What’s So Special About A Ley Line or Vortex?

I had been facilitating spiritual tours a while before I asked myself,  “What makes a sacred site juicy to all people all the time?” Answer- ley lines and vortices. It’s still a hypothesis I am testing out, but I really think that is the key to a spiritual destination home run. I am so sure of […]

Four Questions to Know Where You Lost Your Mojo

Lost your mojo and you’re not sure how or where? If you’re life is not right somehow, and you don’t know how to get back on track, as these four questions to figure out where you lost it and how to get it back. Ready? when did you stop dancing? when did you stop singing your song? […]

Why the Heck Should You Visit Luxor?

Some say that Egypt is played out. It draws a yawn as a “been there, done that” destination. So why the heck should you visit Luxor? Are you kidding me? Wow! Those who think this have lost their eyes and their hearts! Luxor has been a popular tourist destination for centuries. Ancient Greeks and Romans traveled […]

To Be or Not to Be

I travel often and take others on spiritual journeys. Every tour is rejuvenating. Every experience provides growth. Every one helps me to feel both more grounded and connected with everything else. There is always a theme. Usually I decide ahead of time and set that intention. With this last trip I didn’t do that, and […]

Please Don’t Call it Native American Shamanism

I see a lot of people offering spirit medicine who call themselves Native American shaman. As a Native American, I respectfully as you to please stop. I assume that you mean well and have the utmost respect for the Native American culture. If that is true, I ask you to use that same respect to […]

What’s a Cloutie?

If you’re going to the British Isles, you will want to know about clouties (also spelled clootie). What’s a cloutie? Clouties are prayer ties. Traditionally these were small pieces of cloth that were infused with the energy of what you want to get rid of (like a wart, an unwanted lover, or a pain). If […]

You Can’t Think Your Way to Spirituality

Once there was a well known philosopher and scholar who devoted himself to the study of Zen for many years. On the day that he finally attained enlightenment, he took all of his books out into the yard and burned them all. ~Zen parable A lot of people approach spirituality from a head space. They […]

Let The World See You

Everything and everyone is interconnected. People whom westerners see as primitive often still have and live with this knowing. When you see others and let the world see you, you embody that knowing. What am I talking about? The movie Avatar displayed this beautifully. In one of the final scenes, Neytiri holds Jake in his […]

Aho! Mitakuye Oyasin.

Aho! Mitakuye Oyasin is a simple yet deeply meaningful statement. It is Lakota for “all my relations” and recognizes the human, plant, animal, mineral, and ancestor relatives. It is an acknowledgment that all are one. It is spoken during prayer and ceremony to petition God on behalf of everyone and everything on Earth. Mitakuye Oyasin honours […]

Sleeping in the Shadow of Bear Lodge

This is one of the legends of the Bear Lodge/Devils Tower. Long ago, three Native American boys were playing. They shot their arrows far into the sagebrush and ran after them. Then they heard a small animal making noise and went to investigate. They came to a stream with many colorful pebbles and followed that for […]