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Kauai – First Two Months

Kauai – First Two Months

In mid-August, I (temporarily) moved to Kauai. I'm not sure I'll be here very long, but I have not blogged in a while so I thought I'd check in. I moved here because a friend of mine was dying and I came here with him and his family. To be part of that. The invitation...

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We all go on Crushing Crickets

We all go on Crushing Crickets

We all go on Crushing Crickets I am 9 again Summer has made my skin 3 shades of darker. They were still using pebbles in the playgrounds. They were still trying to get kids to play nice, but not trying hard enough. 9 dollars an hour, for them, is not enough to care....

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Thinking About God

Thinking About God

  Lately, I've been thinking a lot about God. The Beloved. All that is, and all that animates all that is. The One and The Way. The fragmented fullness of your path unfolding. The Living Map. Trust it.

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About

About

Are you wondering..."What is going on here?" "Who is this Uma Bode?" "What is she blogging about?" Well, allow me to answer your burning questions. (Okay, maybe burning is an overstatement.) WhoIsUmaBode? I'm this woman who lived her whole life dreaming big and living...

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Morning Haiku

Morning Haiku

Haiku – a form of brief poetry. Seventeen syllables in three lines (5-7-5). An attempt to capture the essence of a moment. The other morning, these Haiku came out… partly overwhelmed living from the inside out this moment explodes whatever it is surrender it to God’s...

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Threshold

Threshold

I am moving rapidly but easily through layers that feel like gauze, but also like water. The light is shining and I see it above me through a kind of shimmering surface. Movement is effortless and more graceful than the ungainly paddle of arms and legs. My body and...

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I have no poems of light

I have no poems of light

I have no poems of light. I have only poems of surrendering to darkness. This world tells us “fight the darkness.” But I have a different message. Surrender to suffering and allow your journey to REALLY begin. Drop “affirmation” and “attraction” into the trash can....

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Flash Fiction From a Photo Prompt

Flash Fiction From a Photo Prompt

Flash Fiction, based on this photo by Vivian Maier...I was told they were in an arts and crafts store one wintery day when it finally happened.Both of them were relieved to be out of the freezing apartment, and although they did not have the money to buy anything,...

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Spiritual Defined (for this blog)

Spiritual Defined (for this blog)

To start with, I want to be clear. Very clear. About what spiritual is and is not to me, and what I do and do not mean or imply when I use this word. What you are about to read is a personal definition. I am not imposing it on you. But if you want to read what I have...

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