In Sweet Company
August 2010 Archives

“My spirituality is not something I practice but something I am, something I live. … we must each live and act in accordance with the knowledge that we are a part of Something Greater than ourselves.” — Katherine Dunham, IN […]

And Hooray to those who are teaching me how to correctly embed videos into my post!

[As a young girl] “I was very attracted by the concept of the Madonna, the loving mother… this loving countenance is part of human experience, even during periods in our history when violence and abuse are dominant. When we are hurting, […]

“To me, spirituality is ultimately about seeing our Source — no matter what we each call It — as the same. It also involves acting on our responsibility to help others, especially those who are less fortunate. We must each […]

“Truth Within is sacred. It’s whole. It’s a positive energy that unifies and feeds the body and the mind.”  —  Grandmother Twylah Nitsch, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE Several years ago I was […]

“When people self-organize around their authentic human needs, when they move beyond denial and break out of what I call the ‘social trance,’ when they stop accepting domination and trauma as part of the status quo, partnership values flourish.” — […]

Sleeping Beauty Quick!He’ s Coming!I have to lie downAnd pretend I’ve been sleepingAllThese years.Miriam Polestar, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ABOUT LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE I saw the movie Sunday hoping we’d finally have a film that opened […]

“When we hear each other’s stories, we begin to understand ourselves better and feel less alone. … When I tell my stories, it gives others permission to tell their own.” — Alma Flor Ada, IN SWEET COMPANY: CONVERSATIONS WITH EXTRAORDINARY […]

“There’s a wonderful Bible verse that says ‘… well done, good and faithful servant.’ That about says it for me. I want to know that the people I care about most in the world can move on without me because […]

“Spirituality means that the way you live, move, and have your being comes forth out of the depth of Spirit, out of the resonant depths of life, instead of anything compartmentalized — or mechanistic or cerebral. It’s not determined from […]