It’s Soul Time Blog

  1. Susan A. Purnell

    Just Stop – Put Your Ear to the Ground

    “For behind all seen things lies something vaster; everything is but a path, a portal, or a window opening on something more than myself.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery When you put your ear to the ground of your daily life experiences, what do you hear? I ask you this question as it is what I asked myself when, after several days of procrastinating, I finally sat down to write this month’s It’s Soul Time. Why the delay? It wasn’t that I didn’t have anything to say; on the contrary, with each new day came more awe-inspiring experiences that stirred new Soul Alive...
  2. Susan A. Purnell

    Stuck in the Muck or Soul Alive?

    “Do not give away what God has given you.” ~ Susan A. Purnell, Ordination Day to the Priesthood During these hot summer Southern California days, I am aware of the temptation to give into inertia. But is this not the traditional season for leisure, fun, play, and re-creation? Besides, isn’t today, like every day of every season, a time to be Soul Alive? Of course it is. If we choose to show up, be still, stay awake, listen, trust, and act, we will know ourselves today to be Soul Alive. “I have come that you might have life, and that...
  3. Susan A. Purnell

    No Woman is an Island Unto Herself

    “Our separation from each other is an optical illusion of consciousness.” ~Albert Einstein As I have gotten older, it has become unequivocally clear that Soul-honoring communities, such as our newly launched Soul Be – Friending Community of women are not only a good thing, but they are essential to the Soul Alive Journey. In his book, The Hidden Wholeness, The Journey Toward An Undivided Life, Parker J. Palmer says: “Solitude is essential to personal integration: there are places in the landscapes of our lives where no one can accompany us. But because we are communal creatures who need each other’s support...
  4. Susan A. Purnell

    The Incredible Blessing of Soul Friendships

    “Soul friendships are mysterious and wondrous gifts from God.” ~Susan A. Purnell In honor of this month’s theme, The Incredible Blessing of Soul Friendships, I’M THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE phase two of Soul Alive Women. Our Virtual Home: the SOUL BE – FRIENDING COMMUNITY, a safe, online Soul – Honoring Learning Space designed to inspire and encourage women in the transformational process of Be – Friending our Soul & the Souls of others as we live into the fullness of our uniquely designed God-given life. I invite you to be part of this Soul Be – Friending Community of Women – women who are paving the way for women of...

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