Practicing loving and accepting the "soft animal body" of me, as she is, with her rounder belly, silvering hair, and age-spotty skin. It’s not a young body anymore and sometimes that feels sad, frustrating, and disorienting. And that’s ok.
Deepak Chopra says that one of the symptoms of enlightenment is that "you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous."
When you are connected to your own Shakti, you make the frequencies of love, pleasure and union not only more available to yourself but everyone else as well, particularly those that may not have the resources right now to navigate change like you do.
This is our apple tree right now, raindrop-dappled blossoms floating to the ground with the spring breeze. And on the other side of the world, terror rains down on the people of Ukraine.I’m grappling with this impossible paradox.
I’m working with my dharma coach and we’re going back to basics: core values. Indeed it’s an ideal time to turn our attention here, at the beginning of 2022, in the new lunar year of the tiger, on the other side of a new moon in Aquarius–it's a time ripe for expansion.
The cozy times have arrived in Nor Cal. We’re stacking two cords of oak to keep the wood stove burning this winter and the duvets are back on the beds. I’m inspired to be in the kitchen again after a long, hot summer of quick salads. Already this week I’ve whipped up a hearty polenta casserole and a pot of chicken tortilla soup. Comfort foods.
I’ve opened the same drawer in the kitchen three times today forgetting that the contents have already been packed for our move. Each time I see the emptiness staring back at me, it makes me roll my eyes at my own programming. It’s an ingrained, automatic pathway to go there for the scissors. I...
I have a true story to tell you, of serpents and cycles and surrender. Come closer. It’s warm here by the fire. After years of looking and dealing with this crazy-ass market, Michael and I have finally found a home. Seven beautiful acres, close to town, a humble log cabin and infinite...
Maybe you’re in a fever of creativity and ready to burst forth with all you’ve been gestating during this collective underworld cycle we’ve been through. I’m inspired to see dharma sisters who have already composted the experiences of the last year into fertilizer, resulting in miracle grow gardens full of colorful offerings. Wow!
We’ve been taught that it’s “better to give than to receive” and for a lot of us, that feels very true. We like being the giver. We want to be of service, make a contribution. If we’re honest, it can also make us feel superior, more in control, on “top.” Nothing wrong with...