My Label Reads…

I hear from clients, students and even friends that they know they are like this sometimes or tend to that a lot or need to work on such and so *deep sigh*.  Then comes the fork in the conversation that can go in one of three ways: “but” – I’m not dealing with that right now, “???”…

One Is Silver and the Other Gold

There is a huge bias in the spiritual community towards soul groups, soul mates, and having known people for many previous lifetimes.  We all want to be appreciated, to feel connected, to be unconditionally loved, to be approved of and to have relationships which are alive and active and easy. …

Self-Delusion

from The Thirteen Petalled Rose by Adin Steinsaltz There is another and deeper problem: that of self-delusion. Just as people sometimes delude themselves that they are “in love,” so can they believe that they are praying, that they are having a religious experience, even though it is only a false spirituality.…

Spiritual Ageism

I get asked a lot about old souls and new/young souls.  People are told they are old, that they are new, that someone they know is old or new and then they want to know what that means.  The hard part for me is that it means a whole lot and a whole lot of nothing at the same time.…

White Eyes

By Mary Oliver In winter     all the singing is in          the tops of the trees              where the wind-bird with its white eyes     shoves and pushes          among the branches.              Like any of us he wants to go to sleep,     but he’s restless—          he has an idea,              and slowly it unfolds from under his beating wings     as long as he stays awake.          But his big, round music, after all,              is too breathy to last.…

Love vs. Anger

I often hear or read where people are wanting us to love each other more and that will counter act or even negate the anger that is occurring in the world.  If we just loved more, then anger wouldn’t exist.  I don’t understand where that notion comes from because if you’ve ever been a parent or a pet owner you know first hand that you can love someone or something dearly and still be filled with rage over something they did or didn’t do, said or didn’t say. …

Emotions and Actions

2015 is the year of the Goat and the theme is creating an eloquent relationship with our emotions and becoming competent in hearing their wisdom and acting upon it.  With the current tragic events unfolding in France, one of the emotional misconceptions we are taught is being highlighted in bold. …

Setting Goals

Most people think of goals as a one sentence statement which labels a bullseye to hit within a specified time.  If the time frame is non-existent then there’s not real impetus to reach the goal, but no real negative for not doing so other than it didn’t get done. …

White Flowers

By Mary Oliver   Last night in the fields I lay down in the darkness to think about death, but instead I fell asleep, as if in a vast and sloping room filled with those white flowers that open all summer, sticky and untidy, in the warm fields.…