Chattering Mind
December 2005 Archives

Yes, I’m in accord with the reader who writes this in response to my advice, “Surround your children with beautiful things.” Children “should get nice things, but the beautiful things around them should be their family, friends, and activities involving […]

I don’t mean to sound gloomy, but these days after Christmas often make me think of death. They always have. But I’ve been more aware of life’s fleeting, precious character in recent years. My mother died three years ago on […]

One Source Publications has recently released a book-CD combination called “Do-It-Yourself Space Clearing Kit: Working With Nature to Enhance the Energies of Your Home,” and the author Christan Hummel has some nice ideas for energetically clearing your residence for the […]

Shake hands, before you die. Old year, we’ll dearly rue for you: What is it we can do for you? Speak out before you die. His face is growing sharp and thin. Alack! our friend is gone, Close up his […]

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” —Garrison Keillor

If you’re feeling vulnerable or blue for any reason, do not miss Elizabeth Lesser’s thoughtful article about coping with the intensity, competitiveness, and grief of the year-end season. Lesser is author of “Broken Open” and one of the founders of […]

Here’s a guided meditation by Paramahansa Yogananda. Perhaps, if you are celebrating Christmas this year in a non-traditional way, you will find this inspiring. Meditation for Christmas Eve Lift your eyes and concentrate within. Behold the astral star of divine […]

We Chatterings will be eating pheasant for Christmas dinner. The idea occurred to me as I stood in our local butcher’s shop two weeks ago and noticed his “Pheasant and Squab by Special Order” sign. So I bit. But first […] posted astrologer Shelley Ackerman’s annual what’s-in-store-for-next-year article yesterday. Since the start of George W. Bush’s administration, astrologers have been nattering about what’s to become of our 43rd president. Many have consistently felt that he would not finish this second […]

Speaking of astrology, it seems apt to mention that many astrologers, astronomers, and Bible scholars do not believe that Jesus was born on December 25th. They think he was born in the spring. Astronomer Michael R. Molnar has written a […]