Monthly Archives: July 2011

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ABRACADABRA | Alphabet Amulets

I got a note from some friends at the Oxford English Dictionary. It was about this word, “abracadabra” — and perhaps you’ve got the same one, since you might have friends there too. Earlier in my life, studying the history … Continue reading

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Sometimes, in our attempts to process and organize, we forget the beauty of the chaotic milieu — where things aren’t really as nicely laid out as we might have imagined. Projects seem to drift off into a differing continuum — … Continue reading

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KNOTWORK

(Girvin) Himalayan mountain protective talisman THE TALISMANIC STRING Coming into the office in Seattle, on one wall there is a string of talismans; they’re arranged — as a threading, running from the front of the office, the opening door, to … Continue reading

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DUST

The scent of dust. The perfume of the journey. The spice of the road. I am sorting through a collection of delicate, sacred books. They come from many places, but like a bundled sanctum, they are all together — near … Continue reading

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PEOPLE THAT INSPIRE ME: The 5 steps of mentorship

GOING BACK, I realize those that inspire me, those that have taught me all — brought me into their fold. In where I am, I make real what I learned from them. Being here, now — I am what I … Continue reading

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FIRE HOSE

WHAT FIRE COMES IN A HOSE? Watching fire, I see a channel, it’s a breathing entity — while there is wind, the fire inhales and there is a kind of beautiful translation. I can’t take my eyes off of the … Continue reading

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SPIRIT PLACE

A PLACE OF MEDITATION; AND A MEDITATION ON PLACE: ST. IGNATIUS | SEATTLE UNIVERSITY An urban ark: a place of transport, safety and preservation of tradition and recollection. I’VE TRAVELED the world, exploring spiritual sites (and sights) from the Jokhang … Continue reading

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THE ASK

The big question always comes as the off hand remark, that if you’re listening to the sentence, the clause, the note — it appears, right there. The big ask is the simplest. It is the foundation of question — the … Continue reading

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S T O N E

HOLDING THE HEART OF STONE There’s a character to the nature of stone that crosses the barriers of touch and the sensitive condition. I hold it, the gravity of its ancientness. As you begin — you touch it — what … Continue reading

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