Love Speak

Did you know that your inside is reflected on the outside every moment? I am not talking about your society’s standards of physical beauty. I am talking about what you think of yourself and the world around you. If you step back and examine your language, you will see what’s inside. If you want to […]

What Are You Birthing?

Everything has the potential to blossom into something new. Today is the eve of Beltane. We’re halfway through the spring. Lilacs and wisteria perfume the air. Cherry trees and dogwoods are in full bloom. Baby animals are being born on the farm. What are you birthing? Spring is the time of the year to bring […]

The Sacred, Mundane, and Profane

What’s the difference between the sacred, mundane, and profane? I’d say your point of view. All life is sacred. What makes it mundane is forgetting that so that what is commonplace loses its significance. What makes a thing profane is abuse. Let’s look at sex for example. Sex is a magical process from which life […]

Why Mystery Schools are Secret

Have you ever wondered why mystery schools are secret? Isn’t God for everyone? Isn’t wisdom best when it is shared? People who keep information and practices secret must be in a cult, right? Well, not really. There really is a good reason why mystery schools are secret. I didn’t understand it until confronted with what […]

Get Lost

You know, some of my most favorite trips were ones where I had no agenda and no particular destination. It’s just a kind of “get lost on purpose” or an “I’ll know where I am when I get there” type of adventure. These are the types that encourage meandering, lingering, and savoring. When you don’t […]

The Joy of Third World Spiritual Travel

One of the greatest joys of third world spiritual travel is the rawness of life. The people don’t have the luxury of first world distractions, so every day is real. They can’t afford or can’t get an aspirin for their aches much less a Xanax or Percocet so there is no escape from their feelings. […]

I Don’t Know How to Be Spiritual

More and more often I hear people say, “I don’t know how to be spiritual.” This saddens me greatly. That’s like saying, “I don’t know how to laugh” or “I don’t know what my stomach feels like.” Not knowing how to be spiritual is a state of separation from yourself. Spirituality is not something that […]

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 – […]