The Soulistry Blog

“SHARE THE LOVE”

I’ve been playing with rocks/stones lately … latest theme has been “love” adding little phrases/images with colour then hiding them around our little town and in parks, under community flower beds etc. beside Nature’s other rocks that are... read more

“THE CYCLE OF LIFE”

Ahhhh, sweet organic corn on the cob from-our-garden Farewell. You began your life planted as kernel-seeds in trays on the dining room table which had been moved to the window to take advantage of the sun … no special lamps for you. And you began to grow. Each... read more

“LIKE IT OR NOT, WE ARE CONNECTED”

Why is it we feel such pain when we hear of the terrifying events happening around the world?Surely it’s because we are connected. If one part of humanity hurts, all hurt. Even Scripture notes that in 1 Corinthians 12: 26a. We are connected. One to the... read more

“SNEEZING THROUGH THANKSGIVING”

Many will be celebrating Harvest Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend. And in the midst of this national holiday I keep hearing the question “How do we give thanks … when there is unemployment or illness in our family?  … when there are senseless deaths caused by... read more

“WELCOME BACK”

Something has changed in the back yard and it’s good. During the summer drought no birds were in the back yard. Water and food were put out for them but no birds. Yesterday about five or six appeared. This morning, robins, hummingbirds, sparrows and... read more

“THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS”

“I am done with thoughts and prayers that go nowhere” wrote a friend today. She had me thinking. A lot.  I believe that sincere ‘thoughts and prayers’ *do* go somewhere. I believe that they go into our own souls. I believe that they connect us... read more

“TURNING FEAR INTO HOPE”

Fear … seems to be growing … seems to be on the rise around the world. How to deal with it? It’s not to get … guns … more guns … attachments to make guns even more potent. Instead, perhaps FEAR and HOPE could be transformed into a... read more

“BREATHE – JUST BREATHE”

breathe just breathe each day regardless of what is happening in the world in the media in our personal ives we must remember to breathe and inhale goodness kindness thoughtfulness gentleness love joy peace self-control breathe just breathe photo & text © June... read more

“HELLO SUNDAY”

Hello, Sunday. Welcome! A new week soon begins. Possibility! What will happen in this world in my country in me tomorrow the next day this time next week? What will happen depends on me on each of us speaking truth using self-control expressing kindness being patient... read more

“LEAVES CAN TEACH US”

Fall is here. The signs abound … in Nature. … and within us as we move into and through the Fall Season of our Lives. There are times when we feel alive and vibrant in body, mind and spirit. There are times when we realize that … the withering of... read more

“SELF-DOUBT MOUNTAIN”

Have you ever met or been confronted by Self-Doubt Mountain? Have you ever thought there was something … a particular situation … a new technique or learning … a certain time in your life you couldn’t “get-through”? A few hours... read more

“HIS NAME WAS JOE”

People who are ‘different’ are being targeted, ostracized, bullied. “Different” religion. “Different” sexual orientation. “Different” physical or mental ability. “Different”. And with the bullying,... read more

“SOLITARY FLOWER BY THE ROADSIDE”

solitary flower by the roadside gentle reminder cycle of life beauty of life fragility of life  all three wrapped in one sweet pink flower © June Maffin www.facebook.com/groups/soulistry www.soulistry.com/blog... read more

“OH THE STORIES”

stories we all have them on a drive one afternoon in rural Ontario the no-longer-existing fence with its tall weeds and grass wildly growing all around caught my eye and led my attention to the farmhouse waaaaaay off in the distance i wondered what stories the... read more

“WHAT TOMORROW WILL BRING”

as I stepped out of the car to take this photo the bird appeared on the beach the sun began to set and a transcendent peace seemed to enfold me.  it was a quiet moment … a gentle experience of Love and I wondered “what will Tomorrow bring?” not just tomorrow … of the... read more

J’AI PEUR

“J’ai peur.” “I’m scared.” As Hurricane Irma makes its way across the Atlantic ocean toward islands, homes, businesses, animals, people these words appear more and more on Facebook. What to do in the midst of experiencing fear that... read more

“PAINFUL TEARS”

The wind has changed direction. Smoke from nearby fires is frighteningly strong. Lungs ache. Eyes burn. Families fear losing their homes, livestock, pets, lives. Painful tears. The wind has changed direction. Young men and women brought to their new home as babies or... read more

“THE WHAT-IF QUESTIONS”

Sometimes, our hearts skip a beat and we ask the worrying questions of “what if …” after a situation/relationship/election/crisis/etc is over. What if … … ‘xyz’ hadn’t been done or said … the stock market... read more

“THE TRUE ESSENCE”

It’s easy to point fingers and blame. It’s easy to mock and ridicule someone who is different. It’s easy to harass and bully those unable to defend themselves. It’s even easy to pick up a gun to settle an argument. These may be... read more

“WHISPERING COURAGE”

“My courage does not roar. It whispers to my heart. It makes me dig deep and find it in my soul to fight on.” <Firefighter Kim Fitzsimmons> Thank you, firefighters everywhere. You valiantly and selflessly serve long hours at great personal cost. We... read more

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