The Guided Path

  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

Breathe and notice

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

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

Fly Straight

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

Inner Light

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

Bridge of 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

A Breath of Heart

  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

Change-ability

  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

Calm in the Storm

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

Light Transforms!

  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!

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

I Am Light

  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

Stay Connected!

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!

Relax Deeply

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

Deny not the Earth

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

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

Put Your Glow On!

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

  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

Rest in Light

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

Reciprocity

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

Flowing Free

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

Who is Driving?

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?

From Roots to Stars

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

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

Be Your Self

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

Off Balance?

  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?

Happiness is….

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….

What’s the Buzz?

What’s the Buzz?   Sometimes we think that meditation should be about relaxing, letting the mind go, releasing tension and escaping from everyday stress and worries.  Yes, we do want to release tension and worry, and yet remain totally awake, aware, and present while maintaining our focus and opening to the higher wisdom and direction … More What’s the Buzz?

Gratitude For…

Reflecting on the gifts of this precious human life brings us into awareness, into presence. Gratitude for nature which sustains and humbles.  Gratitude for the human body which allows us to see, hear, and touch all that is within our awareness, even the unseen, untouchable, and seemingly unknowable. With gratitude, we can hold it all in our … More Gratitude For…

Earthly Radiance

This stunning picture from the International Space Station reminds us of the inherent and constant radiance of our mother earth.  It’s easy to forget that she sustains us not only by providing all the elements that compose our bodies, and those of the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms, but also with her light.  As stewards … More Earthly Radiance

One with the Light of the Sun

  The sun is always shining, whether we can see it or not.  We invite the awareness and experience of the sun in-forming us with its radiance, meeting our internal radiance and creating more light.  We radiate this light to the world!   Downloadable Podcast:  One with the Light of the Sun