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…

The Call of the Hawk

THIS MORNING SOMETHING HAPPENED: After the tumult of the last few weeks here in the US, and the ensuing emotions of many friends, clients, and myself at times, I was beautifully reminded of the overview of it all. My window was open for the fresh autumn air. The New York garbage trucks passing loudly by in the streets, and then in a moment of quiet I hear it … A lone hawk’s haunting call in the sky above this concrete … Read More…

9 TIPS to HANDLE ELECTION STRESS and BEYOND

Do you feel numb, disoriented, enraged, scared, elated, ready to fight, or alienated from friends or family? Consider these tips to feel more centered again after the stress of the recent political period or use these tips in the coming days and months to retain your equilibrium. 1. If you have the ability take an extra bit of time off of work. You’re worth it. 2. After a bit of natural recovery, connect with others who inspire you, like friends, … Read More…

How to Live Daily Life Beyond the Confines of Time

As the mind begins to be seen as not real, more like an old filter through which we see life, time begins to feel unreal too – another construct of the mind dissolving. At this stage, however the pattern of thinking often remains, saying, “I need to work hard and make every moment count because I’m losing time to be alive.” It’s valuable to see this as the mind’s remaining attempt to impose itself upon the deeper truth of timelessness. … Read More…

An Arab on My Plane

On my flight last week to speak at the Science and Non-Duality conference, this happened … 30 thousand feet in the air, his little 6 year old voice quietly sang what sounded like an Arabic children’s song to himself in the seat in front of me. I had passed his mother and father before I sat down; her with her covered head and the father with a gentle smile meeting mine. Then suddenly the boy went silent, and slowly, his … Read More…

Are You Trying to Figure Life Out? Exhausted yet?

So you’re trying to figure life out? Is it exhausting you yet? I have an idea, put your mind to work trying to understand this image and something wonderful might happen. This image is from the Hubble Telescope…Ready? NASA: “Appearing like a winged fairy-tale creature, the soaring tower is … about 57 trillion miles high … This object is actually a billowing tower of cold gas and dust rising from the stellar nursery called the Eagle Nebula.” Get it? 57 … Read More…

What is Beyond Ego and Pride

On the spiritual path … We meditate, conjugate, perturbate, and contemplate, and yet there remains one problem here mate… The pride of the ego that hides its face while trying to own life’s events – in case it can somehow gain merit through its personal accomplishments … while in truth it’s achievements are like weak circus tents … coming and going – blown by the wind, never seeing its inevitable end.   For there is no “me” separate from life divinely … Read More…