It’s all in your head

Wednesday, February 2
[In last month’s  “I just wanna feel better,” we explored habits. How habits are unconscious behaviors that start with a cue, …

2022: I’m gonna feel better

Wednesday, January 5
At this time of New Year resolutions, of chaos and uncertainty and an amazing amount of stress. I just wanna feel …
Dawn along the Delaware. Photo by Kathleen Colligan. (The Big Eddy, Narrowsburg, NY)

Dialog is possible

Friday, November 13, 2020
So, I put it out there.  Trust the process. Trust the paper. It was an editorial. Printed in the paper. It doesn't get any more …
The plants this morning were dotted with beautiful dew drops, glistening in the emerging light.

An American strawberry patch

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Publisher’s Log: May 30, 2020 We have launched our first monthly conversation experiment. With the editorial “Moving the …
Knowing

Knowledge comes in different forms. Scientific and intuitive knowledge originate from different sources.  Scientific knowledge depends upon empirical research. Intuitive knowledge comes from …

Silence

Even when I sit for mediation, my mind spins out images, thoughts, and arcane bits of my history.  There is no silence.

December 2021 astrological mood

What is the current quality of time?  Astrology deals with symbols, and symbols have many meanings. On a broad level, we’re all affected by where the planets are now, regardless of how …

Self-Blame

Self-blame is the residual of childhood trauma. The impact of self-blame reduces us to feelings of guilt and unworthiness.

Speaking truth to wisdom

Last year in this column I addressed the meaning and development of the eight-branched candelabra, the Chanukiah, kindled on this festival to commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple in …

November astrology: lunar eclipse invites letting go

While leaves are falling outside, the weather turns colder and we seek shelter indoors, this month’s astrology also calls for turning inward, perhaps some soul-searching and letting go of old …

Transformations

Change occurs along two dimensions:  horizontal and vertical.  Horizontal transformation repeats our mental conditioning, changing things on the surface. Vertical change is a paradigm shift, altering our experience of who we are.

OCTOBER ASTROLOGICAL MUSINGS

Astrologically, Autumn Equinox, when the Sun enters Libra about September 20 is the time when light and dark are in balance—Libra, which starts then, is the sign of balance. Librans want to …

Ego

Ego refers to our identity.  We carve out a slice of our personality and call it “my ego.”