"Reflections" Blog

Welcome to our Reflections blog, where spiritual directors and others from Journey Centers around the world share their thoughts and hearts with us.

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Loved

One of my favorite people in the world is someone I never met. Well, in person that is. I did meet with him on a daily basis as a child on our family’s black and white television. He welcomed me into his neighborhood and home, introduced me to his friends and neighbors, and told me, every day, that I was special and worthy of love.

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Listening to Body, Mind, Spirit

I listened to my massage therapist the other day as she listened to my body, its messages guiding her warm hand to pull and push and knead muscles, tendons, ligaments… and spirit. Ouch! I say.  It hurts there… and there… and over there, too! Shall I let up on the pressure? she asks. And I

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Being Hospitable to Oneself

Early on in her book Wild Mercy, Mirabai Starr suggests, “Perhaps you, like I, have associated spirituality with rising above the human condition rather than with consciously embodying it”.  ‘Hmm,’ I think as I pause to highlight the thought.  I find myself coming back to it several times until I finally decide to explore the idea through writing.

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Encountering the Holy in Creation

One of the nine pathways we offer here at Journey Center Online is an invitation to encounter the Holy in beautiful Creation… and that is just the experience I was blessed with yesterday! I joined Michelle’s Wild Communion group in the morning; two of us called in from Northern California, one from Oregon and one

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A Way of Community That is Enough

I always thought that I did not have ‘the gift’ of community. I see others that are much more skilled in what I think community looks like. My mother-in-law put on legendary meals, both for their deliciousness, and their size! She would invite friends and strangers alike, and really, to her, no one was a

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The Magdalene’s Blessing

For Easter Day

You hardly imagined
standing here,
everything you ever loved
suddenly returned to you,
looking you in the eye
and calling your name…

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