I have always had a very hard time with faith. Though the religion in which I was raised never resonated, I carry from it a love of, and respect for, ceremony and ritual. Indeed, so fierce was that fascination with ritual, that it led me on a cross-cultural journey, studying sources of faith and ceremonies… Continue reading An unbreakable connection.
When did we learn to expect difficulty? Yes, life is hard and can absolutely be unfair, no question. But isn't it also joyous? And if we feel as though those moments are few and far between, is it possible it's because we are conditioned *not* to expect them? So what would happen if we decided to… Continue reading Only the shadows.
Our expansiveness is endless and eternal. And if we can remember this (if not believe it), then we can shift our perspective. We can shift those burdens, those tasks, those heavy details of daily living into this larger space, easing the risk of becoming overwhelmed. When we learn to expand into our own space, instead of… Continue reading Your own capacity.
The beautiful thing about the simple belief that you are depth is that, by definition (my definition), there is nothing you cannot access. Perhaps you need to train your breath, your skin for the change in temperature, your mind for the temporary absence of light, but it can all be done, easily, a minute, a… Continue reading The Deep Sea
Perhaps we associate a belief system composed of light, of kindness, of color and crystals as naivete or divine escapism. But the older I get in this world, the more I believe in the simplicity of light, of kindness, of a divinity comprised of hope and maternal understanding. There is nothing to lose by holding a belief system of any kind and, in my humble opinion, the fewer texts and tomes, dogmatic dictations and conservative dictators, the better.