La Dolce Vita

I had been to Italy before and remembered being awed by the beauty around every corner. The people were walking works of art. The buildings were lovingly adorned with carvings and curves that just made them not simply functional, but beautiful. Squares were gathering places for life, smiles, and affection. My memories were all so […]

The Spirituality of Aging

I was at a family function recently when a child said to me with the typical unfiltered honesty that only a child can muster, “I don’t like your grey hair. It makes you look old.” Ooh, snap! I could have taken this as an opportunity to be hurt or offended or to teach him about […]

Life Takes Time. Let it Unfold.

In a world of instantaneous satisfaction, it can be hard to wait for things to ripen. Real life takes time. Let it unfold. We all have options. You can have a microwaved pizza ready to eat five minutes from the time you thought, “Hey, I’m hungry.” Or you can have a meal of real, healthy, […]

Atonement

When we are out of alignment with our nature and Nature itself, the way back is atonement. To atone is to bring back into harmony. It is an act to repent, show remorse, and repair a rift. It paves the way for forgiveness and reconciliation. When you are mindful and present, it’s easy to feel […]

Naked in a Masked World

Lots of people talk a good game about how authentic they are, but how many of us really dare to be naked in a masked world? How many of us have closets full of masks for every occasion? Most of us run for the mask at the first sign of danger. It’s comforting and gives […]

The Power of Walking in Nature

How familiar are you with the sound of the morning dew dripping onto the forest floor? Have you delighted in the smell of aspen as you come upon a grove? Have you ever stopped to admire the way the sunlight tenaciously peeks through a canopy of trees lighting up random spots on fallen leaves? Did […]

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 […]