Two months ago, I had a three-hour conversation with my daughter which significantly changed both of our lives. Move. We decided to move. Not down the block. Or across town. Nope. Our choice was halfway across the country. From Oregon to Oklahoma. We agreed to work toward being in a new location by the end … Read more
Bringing our hearts to the beginning, we can look with new eyes on the process of creation as an eternal and infinite unfolding of energy. More than we can know, more than we can imagine, but always within our awareness is the underlying unity of All That Is. From this perspective emerges the awareness of … Read more
I’ve done something really huge for myself. I’ve put me first. Usually, I defer to other, giving them the benefit of the doubt. I’m not saying that I shouldn’t seek to understand. No. I’m saying that my default position is to give up on what I want in the face of trouble on the other … Read more
You can’t choose me until you choose you. That’s what stands before you: you. And choice. To be at choice with me requires that you choose you. I see the hesitation born from a life time of conciliatory gestures which have slowly killed you within the intimacy of the sacred relationship which you should have … Read more
As a writer, sometimes I write to entertain myself and have fun. The following piece is just simple fun. Enjoy! Once upon a time there was little girl who was very happy. She loved chasing butterflies, splashing in puddles in her rain boots, and blowing dandelions. But more than anything she loved sitting in her … Read more
Destiny springs from our own personal characteristics, who we are, our natural gifts, our abilities and talents, our intentions for this life. In the unique possibility that is each human we find choice, that ability to make determination of our lives our own. Fulfillment of destiny becomes our ability to rise from the present and … Read more
From the Summer of 2015 Edges. Recently I?ve been meeting with my edges. Some are newly introduced, others have appeared for re-audition. All meetings have reminded me of their usefulness in defining boundary and that wishy-washiness is a state to be sidestepped when possible. Edges. For clarity and depth.Edges. For evaluation and understanding. Let me … Read more
I’ve been hiking a lot lately which has me wading through hike descriptions, learning a new lingo. The exploratory hike is an adventure that is new to the hike leader. Either never hiked the chosen path or deciding to attempt it in a new way, the leader is signaling an unfamiliarity with the path. Exploratory. … Read more
Life is always borne upon seeming contradictions: good and bad, simplicity and complexity, clarity and ambiguity. Life finds motion as energy in the resolution of contradiction because in truth from the soul’s perspective there is no contradiction but balance.
One of the most insidious aspects of Fear is that it pushes us to do exactly the opposite of what will bring us relief and a perspective for powerful action. In other words, fear pushes us to act out of fear, to act because we are afraid. Fear wants us to blindly accept the terror of an only imagined future. Fear hopes to dupe us into acting against our best interests. Fear goads us into acting from aversion.