Labor of Love


This Labor Day, as the world takes a rest from doing, let us also consciously honor our being.  Created in God’s Image, we receive divine attributes.  This is our being.  The apple does not fall far from the tree.  Inside an orange is orange juice.  My labor becomes my creation. As a Virgo I understand … Continue reading

Why Sacred Lomi?


Bodywork is a “secret” tool of psycho-spiritual healing.  Oh, we talk plenty about massage—but usually in the context of how it’s going to fix an ache or pain right now, or about stress reduction/management or as a luxurious pampering amidst our demanding lives of doing.  All of these are wonderful uses of what massage therapy … Continue reading

Personal Manifesto – A Map for Our Own Resurrection


Thought creates. That’s why organizations and savvy businesses have mission statements.  That’s why shame researcher, author, speaker and professor Brené Brown developed a “Home Manifesto” for her family that includes the dictum of no name-calling, which includes never calling oneself names.  When someone surveyed her daughter’s project in progress and remarked that she was “messy,” … Continue reading

The Terrestrial Trinity of Proper Priorities


Prepare the Path for Miracles:  Practice Proper Priorities By now almost everyone with access to the media has heard of the need to take care of oneself to avoid burnout, resentment, ineffectiveness, illness and the tragedy of an unfulfilled life.  Many even understand that when we compulsively focus on the needs of others to the … Continue reading

I Forgive Lance Armstrong


I feel sad to see a hero fall.  I feel pain and compassion rise above my first reaction of anger when I witness a public figure getting caught in their own deception, and the spectacle of semantic wriggling that usually follows.  What surfaces is a web of lies that must have been incredibly painful to … Continue reading

Boundaries: A Three-Phase Process in Spiritual Healing


Author’s Note:  I offer this article with the deepest gratitude to the many souls I have encountered who have contributed to my learning around boundaries—most of whom have no idea who they are.  And to the great teachings of A Course in Miracles that push me to go all the way to healing through boundaries. … Continue reading

Obsession – A Really, REALLY Insistent Call to Healing


God and man were one; but . . . through carnal thoughts and words and deeds, man tore himself away from God; debased himself. . . . the Holy Breath would make them one again, re­storing harmony and peace; . . . naught can make them one but love; . . . The only Savior … Continue reading

Interview with the Ego


 Mira: Ego, thank you for taking the time to sit down with me and agreeing to entertain my questions. Ego: Mira, my pleasure. I love the spotlight. And you can call me “Dr. Vortex.” Most people don’t realize that’s my name, but I’m the original spin doctor. Anyway, I’ll answer what I can, but I’ve … Continue reading

Anger – An Insistent Call to Healing


God and man were one; but . . . through carnal thoughts and words and deeds, man tore himself away from God; debased himself. . . . the Holy Breath would make them one again, re­storing harmony and peace; . . . naught can make them one but love; . . . The only Savior … Continue reading

All things are possible, BUT. . .


that does not mean we can make happen any thing we desire.  God’s Will is Love and always for the greater good of all His Children.  The “greater good of all” comprises a complex plan in constant flux, responsive to infinite twists and turns from countless free will actions.  Think of it as a huge … Continue reading

God, Oneness and Brahms


Grace Notes: of Music and Spirit God, Oneness and Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 2 Op. 87 in C major I’ve loved the music of Johannes Brahms since age three.  (Yes, I WAS asked and my preference duly noted!)  In my 20’s I resonated with the pain, agitation and deep, loving sweetness in his chamber works.  … Continue reading

Dealing with Disappointment – Burn (One Love) by Ash Ruiz


Grace Notes: of Music and Spirit Dealing with Disappointment – Burn (One Love) by Ash Ruiz A Course in Miracles (ACIM) assures us that “all things work together for good,” and we “cannot but be in the right place at the right time.” We are also reminded that the Holy Spirit BOTH provides for all … Continue reading

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