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Sophia's Children

Living and Leading the Transformation.

MuseWorthy Reflection: Distress That Becomes Grace.

"Only when distress turns to remembrance and blame of others is erased, is pride extracted from our egos, humbleness settles in our hearts, and the door of grace opens." ~ A paraphrase from Kabir Dede. A heart-centering reflection for the... Continue Reading →

Waiting in the In-Between (and Finding the Clues Hidden There)

Once again (or as is often the case), I've heard from quite a few of you sharing that you're experiencing passages of 'standstill', 'stuckness', and/or 'in-betweens'. All of this despite it being a season of busyness and even anxious frenzy... Continue Reading →

Dealing With Sanctimonious A**es (And What We Can Learn From Them)

Yes, I do mean what you think I mean by "sanctimonious a**es." It made sense to get right to it, rather than hedge with more gentle, round-about language, since I noticed a theme arising. 'Tis the season, in line with... Continue Reading →

At the End of the Selfie Era? Then What …

"So let me rephrase, we live at the end of an era characterized by relentless anxiety around the self as a product: what it means, who owns it, what it costs, what it’s worth. The word celebrity suggests that this value... Continue Reading →

Thanks, Giving. (And a Jinn (Gee Thanks) Full Moon)

It's Thanksgiving week here in the United States, though the underlying notion of giving thanks, or gracefully receiving, and having some appreciation and gratitude (magic!), can be summoned up at any time, in any place. Of course, I'm thinking about the... Continue Reading →

BlogShare: “Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm”

Hello, fellow Earth-Walkers. Yes, lots getting stirred up, for better and worse, which is kind of normal, really. We can navigate this, though, if we stay both alert and relaxed. No problem, right? Over the coming week, we'll also have... Continue Reading →

“Responding Creatively” as a Kind of Activism (and Coming Through Perfect Storms)

Ever wonder just what you can do, contribute, in the face of what often seems overwhelming odds, too much tragedy and suffering, and powerful pot-stirrers who seem to jones on and profit from the mess? I know I've mused and... Continue Reading →

Energies of Now: Delving To Reclaim the Deepest of Values

The Energies of Now feature a whole lot of potent energy currents, stirring the proverbial pot, disturbing the complacency of "normal," catalyzing energy (and temperature) shifts, extending yet another invitation to us, and all ... with what particular theme or... Continue Reading →

Wisdom, Dignity and Courage Shine Amidst the (Senate) Circus.

"The hateful, the aggressive, the truly, truly awful manner which with so many are acting now has got to end. This is not who we are. This is not who we should be. This is not who we raise our... Continue Reading →

It’s Time For Uncommon Skills and Islands of Sanity. Again.

"I know it is possible to create islands of sanity in the midst of disruptive seas. … And I have studied enough history to know that such leaders always arise when they are most needed. Now it’s our turn." ~... Continue Reading →

A Less-Mentioned (but Huge) “Ism.”

Jeff Japp, in his Stuff Jeff Reads blog, muses about another of the super-insidious yet not as often mentioned "isms" ingrained and "toxic-normalized" into our culture, alongside racism and sexism/misogyny, linking what we see now with what Shakespeare wrote about in... Continue Reading →

There’s a Reason It’s Called ‘Golden’

Generally, when something's "golden" it's considered good, optimal, desirable, refined, auspicious. A golden opportunity. The Golden Rule. The Golden Mean. Someone who's able to turn straw into gold -- creating something valuable, that benefits others, from humble origins or 'raw... Continue Reading →

Energies of Now: The Train (Finally) Leaves the Station.

In the film Sliding Doors, Lydia makes a frustration-laden comment that's a fair expression of the recent weeks (or couple of months). Ever found yourself thinking like this? "I'm standing on the platform at Limbo Central with my heart and... Continue Reading →

How Can HeArtful Inquiry Be a Powerful Practice? (The Question Holds the Lantern)

Mindful inquiry. Sacred inquiry. Transformative inquiry. Affirmative inquiry. All of these point to a particular way of working with questions that's a little different from the same old, same old. This was one of the topics (or themes, or skill... Continue Reading →

Who Made Breaches of “Social Conscience” Uncool (and “Reformation of Manners” Cool?)

“Social conscience" obliges the individual to act. Today we call for action all the time, but mostly from government, which is another way of excusing us and allowing us to get on with the distractions of the day." ~ Mark... Continue Reading →

Heartistry and Whole-Heartedness: Lùnastal, Edgy Energies, Pivot Points and Possibilities

"An awakened heart is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be honored, protected, and expressed, with all of the fierceness of the regal Lioness and Lion." In these days and times, an awakened heart -- individually... Continue Reading →

Big Love and Hard Places, Redux

In recent weeks, I've heard from more than a couple of peeps and clients experiencing some really challenging times and energies, in various ways. One, a long-time reader and client, requested that I share this particular post anew. It seems... Continue Reading →

Energies of Now: Venus Earthing (and a Potent Activation Portal)

Happy Friday the 13th, and New Moon in Luna's Cancerian waters. Feeling the catalyzing energy streams flowing (or whirling) in and around and, maybe, beneath you? There are some shifts and fine-tunings occurring in the Symphony of the Spheres (aka... Continue Reading →

Energies of Now: The Fiery Indie-Dragon Stirs (and Some Elemental Help)

It's Independence Day week in the U.S., and the Energies of Now feature the fiery electrical currents of the metaphorical fire-breathing Dragon, along with elemental support to soothe and ground. Depending on our awareness and discernment, of course. As always.... Continue Reading →

Energies of Now: Deep Wellsprings and Light Houses

Two years ago, I wrote a post called "I Build A Lighted House (and Therein I Dwell). The Energies of Now -- and current 'happenings' in culture -- make this a timely message once again. Here goes ... “I build... Continue Reading →

Rediscovering Lost Values at the Border

"The thing that we need in the world today is a group of men and women who will stand up for right and to be opposed to wrong, wherever it is. A group of people who have come to see... Continue Reading →

Culture Shifts: From ‘The Consomedamnthing’ to Mindful Citizenship

I wrote this post last Autumn and stowed it away in the Drafts folder to be rediscovered today. Seems as timely a topic as ever, so here it is ... “Researching her film, The Story of Stuff, Annie Leonard discovered... Continue Reading →

Un-Erasing Women Who Knew: Gladys West and the Origins of Your G.P.S.

A lot of people use GPS to help them get to where they're going, but how many know about  Gladys West, Ph.D., whose work was instrumental in creating GPS? Dr. West, a mathematician born in 1930, was a member of... Continue Reading →

A Culture-Shifting Rebel Who Inspired A LOT of People (You May Have Heard About Him)

I appreciated and enjoyed reading Robert Alan Rife's InnerWoven post about a particular historical culture-shifter who: • defied hatred with love, • practiced inclusion and invitation rather than exclusion, • annoyed the Powers That Be (of his time) by opposing... Continue Reading →

Energies of Now: Live Wires in the Muse Pool, and Timely Questions

As I write this, the Energies of Now are heavily spiced with Airy, Mental electrical currents and a beautiful now-waning Grand Water (Mystic, Imaginal) Trine, with a tiny bit of Earth and Fire on the side. Live wires in the... Continue Reading →

Respecting Your Info Privacy (the new GDPR stuff)

A new standard of online privacy and data requirements go active May 25, 2018, based on the European Union's "General Data Protection Regulation" or GDPR. The general purpose of the GDPR -- and regulations like it -- is to protect... Continue Reading →

Fault Vs. Responsibility – Insights from Will Smith

Here's an insight from Will Smith about how essential it is that we switch from a default mode of fault and blame to responsibility. Things like this add up to greater empowerment, agency, and a more skillful ability to relate... Continue Reading →

Are You Experiencing a Life-Milestone Cycle or “EPE”?

Every one of us experiences various life milestones, some of which are reflected in one's astrological natal and transits chart -- the first Saturn Return (and second), the Uranus Oppositions and Squares, the Chiron Return, Progressed Lunar Return, and a... Continue Reading →

Tribe of Invisible Mothers: A Trio of Women Whose Caring Made (or Makes) a Difference – #notinvisibletome

In my recent musing, Appreciation to the Tribe of Invisible Mothers, I promised to share a couple of examples that were in my mind and heart as I gestated and wrote that post. These are just a few of the... Continue Reading →

Energies of Now: The Rebel Champion Returns to the Garden of the Feminine.

We've had, and are in the midst of, some energy and theme shifts in recent weeks and days. On May 15th, humanity's maverick, rule-bending champion, Prometheus, returned to the Garden on the New Moon to join a Posse of the... Continue Reading →

Appreciation to the Tribe of Invisible Mothers

Yes, Mother's Day, and a happy one, with best wishes, for traditional mothers everywhere. There is another tribe of mothers, though ... ... probably several ... that go unseen and unsung in our culture. It's this tribe -- my tribe... Continue Reading →

Let There Be Dark – Growing Health Concerns About LEDs and Gadget-Screen Blue Light

"In a sense, with all our gadgets, we are all night shift workers to a degree now." ~ David Blask, MD, associate director of the Tulane University Center for Circadian Biology. We are "darkness deprived." ~ Richard Stevens, PhD, University... Continue Reading →

Retrospective: Free Your Heart. Be As You Are.

Happy Protomagia, as my Greek friend Marinela says, a.k.a. Beltane or May Day (a traditional "thank God we survived the long Winter" celebratory and abundance-appreciating reference before 'May Day' got co-opted for martial purposes! Also connected with Persephone and her... Continue Reading →

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