Musings With Jesua : Blog

Loving Life on Life’s Terms

Loving Life on Life’s Terms

Several years ago, during this very same season of giving thanks, I went through a very difficult passage. It was not long after my daughter Arayla (nine years old at the time), had endured a vicious health ordeal that landed her in the pediatric I.C.U. for one long,...

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From Mother to Mother: A Lovenote

From Mother to Mother: A Lovenote

Sometimes when I see mothers with young children—shopping in the grocery store, or waiting in line at the taqueria, or just walking down the sidewalk—my heart swells with so much appreciation and empathy it often brings tears to my eyes. Especially when there’s one...

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Truth is My Only Business

Truth is My Only Business

I’m letting go now, my friend. I give in. I welcome you to give in, alongside me. I cannot hold on a moment longer to anything needing to be a certain way. I cannot perfect these costumes life has asked me to wear, nor can I master these roles I’m asked to play. Any...

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Losing It, and Then Finding It Again

Losing It, and Then Finding It Again

The other morning I woke up to one of those crazy time-crunch scenarios. You know—where it feels basically impossible to do everything we’re supposed to do inside the tiny window of time we’re given to do it? I had the chimney sweep people scheduled to arrive at 8 AM,...

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Refuge

Refuge

In these trying times of fires and hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes ravaging all corners of the globe; with political insanity raging and uncertainty looming around every bend; these heartbreaking times that find the whales sick and the bees leaving; that find...

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Humbling Gifts of Rejection & Failure

Humbling Gifts of Rejection & Failure

In this video, Jesua shares about the gifts that come with the experiences of rejection and failure. By sharing her intimate journey of working to get her debut book published, she exposes the humbling process of receiving rejections and declines. Jesua reflects on...

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Just Life

Just Life

“Do you believe in ‘One True Love’ Mama?” my daughter Arayla (14.5) asked, just as I was sitting down to join them for dinner. My son Ezra (almost 11) was still lighting the candles. I pulled my chair in, unfolded my napkin onto my lap and offered my hands out to each...

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Seeing Our Unconscious Commitment to Suffering

Seeing Our Unconscious Commitment to Suffering

In this video Jesua explores the powerful process by which we can discover how it is we are unconsciously attached, committed or even addicted to the very patterns of suffering we most wish to be free of. It’s a truly empowering gift to take full responsibility for...

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Grieving the Return of Smoke Season

Grieving the Return of Smoke Season

Last evening around dusk as I was preparing for dinner I heard my daughter Arayla suddenly shout out from the living room, “Oh no!” And then I heard my son Ezra scramble out from his bedroom to see what the deal was. I joined my children in the living room and found...

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