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The Living Universe


The Living Universe

Conditions of Sun and Shadow

By Freya Secrest Knowing of my interest in trees and nature, a friend gave me a lovely book this Christmas, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohllenben. In it Wohllenben shares his experience in forestry, and as a manager of an ecologically friendly woodland in Hummel, Germany. His stories illuminate the lives of trees and Read more…

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The Scent of Sacredness

By Freya Secrest Moving to the Midwest, as I shared with you last month, has me looking around my garden with fresh eyes. Just identifying the plants in my new Michigan backyard has brought a number of delightful surprises. One recently was a large shrub I could not recognize. It was mature, tall, and lanky – having Read more…

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Connections with Salad and Rhubarb Pie

By Freya Secrest I have been enjoying fresh rhubarb pies this spring with rhubarb from my new garden – a gift from the former owners who planted and tended it before me. And to me it is such a treat – I was delighted to find the shoots when I uncovered the garden after the Read more…

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Dreaming of the Sidhe

By Freya Secrest My natural connection to subtle worlds is through Nature. That is what drew me to work with Dorothy Maclean when I arrived at Findhorn in 1971. In growing that connection over these years, one of the biggest lessons for me has been to understand how shared, purposeful activity plays a key role Read more…

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In the Spirit of Dancing Shoes

By Freya Secrest A delightful part of my understanding of a Living Universe is that there are no boundaries to Life; the vital spark of sacredness moves through everyone and everything. But how far does that really extend? In my own experience and for others such as Dorothy Maclean, it extends even into the man-made Read more…

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Mystery of the Living Universe

By Freya Secrest I see the universe as alive. Everything in it has life and intelligence. In my definition, if something is living it changes and it grows. A living universe is also co-participatory; it engages and responds, requiring that I stand with honor and respect for myself and my fellow participants. We all have Read more…

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Cedar of Lebanon

Meditation by Dorothy Maclean, Commentary by Freya Secrest One of the things I love about reading Dorothy Macleans’s deva messages is that they allow me to participate in the fullness of the experiences they carry. For me the words create more than a mental image; they convey a quality of being which is deeply nourishing Read more…

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Opening Possibilities with Our Attitude

Meditations by Dorothy Maclean, Commentary by Freya Secrest  “As you bring your problems to Me, they are solved according to your attitude.  If you bring them to Me as a duty, yet keep a tight rein on them, holding them in mind and weighed down by them, you keep them with you.  They cannot be Read more…

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Christmas Angels

Meditation by Dorothy Maclean, Commentary by Freya Secrest Christmas-time is such a season of contrasts – the quiet of the winter solstice and the bustle of festive preparations, the darkest night of the year that celebrates the bright spirit of birth and renewal, the tender moments of gift-giving and the raucous welcome of a new Read more…

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Loving Attitude as Gift

Meditations by Dorothy Maclean, Commentary by Freya Secrest, Art by Montserrat Dorothy Maclean’s connection with the Devic kingdom opens new lines of thinking for me with regard to how I make a contribution in the world.  Their focus on Love and the power of human attitude stretches me to work with my daily choices of Read more…

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Collaborations with the Devic Kingdom

  Over the years our colleague, Dorothy Maclean, has shared her connection with the angelic kingdom in several books telling of her experiences of connection and communication with the intelligence and divinity within all life.  This is a useful time to remind ourselves of the cooperation and colleagueship that is possible with these subtle kingdoms Read more…

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