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Seed Screams

I heard something recently that has really stuck with me. The human feeling most analogous to the feeling a seed has when it opens is a scream. Think of how you feel when you scream. Now imagine what it would be like to realize your whole body was about to crack open and that your […]

Gather at the Goldmine

If you’re on my Northern California email list, you might know that last Sunday I held a daylong retreat in my studio called GATHER AT THE GOLDMINE. We spent the day digging deep into our inner riches to learn more about WHAT we wanted and HOW to get it. Let me just say this retreat […]

Take it all back

(Clearing throat) What I’m currently going through. Taking myself back. Still. Despite the urge to spread myself out smoothly, in all my expansive wonder, I’m currently gathering myself back into the jar I come from. Still. Again and again. I started this re-gathering of self months ago. (See previous post “Gather: My Word for 2017″. ) I spent […]

Retreat Street Repeat

>>>>  Retreat Street Repeat > Retreat Street Repeat >>>>   (RE) TREAT. At least a little while every day. Even if it’s sitting in your car in a parking lot for 3 minutes. Any quiet and safe place where you can be alone (if possible) and get still will prove to be a gift. Eyes open […]
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My Word for 2017

My word for 2017 is GATHER. I didn’t even know I was looking for a word for the year until the last few weeks of 2016. The word GATHER started to find its way into my sentences. What’s more, I liked how I felt when I uttered the word. Gather. A feeling of gravitas and grounding. A […]

Morning Bed Meditation

This morning bed meditation comes from the place in our consciousness where dreams and meditation overlap. But, no, this isn’t a story about falling asleep during meditation and nearly toppling off the cushion. It’s a delicious practice to try in bed, under the blankets while propped up on well-fluffed pillows and another pillow tucked under your […]

Asteya Non-Stealing from Yourself

Do you know the fable about the monkey and the mango tree? It’s a lesson in Asteya, or “non-stealing”. The monkey’s favorite mango tree was in the village near the jungle where the monkey lived. This mango tree seemed to always be covered in big mangoes– so big, the monkey could barely hold a single […]

Meditation for the Right-Brain and Creativity

This one’s for anybody who likes to have fun, feel relaxed, make things happen, go with the flow. ANd there’s a meditation for the right-brain and creativity. It’s about letting your right-brain drive the mindbus. Even if you’ve never ever considered yourself a “creative type” you can still do creative things, right? Why not– it’s […]

Your Spiritual Community in Conflict: Not Always a Bad Thing

A spiritual community in conflict is still spiritual. Still a community. ___________ Our world presents us with a nonstop opportunity to connect with one another. And not just through our  phones and the internet– but these days MUCH of what we learn about our world does come to us virtually as opposed to “word of […]

Between Trapezes

I’m in midair, between trapezes. Yep, just like the Coldplay song….. MAYBE I’M IN THE BLACK, MAYBE I’M ON MY KNEES MAYBE I’M IN THE GAP BETWEEN THE TWO TRAPEZES BUT MY HEART IS BEATING AND MY PULSES START CATHEDRALS IN MY HEART ——————————- I’m not a super Coldplay fan, but love the gap between […]
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