You don’t know what you don’t know

I remember the conversations I had with fellow students when I was studying to become a Sign Language interpreter.  I was immersing myself in deaf culture by going to public events, but I also had deaf roommates and was invited to quite a few parties and social gathers that others weren’t and I ended up hanging out a bit with another student whose husband was deaf, just to do a bit of triage. …

What do you want?

No one has everything they want.  Not only is that true, but its the fodder of movies, books, tv shows, politics, business, religion and so much more.  It doesn’t matter how many things you have, how much money you have, or how much success. …

Sacred Spaces in Nature

Being Native American I know my perspective on sacred space is a bit different from the norm, but I’m still surprised by how many people think that Sacred Space is about buildings and man-made structures.  I went looking for examples of sacred outdoor space and found a whole book purporting to be about that, but it was actually about standing stones and stone structures and various constructed mounds in multiple countries…everything to do with man’s handiwork and nothing truly natural. …

Trying to Fix It

I’ve had this conversation with friends, clients, and acquaintances far more times than I like to remember.  I bet you have too.  You’re talking, having tea or coffee or lunch and they start telling a story.  Now, it’s not fiction.  It’s their life as they are living it right now and it’s obviously bugging them and they need to talk about it. …

Sometimes Love is Not Enough

You can know what a person needs, but not be able to get them to accept it.  You can know what would resolve a person’s problem and not be able to fix it for them.  You can be ready and able to help, continue to provide help and support and love, and yet the person never seems to get ahead or get better or get what they need.  …

Religious Sacred Spaces

Religious sacred spaces seek to create structures which reflect or bring into physical existence their specific understanding of the cosmos.  Since ancient times religions have utilized monumental forms to create sacred space.  Mountainous structures and immense sculptures made from stones of the earth express the experience of yearning for the divine. …

Sacred Places in Nature

“…landscapes of the holy (are) centers of inspiration where human consciousness is temporarily set free.  The experience of a sacred place and thus sacredness itself is re-entry into a state of wholeness – an introduction to your true origins.” –T.C. McLuhan “Sacred place…is a construction of the imagination that affirms the independence of the holy.”…

Religion, Spirituality, and the way to…whatever

I had a student ask me a question about religion and belief concerning the Akashics.  They had been called to minister in a religion and had done so for decades and then, through experiences and events and thought, had found that they no longer believed what they had been teaching and speaking and so felt confused and betrayed and didn’t know what to think about their calling. …