Andrea de Michaelis, Publisher
Andrea's 2005 Articles
SEPTEMBER 2005 * And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin Our lucky 13th anniversary, embracing your broken-ness when relationships change, encouraging the contemplative life, stumbling over my own compulsions and illusions, inner cinema . It doesn't matter how long it takes me to learn something important to me, as long as I eventually learn it. Because I meditate, my experience is that there is as real a world "in here" as there is "out there". And there is a responsive presence "in here" that lets me know I am never alone, I am always guided, I am always loved and appreciated.
DECEMBER 2005 Cleanup from Hurricane Wilma, Talking to my hiking boots. I often project my own thoughts and beliefs and fears onto those around me. A friend concerned that a disembodied spirit had attached itself to her deceased husband's soul. Not everyone sees things from my point of view. Not everyone responds the way I would respond. Having real or imaginary conversations can heal a situation. Having an imaginary conversation can be a source of real insights.
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