Moved by the Spirit

Healing Veterans in Nature: House in the Woods

[Photo from http://houseinthewoods.org – House In the Woods in Lee, Maine] All veterans were prepared for the ultimate sacrifice. They grieve for comrades lost, and too often, endure lifelong hauntings through PTSD. They endure disabilities and emotional scars. For all veterans, Paul and Dee House, along with Bill and Quie Emery, created a refuge amidst the […]

Healing the unsaid with the dead

[Photo taken in 1973 of Suzette and her father, Steve Martinez, who passed away in 1982.] Lately memories of loved ones, now gone, are tinged with “I wish I told them [fill in the blank].”  Recently, I had the chance. A meditative exercise is designed to heal the unsaid with direct conversation. I tried it […]

Rewire Negativity: Change Thought Patterns

How can I love my neighbor when the Internet brings mean-spirited and vicious comments right into my dining room?  Insults mount on any opinion posted on-line. Recently, I was called “delusional” by a stranger, a nobody to me. I wrote back, “We can disagree, but it’s not necessary to insult each other’s intelligence.”  Yet I […]

Reassurance from a medium

(Photo above is of Maureen Hancock, spiritual medium) Life goes black when a child dies.  Gail and Jeremy Hunter, ages 64, lost two adult children in 2006 and 2009 accidents. Many would say their Anjuli and Drew live on in spirit.  Of this, their parents are certain because of messages through a medium.  “My husband […]

Prayer is spiritual valium

It’s not death.  It’s not dismemberment, but it was black despair when I lost my website. No access, lost files. I thought that email from my provider was an ad, not a renewal notice! Now my website went poof! No crimes involved, just felony stupidity on my part. Being a technosaur, I believed the guy […]