Her Talking Cure

"...here there is no place that does not see you." (Rilke)

meghill

meghill
Location
West Virginia, U.S.A
Birthday
December 16
Title
poet, writer, teacher, student, wife and mom
Bio
Semi-retired and on the road: a threshold existence informed by myth, Jung, great Christian theology, episcopal church, poetry, prayer and transcendental meditation (TM).

MY RECENT POSTS

JULY 14, 2012 8:31AM

Sometimes it is....enough

I want to add an addendum here to what I just wrote about meditation not being the whole answer. There are many for whom meditation practice has changed their world, given their life an openness and stability many people long for and few seem to achieve. For these people, and forRead full post »

I want to add an addendum here to what I just wrote about meditation not being the whole answer. There are many for whom meditation practice has changed their world, given their life an openness and stability many people long for and few seem to achieve. For these people, and for… Read full post »
JULY 6, 2012 8:38AM

Meditation Not Always Enough

Many of us take up a meditation practice with the assurance that all we need is to meditate twice a day and everything will automatically fall into place.  I beg to differ.

Sure, meditation practice can smooth out the rough edges of our personality. It can bring us to aRead full post »

JULY 6, 2012 8:33AM

Meditation Not Always Enough

Many of us take up a meditation practice with the assurance that all we need is to meditate twice a day and everything will automatically fall into place.  I beg to differ.

Sure, meditation practice can smooth out the rough edges of our personality. It can bring us to aRead full post »

MAY 26, 2012 7:45AM

One of many....

I want to qualify what I just wrote about meditation not being the whole answer, or some such thing. (Since I still can’t get back to my page, it’s Saturday morning and everyone seems to be posting and reading at this minute.) Of course, for some people meditation practice is allRead full post »

MAY 26, 2012 6:45AM

What I meant to say....

I want to qualify what I just wrote about meditation not being the whole answer, or some such thing. (Since I still can’t get back to my page, it’s Saturday morning and everyone seems to be posting and reading at this minute.)

Of course, for some or at times inRead full post »

Many of us take up a meditation practice with the assurance that all we need is to meditate twice a day  and everything will automatically fall into place.  I beg to differ.

Sure, meditation practice can smooth out the rough edges of our personality. It can bring us to aRead full post »

MARCH 13, 2012 12:20PM

My So-Called Prayer Life

The more posts I read here on OS, the more I get that my tone is all wrong. Or perhaps it’s my topic. Who wants to read about prayer and meditation these days anyway? There’s just too much other stuff going on that’s taking up all the oxygen. Heck, it’s takingRead full post »

 

These days I read more and more posts which hail the importance of having a meditation practice in our lives. Here in white bread America, prayer has been the one acceptable means of invoking the divine and generally for quite specific purposes: praise and thanksgiving, requesting divine guidaRead full post »

MARCH 4, 2012 12:42PM

Looking for a Way Out...

Another week has blown by. I know this by the fact that this is the day my hubby and I do our weekly trip to the big city to haunt the book stores, try to find a movie that looks appealing, starts at the right time of day, and generally getRead full post »

     Why do Christians never speak of enlightenment and it seems the eastern religions never tire of speaking of it? Doing my morning prayers and meditation, I began to again ask this question. My entire adult life, ever since learning my own meditation technique over thirty odd yRead full post »

FEBRUARY 11, 2012 8:48AM

The Public/Private Life of a Blogger

I was so pleased with the conversation and response my little post stirred up a few days ago. That was an all time first, for me. I seem to struggle with how to write and how to be public with my writing at the same time. As good as it feelsRead full post »

FEBRUARY 8, 2012 10:38AM

More God Talk....

I just posted a rather provocative, no—really provocative—post in the middle of the night. It comes from something I’d written several weeks ago, around the time of Christopher Hitchens’ death, which by the way did make me quite sad as much as I found him to be a highly exaspeRead full post »

FEBRUARY 8, 2012 3:55AM

God and Atheism: Being of Two Minds

I am often torn here between choosing god or choosing atheism. This is because I, like most people, am of two minds: one is rational and materialistic and gets me through my day; the other is symbolic, metaphorical, poetic, and highly malleable. This, dear readers, is in my opinion exactly howRead full post »

JANUARY 31, 2012 8:29AM

Reading Aloud

My husband and I had a visit from our daughter to our mountain cabin here in the West Virginia foothills. She's stayed with us a week. Bliss. Over the course of all that talk, my daughter reminds me that I read books to her until well into her 5th or even… Read full post »

JANUARY 21, 2012 5:59PM

The Dark & Gathering Forces

When Barack Obama was in the early days of his run for the presidency, I was studying about archetypes in a graduate program in Depth Psychology. Unable to complete the degree, I was, however, inspired to write about and apply these ideas to the politics and culture of that time. I… Read full post »

JANUARY 20, 2012 10:49AM

Barack Obama: His Leadership Archetype

NOTE: This article was written and published during Obama’s original run for the presidency. I reprint it here for its core message which, in my estimation, had not changed.

Barack Obama carries his gift of leadership with grace and humility, both signs of balance in his guiding archetype &mdRead full post »

When Barack was in the early days of his run for the presidency, I was studying about archetypes in my gradutate program in Depth Psychology. Unfortunatley, I was unable to complete the two year program but I was inspired to continue to write about apply these ideas to the politics and… Read full post »

Poetry and prayer come together as a means of aligning the spirit to a higher power through surrender to the muse.

They are more closely linked than one might think. Here's how I see it:

Poetry calls upon the power of metaphor and feeling while prayer

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DECEMBER 30, 2011 9:25AM

Hitchens's Face

It seems the tenor of this discussion of Christopher Hitchens is changing now that someone besides me has mentioned his addictions and debilitating lifestyle choices. About one week before Christmas I was soundly admonished for bringing this up when we were all having so much fun extolling the joys oRead full post »

DECEMBER 22, 2011 2:20AM

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 Two days ago Christopher Hitchens passed. This made me very sad on first seeing the headline. His face always looked to me so somber, full of a private sadness or resolve or something I could never quite identify. But his insistence on his own particular form of seeking had touched aRead full post »

DECEMBER 9, 2011 8:48AM

Session Two: From the Woods

"I, too, hate poetry" the great American poet Marianne Moore once wrote. Well, I too, up until recently, had taken a strong dislike to blogs. Not that I really had read them much.  I had stayed away from the genre all this time for some misguided perception that as with most… Read full post »

DECEMBER 6, 2011 10:12AM

First Session: Talking it Out

The movie A Dangerous Method is now playing and I am holding back. Well, actually, it’s playing no where near us in this mountain town where my hubby and I now live in a sort of semi-retirement. As soon as it reaches the nearest Alamo, I’ll be there but a bit… Read full post »

DECEMBER 6, 2011 8:47AM

greetings from the woods...

The movie The Dangerous Method is now playing and I am holding back. Well, actually, it’s playing no where near us in this mountain town where my hubby and I now live in a sort of semi-retirement. As soon as it reaches the nearest Alamo, I’ll be there but a bit… Read full post »