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Mt. Shasta Farmers Market by Renee Casterline

The spiral begins with gratitude, because that quiets the frantic mind and brings us back to source, opening our hearts and reconnecting us with empathy and personal power. It helps us to be more fully present to one another and to our world.

May 2017

Poem: Bird of Paradise

by Sally Bliumis-Dunn

Coming Back to Reciprocity

by Aravinda Ananda
While reading Braiding Sweetgrass, I found myself newly in relationship with five backyard chickens. The chickens have been a powerful doorway into reciprocal relationship for me, a pathway back to starting the day with gratitude, a daily call to presence.

A World Full of Gifts

by Molly Brown
After checking out Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer from our local library, I bought my own copy to read for the second time. This time through, I found this passage on wild strawberries and wanted to riff on what Kimmerer says about them.

November 2016

Letter From Joanna

by Joanna Macy
My gratitude for the Work That Reconnects keeps growing. A feature that I especially love is how it lets people hear the voice they most need to hear: the voice within themselves.

Radical Gratitude

by Barbara Ford
Gratitude is one of the most venerated practices in virtually all spiritual traditions. In these times…gratitude is a form of resistance to dysfunctional culture and messages of disempowerment.

Five Fold Path

by Dennis Rivers
A morning mandala/meditation/affirmation/exploration/prayer/practice of gratitude.