As we open to the ARIES FULL MOON in the next few days, you might be feeling angry, aggressive, even filled with rage. You might be feeling:
• Anger at the chaos of our political system
• Aggression as you are faced with people who just don't "get it"
• Rage at wounds in the collective surrounding violence and sexual assault
• Feelings of helplessness, especially if you are a woman, LGBT, or non-white—anyone who has been marginalized.
• Compassion for all those who have been victimized, including yourself
• The battle cry of "no more"
All of this fierce aggression is helping you to:
• Stand up for what is whole, safe and love
• Say "no more" to what is shattered, violent and dark
It's not the easiest full moon.
If you pay attention to the news, and if you've looked at the recent #whyIdidntreport which shares the heartbreaking stories of hundreds of thousands of women who've experienced sexual assault, the trends are clear: misogyny and violence against women is being exposed, right now, under this Aries full moon.
Aries is the ram.
Aries invites you to battle.
Being a Spiritual Warrior does not meaning hiding in a cave.
Aries asks us to step forward.
Here's a RITUAL: as you stand under the full moon in the next few days, close your eyes, breathe and ask the Universe for guidance. And then simply say "I say 'no more' to...." and then keep filling in the phrase until you find your truth.
P.S. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, you can find resources at www.rainn.org
If you are a Highly Sensitive Person—as almost all of you are—you may find the world is not an easy place right now.
You may be personally safe, but you know that others are in danger.
You may be personally happy, but you know that others are suffering.
You may be personally at peace, but you know the world's anger is real.
This superb sensitivity to the emotions of others—one of your best gifts!—may be causing you a lot of anxiety.
As we discussed in the last post and in the 2018 Forecast, collective anxiety is what happens as the world wakes up.
It doesn't matter what side you're on, or how evolved you are—we're all experiencing colletive anxiety, because we are One soul, and what affect the least of us affects the All of us.
Whenever someone is suffering—no matter if they are suffering because they have been persecuted or if they are suffering because they are not conscious—it is still suffering.
As you consider your own anxiety right now, recall that we are One soul.
We have to evolve for things to get better.
And we are.
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Many of you are HSPs—highly sensitive people.
Many of you are introverts—you don't like clamor and chaos.
Most of you are empaths—you feel everything, always.
All of you are psychic—you "just know" things, because you are spiritually awake and you pay attention.
And right now in this world, you may find that you are overwhelmed.
You have reached a limit as to what you can deel with.
And you may be feeling anxious.
It used to be that the HSPs, introverts, empaths and psychics of the world could just hide out a bit, and things would be better.
But that's not working so great, is?
Because now, when you come back out of your shell, it's all still there: the chaos, drama, and unbelievable dysfunction.
If it helps at all, you aren't alone.
This happening to everyone.
We are experiencing anxiety in the collective soul, during the process of evolution.
You notice I said evolution.
Because what we are feeling isn't really caused by the news feeds or politics.
It's actually about our inner selves, and how we're changing there.
If you are feeling anxious, please know there are spiritual ways to manage your anxiety, so that you can feel better.
Our collective anxiety won't last forever.
Sooner or later, we will break through.
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Animals have an exquisite sense of how to live in rhythm with the seasons.
Here's my cat, Emrys, taking a breather on a big rock in a meadow filled with wildflowers (Thanks to Dr. Steve for capturing this moment!)
Emrys (which is another name for Merlin) isn't doing anything. He's just hanging out, enjoying the sun and the rock and the meadow, in this season we call summer.
Summer calls us to do nothing.
To do No Thing.
To let go of "to dos" and instead just exist in the heat and light.
Now, as you know, we've been in retrograde for a while—but there is a huge energy coming for September. Some of you will start to feel this on the Solar Eclipse in Leo, August 11. There are BIG changes and MUCH energy for fall, starting soon.
But now is not soon.
Now is the time to create with intention, what you will be doing in fall.
You're creating it with intention, now.
You're creating it with action, in the fall.
Don't confuse the two. Now is the time to hang out on your rock, and meditate and allow the Universe to show you the visions and messages of what is ahead, and to decide you are ready to FLOW with that.
Do nothing now.
Wait for all the retrogrades to be over.
There will be plenty of activity soon.
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We used to think we had to go to church or a temple or a retreat in order for the Universe to find us. That we had to enter a sacred space or holy place, in order to make connection.
Now we understand that the Universe can reach us any time we choose to connect. All we have to to do is ask.
We talk about this a lot in my book Messages from the Divine.
The best way—and the easiest way—to help the Universe reach you, is to fill your life with loads of stillness, to create a schedule that is spacious and to do what makes us feel happy.
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On Sunday, August 5, Dr. Steve and I will lead the service at Eastrose Fellowship in Gresham, Oregon. Join us! I'll be teaching, and Dr. Steve and I will play music.
Today’s Daily Divine is from Messages from the Divine: Wisdom for the Seeker's Soul.
“You don’t need to close your eyes, or sit a certain way, or say mantra.
Just show up to what is.
For just one moment, drop out of human chaos and drama and distraction.
Let all your mind chatter go.
And look at this moment, this exact moment! from the perspective of your soul.”
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Just as we can connect in to all the aspects of the Universe via meditation, so too can we use this process to heal our body.
We can connect in with every aspect of our body in meditation, right down to the cellular level.
When we are in communication with the different systems in our body, we can ask them what they need. Sometimes the responses are physical, sometimes they emotional, sometimes they are energetic.
When we communicate with our body, we can learn what our body needs to stay healthy, and to heal.
If you aren’t sure how to do this, you might just start by talking to your various body systems. Talk to your heart, both your emotional and your physical heart, and ask it how it’s doing. Talk to your knees and ask them. Talk to your brain. And so on: just ask all the body parts, and all the body systems, and then go deeper and ask the cells.
You will be very surprised that your body has a voice, and that your body has many voices, and all of these voices are a resounding chorus, that will inform you completely of what changes or support are needed.
Your body is not separate from you. Ask it what it needs, as you would ask an old friend.
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Bliss is a vibrational state; it is a state of awareness.
We speak about the Universe having particular layers and levels of dimensionality, and we can enter these at will.
The bliss state is no different—it is a dimensional state we can enter.
For example, when we begin to hold attention to every little thing, we begin to feel wonder and gratitude, and in this way, we begin to experience bliss—we cross the veil from the dimension of pain and distraction, to the dimension of bliss.
When we allow ourselves to go there, we can really be in this vibration all the time.
Some days, it is very hard to stop smiling!
And then other days, it’s not so easy. We have to remind ourselves: my dimensional state is a choice. I can choose what dimension I’m in, or not in. I can shift my dimensional state at will.
In other words, even when things are not going as we’d like, we can still seek the vibrational state of bliss.
Does it seem Polyanna to you? Always looking on the bright side?
But that isn’t it at all.
We’re not trying to negate the negative, or claim that everything is always perfect. Of course it’s not.
We’re just noticing: there are may be vibrational states, and I get to choose at every moment, what state I want to experience.
Try choosing bliss, more often.
You will not be disappointed.
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Some people approach well-being through the body, with nutrition, exercise and health practices.
Other people approach well-being through experiences: travel and adventure.
Others approach well-being through the heart: deep intimate connection.
Still others find well-being via the soul: in prayer, meditation, creativity.
Still others avoid well-being altogether: they participate in all kinds of “bad” habits, “bad” practices, addictions and so forth.
And… all of these are okay.
Whatever path you’re doing right now, is exactly as it should be.
You learn soul lessons from having discipline and being “good.”
You learn soul lessons from having no discipline and being “bad.”
You learn soul lesson from being asleep, and not knowing you’re asleep.
You learn soul lessons from being awake, and knowing that you'll wake up more.
Everyone is seem wired a little differently as to how they best experience well-being: body, experiences, heart, soul. Pay attention to what makes you happy, what makes you feel the most free, what makes you smile.
That’s where you’ll find the particular spiritual habits that help you feel best.
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After my near death experience in 2000, everything changed.
In that moment I knew God, in a way I never had before. And in that moment, my whole life crumbed in front of me, like one of those action movies where the road falls away even as the hero is running on it.
Everything changed. Everything fell away. I began to search and seek. I started going to spiritual workshops and events. I began to try out all kinds of things I’d never done before.
At first it was scary. Nobody in my then circle of soccer moms was going to ecstatic dance, for example. Nobody in my then Catholic community was going to The Esalen Institute. It was weird to be different, outside, ostracized even.
And then, as I found my way, it was exhilarating—there was a feeling of finally finding my tribe, a sense of coming home. What a gift those ecstatic dance and meditation and kirtan and intuitive communities gave me at that time in my life! It was some of the greatest support I have known.
If you need a tribe during a personal shift, it’s available to you.
If you need support during a transformation, it’s here.
The Universe always arranges it so that you will find the people you need.
One of the reasons I'm coming out of hermitage in the Oregon woods to take part in the Beyond Words Cruise this February, is to be in community with you. I remember what is was like to be supported by community. And I know that’s what is going to happen at this event.
If you are going through transition or transformation, if you are feeling stuck or need spiritual support—consider being part of spiritual community.
The cruise is just one way.
A retreat is another.
An event is another.
A gathering is another.
However you find community—the tribe that support you during transformation—doesn’t matter.
Just make space for it.
The Universe will lead you there.
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When we need healing, we sometimes thing there's something wrong with our soul.
However, that's not the case.
Our soul is perfect, infinite, Divine.
What causes our suffering is not that there is something intrinsically wrong with our core.
Instead, it is always our thoughts, our opinions.. all the stuff that makes up personality.
That's where the problem is.
That's what requires an attitude adjustment.
So, how do we do this?
A starting point is to just step back and breathe.
Stop trying to figure it out or fix it.
Stop distracting yourself.
Stop participating in thought drama.
Instead, step back.
Get some retreat, rest and respite.
Have some fun, laughter, nature—any or all of these will create the shift.
When we stop thought drama and do something else, the soul has a chance to integrate all our worrisome emotions, and return to a state of calm—the natural state, in which the soul leads, and the ego is secondary.
When we provide intentional space for rest and relaxation, as well as the healing qualities of nature and fun, we make exponential leaps in our soul growth.
Don't think too much about it. Just try it: letting go, taking a break, having some fun. And see where that leads you.
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Miracles are real.
Except, they're not particularly miraculous.
They're just how the Universe works.
When we begin to trust in the Universe, we discover that convergences—miracle moments in which time, space, consciousness and grace all come together—are happening all time, in every moment.
When we let ourselves believe in miracles, we start to pay attention to all the magic and power that is always around us.
At first, when we start paying attention, it seems like miracles are happening more often!
But soon we come to the understanding: miracles are always happening. It’s how the Universe works.
If you have lost your faith a little bit or a lot, take a step back from all those Misbeliefs. All that worry and angst in your head is not real. The Universe is moving in Divine Flow, just as it always has, forever.
Take a moment, take a breath, and just start noticing every little thing around you. When you pay attention, without expecting things to be one way or another way, you start to notice the synchcronicities and convergences, and you start to see the patterns, and you start to see the miracles.
And once you start to notice them, you will see that miracles—all the ways the Universe is in direct support of us—are happening all the time.
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It's common to feel edgy, angry, anxious in this world.
Some days—especially these days— it feels like nothing is going our way, and everything is a challenge.
Yet inner peace by its definition isn’t based on outer events. It’s a way of looking of things, a way of perception. And most importantly: it is a way of understanding our true nature as infinite beings.
The core of it is this:
• We can begin to create inner peace by connecting to the Universe more often.
• We can begin to create inner peace by understanding that we are souls.
We can do this is many ways: meditation, prayer, stillness, nature. But the key remains the same: The more often we connect to this beautiful state, frequency or vibration, the more attuned we get to this level of consciousness or understanding. The more infused we are with this frequency, the more we live there all the time.
In other words: we experience peace, so we see things more peacefully, so we experience more peace, and so on.
What we pay attention to expands… this is the same with spiritual practice.
It’s a beautiful snowball effect of peace bringing more peace, and more peace becoming your reality.
Which is of course, a very fulfilling way to live.
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So much unhappiness is caused by things we can't control.
We can't control weather extremes like hurricanes.
We can't control natural disasters like fires and floods.
We can't control political systems or world events.
We can't even control other people..
What we can be in charge of is ourselves.
That's it. Just us. And often, this simple realization that we can be in charge of ourselves—not the weather, not the world, not even our family member or friends— is enormously freeing.
This means it's all on you: to punish yourself, fight with yourself, create all kinds of drama, distraction and disarray for yourself. Or to love yourself, fully and completely, exactly as you are.
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Nothing' s every going to be perfect.
That's not what we're here for.
We're just here to show up, participate, and love everything.
This includes ourselves.
Radical self acceptance leads to radical acceptance of everything, which leads to profound and lasting joy. Of this, you are in charge.
Over the next 8 weeks, we'll do the inner work together
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A lot of you are experiencing anxiety and fear as you face extreme weather in the U.S: floods and hurricanes in the south and east, the forest fires covering so much of the west. Many other devastating problems, other places in the world.
So many of you who are sensitives and empaths feel all of this so deeply.
In the past, you might have wanted to leave, to hide away, to pull away from the rest of humanity to reground and regroup your own sense of self.
But there isn't any escape, is there?
We can no longer "go" anywhere or get away, as we might have decades or year or even a month ago, to escape weather or to escape each other. Now, when we see a victim of Harvey, we realize even if we were not in that flood, our Oneness shows us what this person suffered. When we see the blankets of smoky air filling our forests in the west, our Oneness shows us we are all affected.
We are feeling what each other feels.
Understanding this is the first step toward having a new spiritual view of the situation.
There is no place to go.
There is no way to hide.
We are in this together.
We are not separate, and trying to get separate is no longer a solution.
Separation: hiding out, finding your quiet space, was the solution of the past.
It was the sure bet for sensitives, introverts to regroup.
But now, we're invited to simply show up with full recognition of our Oneness.
This is a new phase for humanity.
If you're feeling unmoored, stressed, freaked out, If you're feeling like getting separate isn't working any more. If you're unsure, if you sense that things are building and you don't know where they're building too... well, you're right.
It isn't about politics or weather, although these are reflections of our collective inner change. It's about the newness of Oneness,
A new understanding in the human collective.
Difficult and uncomfortable now.
Once we get used to it, a true evolution.
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It has been heartbreaking to watch those in Texas struggling with the trauma of Hurricane Harvey and the displacement of extreme flooding.
Other parts of the U.S. are also suffering right now too—for example, there's a 300,000 acre wildfire burning in Oregon today. Other parts of the world are also suffering from natural disasters and extreme weather right now too.
It's about climate change, of course. But it is also about Gaia, our earth, reflecting our collective soul.
We are not many separate souls. We are One soul.
This doesn't just apply to human souls, either.
Are sentient beings (living and non-living) are part of the collective soul of Gaia.
Humans, animals, plants, minerals, weather systems.
Whatever we think, whatever stress we feel, whatever crushing situations we are under as humans, are all reflected in our group thought, which shapes the energy of our collective soul.
Do you recall how sometimes a person you know, will reflect your shadow right back to you?
Right now, many of our political leaders are reflecting our shadow.
And right now, Gaia is also reflecting our shadow..
Gaia is not separate from us, we are not separate from Gaia. Gaia is a collective consciousness that we are part of. What we feel, Gaia feels and vice versus.
Extreme weather is not punishment for our "sins." It is true, we have not been good stewards of the earth, and we're finally starting to figure that out. But there is no punishment here. Instead, Gaia is simply reflecting to us, and we are reflecting to Gaia, the extreme shadows we are working through, as collective soul.
It's not always stress, trauma, pain.
The weather is not bad every day.
Please remember this, as extreme weather plays out at the end of summer. Sometimes, in fact many times, this world and its weather give us the most beautiful, gorgeous, profound, life-changing experiences we will ever have.
The good, the bad, the all of it: this is what we are, and this is what we create as One with each other and with Gaia.
Be at peace. Send peace to all. Understand there is no separation from each other or from the earth.
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Most of us our Householders: people walking the spiritual path while deeply immersed in work and family.
We work jobs of all kinds.
We take care of children, partners, parents.
We take care of extended family.
We take care of others in the community around us.
Some of us are healer and teachers, helping in one way.
Others are practical helpers, helping in other ways.
It’s all valid, and all valued.
And even though we have our hands full with this entire helping and supporting and lifting up of those we love, we want to do more.
We want to help the world, but we don’t know how.
Here is one suggestion from The 33 Lessons in my book Writing the Divine:
“The true hero quests within.There is no dragon to slay. There is no war to win. There is not mountain to climb. There is only the landscape of what is within, which is you in the Universe. Which is you as one of the now of the Now. Which is also you, as an earth being, with an earth heart, Surrounding and infinitely connecting to all living beings. Thus, the hero’s quest is for no chalice, no sword, no banner. The hero’s quest in this time is for connection; it is for compassion, it is for love. This is the task of this world you are in now.“—The 33 Lessons
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When I channeled The 33 Lessons in my first book Writing the Divine, there were some things that didn’t make sense to me back then.
But over time, I’ve come to understand the Lessons in the light of what we are facing now as global community, and what we are emerging into as collective soul.
For example, one of the Lessons states:
“Jesus said turn the other cheek, and by this he meant not to receive more pain, but instead to turn away fully, to refrain from participating, to allow no more of this dark force. By this he meant to shun the experience.
Other great beings have brought this message. These great messengers and teachers all chose the path of nonviolence, the path of love, the path of turning the other cheek—not to receive more, but to show that they do not participate in these acts of violence, anger, the hot steaming energy that prevails so much in your world.” —The 33 Lessons
This is the great question we face today as souls, and that we have faced many times, in many lifetimes.
If you are hooking in to darkness—if you are playing attention to drama and crazy and rage, you are invited to instead to turn the other cheek.
Recall: what we give attention expands.
Thus, what if we were to not clamor against darkness in our own rage and fear? But instead, to shun darkness? To not feed it? To turn the other cheek—away from darkness, and toward Light?
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Back when I was a kid watching Star Trek every afternoon with my best friend Judy, there was an episode in which Spock goes amok: Amok Time.
In it, Spock does things like gets in fights, tries to steer the Enterprise to Vulcan instead of stay on course, and creates general chaos. He gets violent and weird and acts in definitely non-Vulcan ways.
Spock has gone amok.
And the reason he’s amok? As all you hard-core Trekkies already know, Spock was suffering from his need to fulfill pon farr (which basically meant he must mate or die.)
Spoke went amok, because his needs were not met.
It seems to me, no longer watching afternoon TV in my parents’ basement, but now instead observing an endless stream of Twitter and Fox and Morning Joe and Huffiest, that we’ve all gone amok.
For the same reason: our needs have not been met.
It’s easy to point fingers and place blame and get depressed and be in rage about how things are moving backwards, not forwards; about how the most basic things we need: human rights, a healthy planet, healthcare, peace…. are being reduced to rubble every day.
And here we are, looking at all of this gunk—this non-conscious way of living—and we are realizing just how much work we still have to do. How amok we have become.
Almost everyone is feeling this amok time.
Empaths feel it especially.
And if this is so for you, here is a suggestion:
Don’t be a part of the crazy, the hate, the rage.
Stop going amok, take a deep breath and remember:
You're an infinite soul.
Hold your Light high.
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Many people are going through a spiritual awakening right now.
It’s like consciousness, going viral.
Yet while awakening sounds so exciting, when you’re suddenly in communication with guides, angels, the Departed— it’s not easy to integrate that experience into your perceived reality.
If this is happening to you, understand that the road to awakening extends perfectly, and contains all the time you need to shift, change and transform your consciousness.
In my own situation, it took a full eight years from the time of my near death experience in 2000 to my full spiritual awakening when I received and wrote The 33 Lessons.
I was reluctant, very determined to hang onto the idea that I could control things.
It took a lot of heartache until I could finally let go of those ideas. Even now, nearly 10 years later, I am still opening, deepening, growing.
It’s a life journey, this stuff.
One you’re awake, you can only go forward.
So much better to stop fighting, stop being in fear.
Just aceept you’re a soul—that this is who you are.
Take the next step on the journey.
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Maybe you've just finished dinner and are getting up to wash the dishes, and an understanding will suddenly fall upon your shoulders:
Here I am. This is my life.
Or maybe you're waiting in line at the espresso stand, and it hits you:
Some day I’ll die. I'm soul in body.
Or maybe you're in a deeply passionate moment with a lover, and it arrives to you:
I'm here now. This is what I’m experiencing.
You have a moment of understanding outside of ego or identity that arrives without anticipation or expectation. You just open up into it.
And you understand yourself as soul in body, and you feel this as awe and gratitude, that this reality is yours.
These moments of consciousness happen all the time. You don't have to do anything special. Just pay attention, and notice what is.
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This year, Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere will take place on June 20 at 9:24 p.m., Pacific Time.
There will be people all over the world celebrating the Solstice, and by celebrating, I mean paying attention to Light.
Summer Solstice is the one of the two major turning points of the year, when we suddenly shift from days becoming longer, to nights becoming longer.
This can seem scary, but it's not. In fact, it might even seem that we've hardly even begun to bask in all this glorious Light, when the changeover begins!
And yet, so it is.
We are people living on a planet.
Earth turns, the seasons change.
Earth turns, we change.
On Summer Solstice 2017, I would invite you to do three things:
• Be outside at 9:42 pm (or whatever the time is in your time zone). Watch the sky. Be in joy.
• Take a look back at what you were doing last year, at this time. What has happened since then?
• Take a look all the way back at the 9 Year Cycle we talked about with our 2017 Forecast. What are you beginning now?
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I get to work with people from all over the world, and many of you live in places where there are lots of options for spiritual community.
Some places in the world, especially cities, are brimming with yoga classes and mediation groups and community healings and lovely workshops and so on.
If you live in this kind of place, you can wade in knee deep: you can go to ecstatic dance on Sundays, yoga on Mondays, talk circle on Tuesdays, mindfulness on Wednesdays, and so on.
And wow! You can create quite a spiritual practice, and have the joy and support and fun of spiritual community, easily available to you.
If you’re someone living in this kind of place, I do hope you are appreciating where you are!
Because more of you don’t live in these kinds of places. Lots of you live in conservative towns where it’s frowned upon if you’re not part of the dominant religious affiliation or political culture.
In these kinds of places, it can be really scary to say you might be interested in spirituality or psychic opening or past lives or meditation or anything other than what the main culture is doing.
In fact, you might be in hiding: you might feel like you have to keep your beliefs secret, or you might not want to mention your beliefs to your family, friends, neighbors.
Many of you have written to say that you can’t talk about your beliefs with your spouse, partner or friends, and most certainly not your family of origin.
Many of you have written to say there is community in your area: there is no wellness center down the street, no lovely workshop you can easily attend.
And this is not just in America, but all over the world.
Which makes me incredibly grateful to be doing this work at this time. One of the most important aspects of what I offer is my courses, books and podcasts, and the reason these are important, is because they allow you to create your own personal spiritual practice and be a part of spiritual community, no matter where you live.
You aren’t alone, even if you’re living in a place where you feel your beliefs aren’t accepted or recognized. We’re all this together, and there are many, many of us, and it’s still early days.
My work is just one tiny piece: there are so many beautiful teachers, bringing Oneness and Light to the world, and moving us to next stage in human evolution.
The darkness will eventually give way.
Until then, let’s hold Light together, and connect in all the ways we can, from wherever we are.
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If you’re in a place where you can open the windows and let the breeze in, where you can wander outside frequently… do this!
Being outdoors changes us.
In summer for example, when we are up and out more: walking, biking, swimming, getting up early with the birds, staying up late and watching the sun set…. all of this expands us.
Our skin needs to breathe real air.
Our bodies need to be in light.
We need to feel the diverse and diffuse vibration that only nature can create.
With the longer days of summer, we experience pure delight, and this is because we can be outside more and more hours of the day.
We do better, as humans, when we honor our bodies, our true animal selves: when we can be in extended periods of contact with nature.
That’s because we are nature too.
We are also nature.
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Decades ago, when the building I worked in was one of the tallest and newest in Seattle, I was a file clerk for a big insurance company.
My sole duty was to push a metal cart around the office, stop at each of the endless agent desks haphazardly scattered in one enormous room, collect all the files stacked in their out box, and then go file them in the dozens of metal filing cabinets that filled the back room, in alphabetical order.
Arthur comes before Atura
McNab comes after Macnab.
Brighton comes before Broghten.
Calumus comes after Caluminus.
I became an expert alphabetizer, during the nine hours a day, five days a week I did this job.
The work days were all the same: the agents yakked on their phones, and clattered on their typewriters and pounded their staplers and smoked up a storm of cigarettes. Back then, almost everyone smoked, everywhere.
And then, after exactly three hours and forty five minutes, the round, white clock on the wall would do that little clicking sound, and everyone would stand on cue and file out for their break.
Every four hours.
We punched out with a little card.
Then everyone herded over to the break room with its metal chairs and one free phone, and proceeded to smoke as many cigarettes as they could in 15 minutes.
I lasted about two breaks in that room, yellow with smoke and depression just as acrid, and then I started sneaking away: misfit, miscreant, I hung back from the pack and rode the elevator down to the ground, where I stepped outside and turned my face up into the Seattle rain.
I didn’t last long at that job, expert alphabetizing skills notwithstanding.
I wish I could say that I quit, but I didn’t: I needed the money too much.
Besides, that’s what most jobs were like back then.
But I didn’t go back in the break room, and soon after I did get laid off. Thank you, Universe.
It was decades ago. Those were different times.
But it’s good to remember how silly we were, how stunted, how numbed, how unaware. How we’d put up with something like sitting in room smoking our entire break, our entire life away.
It’s good to look back, and see that we have made some progress.
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