• Inner Work,  Inspiration,  spirituality

    On Solitude

    “Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone.  And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone” – Paul Tillich   If you’ve read my last two posts, it’s obvious I’ve been holding some difficult things.  Well, the drum beat has stilled, and the echo leaves me with this… indeed a song of my soul has been beaten womens down jackets out of me. And this is what I heard in the melody… I seek not the end of loneliness but the fullness of solitude.   On the other side of wrenching loneliness, I have found a lonely soul aching for…

  • Inspiration

    A Retreat Within a Retreat

    Yesterday I returned from a 4 day retreat with Sandra Sammartino, which was held at the Sylvan Lake Bahai Centre.  I’ve been to Sandra’s retreat twice prior to this one, but this one was a totally different experience for me than I’ve had in the past.  The retreat content was very much the same as others I’ve been to.  Sandra focusses heavily on the energy body, the unconscious and past wounds that become stored in the body as armour.  This is rich, deep, extremely intense work that, in the past, has been a life saver for me.  This time was different.  Not that the teachings are less important, but they felt…