The Keys to Freedom

I find myself thinking about ‘freedom’ and what it means to me to be free; at least (and most) free from the inside out. Free from my small mind, thinking small thoughts. You might know the kind – thoughts that are judgmental and well, just plain old small. I...

Yoga, Up There!

October, 2012: A crisp fall day. I’m climbing up the steps to what will one day be the Pilgrim’s Landing Loft for the very first time. I hear the wooden beams under my feet, and I sense the space before I actually see it. I inhale the soft putty colored walls, and the...

From Bare Branches to Great-Fullness

Dear Pilgrims, I find myself reflecting on new beginnings lately. Here in New England, as in many other parts of the country, we experienced a long, cold winter and so it has been with great pleasure and delight to watch the spring unfold right outside my window. Each...

What Does it Mean to be Spiritual?

The word spirit comes from the Latin word Spiritus which means “breath”. In some creation stories it is told that God breathed, or sent a divine wind over the empty darkness, and thus life began. Everything began with breath. Or wind. I’ve been noticing the wind a lot...

Discoving Our First Labyrinths

Do you doodle? I do. I am not sure when it began for me. Maybe the first time I held a crayon, or when I was so bored in Mrs.Gardener’s class…. Or maybe it’s because I am a frustrated artist and doodling seemed like such an easy free-flowing form of...