The Soulistry Blog

Three Questions

Three questions … – What is knowledge? – What is wisdom? – What is philosophy? How about this … – Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. – Wisdom is not putting the tomato in a fruit salad. – And philosophy is... read more

“EYES TO SEE”

The tulips in our kitchen window won’t last long. Their silent beauty, gentle reflective presence, and oh-so-inviting colour move me to a place of pensive thought each time I am at the kitchen sink and once again I am grateful and humbled by the gifts of Mother... read more

“LIFE’S CYCLE”

In many parts of the world, it’s springtime – a Season when nature wonderfully presents symbols of life, birth, beginnings.  In spite of that, too many dear ones have died, are dying, been institutionalized, diagnosed with major illness and we too face our... read more

“SUNNY”

Sunny. It’s a name that suits my friend well. Her easy, friendly manner encourages smiling responses in those she meets. Her patient, open acceptance of others, her loving nature and grace blesses those who encounter her. She brings sunshine in her every step. Yes,... read more

“WHEN DARKNESS COMES”

… when darkness comes and fear of the unknown reigns … when pain persists and fear of the unknown reigns … when sleepless nights are commonplace and fear of the unknown reigns … i invite and welcome release … i invite and welcome relief... read more

“LIFE AFTER DEATH”

Ever have a day when memories of someone special, who is no longer alive, surfaced in your heart and mind? It’s not their birthday or any particular occasion that would bring them to mind – yet you feel their loving presence and find yourself grateful for... read more

“REMEMBERING THE MOMENTS”

There they were — mama and little ones, crossing the road. I didn’t see them, but my dear husband did. He stopped the car to let them pass <whew!>. “Quick – get the camera!” he said. I wasn’t really quick enough to capture... read more

“IT TAKES COURAGE”

Being born … takes courage. Growing up … takes courage. Getting old … takes courage. Living in this world of terrorism and constant threat of war, environmental destruction and nuclear explosion … takes courage. Dying … takes courage.... read more

“MAY IT BE SO”

This weekend, with Good Friday and Easter Sunday being celebrated by millions around the world, symbols of death and life have been poignant reminders of the fragility of life. In the midst of life and the joy that many are feeling this Easter day, came news of death.... read more

“AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL”

This morning, it felt damp. It was cold. It was overcast. And, it was beautiful. At this morning’s Easter Sunrise Service by water’s edge, people gathered to sing, praise, dance, pray, share Hot Cross Buns, hot chocolate and coffee and mini chocolate... read more

“LIVE EASTER”

In the Christian tradition, the Day / Season of Easter is about rebirth … new life resurrection … starting-over making everything new. Ajay Sadh wrote that “What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked... read more

“SUSURROUS”

feather … whisper … hum susurrous a derivative from the Latin noun “‘susurrus’ meaning ‘whispering / rustling  / hum of sounds’ So often, word comes our way of family / friends / neighbours near-by and global who are dealing... read more

YODA

Dear Yoda, You are quite the theologian quite the philosopher quite the poet. “Do or do not. There is no try.” <Yoda> May each of us be a risk-taker step out in faith and *do* kindness stand up and *do* acts of justice” be courageous and *do*... read more

“OUR GARDEN CHURCH”

Our little ‘Garden Church’ continues to burst forth its bounty – thanks to the rain that comes and comes and keeps coming!   I like to think the flowers know that I love them and ‘smile pretty’ for me when I approach.   Taking photographs... read more

“PERSPECTIVE”

whether it’s politics religion looking at art listening to music recommending a restaurant to another we all have our own perspective our own viewpoint our own experience of what we see/hear/taste/feel. When I created this ZenDoodle long ago while waiting to see a... read more

“LEARNING. I LOVE IT – MOST OF THE TIME”

I love learning no, scratch that I’m passionate about learning! I try to learn something new every day Some days the learning is huge other days it’s subtle Some days the learning is about me what I believe who I am things I need to work on. Some days the... read more

“I’LL ALWAYS BE HERE FOR YOU”

if you’re a dog-person you’ll know how much dogs love how long dogs love how far dogs will go for you if you’re a dog-person, you’ll know the meaning of faithfulness loyalty forgiveness unconditional love if you’re a dog-person, you’ll know. beyond a shadow of doubt... read more

“ABUNDANCE”

How can we increase the awareness of abundance / blessing in our lives? Perhaps we could be (more) aware of the abundance / blessings in our lives … shelter … food … mobility … breath … vision … hearing … relationships …... read more

“MAGIC PENNY”

And yes … this is a true story.   I was about to spend time with the children in a local church one Sunday and was going to teach them the “Magic Penny” song.  I had put some pennies in my change purse to use as a visual aid.  But, seconds before the... read more

“TOUCHING AND BEING TOUCHED BY THE HOLY”

do you remember a moment when the colour, the sound, the taste, the touch, the silence when the contrast of sky and trees brought a sense of wonder that filled your soul when the sacredness of it all brought peace to your soul and not only did you touch the holy but... read more

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