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To Be A Fool

What are you learning lately? What are the current most valuable lessons that you are taking in right now?    I’ve been thinking about the archetype of the Fool a lot lately.    A nomad. A joker. A fresh outlook. A new perspective. Wandering aimlessly. Or so it seems. Speaking the truth. Living in integrity. An explorer. A wild spirit. A tree hugger. An innocent mind and a wise ass. Carrying life’s experiences and important lessons in a sack on [...]

By |2021-05-06T21:20:24-07:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unfurling Fern – Keep Recreating Yourself

How is your body feeling lately? Are you feeling more awake and ready to go? Or still super tired? Bubbling with new energy? Or maybe the exhaustion of this past year is catching up to you?    Earlier this week, on my solo morning walk, I saw some fuzzy, furry spirals of unfurling ferns, finding their way toward the light, finding their way into their fernness.    I was planning to show that to the kids on our afternoon walk, [...]

Integrate Effort And Surrender

Hey lovely!    How accepting of this past year’s hardships have you been? How much resistance to everything that has been going on have you encountered within yourself?    How welcoming of yourself, of your feelings, of your ambivalence have you been through all the upheaval that you’ve been navigating - personally and collectively?    When is it time to surrender to life’s messages?  Where should you give a good fight? When is it a healthy choice to pull back? [...]

Maha Shivaratri – Desire, Love, Devotion, Commitment, Freedom

I love a good holiday - one that invites us to contemplate deeply, to call for our inspiration, to bring form to our desires, to bring forth the expression of our deepest longing. Last night (and today) is one of my favorite holidays. It is Maha Shivaratri - the Great Night Of Shiva.   In India, this is a night of great celebration and deep meditation. The tradition is to fast and stay up all night, to commune with the [...]

Why Simplicity Is Not Always A Good Idea

Such interesting times we're living through. So many opportunities to reinvent ourselves. So much possibility in restructuring society. We know it isn't easy, or simple. We know the road ahead of us is twisted and full of dangers and surprises.   In many ways, simplifying certain things in our lives can help make life easier, smoother, less stressful. That’s often a good idea. Especially in a world that feeds us stress for breakfast, bathes us in anxiety, and covers us [...]

Where You Place Your Heart

What’s in your heart these days? If you could articulate your heart’s message right now, what would it say? What words? What colors? What textures? What shapes would it take?    Where do you place your heart? Who do you offer it to? What are you dedicated to?   In Sanskrit, Shraddha is the word for Faith. It literally translates as; Where you place your heart.   I love that, because it takes away the need to believe, and offers, [...]

By |2021-02-05T14:27:18-08:00February 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Underworld Adventure

It’s been an intense year, and as it launches itself into the final stretch, it offers some relief, but still the bells of crazies ring loud.     The leaves change colors and fall off the trees, and the world darkens and quiets down and  cools off. We descend. Some of us hear the call to go into the inner spaces, into our roots. Down below the surfaces, deep, down, and in we go. We burrow with the scorpions.    It’s [...]

Broken With Golden Seams

I wake up in the mornings and I wonder - how could this dystopian sci-fi novel that we are living through get any crazier? There’s no way! And then it does. Every day holds another ridiculous twist in the plot, which makes this book seem so over the top. And then the psycho, comic book villain, ridiculous orange monster from the sewers is put on steroids. I mean…    Some days I feel drained. Like nothing is left in me [...]

What To Accept When You’re Accepting

I feel like it was last week when the Sycamore trees on our street started to bedeck themselves with green. Time has been spinning faster and faster. The Sycamore leaves are yellow and brown now, drying up, ready to make their annual Autumn crunchy carpet on the street. I watch these stunning trees on my walks, in awe of their ability to change, to let go, to cycle through the years without protest, to give into aging and death with [...]

By |2020-09-30T01:24:33-07:00September 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Feeling Scattered?

The energy of Summer is slipping away. We are making our way toward the dark days of the year. It feels like we’ve been in the dark days of the year the whole year. The Great Unknown has been a reliable friend. It’s back to school time for some of us. Like other people, I feel a sense of stagnation, even as we move into this new beginning. This year demands of us to stay put as we fall apart. [...]