Reverent and Unresolved | Peace in the Unknowing

This isn’t a real journal entry…Perhaps it’s more of an art journaling of what it is to be unknowing and unresolved about some of life’s big questions. Is there something here that rings Truthful-Hopeful-Free for you, too?


“…have a reverence always for the immensity that is inside of you.”

John O’Donohue

The unresolved grounding of Rilke and Lamott

Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart,
and try to love the questions themselves 
as if they where unlocked rooms
or books written in a very foreign language.
Do not search for the answers,  which could not be given to you now,
because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is to live everything. 
Live the questions now.
Perhaps then, someday far in the future, 
you will gradually, 
without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

A hopeful discomfort


And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

~Anais Nin~

And a daring Who We Are invitation from Markova

I will not live an unlived life.
I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days, 
to allow my living to open me, 
to make me less afraid, 
more accessible, 
to loosen my heart 
until it becomes a wing, 
a torch, 
a promise.

I choose to risk my significance,
to live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom, 
and that which came to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.   
~Dawna Markova

Feeling a little reverent (or irreverent) and unresolved yourself?

Perhaps some of who we are resonates with you? We’re here to come alongside you as you journey inward — exploring the part of you that is full of hope and that part that is rigid with fury. There is space for lung-collapsing grief; space for resilient determination and for the part of you that may feel like it wants to quit being so d*** resilient all of the time!

We offer different listening spaces here. If you are ready for a deep exploration of what your own life is saying to you, one-on-one with Michelle or Sandra may be a good fit. Some of us participate in spiritual direction/compassionate listening for many years. Some will do a few sessions and call it “All Good!” You will have full agency over your own care.

Our groups are offered regularly (they typically run for a number of weeks), and we have seasonal drop-in care, too. Explore our Co-Learning Page to get a sense of what that may all be about for you.