A New Song

Greetings, fellow travelers! Yes it has been a long and silent month here. The struggle to find ways to adapt has moved to a deeply personal level and my energies have been focused elsewhere. I am ok, yet many I know are not. And, the ongoing warfare between narratives troubles me- it has stifled my ability …

Deborah H Rahalski

Deborah H Rahalski

In Search of Magic

So fellow travelers, rising well before dawn to greet the Solstice, a glance out the window in my meditation space revealed this gift a moment which provided the last key to finding what seemed lost. Tis now a seasonmade strange and unfamiliarby required distancingin full contradiction withthe inherent nature of the daywhen gathering together to …

Deborah H Rahalski

Digging Deeper

So fellow travelers, last month I promised a post on my core experience of Christmas “becoming” magical. Honestly, this year, I find myself digging deeper than ever to feel that magic and, knowing I am not alone in this, I remain committed to creating that post. As it germinates in the creative sanctuary of my …

Deborah H Rahalski

Sunset Zen

So fellow travelers, catching a sunset never fails to give rise to a wave of emotions for me. Gratitude is always a component, even if it is simple gratitude for a challenging day’s end and the gift of a chance to rest. November’s short damp days often end with cloud cover so thick it obscures …

Deborah H Rahalski

Red Angel

So fellow travelers, when I reach the edge of emotional resilience nature is the sanctuary which brings my energy back to  center.  In general, I proactively make healing time in nature a regular part of my routine, even if it’s just the daily walk times with our dog. Since our  return from the early October …

Deborah H Rahalski

Deep Dive

So fellow travelers, as we hit the long slippery slope leading to election day here in the not-so-United States I reached a point of near desperation to comprehend what madness is driving the hatred flying around. When the demise of my 02RavCamper kept me home bound for several weeks back in September, I found myself …

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Autumn Flags

So fellow travelers, the colors of my favorite season are peaking here in Upstate New York. Autumn waves its flagsreleasing what’s done with easewith joy I follow This glorious season of ephemeral beauty and joy is too brief to spend indoors. The Acadia trip posts will just have to wait. Walk gently on the path …

Deborah H Rahalski

The Road Forward

So fellow travelers, September continued with it’s theme of significant losses. Thankfully, by Divine Grace, none were from the living. Still, the loss of a companion of a different sort created a domino sequence of changes which has yet again altered my path forward. Farewell Little Blue RaVan On the first evening of Autumn, after …

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Stretching Time

 So fellow travelers,  flipping the calendar a few days ago brought a moment of peace I was deeply grateful to take in~ For the first time in 21 years,  turning the calendar to August did not generate a rush of urgency fueled by the impossibility of “fitting in” all my planned adventures in the remaining …

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