My Plan Didn’t Work, But a Miracle Did – by Patty Paul


I like to organize things. Okay, as an organizer I’m borderline compulsive.  When I shop for jeans and the sizes are mixed up on the rack, I have to put them in order (you’re welcome, Walmart).  Planning ahead is also part of my organizer syndrome.  That includes planning trips in detail, even short ones.  A few years ago I planned the exact route I’d take to run an errand so that I’d get back to work on time.  But on that excursion something amazing happened that I could never have planned or even imagined.

Read more

Plan the Work and Work the Plan – by Nancy Zimmerman


In this time of digital sharing, there are all sorts of templates available for all of our work, if we choose to use them.  This is particularly beneficial if we are in an area of work where our job is a matter of filling in the blanks and securing specific information about a group of clients.  That, however does not always fit the modality of what we need if we are working on a larger project that includes others to help achieve our goals.  For those times, we need a plan.

Read more

The Nature of Masks – by Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari


So long as we are living and working in society, it will be necessary to wear the mask that society wants to see. But we need to remember always that our spiritual quest is an inner journey. How can we maintain constant awareness of our spiritual journey while also knowing when to wear our mask of practicality?

Read more

Who Was That, Mask Man? – Annette Rochelle Aben


The comedy and tragedy masks are symbols of theatre people world-wide and date back farther than our memories can even conceive. The idea of existing behind a mask is something actors are applauded for time and time again. Is this such a bad thing?

Read more

About Face – by April Bulmer


This poem evolved from the word “mask” and explores various implications of face: the face of the moon, my father and God.  I imagine the moon’s face might bear the scars of severe celestial

Read more

Importance of a Written Financial Plan – by Lynn Whetham


A written financial plan is critical in today’s ever changing landscape.
.
I’ve heard it said that “the only constant is change.”
.
It’s clear that our world changes very quickly in the technology age.
.
At some point, you will find your life in transition, whether it be a change you plan for, dream about or something that hits you right out of the blue. Change can be unsettling financially. A written financial plan based on current realities will help you make informed choices when faced with change.

Read more

I Am The Mask – by Marie Pollnow


I’ve been used as a mask on numerous occasions.  It’s been cathartic and stifling on different occasions.  I was not my true me or higher self.  Other human beings projected their needs and wants onto me.  I was their mask.
.
As a young girl Marie created a “Silent Mask”whether used at school or home.  She quickly learned if a teacher or her father was angry with her to be quiet.  She got to be a real expert at being silent which further strengthened her “Green Mask.”  Her “Silent Mask” was light grey with a closed mouth.  It was in this state Marie gained tremendous solace through communication with animals.  Animals understood her.

Read more

Road Maps – by Bob Rush


We need a certain sense of direction to assist in reaching our life goals. In order to accomplish our desires, a plan is necessary.  I think of a plan being like the tiller of a sailboat. Without one, the boat is subject to the forces of nature without any direction. The tiller allows to steer through the water to wherever we seek to go. Otherwise we drift aimlessly on the water.

Read more

Masking Your True Identity – by Sara Jane


Worzel Gummidge is a character in a late 1970’s British children’s program, a walking, talking scarecrow who had 3 different heads for different occasions.
.
How many heads or masks do you have? Are they all authentically you?
.
And what is the difference between a head and a mask?
.
Think about it, really think about it; are you “different” depending on who you are with?
.
Do you feel there are aspects of yourself that you should keep hidden?

Read more

Thank you for the Air I Breath – by Devrah Laval


Every day of our lives, we exchange energy with another person in some form or another, whether it be the waitress, the bank clerk, the gas station attendant, our partner, our kids or our colleagues. In all of these interactions we probably say the words, “Thank you” at least a dozen times a day. But have we ever taken the time to really understand the essence of the words, “Thank you?”

Read more

Mask – by Cheryl Butterworth


A mask is something you hide behind.  Something that distracts you from reality.
.
When I think of a mask, the Masked Balls of Vienna, appears as a most beautiful vision of twirling partners dancing the Strauss waltzes.  The masks are such elaborate pieces of artwork.  They were worn by the upper classes and nobility along with lavish costumes.   Eventually, the common people of the era were invited but the dress code still stood, a mask, tail coats and extravagant gowns.

Read more

Masks of Elemental Air – by Hercules Invictus


Although the Hellenic influences of my childhood were not in the forefront of my training and education as a deep-trance medium for ‘the Work’, which was focused primarily on the here and now, my affinity for the Xotika: Devas, Nature Spirits and Elementals, was highly valued and I was soon considered an expert on such matters by those in our circle.

Read more

Bound by an Invisible Thread – by Anne DeButte


Understanding Homesickness is another kinda Grief

The longing to return isn’t something conscious at times but shows up as a restlessness, sadness or even a depression.  “Something is wrong with you,” you fear, and you set off to fix it, leaving behind a trail of shiny bright objects that haven’t quite helped but that doesn’t deter you.  Always forward motion, with hope in your heart. Some days it is almost invisible and you get to relax and forget about it, life continues.img_1410

Read more

Sleep Is A Vital Part of Life – by Marie Pollnow


Sleep is a vital part of life.  Without it we suffer and when we get good sleep we feel great.  My most far reaching memories of sleep are fond.  I remember my mother tucking me in before I went to sleep.  I remember sleep being renewing and serene.

Read more