Sharing Wisdom & Beauty


Following an inner calling to begin expressing my creativity and love for beauty in a new way, once a week I’ll be making available a journal which will include one of my favorite photos of nature – as well as a few words and a selected poem centered around the theme of authentic, heart-centered living. I sincerely hope you find these weekly journals nourishing.

As I embrace the invitation of this winter season to turn inward and reflect upon this past year – and align my energies for 2009 – the following words assist me in attuning to the wisdom and flow of my heart:

“We each have a spiritual current that runs through our lives – a river. Connected to that current, our work, our life, has power. I constantly ask myself: What is my relationship to that current? Am I letting it guide me or am I forcing my will upon my life? It is so easy to lose touch with that current. When I am connected, my life has a flow. The most amazing things happen. Help comes my way, I meet “fellow travelers,” people whose energy supports mine, and we both come away reinforced. Doors open. Bills get paid. Being in touch with the spiritual current means first being able to listen to oneself, being in sync with oneself.”

~ Roderick MacIver

This past year, with the launch of the Sacred Passages workshop series, I have been astonished over and over by the heart-expanding, healing quality of generosity. The poem below has a way of reminding me that it is through wholeheartedly sharing my presence and gifts that I open to the deeper waters of this treasured life:


by Greg Kimura

You enter life a ship laden with meaning, purpose and gifts

sent to be delivered to a hungry world.

And as much as the world needs your cargo,

you need to give it away.

Everything depends on this.

But the world forgets its needs,

and you forget your mission,

and the ancestral maps used to guide you

have become faded scrawls on the parchment of dead Pharaohs.

The cargo weighs you heavy the longer it is held

and spoilage becomes a risk.

The ship sputters from port to port and at each you ask:

“Is this the way?”

But the way cannot be found without knowing the cargo,

and the cargo cannot be known without recognizing there is a way,

and it is simply this:

You have gifts.

The world needs your gifts.

You must deliver them.

The world may not know it is starving,

but the hungry know,

and they will find you

when you discover your cargo

and start to give it away.

May your holidays and loved ones be blessed beyond measure, and may you discover new ways to embrace your unique cargo as you spread your wings into 2009.

All my best your way, Gavin

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