Be Your Unique Self

A few weeks ago I saw the movie “The Giver.”   I immediately got the book out of the library, surprised to discover it was a young adult novel. The book was much simpler than the movie and both gave me so much to think about.In the movie, everyone lives in sameness – same clothes, same rituals, same restrictions in language.  People are ‘assigned’ their children and children are ‘assigned’ their future.  Everyone is polite, no one asks questions, no one wants to rock the boat.  Everyone follows the rules – even the weather!...more

Last Message from Baltimore

My last Friday Message from Baltimore ..  ...more

A Love Story

In May, I participated in Panache DeSai’s 33 day program online with his new book - “Discovering Your Soul Signature.”  One thing about doing spiritual work, anything that needs to be released comes up.  In my case, deep childhood emotional wounds of rejection and abandonment came to the surface once again. Those feelings started with being adopted at 2 1/2. My new Mother told me over and over again as I was growing up that I wasn't wanted, that my birth mother had rejected me from the day I was born, and was always trying to find a way to get rid...more

Laugh at Yourself

I had been trying to listen to SLRN (Spiritual Living Radio Network) and was getting very frustrated with my laptop -- suddenly the sound wouldn't work!  Even though it was turned all the way up, I could only hear a faint bit.  I checked Windows help, Mozilla help and Sony VAIO help, and nothing they suggested worked, so figured I'd have to take it to the computer repair shop for a new speaker....more

Changes ....

My life changed drastically this winter.  I was working and loving what I was doing, and the next moment wasn’t working and feeling a deep sense of loss. A friend’s sister had written a blog titled “Nothing Prepared Me for This.”   And that’s the Truth.  Nothing in my life prepared me for what I was experiencing.  I felt like I was walking through a thick fog, doing what was in front of me to do, stranded alone except for a couple of friends, (thank God for them!)  The ease ...more

Rev. Angelica's Wild Ride

I saw a picture of a roller coaster the other day and realized that’s what my life has been like lately.  I got on it just before the holidays and the ride’s not over yet.  Not really the pattern I wanted to set for 2014, but we do what’s in front of us, eh?   It’s Rev. Angelica’s Wild Ride.     ...more

Being With What Is

The day before Christmas I was making scalloped potatoes using a mandolin slicer.  I sliced my finger.  Just a tiny cut that bled profusely, (not into the potatoes), that I took care of with medicine and a Band-Aid.  I felt like I had to be very careful and protective so it wouldn’t hurt again.   ...more

Regardless of Appearances, the Future Looks Good

During this season I venture out among the shoppers to take the pulse of the collective consciousness.  I do this by looking at the colors and decorations adorning our malls and stores, and talking to sales people and shoppers.  ...more

Honor the Decision, One Moment at a Time

Yesterday a great man died who spent most of his life working for freedom.   Today I watched a video from Mary Morrisey where she recounted her meeting with Nelson Mandela.  She had asked him how he’d gone from being an angry young man to one who was known for promoting peace.   He told her he had to make a decision, and then honor that decision, one moment at a time. ...more
This article makes a good point. What he did can be done by all of us. Sometimes the media can ...more

Better Than I Imagine

Last weekend, a group of us went to our fairgrounds to decorate a Christmas tree for the Kennedy Kreiger Tree Festival. The building was big and cold. There were boxes everywhere and lots of undecorated trees....more