Author Archive | gunilla

Flowering

Some of us remember making May Day baskets with flowers to give away to friends and family. Why not have flowering as a theme now that the trees are leafing out. The bulbs are blooming. Seedlings are rising like a green chorus from the ground and we delight. When a person we know flowers may […]

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The One Thing

What gave us inexplicable joy when we were little? Somewhere in the soul’s deep archives that one thing that turned us on still IS alive and well. It was meant for us somehow, and it began our inner and outer journeys. By taking time we might still feel it and be filled and renewed. Phrases […]

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Refreshment

Long about now when we are tired of winter, tired of dirty snow, and old routines, we long for something fresh. To mull refreshment seems a good thing in the month of March. Phrases Posted on Facebook, March 2022 True refreshment can’t be commanded. Preparing and eating a sumptuous feast with all we think is […]

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Forgiveness

A brand new year has begun. Sometimes it is really hard to begin something truly new without releasing the past. That often requires forgiveness, a well-worn topic for all of us and one I want to mull again. Phrases Posted on Facebook, January 2022 Here is a beautiful quote from Desmond Tutu: Without forgiveness there […]

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Unfolding

Picture how a tablecloth stored in the linen closet has many creases where it was folded many times in order to be made small enough to fit. To unfold as a person is a big deal. Letting go of fitting and being made small, the creases will probably still be visible, but so will the […]

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Acceptance

I once lived some summers in a little hill town in Mexico. The front door of our house had no doorknob or handle. It had a small hole in the middle. From inside a string was attached to the latch, so one could thread the string through the hole and a person on the outside […]

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Already

Already from the very start there is a theme to our lives. As we mature we can nurture and make it visible. We are not doomed. Rather we are groomed by life. In time our authenticity can be shared, and then a sense of wholeness will be felt. When I take a quiet moment (or […]

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Choice and Willingness

With September here I feel a sense of beginning. It must be left over from years of school starting at this time. Maybe we are in the school of life always. When beginning anything, choice and willingness is embedded in it. That’s the subject for this month.  Phrasees posted on Facebook, September 2021 For me […]

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August

The farmer’s markets are in full swing. Fruit, vegetables and flowers are in glorious abundance. There’s a sense of plenty and also a sense that summer will soon be gone. Fruition and change rub against each other. They are truths lived simultaneously. There’s always some kind of August in our lives. It’ a good subject […]

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Good Things to Think

When another month arrived, and my thinking cap was a dust heap under the bed, I realized that the only course was to conjure up something good. Taking that literally the subject for July became “Good things to think”. I’ve always felt that a good thing to think is to trust that my heart can […]

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