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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

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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Difficult Love Lessons– A Story of Yes and No

Difficult Love Lessons– A Story of Yes and No

One day last week my daughter, Arayla (14) was out riding her horse at the stables, when suddenly I received a text from her with a photo of a tiny little brown bunny, cupped sweetly in her hands. The text read: “I rescued a baby bunny. Can I keep him?” I responded:...

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“If our love for life remains conditional, based upon us getting our own way or life looking the way we want it to, we remain defended against the slap of life’s ruthless uncertainty.

The degree to which our hearts are guarded and armored against life’s horrors is the exact degree to which we are also closed to its brilliant love, beauty, and joy.”

 

“If we learn how to consciously meet our suffering, then even our suffering is the precise medicine needed to bring us deeper home to life and to love. ” 

“As we learn to open wider to the depth of grief that is here for us—personally, collectively, and globally—we can allow the honest inclusion of our brokenness to bring us home to what’s unbreakable.  ”