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Peace Begins With Me

I remember as though it were yesterday the first time I heard “The Peace Song.” It was at the close of a Sunday service at the Unity Church in Golden Valley, MN. I was just a few months sober and had gone to Unity at the suggestion of one of […]

By April 26, 2017 2 comments Uncategorized

Step Eleven, a true gift to each one of us.

Step Eleven softens my heart every time it’s the topic of discussion in one of my meetings.  That wasn’t the case when I first got sober however; it wasn’t the case for the first year or two.  Not because I didn’t believe in the possibility of the power of prayer […]

By April 25, 2016 4 comments Uncategorized

Make every task you undertake, or person you encounter, your “universe” for the moment.

Rapt attention, as I mentioned in an earlier essay, surpasses in value every other character trait we may possess.  The decision to honor our fellow travelers with devoted attention, in regard to their every word, their loud as well as their quiet behavior, their very presence in our lives regardless […]

By August 18, 2014 4 comments Uncategorized

Join me for a writing workshop in MO.

  Karen Casey Writing Workshop The Past is Never Really Past:  Following the Thread of our Life September 13-15, 2013 Friday 7-9 • Saturday 8:45-4 • Sunday 8:45-12 at the FRESH Renewal Center in Augusta, MO Our present is the accumulation of past experiences, but quite often seen with greater […]

By August 1, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

Seeking the silence is a true gift. . .

I spent a few days this past week enjoying a silent retreat at the Benedictine Center in Maplegrove, MN .  In fact, the retreat was more than enjoyable.  It was a blissful experience.  I had gone to many retreats in my lifetime and have led even more retreats than I have […]

By October 9, 2011 4 comments Uncategorized