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The Blessing of Beauty

posted by cgreb

The Navajo (more correctly called the Dineh, meaning “the people”) have a traditional prayer specifically associated with beauty.  It goes like this: As I walk, as I walk The universe is walking with me In beauty it walks before me […]

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Being a Blessing

posted by cgreb

As I was taking my morning walk, my thought for the day was:  How can I be a blessing to the world and the people around me?  Can I, through my presence alone, be a blessing? I began saying the […]

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Thank You – The Only Prayer

posted by cgreb

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” ~ Meister Eckhart Today was such a wonderful day.  It began with a long drive to the nearest hospital, a one-hour drive.  […]

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The Sacredness of Mountains

posted by cgreb

Here in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, the mountains command your attention.  They are so omnipresent.  What is it about mountains that feels so spiritual?  Is it because they are so close to the heavens?  Whatever the reason, mountains […]

Getting Back on Track

posted by cgreb

Some of my friends have probably noticed that I’ve been grumpy lately. And overwhelmed.  And irritable.  And some things have been falling through the cracks.  I’ve also been feeling guilty.  And I’ve been trying to do too many things at […]

The Power of Love

posted by cgreb

My friend, Ken, shared a wonderful story the other day about a healer who had become physically impaired. He had lost movement in his limbs a few years ago. The people who loved him, those who were part of his […]

No Limits

posted by cgreb

What would you do if you had unlimited money? What would you do if you had unlimited time? In other words, what would you do if there were no excuses or obstacles? What would you do if you could do […]

Giving Thanks when Bad Things Don’t Happen

posted by cgreb

Did you ever find yourself praying for something and then forgetting to say thank you when you got what you prayed for?  Embarrassing, isn’t it?   Or even if you didn’t pray, perhaps you were somehow spared something that could have […]

Of Ants and Fire

posted by cgreb

Discerning the Messages, Part II What if many of the things which happen to us or appear before us are messages from Spirit?  What if we are not individuals walking through this world all alone, but instead embodied spirits who […]

Recipe for a Peaceful Life

posted by cgreb

About fifteen or twenty years ago, my friend, Will, gave me a recipe for a peaceful life.  He is only a year older than me, but he’s a wise one.  He said, “Spend an hour each morning watching the sunrise.  […]

Discerning the Messages the World Sends Us – Part 1

posted by cgreb

Over the past several years I have come to believe that things happen for a reason.  I also believe there are messages all around us if we will open our eyes to them.  In ancient times, people believed messages were […]

The Priceless Blessing of Water

posted by cgreb

This desert-dweller was blessed to have recently had two days at the shore, reveling in the sights, sounds, and smells of the sea.  I cannot imagine what it is like for those who have never experienced the ocean.  There is […]

The Great Blessing of Touch

posted by cgreb

For many years, I was a massage therapist, among other things.  For me, massage was never as much a clinical application as a prayer, a blessing, a sacrament.  My favorite massages were the ones in which I could pour out […]

Faith in the Face of Flux

posted by cgreb

My living situation has been in a state of great flux lately.  I had moved to a new state three months ago and for two months was ensconced in a home that was perfectly fine and functional.  I had been […]

When Scary Things Happen

posted by cgreb

Something rather scary happened to me last night.  Someone pounded on my door yelling, “Help me, help me!”  I answered the door cautiously having heard stories of strangers getting people to open the door and then charging in with ideas […]

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What Is Most Important?
So, I have decided to take a break from writing this blog for a while. Although I have much to write about, sometimes the time, energy, and means to write it are not as available. And I’m in a place in my life right now where I don’t care to “push the river.” I have to prioritize how I use

posted 7:03:01pm Feb. 03, 2014 | read full post »

Things Can Shift in an Instant
Two times in the last two weeks I was feeling incredibly depleted and fatigued.  The first time it was after driving 2000 miles across the country in four days by myself - the third and longest day was through gale force Kansas winds that shook my car so thoroughly I had to slow way down so as not

posted 2:19:08am Jan. 28, 2014 | read full post »

What Do You Value?
On a long 2,000 mile car trip across the country recently, I found myself with some time to think.  Car trips can be good that way.  Somewhere along the way I found myself thinking about money and how we have come to place such value on something which is, in actuality, paper.  Yes, I know theore

posted 7:08:03pm Jan. 21, 2014 | read full post »

A Time for Others and a Time for Self
We're all familiar with that timeless piece of wisdom found in Ecclesiastes: "There is a time for everything,     and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2     a time to be born and a time to die,     a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3     a time to kill an

posted 2:05:32pm Jan. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Learning to Trust
I finally figured out what I'm doing wrong.  I figured out why I've been having so much trouble with Dad's move into the nursing home, with his recent decline, and with his current fevered state.  It's not that I'm afraid of him dying, it's that I don't want him to be uncomfortable.  I don't want

posted 4:22:58am Jan. 06, 2014 | read full post »

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