Riding On the Silence Was Ecstasy ( 3.5 min.)

inner-logoLast night I had a dream. My sister and I were living in my mother’s big house. My sister had music playing all the time. Hour after hour, day after day. It droned on in the background all the time.

“Can we turn the music off,” I asked?

“Nooo!” said my sister, irritated. “Just leave it on. You won’t even notice it after awhile.” More »

Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?

inner-logo“All I want is a room somewhere
Far away from the cold night air
With one enormous chair
Oh, wouldn’t it be loverly?”

(My Fair Lady – Wouldn’t It Be Loverly? Lyrics ‘ MetroLyrics)

Yes, quite loverly. And even lovelier is when we can access that as an inner room, More »

Clear Heart, Happy Heart. Uh, Where’s My Heart?

Restoring Your HeartWe all have grief in our hearts, whether it’s grief over something unfolding right now, as we speak, or grief over something that happened long ago, or even grief over the state of the world, the suffering of humanity and of our Mother Earth and all her creatures.
And this time appears to be particularly intense for many people. More »

I Choose Joy; It’s Easy For You Too

I Choose JoyYears ago, when my mother was in the last year of her life, I felt she, like my dad before her, began to be enlightened in so many ways. When I would call, she would exclaim in pure joy, “Ah, Cari!!”

It felt so good. Her joy flew out of her and swirled around me like a bird, lightening and brightening my heart. More »

Unseen Blessings (3.6 min to read)


I have the best friends on Facebook. They make the best spiritual and introspective posts, many of which I share on facebook.com/innerlightgazette along with my own thoughts. But this time, something happened where I didn’t know what to reply to a “comment” and sat with it long enough to birth this essay. More »

Relationship Jellyrolls (3.7min to read)

Rel Jellyrolls 2013-07-17Relationships are the sweet, gooey parts of our lives. We love to roll ourselves up all cozy inside them. Unfortunately, the yummy goo can be sticky and sometimes it seems like someone’s slipped a little crab apple into it.

“In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.” – Buddha More »

Radio Show: “You-Colored” Glasses

Take a step back from the personality to understand that you see the world through the lens of personal experience/beliefs. Meditation for taking negative interactions less personally. More »