There is a place of shadow, sadness, of a depth of fear, of regret and remorse, that lives very deep in the core of every one of us. Sometimes we are asked to go there, even though we are taught to believe that this is a place of depression and darkness that should be avoided at all cost. In this meditation we dare to be present here, where these shadowlands and their dark angels offer us a sacred place of healing and reckoning with all that is held there. Here we each discover our true purpose, not based on what the expressions of the purpose may be – not guided by ego needs – but a true purpose that drives and animates our hearts. Once that heart is animated anything can happen. This purpose is born into every soul that comes here, not decided by what we do but by our willingness to be in this shadow area and receive and surrender to the greater truth of our being. And to know beyond needing to believe in it what we already know.
What happens when we experience duality? Two or more choices that all might be right; opposing forces within us that fight unceasingly over years, even lifetimes. Like storms circulating in our brains, our bodies, we can feel like we’re ready to burst at the seams. These dualities can drive us crazy and cause us to seek answers in a desperate attempt to understand what’s going on. And in that quest we often get fearful and angry. Our thinking clouds, making us susceptible to all kinds of information created by those who mean to gain power over us by turning us against each other, to become suspicious of everything and everyone. These dualities are very much alive in us. Let’s journey together to learn how to find the communion with our own higher hearts be able to clear the fields of possibility for clarity. Let’s begin to seek our own counsel, to open to the vast intelligence waiting for us to listen. The answers, as always, are in a true breath.
Imagine if there arises a consciousness that values change, where shift isn’t something to be feared or mistrusted; a world where we are taught from a very early age to be agile in our thinking, where imagination is revered as a ladder to new ideas. All things in nature are in constant renewal, realignment, growth. The only thing that seems stuck is our own human thinking. Still, shift happens, and it will happen whether we’re part of creating it, or if we are just dragged along with it. Being present is the medicine of transformation. Join me as we open a field of possibility, of aliveness and presence to see what needs to shift in our own lives and how to be present for it to happen. Nothing in our world, our lives, our country, our communities will shift into a new consciousness unless we are willing to shift that which is stuck inside us. Let us learn to allow these fields of possibility to activate in every fiber of our beings so we can open our hearts and minds to the consciousness of shift.
So many of us and our loved ones are feeling in deep need of healing our bodies, hearts, minds, spirits. Our world itself feels broken, and sometimes the more we try to fix things the more hopeless it can seem. Here we tune into the true Healing Energy Field, where we lay ourselves open and feel the hands of Spirit helping us to let go of mental, emotional constructs, blocks and limitations. In this field we come to know that true healing is not about trying to fix anything or anyone. We are shown that it’s not always in the best interest of someone to try and take their suffering away or to think we know how to fix them. Everything that exists is already in a state of perfection of its own. We can create a healing field that supports ourselves and others to go through whatever it is they are facing, to support them in taking the ride of it in the best possible way. This is a field that invites the highest heart love to activate.
We are not very good at dealing with uncertainty. It can feel dangerous, stifling. We want to know and often find ourselves in an endless loop of seeking answers. When we are in uncertainty, we can become fearful and vulnerable to those voices who profess to have the answers. But uncertainty is the new normal, and we are meant to learn how to not only live with it but to thrive in its embrace. This is a meditation on learning to access the wisdom of our hearts, the spiritual connection of our beingness. It’s a huge lesson right now - to gain the trust, the knowing of self, the empowerment of heart and to be able to seek our own counsel.
The sun rose this morning fire-orange and shrouded in dark smoky rings that blanketed the sky and hung above the distant mountains. Ashes fell like black snow as I breathed in the vestiges of beloved forests and their treasure of all kinds of life. I could hear the cries of all of them as they burned. The voice of Spirit filtered through the density and spoke to my breaking heart and the tears that were brimming in my eyes. “Don’t look away,” the voice said. “Stay here, feel it all, be with it. Love it still, even as you want to hide from it, to turn away, to find something normal in your life to do."
At this moment in creation, it’s vital that we don’t turn away, that we don’t allow fear to cloak us in density and paralysis. Creation is happening and we need to be part of it. I feel the desire in your hearts when you tune in with me for these Wednesday offerings. We all need to adjust and acclimate as we empower our hearts and minds to support a needed transformation on the planet. The call is real, and if you are hearing it, pay attention!
Freedom is a big word right now, mostly focused on our ideas of personal freedom and our fears of losing it to some dark forces that are trying to control us. Fear and paranoia are calling the shots right now. But true freedom exists not in the ways we think. It is not something that can be taken away from us. True freedom is a state of being, a connection to life and to creation that is precious and unique. In this offering we drop in together to release old concepts of freedom and receive a higher truth - that real freedom carries the greatest responsibility of any of the basic needs of human existence. As Martin Luther King said, "No one is free until we are all free." Living that creed and knowingness is the crucial choice in every moment. All love.
There's an evolutionary step that must be taken now in our understanding of all things spiritual. As so many of our religious concepts break down, there is a pull many of us feel to find a true connection to creation. Here we take a look at the work of spiritual evolvement and the unrelenting call in our hearts to know who we are in relationship to Spirit. This offering is a description of my work and the need to clear old emotional damage and blocked energies that stand in the way of expanding consciousness and a unique experience of life and Spirit. We meditate together to open to and meet this ultimate intelligence, that source of love that awakens our hearts and ultimately infuses our lives.
The spirituality of environmentalism is discovering the great heartbeat of the Earth as our own.
Here we address something very big, very serious and very beautiful – the spirituality of environmentalism. Right now as we face catastrophic changes to the Earth’s environment, we are also finding ourselves spinning quickly out of old paradigms and into new ways of thinking, feeling, being. We have a sudden and immediate need to rethink our relationship to all things of the earth, of spirit, of the mind, of energy. Together with Marina Qutab, the Eco Goddess www.youtube.com/EcoGoddess, we explore the evolutionary ways we can see our planet home as a being in its own right, with a great heart that beats in sync with all of creation, with God’s heart. A deep bow of gratitude to Marina. She represents a new generation which is tasked with solving the many riddles of the human-Earth relationship.
The sheer exhilaration and joy of experiencing life is something babies know. Innocent and excited about getting from one place to another they begin to use their bodies and feel the flows of life moving them.
Sadly, early on we are taught to stop moving with this natural love of engagement and begin to enter a muted, black and white world of trying, accomplishing, acquiring, competing. We are taught to be aspirational, always trying to get better, to accomplish things, by a culture that covets and worships competition.
It grows humans who are separated from their spirits and their creativity. And most important, we become lost in a prison of self-centeredness that tells us the only way out is to keep focusing on ourselves, getting what we can, trying to be perfect. What we lose is knowing that we are meant to dance only for the pure sake of dancing, and when we do that we light up our world. When we rejoice in others finding their expressions, we, ourselves, are uplifted and inspired.
When we move to the rhythms that are true to us, when we raise our children, and help each other, to find these true rhythms, we are in a field of light, where all kinds of energies have the room and space to join us. We enjoy a love of learning and creating, rather than an ego need to be found worthy by others.