Spiritual Beingness in Training!
We are all a work in progress. My experience is that everything and everyone is a teacher. It has been a joy to receive the assistance of others along the Path and to offer some as well. Some of the insights that have touched my heart are shared here.
Fearless engagement is the Path that calls me. It is a dance with the edge and an occasional collapse into the void. My name is Donna Mitchell-Moniak. This photo is from the summer of 2006 at my sister, Lynda’s, wedding to Nick.
For several years, much of my work related to living consciously and the unveiling of pure Being was given through Spirit Fire, online and on-location, the meditative retreat center and organization that I founded in 2003 in the beauty and serenity of Leyden, MA. But, in 2015, I stepped down from all decision-making, Board participation, and from teaching online programs. Doing so was best for the organization as MS physical dysfunction increased and, more importantly, as Steve Kramer and Tim Darter were available to work their creative magic to accomplish the Mission and Vision of Spirit Fire. I am forever grateful to their dedication, tirelessness, and the wide-ranging skills they brought to bear to the fullness of Spirit Fire.
I now live in Jaroso, Colorado, a tiny hamlet of less than 100 people in the San Luis Valley of south-central Colorado, minutes from the New Mexico border. Mountains in three directions and living at 7800 ft. fulfills my aspiration to be a meditator in the mountains focused on the awakening of all beings. All creative solutions to the world’s problems lie within the awakening of humanity. May my practice by tireless. May all beings awaken.
This photo is from the summer of 2021 in my garden in Jaroso.
You have a wonderful blog. I will keep returning for more.
Thanks for the kindness. Ditto about yours.
Nice to have found your blog, Donna, look forward to reading more.
Nice reading about you
Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.
Yes, I will. Thank you. The web is wonderful in so many ways, but the writing, insights, and sharing of contemplations on meaningful things of life is one of those many gifts. Glad you are part of that.
thank you so much dear
Hi, I’ve nominated you for a bouquet of awards. Click on the link for more information. Namaste! http://juliannevictoria.com/2013/05/28/bundles-of-gratitude-two-8-flower-bouquets-of-awards/
Thank you, Julianne! It’s wonderful to experience the bows that we give to one another. Namaste, sweetness!
Hi Donna, I have nominated you for a Liebster Award: http://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/liebster-round-3/
Thank you, Linda. How very kind. Gratitude and namaste!
Hi there, thanks so much for the likes and the reblog! I will certainly be coming back to your site as well!
Hello Donna, thank you so much for liking several of my posts, I truly appreciate it! Hope you will come back to see what we have coming up 🙂
“On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined.” ~Lord Byron~
love it: “let joy by unconfined.” ! Your work is inspiring and deserves the “likes.”
I bow to the Divine spark within you sister. You walk the Beauty way our encounter was inevitable. I honour your path.
Kind words. Namaste to you.
Your email name has me wondering if the “dadtobe” is now a father living with an infant bodhisattva?
Her name is Luz (Light). She is a great teacher.
Perfect name. I can feel her!
Bless you and your being.
Every night you fight sleep
As if you’re life depended on it.
For every moment
You will miss.
As if each were the love
Of a lifetime.
I like a coward retreat into
Slumber quite willingly.
My child you are the Teacher
and I am your disciple.
When did I give up fighting sleep?
I have truth bumps reading. May you and “your teacher” teach each other much love. Peace, brother!
Many blessings. I am smiling, full of gratitude. This was a lesson in attachment:
Together we build blocks
Piling them high as possible.
Then you push them over and laugh.
Awkwardly I am already attached.
That stack of colourful wooden pieces had already become an extension of my identity.
In a moment you’ve built another and
knocked it down again.
Laughing with delight.
I meditate for hours and don’t even come close to that level of non-attachment.
Your are enlightened.
wow. Did you blog that poem, insight, fullness? I would love to post it on facebook if so. Please direct me to the link if it is blogged. She is most fortunate to have you – and her mom.
Thank you I am humbled.
The link below will lead you to the post. The two works are the beginnings of a work to be published next year. The working title is “Eyes of a child”. In my judgment we are surrounded by young enlightened beings and we just need to observe and take heed. They need to teach us not the other way round. That is the fundamental premise for the work.
I think that idea is noble. Along that line, I created a thrust for classes and retreats for mothers to be about the precious life in their womb. To goal is to bring back the sacredness of mothering. Once that gets going then I would hook up with a father of similar ideas and create retreats and programs for fathers.
I agree with you completely about who is teaching whom. Maybe in a couple of years I’ll be in touch with you about the “father” gig. !!
Reads well, I love your intention. I am humbled by the offer, facilitation is my profession.
cool! Let’s bookmark it.
I will place it in my astral calendar. I honour you and I honour the love you bring to light.
namaste, as I see the light that you are as well. Peace!
hi do you offer esoteric astrology chart analysis by you for purchase? thank you!
Yes. But not if the inquiry is about meeting someone or when to get married or such. One’s spiritual Path is my focus.
Hi, Yes. with a focus on understanding one’s self and the Path.