When Family Legends Intersect History

When I recently dropped several copies of Häling and the Scottish Templars by the Sedona Library, I was thrilled to see a bronze statue of Sedona Schnebly. The story goes that she and her husband established the first Post Office in the area. T.C. Schnebly named the area Sedona after his wife…. a true pioneer…

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Dancing the Light Ecliptic

Eclipses are intriguing; whether lunar, solar, or just plain overshadowing, we’ve got some intense vibes showering down on us this summer. Shake-ups and disruptions sometimes make for rocky changes. And yet,  the dynamics in the sky reminds us that nothing stays the same. The essence of the universe is in constant change; simultaneously living and…

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Everyday Mystic

Being a mystic is a fairly solitary road and it’s sometimes difficult to find grounded support. Rob Bell is one of my favorite podcasters because he is authentic and gifted in reaching that solitary part of me that must navigate the rapids of goodness with discernment. This week, I have been feeling more restless than usual;…

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Choose Love

Choosing Love is not always easy. Choosing kindness is not a quick fix. But if every thought, word and deed reverberates into environment and beyond, then… I want to bath in love and kindness. I prefer to swim in the vibrant colors of joy and bask in a bright future. Drama is SO passé. It…

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Mystic Retreats

My Silent Retreats take many forms. In the midst of busy life, I make a practice of seeking  places of quiet for restoration. The Mystic in me needs a lot of nurturing. There are many ways to take quick breaks and reset my mind and mood. When I can’t travel for hours I have a…

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Forest Wayside

When I drive west along Hwy 26 outside of Portland, I make sure to stop at a particular rest stop ( wayside.)  Car parked and locked, I walk across a bridge and take a short hike into another world of moss covered rainforest and nurse logs. As I still my mind, the trees come into…

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Kindness Rocks!

Abigail Adams once said, “To be good, and do good, is the whole duty of man comprised in a few words.”   So let’s talks KINDNESS… Kindness as a lifestyle… as a method of relaxation… Sedona Kindness and even conflict resolution! Kindness can start with a simple smile, a greeting, or even a hug. Even…

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Tenacity of Texas Dreams

Picture yourself sitting in front of your hearth one spring night on the Texas frontier, warming your weary feet after planting your vegetable garden just above the muddy Brazos riverbank. The firelight dances on your newly built log cabin walls. Your small son and daughter are sound asleep on their new cots in the corner,…

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The Squire

The Squire An Excerpt from The Häling and the Scottish Templars  A rising gibbous moon peered through thin veils of clouds in the indigo twilight sky. Sir Theobaud de Cherney, waited impatiently. For the first time, he realized the blood smeared across the breastplate of his leather armor, his blood and doubtless the blood of many less fortunate than himself.  Prior…

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My Templar Way Pt 4

PART 4 continued from PART 3 Flying over the Alps, destined for Klagenfurt Austria, those strange stirrings I had felt in Scotland returned. It was a resonance that I would grow very fond of in my many flights to meetings. I only knew that I was happy and grateful! The plane landed in the midst…

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