A gift of Spring

The delicate saskatoon bushes are in full bloom today as the morning sun pushes its warmth over the mountain behind us. This flood of light suddenly celebrates individual trees that would otherwise simply blend into the conifer population.

The mountain beyond cradles its happy morning clouds within its valley… and just in case we might miss the magnitude of such spiritual joy, Love doubles the revelation in the mirror-lake below!

Oneness is dawning here, sacred light and pure reflection invite us to join the eager earth in waking to the newness and goodness of Life.

Which came first?

People view the tulips quietly, individually. There were vast crowds present at this popular Dutch garden yet it was easy to find the physical and mental space to be refreshed with the inspiration and power of this beauty.

Which came first in the order of creation? Beauty? Or the tulip…

An interesting question to answer for oneself.

“Soaring aspirations”


“Spiritually interpreted, rocks and mountains stand for solid and grand ideas….The fowls, which fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven, correspond to aspirations soaring beyond and above corporeality to the understanding of the incorporeal and divine Principle, Love.”   pg. 511:24

  Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures  by Mary Baker Eddy

Photo © by Kate Gibson Oswald 2018

Inspiration of the Vineyard

Sometimes I hike up the mountain behind my house and sit in the vineyard to view the world around me and pray. Only 6 years ago this was a third growth forest brimming with large boulders and rocks.

Let me introduce you to this beautifully tended vineyard and a magnificent view of Okanagan Lake in a brief 3 minute video taken this early April evening- the first deliciously warm day of 2018.

Go the distance?

Inspiring view from my desk

Mountains can teach grand lessons. This is a short video taken from my desk with an insight that has made a big difference to my healing practice and my life. Sharing is caring, so I share with you, my Facebook community too. Feel free to share if you so care to:)

An A-1 Humanity Scanner

View from my departing plane at Boston’s Logan Airport

I had an awesome experience while standing in the crowded airport security line at Boston’s Logan airport.  As I waited this question simply popped into my mind,

“What do you think we are really being screened for here? Is it simply to find harmful objects or potential terrorists? …Or, are we actually each being checked for our humanity!”

This surprised me but the idea somehow felt right. It made total sense to be checked for essential human qualities before flying together in an airplane- to be looking for the evidence of respect, patience, care, compassion, intelligence, honesty, peace, harmony and of course careful packing.  In essence the airport screening process was designed to ensure that everyone who boarded a plane carried the essential “golden rule” with them, namely, a respect and mutual care for both themselves and their fellow travellers, including airline and security personnel and airport staff, basically to treat others as they would expect to be treated.

This idea made me smile, and I could honestly see all around me the universal principle or “golden rule” operating. There were families lovingly helping each other, thoughtfully dressed individuals traveling for business, to conferences, or for education; colourfully dressed artists, and vacation goers patiently waiting their turn. It was a beautiful cross-section of humanity that surrounded me. And I knew that only pure qualities of humanity would be let though the check point. Any blatant abuse, wrong intent or “poor packing” would be detected and never pass the tests and screening.

This spiritual view and practical reasoning changed the airport security experience for me.

A woman in front of me turned around and told me she used to be afraid of flying but had recently realized it was the lineups and security she actually feared. We spoke for a minute or two and shared a chuckle together. She seemed relaxed and happy. All I could think of as we removed our shoes before going through the scanner was that we were standing together on some amazing Holy ground.

People continued to wait patiently to pass through the Boston airport “Humanity Scanner” and everything proceeded smoothly and on time the rest of the way home.

I am grateful for this fresh and uplifted view of airport security, it has made the  experience much more inviting, harmonious, and even fun.