Spirit Theft

By erica

A little over a year ago, I got a new puppy, a Belgian Malinois X.  This is a new breed.  Like the Labradoodle, it’s a cross between two other breeds: the Belgian Malinois and the German Shepherd. He’s a cutie and has been a great deal of fun until he got his rabies shot at…

Grief Triggers Spiritual Gift: Balls

By erica

Grief has returned with abundance, plaguing many of my waking moments with an aching, heaviness that can become irritability or sadness.  Which mood depends on my awareness.  Moving into irritability is a clear sign that grief work needs to be done. One Friday recently, having done my grief work the evening before and finding myself…

Climate Action Follow Up

By erica

Climate Call to Action Follow Up Message             If you haven’t already read the previous post, please read it before this one.  Scroll down to the “Climate Call to Action” and then return to this post.             After writing the previous post, I set about putting my words into action.  I believe in being the…

Climate Call to Action

By erica

June 25th 2021 I was awakened early this morning after a good night’s sleep with an urgent need to do something to help our ecology.  The weather report for my city predicts an 111-degree temperature for Sunday, a heat level we have never seen before, yet when it has been close to that hot before,…

Grief is a beast

By erica

Grief is a remarkable beast, layering itself like an onion, sneaking up on you with great stealth, and pouncing when you least expect it.  It’s been nearly six years since my beloved son, Shaw-heen died, leaving behind a mother with a shattered heart and in complete shock.  The grief doesn’t go away.  I share this…

The Perfect Spark

By erica

You are awesome!  I have complete faith in you. If you had as much faith in yourself as I have in you, you could move mountains. You have everything you need to be the person you most choose to be.  You are perfect just the way you are and you can choose to adjust yourself…

Spirit Gift: Balls?

By erica

Grief comes in waves, all at once drowning you in its unsuspecting power, later flowing away leaving your limp, exhausted form in its wake.    As the large wave flows in, it can bring intense physical pain related to the grief itself. For a mother who’s lost a child, this grief may manifest in pain to…

More Spirit Gifts

By erica

I’m an avid baker of healthy treats for my teenagers.  I enjoy using the harvest bounty to create healthy and delicious fast-food options for a teenager who is unwilling to put out the effort to make breakfast.  I can throw together apple oatmeal muffins, a nice substitute for oatmeal.             A week or so ago,…

Spiritual Gifts that are Gifts from God or Mother Nature:

By erica

Reading a friend’s book, “Darkness at the End of the Tunnel”, by Sharam Rainfall or Yacov Shir Golian (same author), I experienced an insightful view of spiritual messages from God or Mother Nature, whatever is your perspective.  He says that God is communicating with us through the sounds of the raindrops and the silence of…

Being an Empath, A Life Lesson

By erica

As my family slid into our most recent crisis, I’ve been reminded of my youth, feeling different from others. One of my family members has been going through a very difficult illness.  I’m being purposefully vague to honor their confidentiality.  This person is someone I am very connected with. As they dipped into severe anxiety…