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It’s Easter morning in a pandemic – or – Tethers

It’s Easter morning in a pandemic and the morning is very dark. Heavy clouds layer the sky. A cold wind blows. This is right. The earth still refuses to abide by human calendars. The earth is not happy and bright … Continue reading

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I want to be with you more than my thoughts

I just want to be with you, O Lordmore than I want to be with my thoughts,for one thought of you brings a torrent of life,but a million thoughts from me:Darkened clouds but not one drop © Meisaan Chan

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Compass gone, all is chaos

So deeply through the thicket,Bramble catching on my clothescompass gone, all is chaos:Oh God, be my hope © Meisaan Chan

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When unbalanced

Everything that doesn’t matter takes up so much space! – So you cannot see what does © Meisaan Chan

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A movement prayer during times of instability

Friends, Here is a movement prayer that has kept me grounded during tumultuous times. Feel free to slow it down however much you need, taking your time to really feel that mind/body/spirit fusion in each line and movement. If you … Continue reading

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Parable of the child learning to walk

The kingdom of God is like a child learning to walk: At first, she grasps at whatever is in reach, and if it is not solid, she falls. Slowly, she learns what is solid and grasps only those things – … Continue reading

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The anchor

In your deepest prayer, there am I! In your weakest prayer, there am I! In no prayer, there am I! Do not anchor to the prayer, but to me © Meisaan Chan

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May my love be stronger than my rage

May my love be stronger than my rage and my self-restraint stronger than my chaos © Meisaan Chan    

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Inner tumult

No matter my externals, when I tumult inside I am poor © Meisaan Chan

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Compassion

You cannot be compassionate and be afraid © Meisaan Chan

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