The Barn


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INTRODUCTION: Several weeks ago I received a card from a friend that included one of her wonderful photographs on the front (She makes beautiful notecards that include her photos). Immediately it began to tell a story. So thank you Hope Taylor Epstein for the card and for sharing your talent as a photographer. And in deference to you there are no trolls in this story.

She decided to take a walk on that beautiful sunny Fall day and gave a sigh of wonder at how blessed she was to experience the clear, crisp air of Maine. There was no destination just a slow meandering journey down a country road. At one point a barn came into view in the distance and something pulled her toward it. As she got closer she saw it was not particularly large and was showing its age. A double window captured her attention, but as she moved toward it someone or something began to speak.
As you see I am weathered with age now. But for many years I stood here as protector and shelter for tractors and other farm equipment, tools and barn cats. The sun, the wind, the rain and snow are a part of me now and are reflected in my boards and windows. For some reason I am no longer used except by field mice and other creatures. Life breathes me you see for wood is always alive and radiating energy. Step closer and look through my windows – look as the sun shines through striking the floor.
At this point she wondered what was going on. Was she dreaming, or imagining? Where was the sound coming from that filled her mind? But she could not resist stepping up to look through the old window. The glass appeared dirty and dark except for a scrap of something whitish in one corner. Maybe an old rag she thought. As her eyes adjusted she began to see a shaft of light shining in the middle of the dirt floor. And then what appeared to be a movie of sorts began to play before her eyes.
A young boy played on the dirt floor laughing as a cat rolled in the dirt. A young man climbed up on a tractor and began backing it out of the barn while whistling. As she stood wide-eyed and disbelieving the scenes continued to flow and change. A young woman drove a car into the barn and stepped out all bundled in coat and hat. As she opened the car door a black dog jumped out and walked by her side. The car had snow all over it. Then a cat chased a mouse round and round until the mouse finally escaped into a hole in the wall. Finally an old man stood in the light slowly turning around as if taking it all in. Then the film stopped and all that remained was a shaft of light.
She wondered what it all meant. Did she fall asleep standing up and dream? How could any of it be real? Slowly she touched the window sill feeling the solid unevenness of the worn wood. A strong sensation flowed through her body and she knew on some level it was all real but still questioned. Is time just a construct of man? Did some connection with the barn bump her to a “no time zone” where all is one and everything occurs simultaneously? So many questions arose.
Taking a deep breath she continued her walk knowing she had much to ponder. If this experience was real and some sort of gift what was she meant to do with it. Maybe it was a reminder of the flow of life and the Oneness of all. Or maybe it was just for fun and enjoyment-a parting of the curtain of time. Was she going to have more of these experiences or was it just a dream?


A Christmas Card 2015


Out of the Love of the Universe

God the Creator gifted Earth with the presence of the Christ.

Angels accompanied pure LOVE revealing itself to guide us Home

To show us who we are.

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus

May we allow our hearts to open.

May we hear the angels singing.

May we embrace the Light they bring us.

May we recognize the angels in our lives – seen and unseen.

And joyously believe as we say

Merry Chistmas

Peace in our Hearts and on Earth




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A Christmas Wish 2014

“There are miracles all around.
Miracles yet to be found.
Hid in every heart is an answered prayer.
Like a candle’s flame, hope will lead us there

From “Miracle Hymn” by Luke Atencio and Candace Lee and performed by Susan Boyle in the movie “The Christmas Candle”

As we move through this season of beauty and light my wish for you is that you discover the answers you seek waiting for you in your heart.

May you feel peace in moments of silence.

May you make time to spend embracing the natural world .  A world that is so supportive and connected to us.

May you see in the birth of a child so long ago the message that you are loved beyond human understanding.

May you know in your heart that no matter what chaos is swirling around you are a cherished branch of the One Vine.

Let your beautiful light shine!


“Believe in what your heart is saying,
Hear the melody that’s playing.
There’s no time to waste,
There so much to celebrate.
Believe in what you feel inside,
Give your dreams the wings to fly.
You have everything you need, if you just believe.”

From “Believe” by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard and performed by Josh Groban in the movie “The Polar Express”


A Christmas Card

At this Christmas season I wish for all the recognition that the “energy of peace” sits quietly in each and every one of us.  May you see the beauty of the life that you are; hear the music of the spheres playing in your heart; feel the angels caress as they touch you with their healing light; taste the lushness of a bountiful harvest; and smell the bright fragrance of our wonderful planet earth wherever you are.  May you know that you are loved beyond any measure words can describe and Jesus the Christ was a gift to show us all that Love is all there is and we are that.  In the hustle and bustle of this season  remember you are Divine.  My Spirit rejoices in its oneness with you.

Sebastian Temple set to music the famous Prayer of St. Francis and Susan Boyle lovingly recorded it on her CD “The Gift”.    The words follow to end this blog today.  Happy Christmas!!!!!!!!

Make me a channel of Your Peace

Where there is hatred let me bring Your Love

Where there is injury Your pardon, Lord

And where there’s doubt true faith in you

Make me a channel of Your peace

Where there’s despair in life let me bring hope

Where there is darkness, only light

And where there’s sadness ever joy

Oh, Master grant that I may never seek

So much to be consoled as to console

To be understood as to understand

To be loved as to love with all my soul

Make me a channel of Your peace

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned

In giving to all men that we receive

And in dying that we’re born to eternal life

Oh, Master grant that I may never seek

So much to be consoled as to console

To be understood as to understand

To be loved as to love with all my soul.

Make me a channel of Your peace

Where there’s despair in life let me bring hope

Where there is darkness only light

And where there’s sadness ever joy.