Love asks us to do some reckoning

2022 the year we learn to listen to love Week 5–in which we realize that love requires reckoning Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, When my son came home from college the summer after his freshman year, we were talking in the living room one evening about something in the news that upset…

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The magic is coming in 9 days

The year of the body–Week 50 in which we remember the ancient story and our place in the story Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, I set out to write a very different Notes from the Field than the one you have in your hands. I had an outline. I had a plan. But…

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Rabbi Tirzah has some Magic for us at the Winter Solstice

The year of the body–Week 49 in which we are invited to dance with magic of the Sacred Feminine at Solstice Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, I am just now recovering from the Lunar Eclipse on November 19, when an intense birth experience happened—a birth that will reveal something important about the life…

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What did you read this year that cracked you open?

The year of the body–Week 48 in which we remember the books that mattered Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, Thank you for all your sweet supportive emails and comments on Facebook and YouTube about my experiences moving through this massive birth portal time of eclipse and looking back. It’s lovely to hear that…

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What’s the real reason witches were murdered?

The Year of the Body: Week 20 in which the sacred feminine and sacred masculine give birth to a big and holy child Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, This is a most sacred and pregnant moment. And I think it’s not an accident that it is happening during the 20th week of this…

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Is tonight the dawning of the Age of Aquarius?

“Stop being so small. You have the whole universe within you.” Rumi Friends, soul writers, lovers of prayer, Tonight, Sunday, December 20 is the eve of a most auspicious Winter (Summer down under) Solstice. For the first time in 800 years, Jupiter and Saturn, the largest planets in our solar system, are coming so close that…

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The heavens invite us to learn to fly this Winter Solstice

“Many thousands of years ago ancient seers understood revering the Sun as the highest symbol of divine consciousness and its light the spiritual source of creation” The Path of the Spiritual Sun, Belsebuub   When Rabbi Tirzah and I followed a shared intuition to offer a winter gathering to release 2020 and welcome 2021, we were focused…

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What wants to be reborn on Winter Solstice?

On this first weekend of December, I am reminded that the Winter Solstice always ushers in something I’m not expecting or requesting. It is a gift. A gift that is sacred, wise, and holy. And always—always—it is a surprise. Even though I know this is a sacred time of rebirth as we await the return…

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Are you ready to Exhale!

Before you read this Notes from the Field, stop for a second and notice how you are breathing. Smooth and gentle? Fast and thin? Perhaps a bit short or rough around the edges? Until someone calls us to notice our breath, we’re pretty oblivious. In addition to being oblivious to our personal breath, we tend…

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She called me a witch…

“Most men have never had to fear sticking out from the crowd far enough to elicit the heart-stopping accusation of ‘Witch!’ Ancient female wisdom–medical and otherwise–accumulated painstakingly over eons went up in flames along with the ‘witches.’ How to calculate and comprehend how much European civilization lost when its men nearly annihilated its wise women?”…

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What makes an “original prayer” original?

“Creation has been left incomplete, and human beings, that is all of us, are needed by creation–and the Creator–to do the ongoing work of completing it.” Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, The Receiving Friends, soul writers, and lovers of prayer, What makes an original prayer, original? There’s a question I never expected to ponder. It’s not a question…

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A personal message from Rabbi Tirzah Firestone

“In mystical terms, each of us is an entire world or garden unto ourselves. And just as there was a healing tree at the center of the Garden of Eden, so each of us has a healing tree at the center of our individual psyches.”  Rabbi Tirzah Firestone Fellow Carriers of the Original Starter, (keep…

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What Kabbalah can tell us about the meaning of Covid-19

“It strikes me as ironic that the coronavirus was given the name COVID-19 by the World Health Organization. Strangely, COVID bears the same consonants as Cavod or Kavod, the ancient Hebrew word for glory, honor, or divine Presence.”  Rabbi Tirzah Firestone Fellow Pilgrims, And yes, I do believe we are all pilgrims now. In the past,…

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