VIDEO: When Life Throws a Curve: A Way to Deal with Feelings

Okay, so I’m now on crutches with a leg injury. I had to make this video – because I imagine I’m not the only one with life throwing a curve. How about you? Be sure to watch to the end for the true point of the vid; how to deal with feelings when the unexpected happens. Developing a conscious way of processing your reactions to life’s changes seems to be an invaluable skill in today’s world of endless changes and … Read More…

VIDEO: You’re an Explosion of Life: Both Stillness and Motion

Do you respond to life with fundamentally the same reactions and emotions – as if you’re a robot or a fixed object of reactivity? You’re not. You are free with infinite possible responses. But you can’t ever explore this freedom unless you let go of your concept of yourself as a fixed person with defendable positions and beliefs. If your heart calls you to experience life in a new way, then you’ll discover that freedom waits for you every moment … Read More…

Why You Can’t Find Love – And Where to Find it.

Ever notice how we say we live by this spiritual tradition, or that faith, or that scripture, and yet we have this underlying drive from something else? What is it? I propose we are unconsciously more faithful to the illusion that someone else has the love we need and we’ll do almost anything to obtain it. It could be seeking love from our parents (even if dead), God, childhood guardians, society, life itself. We live to our dying day in … Read More…

The Only Way to Know Lasting Fulfillment

Ever wonder how the Dalai Lama retains a loving and light-hearted way about him – even when his nation and beloved people have been nearly destroyed? One way might be the following … In these tumultuous times as we seek to “change the world” and find relief from our anxiety, I propose that we’re doing so in ways that will never fulfill our hope. Follow me here. Because we perceive ourselves to be a single fixed object; a person, a … Read More…

Contemplative Photo/Video Retreat in Ojai, CA

Gladly, I’m returning to the mountains of Ojai, CA, to co-lead this retreat with my contemplative friend and professional photographer, Doug Ellis.  DATES: JUNE 26-29, 2017 NOTE: Limited to 10 participants for individual attention. 4 spots remaining. WATCH PREVIEW BELOW Learn to feel more confident in the craft of photography and videography through gaining a quieter mind, a sense of oneness with nature, and opening to boundless creativity. *All skills are welcome. *All camera types are welcome, yes iphones, etc. … Read More…

How to Let Go When You Feel Emotionally Stuck

Is this familiar? You have anger and mental chatter about something someone said or did and your emotions won’t budge so you remain in this endless loop stealing your attention from living your daily life? What’s the key to escaping this hamster wheel of emotionality endlessly going round and round? Letting go is paramount, but not always so easy. The Sedona Method Fifth Way approaches your experience from a different angle. Rather than focusing on letting go, it focuses on … Read More…

The Way of Calm Amidst Chaos

As order appears to disintegrate, Make me an instrument of thy vision amidst chaos. As violence is stirred against violence in thoughts, emotions, and actions – Strengthen my clarity of sight that I may see the pain that gives it birth. As the echo of separation reverberates throughout humankind – Pull me asunder to drown in thy unbound love – in the Oneness that can never be torn apart. Then guide my every action, word, and deed, that I may … Read More…

How to Live Spiritually and Take Action in an Out-of-Control World

So how do we live spiritually and take action in a seemingly out-of-control world? As this country appears to be imitating the 1940’s in our own nation, grouping all people of one background or faith as potential enemies, seeing more hate crimes, and good-hearted people are taken into back rooms in airports sometimes without access to lawyers – and their names not being released yet, simply because they have the misfortune of being the “wrong” religion or from the wrong … Read More…

Living Beyond Self-Judgement

Today, no matter how hard you beat yourself up for this or that, or something you’ve been or not been in the past or present, try this. Breathe a gentle breath. Know that there is no such thing as someone you should have been, or should now be. See clearly that those are lies, ideas, concepts you learned and accepted as true. You simply ARE – and have always “been.” Breathe again – lower your shoulders. Take a break from … Read More…

Standing Rock, You, and The Universe

Gratitude abounds for the stay against building the Dakota pipeline at Standing Rock, ND. Although it is not the end of the battle to protect the sacredness of water and the earth, we and the many devoted tribal members and non-natives there can relax and breathe at least for a bit. Most importantly, we can celebrate that this process is flaming our hearts to unite as a planet and express the Oneness of humanity at a level never known in … Read More…