“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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“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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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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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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“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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“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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“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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“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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