Author Archive

Long Have We Gazed Upon Beauty By Caron McCloud

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And we gazed upon our beautiful mother,
and she said: Thousands of years from now,
when people say, How beautiful your children are!

Mothers, Fathers, clasp the children by Judy Grahn

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Mothers, fathers, clasp the children Mothers, fathers, clasp the children, tie them to your breast and beam like flashlights, hold the children praise them with buckets of raspberries, shiny as jelly, give them… Continue reading

Why this "red thread journal?"

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And so it is my desire to share my love of God, and my own struggle and faith walk to BE a Christian woman who LOVES the Mother. If anything I share could bring to light something hidden for someone else – or cause someone to consider Christ who lost him long ago amidst the patriarchal reckage of Christianity, or invite someone to consider Mary’s roll in all this – then that is sufficient. What does Mary have to do with the red thread? Click on the red thread tab to hear the story…but for my part I have done the red thread ceremony for about eight years at almost every single workshop. In one of my posts I will share about that – and how it came to be such a central part of my ritual and practice.

Why this “red thread journal?”

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And so it is my desire to share my love of God, and my own struggle and faith walk to BE a Christian woman who LOVES the Mother. If anything I share could bring to light something hidden for someone else – or cause someone to consider Christ who lost him long ago amidst the patriarchal reckage of Christianity, or invite someone to consider Mary’s roll in all this – then that is sufficient. What does Mary have to do with the red thread? Click on the red thread tab to hear the story…but for my part I have done the red thread ceremony for about eight years at almost every single workshop. In one of my posts I will share about that – and how it came to be such a central part of my ritual and practice.

The first day of Lent and Oxtail Stew

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the puppy lick lick
the wine sip sip
the stove click click
I said, oh God forgive my slip slip
into the stew bowl
dip dip
for the best steaming bowl of stew
ever a girl knew

Cosmic Creativity Studio – taking a moment to de-stress…

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I can just drop into a story line at anytime and begin taking notes. I don’t do it
in order, so if I don’t remember where I was last time I make up a new character, who is a poet
or topless dancer, and most likely, both.

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot

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To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;
There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;

Life As Art

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The thing is, we really can have more creative vitality right now without changing anything physical in our life – at first. Because of course, it starts with our own thoughts. Our headset and our heartset. How we THINK about what IS in our lives. A lot of times, any free space we have to actually THINK is taken up with so much to do and so many stories of the past and so many endlessly looping thought patterns that a moment of stillness is the last thing on our minds!

My Sparkley Suit

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When you were a little girl growing up did you:

a. want to be a nun and a solid gold dancer?
b. wonder why fitting in meant not acting like yourself?
c. want to save the world and felt like you actually could?
d. pretend your bicycle was a galloping horse?
e. wonder if being a bad girl was funner than being a good girl?
draw yourself with a crown on your head?’
wonder if being a bad girl was funner than being a good girl?

or were you one of the bad girls?
or were you BOTH the bad girl and the good girl?

The Heart of Things

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Some things in my world are as hard as they have ever been – but some things are sweeter than ever. Like my relationships with the people I love – and most especially – my beloved husband, Isaiah McCloud. We have been married now for over fourteen years…