Sound Meditation

I have been interested in sound meditation practices and sound healing for many years. Many of these practices are beautiful, supportive and very healing. Some of them make me go ??? And others I find just plain silly. But the one question that keeps me puzzled is why people can clearly see the radiating, spherical nature of sound which is produced by instruments such as singing bowls, bells, chimes, symphonies, etc, but do not see this in respect to humans meditating through sound.…Details

Speechless

I’m still puzzling over some interactions I had with friends of mine. I hadn’t seen them in a while and I was looking forward to catching up with them with some reservations.  We have had disagreements in the past about issues that were important to all of us and haven’t always gotten along well, but I was hoping that we could make this occasion a time of fun and reconnection.…Details

Is it Luck?

Although we don’t control the Universe, we don’t make the world around us, and we don’t live at the center of everything, we do create a bit of our own reality through how we think and what we believe.  Because how we interact with the world around us is based on our thoughts and beliefs as well as our feelings and desires. …Details

Asking is only half of it

You don’t get what you don’t ask for.  Many times we’re given surprise gifts from friends, family, strangers, or just the Universe in general.  But for the most part, if we actually want something, we need to ask for it, even if we just ask ourselves if this is something we’re actually going to do. …Details

Good boundaries make good neighbors

It sometimes amazes me the games that people play with each other.  And by games I don’t mean fun sports, but weird, anti-social, passive aggressive actions that produce mediocre results at best and definitely bring on drama.  Neighbors are people who live near each other, not through specific choice, but through a culmination of each individuals choices which brought them to this moment in time. …Details

Path of Least Resistance

We have all heard negative things about the path of least resistance.  It’s the cowards way out the lazy way to go, the easy way that gets minimal or no results and lets you just cruise through life.  Nothing worth doing is easy and we should all work hard to get what we want. …Details

Altars

Are a doorway or path to good intentions Are mirrors of the self Are places for personal devotion Give substance to faith Give form to the formless and visually represent the divine Nourish the longings of our hearts Give tangible connection to the divine Bring feelings and thoughts into full consciousness Make us mindful Bridge the division between self and Other Make visible what is invisible…Details

The Power of the Truth

We are social creatures.  For most of us we crave and thrive on connection and socialization.  We are hard-wired to seek out the approval and support of others and to build community.  And like any other endeavor in life, sometimes we will be successful, sometimes we will fail, and most of the time we will fall somewhere in between because it’s a process and not a goal, it’s a state of being that is constantly changing and becoming and ending and starting.…Details

Between Places

Transition spaces and events have held mystical significance for millennia.  Doorways, crossroads, public meeting places, village squares, windows, mirrors, archways, bridges….all of them suggest to us transitions from one place to another, one state to another, one moment in time to another. …Details