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We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been — a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time.  Community.  Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power.   Starhawk

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jane, the flamingseed

Posted by on Dec 1, 2012 in kindred spirits

Jane Brunette is a meditation teacher, writer and poet, the publisher of Flamingseed Press, a contributor to the Huffington post, as well as the founder of an international network of “free writers” called Writing from the Soul. She teaches and writes about spiritual practices for turning challenging times into opportunities to develop a more soulful and meaningful approach to life, both individually and collectively. I first met Jane through one of her blog posts which a friend posted on facebook. It was called Blossoming through Shared...

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yude andiko

Posted by on Mar 11, 2012 in kindred spirits, portraits

I love watching him play guitar, and hearing him sing.  His hands move gracefully up and down the fretboard like spiders, while his beautiful voice vibrates people’s heart strings.  Yude is a magical being, with a wise soul, and a wicked sense of humor.   It would be hard not to love him.  He just walks straight into your heart, smiles, and settles in.  A bit of a nomad, originally from Java in Indonesia, he could probably be happy anywhere, as long as he can keep moving.  He was 19 year-old when he left his native island to work...

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saskia shakin

Posted by on Dec 4, 2011 in kindred spirits

Saskia is one of these luminous beings that you can’t help noticing in a crowd because she exudes so much joy.  I met her in August of 2009 at a Radiance Sutras retreat with Lorin Roche.   On the last day, she and I sat outdoors for lunch in a stunning part of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, overlooking lake Mahkeenac and miles of forest.  And we dove into a soulful conversation which has been unfolding ever since.  Saskia is a public speaking coach who has helped many leaders and academics find their authentic speaking voice,...

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