Everything I wantis already hereJust step from the darknessto the shining world beyond Tiny hummingbirds come to drink from lit lanternsfooled by the beautylaughing, fly away Old age has its secretsthe masks come offand we see the day for what it isin the land of long shadows The sun crosses every zenithand sets for every soulpassages… Continue reading Everything I want
Originally published in the Sonoma Gazette, September 2016. My heart goes out to all those affected by recent tragedies, notably the recent car accidents taking lives. It is the ultimate heart break when one of our loved ones dies. How can we be with all this sorrow? In our culture, grieving is challenging, as the… Continue reading Facing Grief
Originally published in the Sonoma Gazette, August 2016. My heart goes out to all those suffering from tragedy right now. Its a lot to process and reactions are strong, including anger and hate. What can we do to truly help change the situation we all now face? Its closer than you might think. Violence is often a result… Continue reading Feeling from the Depths of Our Hearts
The Law of Attraction has risen in popularity over the past couple decades, similar to the philosophy as I learned: Thoughts are Creative. This is a beautiful, powerful, direct way of working with energy. What you focus on, you attract. What you think about, you create. Sounds simple, right? It’s true – partially. Having high anxiety? You… Continue reading What the Law of Attraction doesn’t tell you, that you really need to know to make it work
The river doesn’t need another river, the river needs a mountain to gently carve, over time, a deep path all its own. Without the mountain the river has nothing, it becomes a floodplain, or simply wet earth. With a mountain the river can find its own way. And the mountain needs the river, to help… Continue reading How do we belong, and be different?
Last week at Esalen was a powerful process for me. I love these intuitive painting workshops as there is no end to the self-discovery that can emerge while working with one’s energy. (note: these paintings are for process, not product, please do not judge or criticize artistically) For me, I got stuck getting super attached… Continue reading Getting Big
If its easy to get knocked out of your bliss state by hanging out with the less than enlightened folks, perhaps it is not strong enough to begin with. There is a time when we may need to protect and nurture ourselves, and the cave is good. I’m all for the cave, and surrounding ourselves… Continue reading Proverbial Mountain
Today, we are so lucky – there is an amazing cornucopia of spiritual teachers, paths to enlightenment, healing modalities and personal development programs out there. It is an amazing sign of our times – I am thankful for every new yoga studio and life coach I see cropping up, as that shows there is real… Continue reading Listening to My Own Inner Teacher