Is another world possible?

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 46–in which we ponder how changing our one little life changes the world Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” Arundhati Roy I love…

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If Buddha walked a labyrinth

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 45–in which we listen deeply to the Buddha’s greatest teaching in a radical new way Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, The Lotus and the Lily—book and intensive—was born on January 1, 2010 when I read Thich Nhat Hanh’s short, powerful book, You Are…

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The Lotus and The Lily Q & A

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 44–in which we ponder two strange teachings of Buddha and Yeshua and ask a few questions Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, Thank you for your heartfelt responses to last Sunday’s Notes from the Field. That sentence from John O’Donohue—Let us waste our hearts on…

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“Let us waste our hearts on fear no more”

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 43–in which we ponder what it takes to welcome the life that wants to be lived amid a world imploding with violence and grief Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, By the time you read this, you will have been moved—dare I say, transformed—by the lunar…

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10 mystical truths in The Lotus and the Lily

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 42–in which we put our toes on the threshold, take a deep breath, and enter Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, I have spent the entire week preparing the closing ceremony for the second intensive in the seven-intensive series called The Witch Sequence.…

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What did the eclipse reveal?

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 41–in which we ask, voices breaking: what can we do, what can we do, what can we do? Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, Last Sunday, I promised that in today’s Notes from the Field, I would open registration for the upcoming The Lotus…

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My 20-year love affair with a dead man

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 40–in which we look back and ask: was that a prayer or a spell? Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, I spent the last week preparing to open my annual intensive The Lotus and the Lily. This will be the 13th time we’ve gathered to…

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The Theatre of the Miraculous reveals her true colors

2023 the year we learn to listen to life Week 39–in which the Theatre of the Miraculous reveals her true colors Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, On this first day of October, a day that whispers a hint about the magic of the year to come, I’d like to tell you a…

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I looked back. And was shocked.

2022 the year we learn to listen to love Week 47–in which we stop and look back at what happened in 2022–and are startled Friends, soul writers, mystics, witches, and lovers of prayer, Do you know who’s most surprised by what happens in my intensives? Me. You might assume that because: I’m the one who…

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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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You’re not exhausted, you’re being birthed

The year of the body–Week 47 in which we let go of the life we thought we wanted and enter the birth canal into the life we really want  Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, Are you feeling exhausted? Bone-deep exhausted? There’s a reason. Ever since I stepped off the corporate hamster wheel of…

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Listen as 2021 sings her song on a labyrinth

The year of the body–Week 46 in which we listen carefully and hear 2021 sing her song  Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, The 12th edition of The Lotus and the Lily opens today, Monday, November 15. After leading 11 groups in this magical process starting in 2010, you might assume I understand this 30-day…

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Do you really know what happened in 2021?

The year of the body–Week 45 in which we ask ourselves what really happened in 2021? Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, Do you know what happened in 2021? You’ve walked through almost 11 months of this five year. What has it all meant to you? Before you attempt to answer that question,…

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Your mandala is far more magical than you realized

The year of the body–Week 44 in which we discover the mandala is far far more magical than we ever knew   Read the blog, as always, or watch me read the blog below! To subscribe to Notes from the Field on YouTube, click here. Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, When I announced…

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You are not praying, you are being prayed

The year of the body–Week 42 in which prayer whispers the great paradox and mystery of prayer   Friends, soul writers, mystics, and lovers of prayer, Something happened during The Return of the Witches pilgrimage this summer that dramatically altered how I construct my prayer intensives. For the 5th gathering for Marguerite Porete, Marguerite’s champion got…

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There is one question that must be asked

Has this not been the week to cap all weeks? And not just for Americans. I’m in several international groups and everyone everywhere has been holding their breath. On Saturday at noon, as Celtic author Sharon Blackie welcomed 300 people around the world to the second class in her Your Witch Will Come course, she…

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Now, about that bat bite…

Well, this has been quite the wild week, hasn’t it! How much misery and mystery can one week hold? In the Misery department: The US government admitted that the parents of 545 immigrant children can’t be found. And anyone with a heart cried. A judge who is the diametric opposite of everything Ruth Bader Ginsburg…

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A Lotus and Lily like no other

The emails have begun. I get a flurry of them this time of year from people anxious to register for The Lotus and The Lily prayer intensive that opens in mid-November and always sells out. But this year your emails have a more frantic tone. For 10 years, mystic souls around the world have gathered for 5 weeks starting in mid-November…

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The Queen’s Love–a mystical prayer for a mystical day

Today is such a fun day. It’s the numerology joke of the century. Actually, several centuries. Today is a palindrome. When you say “February second” you might miss the fun, but when you look at the date written out like a credit card expiration: 02-02-2020, you can’t miss it! Today’s date reads the same backward…

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