The Soulistry Blog

“MYSTERY. GIFT”

She appeared out of nowhere. I didn’t intend to create her. I was just doodling on a scrap of cardstock as I thought and prayed for friends going through a difficult time and about the chaos, fear, confusion, grief, anger felt by so many. And then, unexpectedly,... read more

“FROSTY HOPE”

First frost of the winter arrived! A cold and crisp morning. Beauty. My little camera came outside with me and I was in awe. The frost on the deck’s bannister ushered a depth of gratitude for much in my life including, on this cold morning, – the power is... read more

“A THOUGHT IS …”

Here’s what I believe … the “thinking of you” expression may seem to be trite or inconsequential but saying / writing “thinking of you” is a thought. And a thought is a prayer. And a prayer is a gift. And a gift is an expression of... read more

“JOURNEY THROUGH ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS”

Come and journey through the Seasons of Advent and Christmas.  From the Latin ‘adventus’ meaning ‘coming’), the Seasons of Advent and Christmas have fascinating traditions and history. While the core of the Season of Advent is Christian, many... read more

“COMMUNITY – SOUL CONNECTION”

I first heard the words from Sarah in a small northern Alaskan village, long ago. The tiny, elderly, native woman spoke them slowly and carefully all the while looking directly in my eyes. “How deeply you are connected to my soul, June.” Deeply humbled by her words, I... read more

“MAY WE BE GENTLE”

There is so much fear, anger, suspicion and hatred expressed on social media, in families, at work, between friends and in personal thoughts. It seems as if the concept of “gentleness” has disappeared and is no longer present. Can gentleness exist when... read more

“WE ARE CONNECTED. LIKE IT OR NOT.”

We are connected one to the other. Like it or not. Whether our connection is as family … by blood, adoption, marriage as friend, colleague or stranger we are co-sojourners on this fragile planet called Earth, and so we are connected. Even though we may speak... read more

“GOOD MORNING”

We say it often We hear it often But do we really know what we’re saying when we say “good morning.” Yesterday may have had ‘broken pieces’ Yesterday may have brought disappointment Yesterday may have planted fear deep inside But today is... read more

“TURNING FEAR INTO HOPE”

The fear seems to be growing. Saying the word thinking the word believing in the word seems to deepen that word’s presence in the world How to deal with that which seems to be on the increase? Perhaps we could let the four letters of FEAR stand for something... read more

“HOLD ON”

Weather-wise, it is overcast and gloomy and the Fall season has arrived in full force. In New Zealand, it is overcast and gloomy and today’s earthquake, the aftershocks and tsunami have arrived in full force. The aftershocks of the US Presidential election have... read more

“THE TIME HAS COME”

“The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things” wrote Lewis Carroll. For some, the time for talk has come. Talking helps with the processing. For others, it’s time to breathe and not engage in social media discussions so that *response*... read more

“THE SAFETY PIN IS ON GUARD”

The Remembrance Day poppy I have been wearing on my outer clothing close to my heart was a reminder of the men and women who stood on guard so that freedom might be ours. In the morning, a common safety pin will take its place. It will be worn as a sign to all who... read more

“A DAY LIKE NO OTHER”

This is a day like no other. The waves of grief overwhelm me.  My soul aches. My heart is broken. Fear begins to rise as questions and concerns about family, friends, minorities, the elderly, children, health care, the economy, personal and global security, the world,... read more

“WHERE THERE’S HOPE”

A long time ago, a child lived while the world around her exploded. One man had risen to power. A man who hated. A man who encouraged and convinced others to hate. Soon the hatred spread. The world of the child became a world of fear. She and her family and others... read more

“TAKE THE FIRST STEP”

He took the first step and the next and the next believing in taking the first step “even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” One of those first steps cost him, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his life. Not everyone is called to such sacrifice but... read more

“WHEN DARKNESS BEGAN”

when Darkness began and the future of the world seemed bleak when Darkness began and a loved one left too soon and a serious illness was diagnosed a pain wouldn’t leave finances were unsettled the future was frightening in the Darkness love, hope, joy,... read more

“FRAGILITY”

Fragility the quality of being … broken or damaged … delicate or vulnerable … wounded or weak is experienced every day in some way by some one. No matter how it is experienced physically or emotionally or spiritually fragility intrudes upon life... read more

“MS. SQUIRREL CAME FOR A VISIT”

As I looked through the patio door, I saw her. Ms. Squirrel. She was eating the seed I’d put out for the birds. I grabbed my purse and muttered “I see you! Those seeds are *not* yours! They’re for the birds.  Your food is over there.” Did she... read more

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