Category Archives: Centering Prayer

A River of Pain

“Compassion is a river of youth that will never run dry.” – Drukchen Rimpoche of Ladakh No pilgrimage.  No Waldo Lake.  No healing prayers for our beloved river.  Instead, I fell on September 8th in a neighbor’s driveway, and broke my … Continue reading

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Call for River Healing Prayers and Poems

Waldo Lake, the source.  My heart is aligning with the source of the source of the source! Meanwhile, here at home, divers pulled six cars from the river down at the Oak Grove Boulevard boat launch, about a month ago. … Continue reading

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For a fiercer life

“We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life, because … Continue reading

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Thankyouthankyouthankyou…

Dental work today in Oregon City: removing two old fillings, and creating a temporary crown.  Because of my asthma cough variant, which causes me to gag and throw up quite often, I prepared with some diligence this morning.  Diligence and … Continue reading

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Lady River’s muscle

A friend of mine reminded me of a song by Linda Allen called Lady River.  More of us river lovers, coming out of the woodwork.  She sings: “When your back is breaking and your heart is sore, Take it down to … Continue reading

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Perspective

Driving south by Milwaukie’s bay, where the Willamette opens out her arms in greeting there, I always snatch a quick glimpse of Elk Rock Island, and the little rock bridge that goes from there to the mainland, so to speak. … Continue reading

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