There was a period of time in which I kept painting circles. Large black circles, small red circles, yellow circles intersecting with blue circles. I didn’t have any particular meaning attached to them. It was simply comforting to paint circles. I liked the way my shoulder, arm, and wrist rolled when I painted a circle.…

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Colette Lafia · Dwelling in the Heart Welcome to Being Loved Becoming Whole – Living Inside Divine Love. I’m Colette. I’d like us to begin by sharing in a guided meditation together. So I invite you now to close your eyes or lower your gaze. Begin by taking three deep full breaths, inhaling completely, and…

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Colette Lafia · Places of Comfort Let us begin by connecting more consciously with our breath. By letting ourselves become aware of the in breath and the out breath. Not changing it in any way, just noticing and connecting with it. Letting the breath settle us, connect us and take us more deeply into this…

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Colette Lafia · Meditation On Stillness Stillness. Taking a moment to stop. To stop. To give yourself permission to be still. To feel how restful it is to be still. Not that we can ever be completely still because, by nature, we fluctuate, we move, we breath, but there is a settling a stillness that…

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A few weeks ago, here in San Francisco, the headline read, “100 days of Sheltering In Place.”  It made me think of the annual “100 days of Kindergarten,” event we have at the elementary school where I work, a time to recognize all the hard work and learning that has taken place. We have passed…

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How can this be a time of solitude and not just separation and isolation? Thomas Merton, the Christian monk, wrote that “Solitude is not separation,” and that we go into the desert not to escape other people but in order to find them in God. During this pandemic, we’re spending more time with ourselves than…

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