Portals in Pain

Do I live life to its fullest?  Do I make every single day count?   There has been a pervading sense of wild abandon these past several months.  A sense that there has been a tectonic shift in my life – a shift that has changed the landscape and geography of my heart.  What was once smooth as stone, the surface slippery as ice, so much so that if you stood on it...
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Loving Yourself

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  There is no commandment greater than these.”(Mark 12:30 & 31)  How many times have I read, heard or recited that verse – more times, I think, than I could possibly count.   I remember saying it...
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The Power of Anger

I often allow my anger to consume me.  I find that I let it infiltrate every muscle, every cell, every molecule of my being.  There are days when I can actually feel the hum and the vibration of  my anger as it ripples through me.  I can feel the power and the charge that comes from such a strong and intense emotion.   There comes a moment just before the anger...
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Pain Addiction

Recently I asked myself these questions.  “Am I addicted to my pain?”  and “Do I believe that miracles are a reasonable expectation for my life?”  These questions have been some of the basis for what I can only describe as my awakening.  The answers to them have brought me to a place of contemplation and have coerced me to bask inside the shelter...
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