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Bloom!

By PennyGill / June 22, 2021
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Bloom where you are planted!

Happy Solstice!

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Is It Time To Withdraw? Post Pandemic Clearing Out

By PennyGill / June 3, 2021
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Our long difficult year of pandemic isolation seems to be drawing to a close. I’ve been led to look hard, and hopefully kindly, on all I’ve learned. What and whom do I wish to hold close to the center of …

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On Healing: Each Path Has Its Own Gethsemane

By PennyGill / April 27, 2021
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The path of deep healing, of becoming whole, can be arduous. It asks everything of us, including profound surrender to what actually is present in our life. I have learned so much about surrender this long time of Covid, both …

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The Circus Bear

By PennyGill / March 15, 2021
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I’ve been startled to learn, during this long year of Covid, how deep healing reveals such astonishing freedom. Here is a favorite story, which has challenged me over the years.

Many years ago, circus trains criss-crossed the United States. The …

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Stories. Story.

By PennyGill / February 5, 2021
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Our weekly Circle of Island women has been sharing stories of our favorite winter activities, when we were kids.  We laughed so hard imagining each other ice skating, sledding out of a second story window, building snow forts, and hurling …

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A Time to Grieve and a Time to Plant

By PennyGill / November 15, 2020
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Penny’s sermon this morning responds to these very fraught times in the country, A Time to Grieve and a Time to Plant.

In your comment, it would be wonderful if you would please include which seed you plan to plant …

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Witness the Destruction. Hold the Center. Breathe kindness. A Teaching from Manjushri

By PennyGill / September 21, 2020
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Greetings, dear friends, at this auspicious moment of Equinox and the Days of Awe.  My heart’s prayer is that we may recognize our many failures as citizens of this blessed earth and find our way to building communities fit to …

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Instructions from Manjushri

By PennyGill / September 5, 2020
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Greetings, dear friends around the world! We are a global network, enriched by our shared concerns about our world.  My book What in The World Is Going On? is dedicated to “all those who hold the world …

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Fear in the Bardo: Manjushri

By PennyGill / August 25, 2020
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We are swimming in fear, consciously and unconsciously. Here Manjushri begins a series of Teachings on our situation today, introducing the powerful image of the Bardo – a Tibetan concept of the strange space/time we find ourselves in between incarnations. …

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Our Hearts Are Breaking: A Talk by Penny

By PennyGill / August 19, 2020
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Hello, everyone…I was invited to preach at St Johns UCC Church here on Madeline Island last Sunday. I gave a talk on welcoming our grief, for in our grief we also will find the seeds of kindness and healing. This …

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