The image of the lily pad and lotus flower is such a good depiction of the life path. Just as the lily pad starts deep in the muck of the pond, sprouting a stem and unfolding into a glorious lotus flower, we start in the depths of the womb and work our way into the … More Earth to Sky
It rains, it pours, puddles form. The wind blows, the sun shines, seasons change. Happy, inspired, excited, sad, depressed, uncertain – each moment offers a feeling, and each moment may feel different. Each feeling and situation allows us the opportunity to be with it, to notice our reaction or response, to immerse in it or … More Be with what is arising
Deep Rest. A pause. A breath. Let us take a step back, a moment away from these turbulent times and remember who we are, what we are, and why we are. We are each a sacred being sharing in the One Life on this beautiful planet. We are each an integral part of the cosmic … More Deep Rest
Wonder Abounds. It is so easy to not notice the wonder and beauty around us as we move through each day, often like an automaton. Take a moment to pause and notice. Let wonder catch your eye and your imagination. You might find it in a smile, a touch, eye contact, being in nature, the … More Wonder Abounds
Nature, being a constant in our lives, is an amazing teacher if we stop to notice. Spring is in full expression in New England and everything is opening to it’s magnificent potential of beauty and fragrance. The leaves unfurl and the flowers shift from bud to blossom. We can take note and follow suit. In … More Bloom
Sometimes the happenings in the world around us are a little too much to take. It is helpful to find space in our mind and in our hearts and to remember the goodness, the light within. When we can recognize it in ourselves, we can see it in others and bring breath, ease and … More Breath Release, Stress Relief
We have so many guides in our lives, if we choose to notice. They may be our teachers, family, friends, sages, books, poetry, music, nature etc. But the most important teacher is you. When you find your internal alignment with your heart, your inner self, then you have found the true treasure, you as … More The Guided Path
Take a long slow deep breath, and a long slow exhale. Notice how your physiology responds with a relaxed sigh. Repeat and notice how this simple practice can bring you into the present moment. Notice the joy in a simple breath, the preciousness of life, the gift of now. Downloadable Podcast: Breathe and Notice
A simple breath – it is so easy and goes unnoticed for most. Bringing awareness to the breath energizes and creates space. Take a long slow deep breath, and an even longer, slower exhale, and notice. Notice how your body feels. Notice how your system slows down. Notice the space that is created, the … More Breathe and Notice
It’s not always easy to fly straight, stay centered, and put one foot in front of the other when life circumstances are unpredictable. But with practice we train ourselves to come back into alignment, into the present moment with just a breath and clear intention. The winds of change will surely throw us off course … More Fly Straight
Together, as a world, we are living in unprecedented times. For most, it is a time of not knowing how to move through these uncertain times. For all, it is a time of not knowing where we are heading, nor do we know the outcome. Physical, emotional, and mental stress flows through the system. … More Be in the Present Moment
There is a light within each one of us – an inner light that shines incessantly, even when it is not felt or noticed. The entire instrument (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) radiates all the time. It also picks up the signals of others – the body language, emotions, words and the light, mostly subconsciously. … More Inner Light
What is the bridge of light? You are the bridge of light. Humanity plays an essential role in the spiritualization of matter and we are that bridge. It is through our bodies that we bring consciousness into form and into the planetary being. We open to the light within and connect spirit, light, and … More Bridge of Light
The heart is an amazing organ. It beats continually starting at three weeks gestation until we leave this incarnation. The energetic heart houses our essence connecting us with mother earth and the divine. The true heart has no boundaries and loves unconditionally. Each beat, each breath sends this divine essence to our cells, our … More A Breath of Heart
This picture was taken on a mild winter day. The wind was blowing across the pond as rays of sunshine were streaming through the clouds. It was fascinating to observe that as the sun was melting the ice, the wind was moving the water, causing waves to move in and through the ice. Sun, … More Change-ability
Life is amazing, beautiful, very full and oftentimes stressful and stormy! It is a great gift to ourselves to be able to find the calm in the center of chaos. There is always a still point in the eye of the turmoil where it is quiet, silent, peaceful, and still. It is so helpful to … More Calm in the Storm
In our practice today, we experience the transformational power of light. Light permeates our system with each breath. We can invite any barrier to be touched by this light, transformed by this light, dissolved by this light, and then breathed out as light. You may choose to engage a thought, a feeling, a limiting … More Light Transforms!
What do you think about your body? Is your self-talk about the body kind or judgmental? Do you make taking care of your body a priority? Having the privilege of supporting the health of clients’ body, mind and spirit, there is a notable tendency to speak to and treat our bodies with some disdain … More For the Love of the Body
Do you ever feel the need to have your “own space”? It is important and healthy to have time away from everyone and everything to re-lax, re-group, unplug and process life, and to then let go of your thoughts. Ahhh… time alone…. And at the same time, we all share in that space, all space, … More Shared Space
Life is very busy, sometimes messy, and often noisy. It is important for body, mind, and spirit to have periods of silence. The brain needs quiet to come into coherence with the heart. The mind needs silence to be open to creativity. The intuitive spirit can be accessed when we are quiet, empty and open. … More The Sound of Silence
Guidance on the path of life can be very helpful be it from family, friends, strangers or teachers. There is a tendency to look outwards to people, powers, or iconic belief systems to show us the way, to lead us to the truth and light. We may not realize that the light, truth, beauty … More Inside Out
For us to acknowledge that “I am light” is not a far-fetched, New Age-y, or egotistical notion, it is simply the truth. Instead of noticing our light, we have the tendency to notice the shadow, especially in ourselves. Everything we experience as matter or substance is the formed expression of the formless light. Our … More I Am Light
Communication is vital to maintain relationships with friends, family, colleagues etc. How often do we consider communication with our Self? This is not in reference to the ego self that engages in self-talk, often negative or judgemental, always comparing this or that. Instead this is about staying connected with our innermost and sacred aspect, the … More Stay Connected!
Take a break and relax! Life is so busy, that we often need to take the time to consciously relax our bodies in all aspects – physical, emotional and mental. Let’s take a break, take a breath and relax. Enjoy! Downloadable Podcast: Relax Deeply
Let us pause, relax and listen deeply to the moment. Experience the sounds and scents around you. Feel the clothing on your skin, notice the skin as a meeting place between your body and the outer environment. Notice the air around you which stretches into space far beyond the room in which you sit. … More Listen Deeply
Our beautiful earth – our glorious home. The tendency is to forget our intimate connection with this planet. Our bodies mirror that of the earth, from the rivers of water that flow through our bodies of blood, lymph and urine to the mountains of our bones, the air in our lungs, and the fire in … More Deny not the Earth
When I saw this photo of a woman turning in what appears to be amazement at the beautiful sunset, an in-breath and the words “Oh my!” escaped my lips. Bringing attention to the beauty around us centers us in the present moment. As I write this, a hummingbird just hovered in front of me, … More Be Amazed
Some days we feel happy and all is right with the world. Some days… well not so much. But acting as if on those tough days will bring about your ability to shine, to glow to bring your light into the world. It will affect you on every level – including your physiology and your … More Put Your Glow On!
Shifting landscapes that we witness occurring through volcanos, earthquakes, hurricanes, drought, tornadoes etc., can be a metaphor for the shifting of our own internal landscape. In this powerful photo taken by Mandy Beerly in Hawaii, we see the awesome beauty, power and destruction of nature at work. The waves, lava, and steam eat away … More Shifting Landscapes
Light composes and pervades all that is, from the stars to the very cells of our bodies. It carries information, and nudges our potential. Light nourishes and sustains us, body and soul. Sunlight stimulates vitamin D production in the body which supports our physiology. A sunny day like a sunny smile can bring peace and … More Rest in Light
Science, meditation and spiritual practices show us that we are light, and light encompasses all that is, life, energy, and information. And since it includes all that is, it also includes the shadow side, the darkness which can also be our greatest teacher. We are and experience both the light and the dark, happiness and … More Light in the Darkness
Today’s meditation is at once simple and profound. We sit, align, give and receive. It is about reciprocity. We align within ourselves and with all that is. We contribute by giving of ourselves, our light and goodness, and at the same time we open to receive all that is of light and goodness. Giving, receiving, … More Reciprocity
There is so much light, breath and spirit available to us every moment. As we clear away the obstacles to this flow, we open to the world of potency, potential and possibility. Some refer to it as the quantum field, the field of buddhi, infinite mind, or big mind. Whatever name you chose to use, … More Flowing Free
We truly don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are, through our filters. Have you noticed that when your mind is distracted or you are emotionally upset that clarity tends to be elusive? A pure sheet of glass allows 100% of the light to flow through it. Imperfections will alter the … More Clear Light
Meditation often is often depicted as “going up”, striving for the unknown, that ineffable, unreachable something. It is a desire that lies deep within that drives us, to truly experience or in-body this something greater. It seems to be an attainment or placement of sorts, the reaching of a pinnacle from where we … More What goes up, must come down
Nature’s abundance offers us many lessons if we have the eyes to see and the ears to hear. Parallels can be drawn between one’s meditation practice and hummingbirds. Their wings move in a figure 8 pattern, otherwise known as the infinity sign. They have a large hippocampus in the brain for spatial memory, which holds … More Hovering at Infinity’s Door
Have you ever driven down a road for many miles and all of a sudden you realize that you had traveled much further than you thought, without registering that fact? That is actually a good thing though it can be momentarily jarring. The unconscious mind is so much more aware of our surroundings and able … More Who is Driving?
A strong foundation gives us the roots from which to grow. This stability does not always begin with family, but it does begin from within. Instead of noticing the amazing and unique qualities and skill sets with which we are naturally endowed, we often turn to a sense of incompleteness, not good enough or a … More From Roots to Stars
Quiet Time – Give yourself the gift of space and time to really settle, let the body relax, the emotions quiet, and the mind become still. When we temporarily invite ourselves to unplug from family, work, responsibility concerns, and environmental noise, and move into this settled space, the mind is awake and alert and yet quiet … More Quiet Time
A beautiful quote from Hermann Hesse: “You were made to be yourselves. You were made to enrich the world with a sound, a tone, a shadow… In each one of you there is a hidden being, still in the deep sleep of childhood. Bring it to life! In each one of you there is a … More Be Your Self
Do you ever feel different from everyone else? Have times when you just don’t fit in? It could be the expression of a different culture, race, mannerisms, style of dress, accent, belief systems, ideology – actually almost anything can contribute to feeling or being treated as separate or different. Perhaps you want to break away … More Which one is not like the others?
Life is so busy and that fullness is often the excuse to not listen, I mean to really listen. Listening is a wonderful gift of presence. We are reminded to be present and listen to others, really listen to what they are saying, without judging, and without planning our response before hearing the other. Listening … More Are you Really Listening?
Love can be an ambiguous and frankly loaded word especially in terms of emotions and attached love. We have our own individual heart space which may feel guarded, protected, open, shared, or perhaps we’ve thrown away the key! Love can also be known as compassion, understanding, non-attached, yet at-one-ing with another and with all that … More Love, Lover and Beloved
Do you ever feel off balance, out of whack, not quite right in your body, mind or emotions? This of course happens to all of us. The cairn in this picture can represent the many aspects of the self and of life. The parts can be smooth, beautiful, jagged, rough, just the right piece … More Off Balance?
There is so much beauty, truth, and goodness in each of us. In fact, that’s what you are at your core. So often we limit the expression of the fullness of who we are. Imagine the unfurling of a fern, opening to the sunlight, or the unfurling of a sail, opening to the … More Unfurling Into Self
You may remember the song from ‘Charlie Brown’: “Happiness is two kinds of ice-cream, finding your skate key….”. So often we strive for the elusive sense happiness, for more, better, bigger because that will make us happy. Well, we probably know from experience, and research is confirming, that the continual striving for happiness really doesn’t … More Happiness is….