/2013 2:16:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

There is always the looming question of "what to do with my life?" Asking dad for a bit of earth to start growing things for the farmers' market...  Read more

GENKI_WARRIOR

Someday, It Will Stop...Right?
2/21/2013 7:04:36 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I've been mindlessly eating for months, now--as evidenced by my gain of 70 pounds. I know it's not healthy; I know I felt better in "the old me" (of...  Read more

GENKI_WARRIOR

Love (#4, Ecuador, 2013)
2/15/2013 11:46:21 AM,  27 COMMENTS

View of Rio Intag from terraza outside our room at Tierra & Sol Lodge, Intag, Ecuador 214 Aimless Love This morning as I walked along...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

The Universe (#3, Ecuador, 2013)
1/19/2013 10:32:17 AM,  24 COMMENTS

I 26the Teachings as expressed by Eckhart Tolle! 67 Life continues to careen toward the Center in all its fierce beauty, and I'm holdin...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

One World (#2, Ecuador, 2013)
1/15/2013 6:11:02 PM,  28 COMMENTS

Poem of the One World This morning the beautiful white heron was floating above the water and then into the sky of this one world ...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Presence (#1, Ecuador, 2013)
1/6/2013 1:49:09 PM,  29 COMMENTS

Awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. My place of residence with Adelaida and her daugh...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

The invisible thread in pilgrimage
12/23/2012 8:12:12 PM,  20 COMMENTS

I am looking at this three-month sojourn in South America, which will begin on Christmas Day, as a pilgrimage, a stepping off into the mystery,...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

What is laughter?
12/3/2012 9:34:13 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Without laughter, life would be unbearable, huh! It's the grease in the joints of the vehicle that carries us through it all -- the good, the bad, an...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

I can't believe I'm 184 :P
11/26/2012 5:25:26 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Warning: this is going to be whiney and complaining :P How did I get this far??? I'm so not used to this body! I was perfectly comfortable in...  Read more

GENKI_WARRIOR

Wash Our Spirits Clean
11/26/2012 7:08:28 AM,  20 COMMENTS

Dear Joe Riley, amazing purveyor of magnificent poetry to my Inbox each week, said this with this posting, "With so much emphasis on shopping rather t...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

The Medicine of Poetry
11/5/2012 9:49:04 AM,  16 COMMENTS

This morning's principal article from DailyGood.org by Kim Rosen speaks so beautifully to the healing power of poetry that I'm sharing the full text h...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Virtual 5k DONE!
11/4/2012 1:49:33 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Last Monday I did my virtual 5k. It was one of those runs that contained the agony and the ecstasy. Going out was pretty good, legs were a bit tired...  Read more

IFFYIFFY

TODAY
11/1/2012 9:12:28 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Logan Pass at Sunset, Glacier National Park, Montana TODAY The ordinary miracles begin. Somewhere a signal arrives: "Now," and the ray...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Beading Therapy
10/28/2012 9:51:58 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I was recently diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder (which is what depressed me into gaining most of my weight back). I don't know if it's the me...  Read more

GENKI_WARRIOR

Why I Wake Early
10/28/2012 10:38:22 AM,  16 COMMENTS

WHY I WAKE EARLY Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who make the morning and spread it over the fields and into the faces of the tulip...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

The Dos and Maybes for November
10/27/2012 12:18:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I can't believe it has been a month already where does time go? Where? Life should be settling down into some semblance of normal this month, unles...  Read more

IFFYIFFY

Quiz with One Word Answers
10/24/2012 6:36:45 PM,  16 COMMENTS

First time I've done this sorta' thing. Just sorta-kinda' took hold of me after reading SCOOTER4263's. Wanna' play??? Just copy and paste and...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

For the more esoteric among us....
10/12/2012 2:08:11 PM,  6 COMMENTS

From a numerological and Tarot perspective.... Friday 12th October's vibration (12+10+2+0+1+2) = 27/9. Fertility and growth are the k...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Life While-You-Wait
10/12/2012 12:36:14 PM,  11 COMMENTS

This wonderful morning offering from Wislawa Szymborska, a favorite poem from a favorite poet, speaks so deeply to me that I felt compelled to bring i...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Inspired by a Sparker
9/25/2012 12:08:22 PM,  4 COMMENTS

As I was making my rounds through the Spark teams that I belong to, I saw (DebbyfromMT blog was asking all her friends to join and encourage their fri...  Read more

IFFYIFFY

Fall Equinox Report
9/21/2012 9:52:13 PM,  15 COMMENTS

September 22: Sun in Libra. Mabon. Fall Equinox 7:49 am PDT/10:49 am EDT. www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_emb
edded&v=lX9UTWh4VDw#! Au...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

...the circle of life
9/19/2012 9:02:50 AM,  13 COMMENTS

I can't decide what I want to do when I grow up (and if I want to get there before I die I guess I'd better begin!), I'm on a plateau physically and s...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

The way we react is our karma!
9/8/2012 10:46:58 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Is this sound SparkAdvice -- or what! Rinpoche says, "When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. Perception is not r...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Septembers dos and some maybes
9/4/2012 8:03:58 PM,  5 COMMENTS

For whatever reason I don't feel like setting any goals this month, so it was decided to have Dos and Maybes. Maybes are things mostly that don't dep...  Read more

IFFYIFFY

Stress and wildfires
8/31/2012 2:11:46 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I discovered this week that one phone call you do not want is a reverse 911. This is where they call you. We got one Wednesday evening as I was a ma...  Read more

IFFYIFFY

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