Cutting Away the Past In Case There’s No Medicine Man Handy


I wish you could all share the experience I’ve just recounted, but I realize it’s not so easy to find a Medicine Man unless you happen to live in Santa Fe or Sedona, but perhaps there’s another way to leave the past behind, if you choose to.  Several people have written about this technique, but I learned it from a wonderful metaphysician named Rev. Margarite Batease of the Soul Heal Ministry, so I’ll pass along her methodology. Continue reading “Cutting Away the Past In Case There’s No Medicine Man Handy” »

Posted on October 28th 2011 in Alternative Healing, The Philosopher’s Teacup

Time Shares in My Body


“How would you like to do a sacred ceremony to free you from whatever you choose not to carry with you, anymore?” my Medicine Woman friend asked me earnestly.  “In tribal custom,” she continued, “when the time comes for you to become a Wise Elder it’s necessary to become whole again for the good of the tribe.” Continue reading “Time Shares in My Body” »

Posted on October 28th 2011 in Medicine, Women

What I Learned About Love


I wanted to love and be loved forever.  I wanted to grow old with the man I loved.  Like Yeats with Maude Gonne, we’d love the sorrows of each others’ changing faces, and it wouldn’t matter one whit if we weren’t young and beautiful anymore, because we’d laugh together at the losses and infirmities, and we’d see each other on the inside, where our hearts and souls would still be lovely as before, and we’d bask together in the beauty of a life well-lived, a family well-raised, shared accomplishments to look back on with pride and affection. Continue reading “What I Learned About Love” »

Posted on October 21st 2011 in Love, The Philosopher’s Teacup, Women

Divorce… and the Grace to Go Forward with Courage


“Language instead of tears.  Anger instead of pent-up misery.  Action and change instead of acceptance and self defeat.  A warrior instead of a victim.”

—Nellis Wong, Poet, founder, the Women Writers Union

I was married for twenty years to a man I loved far too much for far too long.  It never, not even for one minute, occurred to me that I wouldn’t be married to him forever.  All my dreams — to say nothing of my time, money, reputation and even my business life — were all inextricably intertwined with his, in that comforting entanglement that grows with the years and makes you feel loved and safe.  Continue reading “Divorce… and the Grace to Go Forward with Courage” »

Posted on October 14th 2011 in Love
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