Creativity and Spirituality,

an Embodied Experience

A New Day

As I continue to reflect on Psalm 59, I am mindful of the daily opportunity I have to start anew.  With each sunrise, I can leave yesterday’s mistakes, fears and failings behind me.  Of course, my tendency is to carry everything forward, remembering what that person said, or how I lost out on an opportunity. Continue reading “A New Day”

A Visual Reflection

Oh Mender of broken hearts, create a new heart within me. Psalm 59, Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness, Nan C. Merrill


I begin my contemplation of Psalm 59 not with the beautiful opening I shared last week, but the second stanza which calls for an honest look at self.  Forgiveness is a process of inner healing, for both the one asking forgiveness and the one being asked. Ultimately, for me, forgiveness is a gift from God.Continue reading “Self-knowing”

CORRECTION:  This is a correction of my post, “Contemplation”, Feb 5, 2021. In the fourth sentence I wrote “The Book of Psalms in the Torah or the Old Testament,”  The Books of Psalms is part of the Hebrew Bible, called the Writings or the Ketuvim, in Hebrew.  The Torah is also part of the HebrewContinue reading


My birthday passed last week, always a time for celebration and reflection.  I have a tradition of reading the psalm of my age every year, so this year is Psalm 59.  I acquired this tradition on my 30th birthday from a dear friend, Sister Elaine Roulet, CSJ.  The Book of Psalms in the Torah orContinue reading “Contemplation”


One thing I know about myself is that I am much more passionate about painting than drawing.  I do like to draw, but I really drop into the process of painting as I am doing it. All my focus is on moving the paint, finding the image as it emerges.  The focus is off ofContinue reading “Mystery”


Feeling in the flow of things . . . Waiting for something to arise . . . Hidden in the lines . . .

All Things are Passing

As I sit down to my reflection this week, I am learning of new restrictions within my living situation.  In a compound with over 200 residents and a large number of employees that come in everyday, we are being guarded in our protection from the pandemic. We are prudent to take such measures.  Nevertheless, theContinue reading “All Things are Passing”

Newness Within

It has become a tradition in my house to spend a good portion of December 31st in meditation.  We schedule 5 or 6 meditation hours with at least one hour in between, the first hour to begin the day at 7am, and the last to end the year in meditation, ending at midnight. This exerciseContinue reading “Newness Within”

Remembrances . . .

However you spend the day, may you experience deep Peace, immense Joy, and enduring Hope.


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