Heart of the Swamp

A shadowpuppet fairytale About the fears that bind us and the love that frees us… Enter the swamp for a little tale of darkness and light! NOTE: The performance doesn’t start til 0:45 on the video so please start watching from that spot. Thanks!! “Heart of the Swamp”: A Shadowpuppet Fairytale from littlewoo on Vimeo. Created & performed…

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Saying No With Love

As Compassionate Beings, we are consistently trying to expand our ability to share resources, time and energy. As Tribal Beings, we belong to many families and groups where the connection is strong and our desire to participate is highly activated. We know that saying Yes is part of the path of Friendship and also an…

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The Dream Lullaby

I’ve always had a fondness for lullabies… The idea that a human being would sing so tenderly to a child to  soothe them into sleep has always touched me. Here is a lullaby where I wrote the music in 1997 but didn’t feel the right lyrics arrive til 2003! (this recording was produced by Zufo…

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Beauty and the Beast

Often, people delight in what is considered Beautiful yet abhor the Ugly things in life. However, there are teachings available from both the Beauty and the Beast within us. Whenever we can observe the shadow and the light with some equanimity, we receive many gifts. Even the most ugly circumstance contains a beautiful story that…

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To the Pain

(“To the Pain” is a phrase from the film “The Princess Bride”.) In the course of our lives, we will face varying degrees of pain: be it physical or emotional, be it heartburn or heartbreak. Particularly for humankind, pain is a subjective and often multidimensional experience that is rendered through our individual perspectives and histories. Pain…

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Path of the Peacemaker

It is always a powerful discussion when we dialogue about Peace, War, Truth and Responsibility. But what really revs up my engine is the daily and often mundane work of this grand spiritual transformation. It’s not on the battlefield or the world stage that many of us will do the good work. The majority of…

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In the Beginning

In the Beginning In the beginning was the Sound The one tone which rang unfound Without end, without change, unbound A deafening roar but hearing nothing Enveloping all yet holding nothing No ocean or lake to contain its flow No flowers, no leaves, no trunk to grow No body, no bone, no skin to show…

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Follow Your Fetish: The Zen of Unicorns

(drawing from 1990) When I was 8 years old, I fell in love with Unicorns. It was after I saw the film “The Last Unicorn” (by author/screenwriter Peter S. Beagle) and I could not stop thinking about the story and the mythology. Though I was already a lover of fairytales, the Unicorn in Beagle’s story…

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