Thursday, May 26, 2016


I wish to speak to you of grief. Many of us are witnessing great tragedies, from death to illness to broken relationships to depressions to abuse. How do we hold for ourselves and others as the winds of change and loss threaten to blow our internal houses down?
It is so easy to feel overwhelmed by the despair of another, to get then to try to feel better so that we do not slide into hopelessness ourselves. It takes great courage and strength to hold with another, to let the heavens rage, the lightening splits the sky without looking away. Can we remain present to another's grief, to listen to the wails of anguish? Can we not look away as another dissolves into primal grief that has no bottom, no answer?
This is what brings true comfort. When we have the internal fortitude to allow such anguish without attempting to ease our own pain by trying to make the person feel better, we give another the space to plumb the depths of their sorrow. This is how we can best serve the call of grief.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

peace in the now

So many of us are at war with ourselves, pushing away our experience of now because we want to be somewhere else, feel something else, live something else. This internal war against our selfs is the source of our unhappiness. How can we experience peace of we fight our own experience? The trap may seem obvious at times yet at other times we may question, how can we NOT fight with ourselves, not fight our fear, our pain, our scarcity, our broken relationships. Yet if we can allow ourselves to feel the way we feel, live the life we are living wth compassion, over time the identification with the "problem" diminishes then evaporates and it is merely waves of energy passing through the body. Can we allow ourselves this freedom and peace, can we make the radical choice to accept what is? If we can, peace and spaciousness arise. Ah, as the intensity increases, isn't it wonderful to know peace is available?

Friday, May 6, 2016

Who are you?

When a wave of challenging emotion sweeps through us it is a red flag telling us to move into sacred presence, to allow the physicality of the wave to pass through our bodies and to call on our true nature to hold us in the knowing of Who we are. In those moments that appear to be able to pull us into an abyss, it is an opportunity to Remember more fully the Truth of Who we are. Emotions are meant to be energy in motion but we tend to become identified them. We even use two of the most powerful words in existence to strengthen the identification, I AM. We say I am sad, I am depressed, I am afraid, I am hungry. Other languages say it differently, for example in German it would be directly translated to I have hunger. We are NOT our emotions, our bodies, our experiences. We ARE eternal, unlimited beings of infinite power. When an emotion wants to immerse you in it's fiery energy, use it as moment to know your connection to your own inherent Divinity. Feel the energy flow through your body, call out to the Universe to hold you as the energy pours through your body. Remained rooted in the Truth of the Mystery. Know yourself as the phoenix that rises from the fires of even the most difficult emotions.