Missing Bonnie Scotland

Some places hit you over the head. Some are softer and creep in like the fog in the night. For me, Scotland is the latter. It was certainly special while we were there, but with the distance of three months now, my fondness has only grown. The people are among the nicest I’ve met in […]

What To Expect on a Spiritual Intensive?

Are you new to spiritual intensives? Are you not sure what to expect? Every intensive is different. Every location and group is different, so it’s hard to predict just what it might be like. However there are some commonalities from one experience to another. When you know what to expect, you can rest easy when […]

Creating a Relationship With the Dead

Fall is upon us. It’s time when the dead roam the earth more freely (because there is more darkness after the fall equinox). And on the upcoming three day period (Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day), contact with the dead is easier. So this is when the dead come back to visit – […]

The Poison of “I Deserve”

I see a lot of coaches, motivational speakers, and spiritual leaders who use the term “I deserve” to get people to create change. It’s a strong statement that works to create movement. Let me explain why acting from this standpoint is poison. You’re Already Worthy “I deserve” makes it seem like things only come to people […]

Is Your Spiritual Group a Cult?

Someone recently asked me if I was leading a cult. Once I got over the shock, I decided to explore what makes a spiritual group a cult. Here’s what I came up with. A “Cult” is defined as a group or sect bound together by veneration of the same thing, person, ideal, etc. Although the […]

When Spiritual Growth Leads to Loss

People often think that as you become more spiritually aware, your life gets better in every way. While that can happen, it doesn’t tend to be the norm. What’s more common is that spiritual growth leads to loss. You lose old values, interests, and friends. This could make your growth really lonely. All growth requires […]

Never Give a Sword to a Man Who Can’t Dance

Confucius said, “Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.” Oh, that confusing Confucius! Whatever did he mean by that? In some medicine wheels, the warrior energy is found in the north. The south is the direction of music, dance, beauty, creativity, and inspiration. It is the energy that allows us to feel […]

Don’t Lose Your Stories

If you look at all the ancient people, they are all steeped in story. There are stories about their heroes, why things are done the way they are, how things got to be the way they are, codes of conduct, and other things that are woven into every day life. These create the threads by […]