Post election 2020 Seeing parallels… The day I kicked my narcissistic husband of nearly a year and a half out of my house, I felt a gargantuan victory like never before. At the time, I cried tears of relief for hours and wondered why it took so much effort to finally put appropriate boundaries up. I only then understood the stress I had been enduring. Those boundaries would prove to be the meager beginning of a very long struggle with knowing how to hold up against these types of forces. To kick him out took an immense build up of … [read more]
My experience with the geese this weekend has inspired me to think about the tempo of life and how resonance with nature is the way forward. The geese know exactly when it is time to fly. I recognize that I too must be in sync with the resonance and tempo of nature. This occurrence came about as a result of my growing relationship with the subtlety of nature over time, with our land, the movement of birds, insects, animals, trees, sun, light, shadow, wind and the concert that is created from all of these things. I can know very much … [read more]
My meditation practice over the last 30 years is ever evolving. The stages through which I have emerged are due to the consistency of the practice. However, it is possible to meditate in ways that do not promote our evolution and in fact can hinder it. It is a slippery slope between effort and non-effort, between aiming for something and accepting what is, between discipline and abandon. This edge could be considered vigilance, but this vigilance evolves…changes character. There is a tightrope one walks where a toehold on attention balanced with letting go is a tiny back and forth motion … [read more]
Amidst necessary racial unrest, great hope is on the horizon. There are Cosmic Laws at play that offer us a huge window of opportunity. The possibility of enormous change seems so very palpable, however, like so many wars, revolutions, and the reckoning with injustice, structures emerge that purport to keep the insidious disease that runs through the veins of people and their human nature at bay. The balance depends on seeing our inner landscape from a place deep within us that will be reflected in the collective. The intolerance for injustice comes to the surface again and again throughout history … [read more]
My previous article on the emotional body brought attention to something I referred to as the pranic tube. Both are energetic bodies that are rarely understood as energy in direct life experience. The pranic tube is a baseline fundamental area to strengthen. All types of breath work in spiritual practices develop the pranic tube. Whether it is meditation, chanting, pranayama yoga, or anything having to do with conscious breath, these practices strengthen the pranic tube. Breath carries finer substances which can feed your consciousness if you can become aware of its subtlety. There are many meditation exercises working with more … [read more]
Removing our armor can take a lifetime, but it doesn’t have to if we learn how to become vulnerable to our grief.