The Soulistry Blog

“I’M POSSIBLE”

We’ve … said it. We’ve heard others … say it. When faced with something … unbelievable … beyond difficult … not scientifically feasible or just when we are frustrated the phrase “It’s impossible!” emerges.... read more

“ALL WHO DWELL HERE”

When I first walked in front of the tree … I kept on walking. Then I turned back. I wanted to see if what I thought I saw, And I really did see it! Just to be certain … I took this photo. And there it was … a face within not carved by human design,... read more

“GARDEN CHURCH”

Garden Church?   If church is a place for worship and worship is an expression of reverence and thanksgiving then surely a garden … flowers and bees … and colour and birds … and fruit and grass … and trees and bushes … and yes even... read more

“THIS NIGHT AND EVERY NIGHT”

This night and every night … may we be blessed. May we be blessed with a long and healing night of sleep … a release from pain. … a peace that passes understanding. May we be blessed by Grace that surrounds, undergirds and infills us and when we... read more

“SPRING IS HERE – ALMOST”

Welcome Vernal Equinox … aka Spring! Well, you’re almost here with your … blossoming flowers and shrubs and plants and trees … chirping birds … happy sounds of children at play outdoors … sunshine … warmth Ahhhhh, yes! …... read more

“DOING WHAT WE CAN”

When I took this photo this past Fall I was reminded of a lovely Celtic prayer … based on the Caim the ‘enfolding prayer’. On this, the eve of hearings which begin tomorrow on the incumbent U.S. President’s appointment to SCOTUS I remembered them both. May we do what... read more

“PRAYER FOR SLEEP AND PEACE”

Whether of Irish descent or not, the influence of the Celts remains with us and the depth of their sense of spirituality is a rich legacy for us all. In the difficult days that have passed and in the days that are likely yet to come, may this Celtic Prayer for Peace... read more

“INNER PEACE”

Why do we let the behaviour of others … complicate our lives … cause hurt … even destroy our inner peace. Why do we? How does it happen? What consequences come our way? Surely when we let the negative behaviour of others … family …... read more

“DARK AND SCARY”

For many over time, the world has been experienced as a “dark and scary place” think … concentration camps … Tiennamen Square, … threat of nuclear war … Hiroshima and Nagasaki … 9/11 For many now, the world is a “dark... read more

“SACRED BEINGS”

Treating one another as a sacred being may sound easy but … bullying … abuse … intimidation … violence … hatred … war … road rage … prejudice … gossip … racism … ageism … sexism … terrorism... read more

“INTUITION – SPIRITUAL MUSCLE”

I like to think of intuition as a muscle … a spiritual muscle that is exercised when I see and listen to Spirit – the soul, When I am ‘still’, I am better able to … allow my inner awareness speak … pay attention to the messages that... read more

“LOVE IS MAGICAL”

This is a true story about a penny … a magic penny! And it’s a story about love … magical love. It all began one Sunday as I was about to teach a song to children in a local church. Before the service, I put some pennies in my change purse to use as... read more

“IF OUR EYES SAW SOULS”

“If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies” wrote an unknown author, echoing the cry of many whose value in society is based on others ‘seeing’ them through the lens of their particular financial status, ability, weight, skin colour, age,... read more

“HARDENING OF SPIRITUAL ARTERIES”

These days, it seems as if more and more, people are experiencing a hardening of physical arteries … when blood vessels become narrow … hardened cholesterol clogs physical systems and physical health is seriously affected. These days, it seems as if more... read more

“A SIGN OF HOPE”

Winter storms have been happening … and continue to happen. “When will it stop?” “How much damage will it do before it passes away?” Political storms have been happening … and continue to happen. “When will it stop?”... read more

“A SPIRITUALITY OF PLAY”

In today’s intense world where … alternative facts masquerade as truthful statements; … Executive Orders bring confusion and fear; … outrage is commonplace … inner peace is quickly disappearing; … concerns and fears about compromised... read more

“SOMETHING-OTHER-THAN”

With all the snow that’s recently unexpectedly arrived, a decision to change the cover photo for the Soulistry FB as well as personal FB page … with photos of birds perched on trees in our back yard … and this link to Alexey Kjatov’s incredible... read more

“DOWN THE PATH”

What lies ‘down the path’ for the United States?  What lies ‘down the path’ for women, Mexicans, Muslims, Jews, minorities, people with disabilities? What lies ‘down the path’ for the world? We can conjecture. We can imagine. We can look to history and remember the... read more

“THERE’S MORE THAT BRINGS US TOGETHER”

Why? Why do we focus on that which separates? Why do we dwell on differences? Surely, regardless of ,.. religion … ethnicity … gender … geographical location … sexual identity … financial status … language … birthing order... read more

“JUST A LITTLE BIT”

Many Canadians have been and continue to be deeply troubled by the growing fear and hatred in our neighbours to the south. Phrases such as “It wouldn’t happen here” … “Discrimination is not part of the Canadian ideology” …... read more

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