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 […]

Death is Part of Life

Does anyone else ever marvel at how unnatural our lives have become? For example, we send women off to germ filled hospitals to have babies. Up until the 1950s, most births were home births. Now all of sudden birth has become a medical issue. And what about sex? It’s something that our kids find out […]

What Happened to the Soul?

“Psyche” is Greek for breath or soul. “-ology” means the study of. Psychology, then, is the study of the soul. So what happened to the soul in psychology? When psychology became a science about a hundred years ago, there must have been some recognition of the soul as an integral part of the human being- some […]

Past Life Themes

When you facilitate as many past life regressions as I have, you start to see themes. These past life themes are great teachers if you look at them mindfully. Here are some of the most common ones. “There are People Here, But I Don’t See Them” During a past life regression, it’s common for people […]

Live Intentionally

Have you ever looked at your life and wondered, “How did I get here?” You are not alone. Lots of people find themselves in jobs, relationships, or in situations that they feel they didn’t choose and would never choose. How does that happen? One mindless decision at a time. When you live intentionally, this can […]