You are the river meeting the ocean20200401122606

You are the river meeting the ocean

This morning in that liminal state between sleep and wakefulness I felt myself join the waters of planet, but in such a way that I sensed their connection and their wholeness. I felt, in other words, how the sweet waters eventually flowed into the salty depths of the ocean, only to rise again into t...
Being at home in the Self20200319174146

Being at home in the Self

It’s funny to witness so many people at a loss as to “what to do with themselves” these days because it’s like, welcome to my life. Yes, there is a pandemic, but this is pretty much life as usual for me. Brian and I both work from home, unless he is abroad, in which case […]...
A heart like the sun20191205133419

A heart like the sun

Yesterday I spent much of my day scraping off paint, a rather monotonous task that nevertheless gives me occasion for mindfulness practice. As I worked through several layers of paint, I was noticing various thoughts and feelings pass in and out of awareness. One such thought was how this year I had...
The energetics of mindfulness, pt 420191001181928

The energetics of mindfulness, pt 4

Continuing with our investigation and experiencing of what it really means to “take a conscious breath,” today we’re practicing how to work with the mind so we can begin tapping into our other centers of knowing. After we take our first conscious breaths, turning inward, really holding (not ru...
The energetics of mindfulness, pt 320190928133604

The energetics of mindfulness, pt 3

If you’ve been following along, we’ve been going into the visceral experience of mindfulness practice to see what the big deal is with “taking a breath.” Why do we do this and what “actually” happens? A couple days ago I invited you to see if you could hold the experience of being trigge...
The energetics of mindfulness, pt 220190924161347

The energetics of mindfulness, pt 2

Last week I posted a nudge to find something that triggers you and to take a conscious breath around it in order to notice what you notice. This is to give you a direct, visceral experience of why “taking a breath” is such a common piece of advice, and also to give you a little […]...
The energetics of mindfulness20190920174633

The energetics of mindfulness

A couple weeks ago a piece of guidance dropped into my consciousness as I was washing dishes (there is something about water that facilitates this for me). “For your next gathering, why not look into the energetics of mindfulness?” Now there was an interesting idea. And as the download began to ...
Centering and boundaries20190402092200

Centering and boundaries

Boundaries for me are kind of like forgiveness: If you’re doing it right, they are a non-issue. If it feels like a chore involving all sorts of mental and emotional acrobatics, guess what? It’s an invitation to find your center. I used to be a mindfulness tool collector, so I’ve tried everythi...
Stillness20190111093503

Stillness

One of the greatest barriers not merely to a meditation practice, but to the Self, is the inability to connect with stillness. Here is where we can clear some misconceptions quite easily:When we “try” to meditate, we often go into the experience with the feeling that we are totally alone in thi...
Mystery & Mastery20190110123703

Mystery & Mastery

A little over a year ago I received the nudge during meditation to shut down Dreamers & Schemers for no apparent reason. Trusting my inner guidance I let the group go and underwent a year of deep learning. Less than a month ago, all signs pointed to reconvening, but from different energetic grou...
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