Jennifer Dee Adams

On Relaxing into Things

Waking up in the middle of the night to a feeling of calm and deep peace. It reminds me of a scripture that my granny embodied, the one about being given a peace that “surpasses all understanding.” I know she had hard times, but she stopped resisting at some point and just relaxed into everything.…

On Stepping Out, The Water’s Fine!

Step on out!Perhaps the dark force that always slapped your hand every time you tried to step into your authenticity is no longer there. The voice that told you, “That’s just the way things are. That’s just how the world operates.” It was just an illusion after all. Step out again. The water’s fine. Written…

On The Tie That Binds

To try to keep something only for ourselves is not truly loving it. The minute we tell the world, “This thing/person/land is only mine,” we risk a big loss. I get what the saying means if you truly love someone or something, you will let it go…really, you just won’t try to keep it for…

To My Mothers

For Grandparent’s Day and because the change of the seasons always make me think of my mother and granny. They made sure we paid attention…. “To My Mothers” I know so deeply that there is no justification. No lectures from another’s perspective can contradict my experience. And it’s our calling to hold this truth. It’s…

Seventeen Year Locusts

     The buzzing surrounded them like the low hum of an engine. To her, the sound had the quality of man-made machinery. Realization that the noise was of a natural origin made her curious and amazed.    Granny had said that people say it happens about every seventeen years, the coming of locusts. “They swarm and…

On Working the Room

Our mother, Nelda, used to say: “If you see someone standing all alone on the side of the room, especially a new person, it is YOUR responsibility to walk over, introduce yourself, and make them feel welcome!”

Morning Where Four Rivers Meet

Four Rivers Park, Jonesville, LA, July 12, 2013 (This video was recorded near the site where the Great Mounds of Troyville were located.)  Quote from a website about Mound-Builders: “Old maps of the area show Mounds at these places where the waterways meet, which some people consider gateways – the ways of passage, movement of consciousness between realities.…