Consciousness in the River

Your life in this “ever-moving present moment” is like floating down a river. The river is a metaphor for consciousness. Look at the surface of the river in this present moment. Open to your senses. Feel the breeze on your skin, see the beauty of a flower or cloud, hear the sounds of waves and birds, smell the aromas of … Read More

Cellar

“Make the most of this one life” they say. “You only live once” they parrot, unthinkingly. Do not despair. Do not believe this will be only once, a single time. You are in a cellar in this life. The bulbs are few and forty watts at most. You move about in semi-dark; you do your best. From time to time, … Read More

Worthiness and Love

Recognize the sacredness in yourself. You have within you a beautiful soul. The essence of that soul is love. I invite you to have an experience of the unconditional love of souls for one another and all of Creation. It’s a simple exercise: just read the next three paragraphs, then stop — don’t read farther — and take time to … Read More

Now What

Since I’ve seen that All is One I’ve been trying also to discern how to function in one-way time three dimensions five senses. Dissolution of self into perfect knowing of beauty that dazes any impulse of description; ineffable permeating Love – when these are all present, now what? I s’pose I could take the garbage out or wash the dishes … Read More

Semantics

How do we talk about God? (Some have already left the room.) What is Gitchi Manitou? Who is Allah? or Elohim, Brahma, Odin? Divine, The One, Source, Great Mystery, and all those other Words Are about what can be experienced not described nor adequately named. And if you try, I will just look at you and softly say, “I know”. … Read More

Shamanism and the Drum Dance

My practice of shamanism is a path of connection both with the physical aspects of nature and with the unseen and unmeasurable spirits and energies of nature. My first steps on this path were about engaging with the physical world at the level of warm blood and green leaves, hard rocks and soft breezes. In the beginning this aspect felt … Read More

Spiritual Shock

Imagine a beautiful, safe natural setting. You are sitting or lying comfortably on the ground. Your senses open to the beauty around you. You feel the warmth of the sun on your skin. You hear the sounds of nature and smell the fresh moist air and warm soil. You close your eyes to take in the way the earth holds … Read More

The most beautiful day of all time

Today is the most beautiful day of all time. Consider for a moment: Was there beauty created in the world yesterday? Is beauty being created in the world today? The answer to both of these questions is of course a resounding “Yes!” You may be thinking, “But what about all the unbeautiful things that are happening in the world? Do … Read More

Love is the basic quality of the Universe

In my soul, my heart, and my body, I know that Love is the basic quality of the Universe. As I sit with this knowing, my mind seeks to grasp the truth of it. From a place in my body that I know as my Centre, I sense joy about this understanding among unseen beings whose consciousness reaches to us … Read More

Two Paths, Diverging and Converging

Divergence Broadly speaking, there are two paths of spiritual exploration and growth. They begin at the same place: an irresistible desire/need to know what is beyond physical reality. One goes to the right, the other to the left. Imagine that the one to the right leads “down,” into the earth. It leads to the realm of plant spirits and medicines, … Read More