Art and the Sacred

Making art is one way in which we discover a part of our secret selves.  To create something requires us to move past logic and masks and rules and social structures into our true selves.  It allows us to speak with our inner being in a language that is wholly our own.…

Fair Exchange

Teachers of Reiki have a rule, they don’t offer reduced rates or coupons or ‘special deals’ because you get what you pay for.  What you offer in recompense (money/service/trade) shows how much you value the thing you are receiving.  And most teachers are not into teaching students who act as if their eduction is a cheap nicknack from a tourist shack. …

Souls Are Large

Souls are much larger than any one body can contain.   It would be nearly impossible to fit all that we are into one body.  And our souls are so dense with knowledge about the Universe and who we are that it would make living our lives, learning our lessons, living our dreams nearly impossible. …

Opening Up

Most of us spend a great deal of time keeping ‘shields up’.  Keeping out unwanted opinions, dodging unwanted behaviors, trying to fit in to situations which don’t fit us, and basically doing whatever it takes to get what we want and not being seen for who we are because that would prevent us from getting what we want.…

Challenge your reality

Self-sabotage can be the silent soul killer.  Our brains are amazing pattern makers.  We look at random facts and experiences and make structures out of them that may or may not be true.  Or they may have been true at one time but circumstances have changed and now they are not.…

It must be feeding you somehow

I’ve heard this conversation so many times and I get it, but it’s still frustrating.  “My life is like _______ and I just can’t take it any more.  I need to do something about it I guess.”  The thing about this conversation is that it’s confusing. …

Relationship Contracts

Before we are born we work out a plan, a sketch or outline, of what we want to do while we are here.  Which seems straight forward but is very intricate and complicated due to the fact that we are not islands operating outside any influence and all of us have free will. …

Safety is an active practice

In this modern age our ideas about safety have changed significantly from our hunter gatherer roots.  Safety is no longer something we practice in order to survive the elements or our prey or each other, it’s seemingly become a right and the only defense we have against the bogey man in the closet.  …

Honoring Warriors

I’ve always had a respect for warriors.  Not necessarily for military branches or governments, missions or political agendas, but for warriors.  Those men and women who choose to fight for what they believe and put their lives on the line to do so. …

The Gift of Letting Go

In modern society death has transitioned from a natural process that happens to everyone and an integrated part of our lives, to something foreign to be fought at all costs and to be pushed aside, marginalized, when it happens.  It’s like an ax that falls and some of us are not fast enough to avoid it. …