I asked an angel for help and he said…what!?

The year of the body–Week 29 in which an angel reminds me who I really am–and who you really are Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, I turned in the manuscript for Writing Down Your Soul on November 11, 2007. For a couple weeks, I sat in my soul writing chair and stared at the…

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Love in Action: How soul writing guides us to find home

The year of the body–Week 28 in which we find our way home Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, A lot has happened this week, hasn’t it! Perhaps we could blame it on the evocative dark moon we are under right now in Cancer. What is Cancer? Home. Hearth. Heart. Intimacy. Security. Comfort. Community.…

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My son went to prison–and I learned to pray

The mystical practices of soul writing and Intention Mandala were birthed in trauma. As I began Soul Vows, there was no trauma in sight. Would I finally get to write a book without pain?  Trauma, as you’ve probably discovered, can be a divine invitation. Not one you want, of course, but a divine invitation nonetheless. That’s…

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Am I the Mikey of the mystical life? (Are you?)

Thomas Merton said, “It is not we who choose to awaken ourselves, but God who chooses to awaken us.” In that case, our only option is to say yes. I confess, I’m getting pretty good at this game of yes!   When Writing Down Your Soul came out, I didn’t see any particular pattern. I was grateful to have…

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Meet the Owl

Welcome from Janet The owl on the cover of Writing Down Your Soul and My Soul Pages is not an accident. It is not an accident that it is an animal and an owl in particular. This owl is so much more than just an owl. This cover is a sweet divine mystery. Let me…

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