10 Rules for Being Human

You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a fulltime informal school called “life.” There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and...

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Terror in Oz

In the original book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz before the terrifying flying monkeys took flight, Nick Chopper, thewoodsman later called the Tin Man, fell in love with a humble maidservant from Munchkin Country named Nimmie Amee. When she returned his affections,...

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Transformation

When an infant scrapes his or her knee, they often run to their parents in tears. When a nurturing mother/father or sensitive caretaker scoop this child up, holds them close to their heart and spontaneously offers compassion many good things happen. Comforting actions...

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Laziness, Procrastination and Sloth

Laziness, Procrastination and Sloth

Fear is an insidious energy that pretends to protect us, but keeps us small, unproductive and alone when we attempt to leave our comfort zone. Being totally honest, present, and accountable to public scrutiny is a daunting proposition. Many of us get scared, hide and...

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A Meditation about Love

Love enables us to conquer illusion, rise above division and prepares us for a good fight for our survival. Often conflict looks like a challenge to love one another more, but it is usually a reminder to develop more self-love. Humanity is an aspect of divinity...

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Happy Holidays and Crystalized Emotion

  As the Winter Solstice approaches and Covid continues, daylight diminishes and darkness expands. Holidays provide loving stories, cherished songs and religious parables to remind us how to love in the midst of illusion. Love is a tiny word but a daunting...

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Equanimity

  Partisan politics, pandemic problems and personal post traumatic stress can get you down. We are living through trying times. The following meditation from my book, The Promise of Wholeness, Cultivating Inner Peace: Mindfulness and Love in a Divided World may...

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Good Grief

Good Grief

In 1969 Elizabeth Kubler-Ross wrote her groundbreaking book, On Death and Dying, which provided five stages of the grieving process. I would venture a guess everyone reading this article has heard about her stages…denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance....

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Incorruptibility

Incorruptibility

Unifying my body, heart and soul while nothing seems to be working is a great task requiring discipline and fortitude. Surrendering to divine timing and cherishing whatever happens while not falling into the victim/perpetrator paradigm enhances my incorruptibility. My...

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The Seven Essene Mirrors of Relationship

The Seven Essene Mirrors of Relationship

    In 150 BCE due to the worldliness of Jerusalem, its temple and Roman rule a Jewish sect, known as the Essenes left their city community moved into the desert. The word Essene literally means doctor and many dedicated souls gathered in the desert near...

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