27 Apr 2015
:s l o w :: d o w n:
Yes, I’m talking to you. We are in a time of massive acceleration. The planet is in a state of immense change and collective transformation. What was once our baseline experience has dramatically sped up and life is moving faster. With all of the smart technology, we are being bombarded with constant stimulation and the collective expectation that we will respond with equal speed. And by this speedy pace of living, there is much being
Finding balance :: creating an earth altar
There are many practices that can support us in returning to balance, connecting with life, and slowing down. One of my favorite practices is builing earth altars.  It can be done in 5 minutes or 5 hours.  It is less about what is made, and more about the intention and energy behind the creation. As we look to find a slower speed of surface life and a more connected presence with inner life, I find
15 Jan 2015
:: Gratitude invites connection ::
We all know the importance of gratitude.  In the modern mindfulness movement, there are abundant books, articles, and conversations on the importance of gratitude.  But, when we look at gratitude at the level of the energy body, what do we see?   Gratitude softens us and opens us to connection.  In my practice of psychic readings, there are so many people who are seeking to “see more”, to “feel more connection" with the Divine, to have
15 Jan 2015
Tulsi :: Gratitude as tea ::
One of my favorite daily rituals is drinking tea.  Morning, noon, night, it's always a great time for a cup of tea.  I rotate teas by season and one of my favorite herbs to work with in the winter is Tulsi, Holy Basil, India's Queen of herbs. Sweet and lovely Tulsi.  She uplifts us, she nourishes us, she warms and comforts us.  She's a great addition to our winter rhythm.  Most Indians grow Tulsi at