Profile of Reverence: Kim Manley Ort

April 1, 2013

Photography is a practice that teaches me how to be. When I experience a connection with something just as it is, it becomes more than a subject. It reveals something universal that resonates deep inside. It is magical. It changes me and the way I see. It opens me up just a little bit more [...]

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Full Worm Moon

March 28, 2013

very brief . gleam of blossoms in the treetops . on a moonlit night.  ~  Matsu Basho Original watercolor by Angie Vandenbogaard available on Etsy. ShareTweet

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Profile of Reverence: Karen Jaenke

March 1, 2013

Dreams are stories made by and for the dreamer, and each dreamer has her own folds to open and knots to untie.  ~  Siri Hustvedt Growing up, I didn’t know how precious, illuminating and deep my nocturnal dreams were. I had no clue. If I shared them at all, it was probably to dampen the fury [...]

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Are You an Emerging Woman in Transition?

February 20, 2013

In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance.               ~  Jeanette Winterson Are you a woman immersed in transition? Are you slogging through deep grief? Loss? Major life changes? Are you longing for a new story? A new song? Do you dream of a life you [...]

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A Special Valentine for You

February 14, 2013

Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.  ~  Malagasy Proverb I am grateful for you, gentle reader, and as a token of my gratitude and deep appreciation, I am offering a complimentary subscription to A Year of Reverence until 2pm tomorrow, February 15, Pacific time! You will receive [...]

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Despacho Blessing Bundle Giveaway

February 1, 2013

Despacho  ~  The ancient sacred Andean custom of gifting to the Pachamama (Mother Earth). The despacho creation process is an intimate and deeply meaningful reverence practice. The blessing bundle, or prayer offering, is literally a message of great importance, a “dispatch” that is made as an offering. The ceremonially prepared despacho bundles contain a collection [...]

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Profile of Reverence: Craig Chalquist

January 25, 2013

How did we come to experience ourselves as separate from, alienated from, and above the world that birthed and nurtured us?  ~  Craig Chalquist, PhD I was blessed to have studied with some of the most inspiring and pioneering educators during my graduate coursework at John F. Kennedy University. It was here where my life [...]

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More San Miguel de Allende Love

January 22, 2013

All photos by Ron Pardini ShareTweet

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A Reverent People…A Reverent Soil

January 20, 2013

All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon our Lady.  ~  J.R.R. Tolkien I visited the Mexican village of San Miguel de Allende over the holidays. Images of angels and the Virgin of Guadalupe were everywhere. Ceremony and family are at the center of daily life. I fell in [...]

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Reverence for the Inspirational: My 2012 Bright Stars List

December 29, 2012

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.  ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson I’ve been reflecting on my 2012, you know, the big review. What stands out for me is how many truly inspiring men and women I have come to know by way of the internet. [...]

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