If You Want More, Create Space

The universe is mostly made up of what we see as empty space. Atoms and cells are also mostly empty space. This is part of the universal design. Universal law says “As above, so below.” So, why do we humans go against the grain and do everything we can to fill up that space? If […]

The Quick and Dirty Method to Learning Self Love

Humans are programmed from birth to look outside themselves for validation and conform to expectations. This leads to separation from our true selves (because we learn early on to play a role) and not knowing or loving ourselves. Once we become aware of this, many of us spend the rest of our lives trying to […]

So You Think You’re The Least Likely to Succeed…

Do you think you’re not worthy? That you’re among the least likely to succeed? Be honest. If so, check out this list of people who were deemed to be least likely to succeed: Dr. Seuss, author of “The Cat in the Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Tom Cruise, actor with 80 film award […]

Fourteen Signs That You’re Having an Awakening

What does awakening look like? Would you know if it happened to you? If you are feeling a little loopy and are not sure what’s going on, you could be in the midst of an awakening. Here are fourteen signs to let you know for sure. Feeling Not Yourself Remember what it felt like to […]

Are You Too Materialistic?

Once upon a time there was a Zen master noted for his great privation. He had few comforts and lived on very little. The master even gave half of what little bit of food had away each day. He was outwardly compassionate and cheerful. Yet inside inside he was intensely troubled because after years, he had […]

Why Culture + Education = A Happier Life

We spend a lot of time educating our children and ourselves so that we become more powerful. It’s that “Knowledge is power” thing. Education can help us to get a better job. It can help us to out perform our adversaries. It can give us a sense of safety. It can help affirm that we are right. […]

To Be or Not To Be

I travel often and take others on spiritual journeys. Every tour is rejuvenating. Every experience provides growth. Every one helps me to feel both more grounded and connected with everything else. There is always a theme. Usually I decide ahead of time and set that intention. With this last trip I didn’t do that, and […]

When Did You Stop?

If you’re life is not right somehow, and you don’t know how to get back on track, ask yourself: when did you stop dancing? when did you stop singing your song? when did you stop telling your story? when did you stop enjoying stillness? These are universal ways of living your joy. They show self care, […]

You Can’t Think Your Way to Spirituality

Once there was a well known philosopher and scholar who devoted himself to the study of Zen for many years. On the day that he finally attained enlightenment, he took all of his books out into the yard and burned them all. ~Zen parable A lot of people approach spirituality from a head space. They […]

Aho! Mitakuye Oyasin

Aho! Mitakuye Oyasin is a simple yet deeply meaningful statement. It is Lakota for “all my relations” and recognizes the human, plant, animal, mineral, and ancestor relatives. It is an acknowledgment that all are one. It is spoken during prayer and ceremony to petition God on behalf of everyone and everything on Earth. Mitakuye Oyasin honours […]