The Virgin

The Virgin

The Virgin and the Desire to be Good   I am finding myself hampered of late; hampered by “no” desire to be good, but hampered worse, by the desire “to” be good. Recognizing that both desires exist within me is an ongoing discovery, an inner dialogue guided, in...
In Memory of . . . 

In Memory of . . . 

Simeon, Son of Coco, brother of Maximus, beloved companion to Mari Perron and her family Born on Easter Sunday in the year 1999, “Simmy” died April 23, 2021 after a six-month illness.  Simmy came to me during the first year of my reception of A Course of Love (which...
The Butterfly Metaphor  and  The Realm of the Heart

The Butterfly Metaphor and The Realm of the Heart

Many of us have drawn on the metaphor of the caterpillar and the butterfly as an example of the way in which Jesus, in A Course of Love, speaks of our transformation “into what we always were.” What I’ve never shared, and I don’t know if anyone else has either, is the...
The Power of Love

The Power of Love

No victim is to blame for the violence done to them.   The Chauvin trial that gripped Minnesota and people across the world, is over, but there was another death of a young black man. Maybe in another year it wouldn’t have been so enraging, and yet the rage is...
The Motherly Call and Mirari: The Way of the Marys

The Motherly Call and Mirari: The Way of the Marys

Talking Naturally with Jon Mundy   Mother’s Day 2021       When Jon Mundy and I first met, in 2009, I was nervous. It was my first meeting with a leader of A Course in Miracles. But my nervousness soon vanished. We talked for hours. Ever since I have called...
Can You Find Your Hope Today?

Can You Find Your Hope Today?

When I’m writing poorly, I can get to feeling so low.  I often call bad writing “dribble.” When it appears, I’ll say to myself, “I hope the dribble goes away.” But what I am really hoping for is inspiration. I realized this recently and changed that sentence around:...
Easter Monday

Easter Monday

I’ll now conclude these Easter Musings with this contemplation from Mirari: The Way of the Marys.   In the early church, Easter was associated with an expectation that the second advent would occur on Easter Day. In A Course of Love, we heard of the Covenant of...
Easter

Easter

Musings will offer contemplations from Mirari: The Way of the Marys from now until Easter Monday.    Easter  In Mirari, I ask: “What am I to see in today’s Easter?   Mary responds, “Gentleness, my child. Gentleness is what is most in need of being seen after the...
Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday

Musings will offer contemplations from Mirari: The Way of the Marys from now until Easter Monday.    Holy Saturday    My son had only hours to grieve for himself, to wish that the cup would pass him by, or to mourn the end of his time with his friends, and...
Good Friday

Good Friday

Musings will offer contemplations from Mirari: The Way of the Marys from now until Easter Monday.    And at the end of this new life that I birthed, in this horror that blessedly left us in shock so deep it dulled the pain enough that we could live, came the...