Saturday was the third day of the dark moon. The dark moon is a time of divination. Of illumination. Of healing. And this dark moon was no exception. She delivered quite the gift, and I’m pretty sure it’s as much for you as it is for me. Although we now live drenched in artificial light,…Read More
Stella Maris, Star of the Sea First light, Last light Guide us all safely home The 9 Mothers of Stella Maris Can you pray too much? Never thought I’d ask such a question! I’m pretty sure the answer is no, but I did have a week so full of prayer that it seemed that a…Read More
This has been a most extraordinary week. I know it seems I open every Notes from the Field with this sentence, but this has been a most extraordinary year, hasn’t it. And this past week felt like it encapsulated the whole wild story of 2020. On Tuesday, we held the first Mother Moon Yoga on…Read More
I had a lot of plans for today’s Notes from the Field. In fact, I had so many delicious topics related to the labyrinth that I was having trouble picking what to write about in this last newsletter before we open a new prayer intensive on Tuesday. I thought I might talk about the labyrinth…Read More
Friends, soul writers, and lovers of prayer, The labyrinth has a voice. And I experienced it this morning. Here’s what happened. In the night, I saw myself stepping onto a labyrinth for my daily anointing practice. I didn’t write anything on the yellow pad that is always in bed with me, so I think I…Read More
“This is the most important week of the entire year.” Emma Kupu Mitchell Friends, soul writers, and lovers of prayer, This week has been extraordinary for everyone. Everywhere. And for many, it feels like too much. Too much unknown. Too much chaos. Too much betrayal. Too much exposed all at once. Too many dark truths…Read More
The rosary has a problem. A big problem. It’s the number one issue holding people back from picking up a rosary and trying it on for size. The problem is the opening prayer. You might know it as the “Our Father” or “The Lord’s Prayer.” If you were raised in any Christian church, it’s imprinted permanently…Read More
Yesterday was the first day of a new lunar cycle. And not just any lunar cycle. It is the first full lunar cycle of 2020. The last lunar cycle was born in the dark moon days of December 24, 25, 26. During those three days I received clear (if slightly terrifying and certainly breathtaking) instructions…Read More
The heart of radical prayer is forgiving everyone. Everyone. We begin by gazing. We gaze with love at those we find hard to love.Read More
I want to do something on my birthday that applauds my soul for making the outrageous choice to come into this world. So the gift is for you!Read More
There is a vital connection between creativity and mysticism. To make art is to make love with the sacred.Read More
New Year’s Eve (that’s lunar new year’s eve) was Thursday. The first day of the new lunar year was Friday. And Saturday was a lovely day to rest and digest and integrate this birth.
And it was quite the birth, wasn’t it!Read More
What is prayer? Have you ever asked yourself this question?
I never did.
Prayer was simply what we did as a child.
No one sat me down and talked about what prayer is or who we’re praying to or why. It was just assumed. It was in the air.
And I didn’t question it.Read More
When I first heard the words, “prayer artist” in the night, I didn’t have a clue what it meant or where it would take me. And it scared me.Read More
When I clearly heard “prayer artist” in the night 11 months ago, I had a choice. Even in the dark in the middle of the night, I knew I had a choice. But here’s the problem:
My body voted one way. My heart another.