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With a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction degree (Goucher College, August 2014), I am looking at a new phase in my life. From 1992 to 2009, I served as Founding Executive Director of Miriam's House, a residence for homeless women living with AIDS. I left this position when Chronic Migraine Disease overtook my ability to do my job. Now I hope that a writing career will both accommodate the migraines and give me a creative, productive outlet. And soon, September 4, I will launch my Inkshares author page in a bid to hit the 1,000 pre-order goal in 90  days. The book I want to publish is "Nowhere Else I Want to Be," a memoir of ten of my years at Miriam's House.

18 April 2013

Reading Mariechild Together: A Meditation

(For pain.)

Imagine yourself in a favorite place in nature.

     The breeze off the ocean and the rhythm of the waves...the rustling leaves of forest trees...

Breathe. Slowly, softly, quietly. And deeply.

     Salty air fills your lungs...loamy scent from woodsy ground...clover meadows...pine...

Breathe in to your toes, fingertips, top of your head to soles of your feet.

Breathe out tension of muscle and sinew, thought and emotion.

And again.

Breathe in through the soles of your feet.

     Mother Earth...her waters...her soils...her life...her energy...Creation.

Breathe out tension of muscle and sinew, thought and emotion.

     Release to Mother Earth...to her waters...her soils...her life...her energy...Creation.

Breathe in Earth's energy.

Breathe out Love for Earth.

And again.

And again.

Receive Earth's Love.

Send Earth Love.

All is well. All is Peace.

(Inspired by the April 18 reflection in Diane Mariechild's Open Mind -- Women's Daily Inspirations for Becoming Mindful)

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