The Soulistry Blog

“O CANADA”

“O CANADA”

Today is Canada Day in this country.  I honour and pay respect to the privilege and reality that I live on unceded aboriginal land - meaning that Aboriginal Title has neither been surrendered nor acquired by the government (Crown) ... "our home and native...

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“THE ONE WE FEED”

“THE ONE WE FEED”

'Dislike' ... I understand. 'Disrespect' ... I understand. 'Anger and hatred' ... completely different because neither anger nor hatred ... leave space for Love ... leave space for Hope ... leave space for Possibility. Remember the Story of the Two Wolves? A...

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“A TOUCH OF THE HOLY aka Do You Remember”

“A TOUCH OF THE HOLY aka Do You Remember”

Do you remember ... When a deep part of you that you'd long forgotten was awakened by the colour of a flower ... the sound of an instrument ... the taste of a meal ... the touch of love ... a moment of silence in the midst of a chaotic day? When you surprised yourself...

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“CREATE. JUST BEGIN”

“CREATE. JUST BEGIN”

"Create," said my friend, with enthusiasm. I looked at the blank piece of paper and was numb. "Create?   Create what?" "Let it flow.  Put paint on brush, brush on paper.  See what happens." "She's got to be kidding" I murmured to myself. "I need her to show me what to...

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“The Hope”

“The Hope”

In the midst of ... grieving the loss of yet another friend ... learning that another friend's husband's dementia has taken an unexpected downward turn ... hearing the anguish of Americans devastated by the inability of the NRA to see the connection between assault...

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IN THE FACE OF EVIL: METANOIA TIME”

IN THE FACE OF EVIL: METANOIA TIME”

It is Metanoia Time. I don't want to think of evil, or believe in evil, or acknowledge the presence of evil. And yet ... as the situation in Ukraine continues ... as political lies flood some media outlets and people believe the lies and repeat them as if they were...

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“WITH MOTHER’S DAY ON THE HORIZON”

“WITH MOTHER’S DAY ON THE HORIZON”

(updated for 2022)With Mother's Day on the horizon, I think of, and pray with thanksgiving, for... the women who are rejoicing for they gave birth to a healthy child ... the women whose child had children and they became a grandmother ... the women who adopted a...

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“HAPPY MAY DAY – BELTANE”

“HAPPY MAY DAY – BELTANE”

The pandemic continues its stranglehold around the world in various ways. The war in Ukraine continues, fracturing, disrupting, terrorizing, ending lives. Life is difficult, stressful, frightening for many.And at the same time, in this part of the world, summer is on...

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“HELLO – Welcome Days of the Week”

“HELLO – Welcome Days of the Week”

Every day we wake up, is a day to say "Welcome" to whichever day it is: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Rain or shine, hot or cold - while some days may prove to be difficult - the "Welcome, Days of the Week" cyber floral mosaic series...

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“It’s EARTH DAY.”

“It’s EARTH DAY.”

It's April 22nd - Earth Day - a global annual event celebrated in more than 190 countries to show support for the environment.  Words by Thich Nhat Hanh are poignant and critical for us all to remember: "The earth is not just our environment.   We are the earth and...

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“EASTER-resurrection proof”

“EASTER-resurrection proof”

It's here! Finally! Finally we have come to the end of Lent, the end of Holy Week.It is Easter! “Alleluia! Christ is risen." "He is risen indeed! Alleluia!” As the little girl stuck out her tongue at the other little girl, she exclaimed "So there! I told you so! I was...

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AN EASTER GIFT  “Invitation to Soul-Questions”

AN EASTER GIFT “Invitation to Soul-Questions”

I wish you H A P P Y  E A S T E R! and send you a gift - an invitation to "Soul-Questions."Out of a global atmosphere of fear, anxiety, loneliness and alienation of spirit because of COVID19, the war in Ukraine, and continual reminders of the emergency situation in...

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“HOLY WEEK – PASSOVER”

“HOLY WEEK – PASSOVER”

The celebration of Passover begins this night.  As Jewish people mark the beginning of Pesach/Passover which begins with a Seder (a special meal with various rituals), the youngest Jewish child present will ask the same question which has been asked for centuries by...

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“HOLY WEEK: Good Friday”

“HOLY WEEK: Good Friday”

It’s Friday in Holy Week … known as Good Friday. When you woke up this morning, did you say “TGIF - Thank God it’s Friday!” as many did on Fridays before COVID19 because they were grateful Friday had come and they were looking forward to the weekend? Likely not.This...

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“HOLY WEEK – MAUNDY THURSDAY-Betrayal”

“HOLY WEEK – MAUNDY THURSDAY-Betrayal”

Maundy Thursday. It's today.- a day that shocks in its intensity. Jesus, the beloved rabbi is about to be betrayed. Not by an enemy, but betrayed by a follower, a friend, a disciple, someone who said he loved Jesus. Even though we recoil at the word ‘betrayal,’ if we...

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