Living Arts Weekly: Mothering

Living Arts Weekly: Mothering

May 13, 2018 This is the mother-love, which is one of the most moving and unforgettable memories of our lives.     -C.G. Jung As I was doodling the other day, the above image appeared on the page. It seems like a good image for Mother’s Day, because it represents (to me) the mother archetype. She …

Living Arts Weekly: Seeking

Living Arts Weekly: Seeking

May 6, 2018 By seeking and blundering we learn. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Head down, eyes keen, I walk in silence searching for morels. The trickster mushrooms resemble every leaf on the forest floor, hidden from view of those who don’t have their “morel eyes” on. Some people are gifted at finding morels. They …

Living Arts Weekly: Opening

Living Arts Weekly: Opening

April 29, 2018 We are the opening verse of the opening page of the chapter of endless possibilities.  – Rudyard Kipling o·pen·ing ˈōp(ə)niNG/ “an act or instance of beginning” As I write this, my mind is more focused on “ending,” such as, “Will this winter ever end??”  I am stranded in New York City as …

Living Arts Weekly: Being

Living Arts Weekly: Being

April 22, 2018 Are you a human being or a human doing?   As a hobby beekeeper, I continue to learn a great number of lessons from the humble honeybee, the most profound being, well, “bee-ing.”  Spending time observing the bee go about her work, so simply and selflessly, yet with a sophisticated consciousness humans …

Living Arts Weekly: Awakening

Living Arts Weekly: Awakening

April 15, 2018 April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. —William Shakespeare Our Kimberton LifeWays students celebrated their commencement from the LifeWays Early Childhood Training a few weeks ago, and the spring peepers were out in full force during their final week of class! These tiny frogs awaken from their winter slumber when …

Living Arts Weekly: Blooming

Living Arts Weekly:  Blooming

April 8, 2018 Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom. – Rumi The flowers of Spring, from the humble dandelion to the stately tulip, showcase the full array of gorgeous colors in nature. Most of us have a favorite flower — one that really makes our heart sing.  …

Living Arts Weekly: Rebirth

Living Arts Weekly: Rebirth

April 1, 2018 The original idea of any sacred festival is to make the human being look upward from his dependence on earthly things to those things that transcend the Earth.    – Rudolf Steiner This Easter image from Mary Southard, CSJ, has always been a favorite of mine. It seems to embrace the many …

Living Arts Weekly: Sprouting

Living Arts Weekly: Sprouting

March 25, 2108 Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed.  Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders. –  Henry David Thoreau The seed packets are scattered across the kitchen table, their brilliant …