Bloom

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

Inside Out

  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

Be Amazed

  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

Relax, Release and Real-ize!

Expectations from self and others often limit the expression of who we are and who we want to be, as do feelings of self-worth, or lack thereof.  The self-critical voice often plays a non-stop commentary in our daily life. This creates a mist or fog obscuring the light within.  Let’s give ourselves a break and relax, … More Relax, Release and Real-ize!

Kwan Yin and Venus-Sophia

Many spiritual traditions of the world overlap in their teaching and, thus, have similar imagery. Different names are used according to the language of the culture. Different genders might also be used or different qualities emphasized,yet the Beingness and the inner qualities of Presence being conveyed are basically the same. For example, Venus and Kwan … More Kwan Yin and Venus-Sophia

The many grounds of one’s life

The ground gives one a sense of stability and surety. What are other things that do that? concepts and beliefs some forms of relationship a sense of self, who or what we think we are thinking (“I think therefore I am.” one’s environment, or the working of appliances, or the internet, or electricity Most of … More The many grounds of one’s life

The powerful Ground of meditation

I could sing the praises of meditation day and night! The powers that it brings forward from inside a person are profound and common. Patience: did you ever consider patience a power? How amazing is gentle patience, calmness in the turbulence of modern life, joyful celebration of a child being a child and needing extra … More The powerful Ground of meditation

June full moon meditation: webcast/podcast

At one point in Earth’s history, the plant kingdom was new and was the newest form of evolution on Earth. Humanity is that now (and has been for quite some time). We are a new evolution on Earth. Understanding this for all its significance is huge. Human excellence is within each person. This, and this … More June full moon meditation: webcast/podcast

Dance your meditation

Remember a new round of The Practice of Living Awareness begins Monday, December 1. A new webinar platform means live or by podcast, all devices can easily access The Practice. What can meditation offer you? Excellence, inside and out. With that excellence cultivated, what can you offer others? Harmony, gratitude, peace. What can bring harmony, … More Dance your meditation

Appreciation as world service

Just as encouragement was service to us as children, our appreciation for life is a service to the world. Appreciation undoes entitlement, miserliness, and taking anything for granted. This is so for the home that we live it, the beauty around us, the power that makes modern life possible, and the food on our plate. … More Appreciation as world service