If Something’s Missing, Create Space

The universe is mostly made up of what we see as empty space. Atoms and cells are also mostly empty space. This is part of the universal design. Universal law says “As above, so below.” So, why do we humans go against the grain and do everything we can to fill up that space? We […]

Blessings from Sun Island

We boarded the catamaran from Copacabana, Bolivia heading towards Sun Island. Excited? You bet. This place is called many things: the navel of the earth, the home of the earth’s sacral chakra, the birthplace of the Inca civilization, birthplace of the sun, and also the spot where the Rainbow and Plumed serpents cross paths – […]

Three Keys to Wholeness: Love, Service, and Wisdom

People have been searching for wholeness for a long time. In recent years the trends for finding it have been through rebellion, escaping through drugs and alcohol, pursuing success (buying things and gaining titles), and living your passion. The key has never been, and never will be, somewhere out there. It’s always inside. You don’t need […]

Ten Things to Love About Egypt

Most lists of top things to love about Egypt focus on her destinations. There are definitely fabulous sites in Egypt. It’s a land that is as fascinating today as its been throughout the ages. However, what draws me to Egypt is her energy. Here are my top picks for what to love about Egypt. The […]

Thirteen Signs That You’re Having an Awakening

What does awakening look like? Would you know if it happened to you? If you are feeling a little loopy and are not sure what’s going on, you could be in the midst of an awakening. Here are thirteen signs to let you know for sure. Feeling Not Yourself Remember what it felt like to […]

The Ah Effect of Caving

In all my years as a spiritual traveler, I’ve never seen anything written about spiritual caving. I find this strange because even if you are completely unaware of the history of a site, just leaving behind the noise and familiarity of “civilization” brings you closer to center – both the center of the earth and your own […]

Why The “A La Carte” Version of Spirituality Doesn’t Work

The modern view of spirituality is often to take a little of this and a little of that and mash it all together to create something that works for you. It’s like ordering a la carte. Add a pinch of Christianity, plus a dash of Buddhism, some Indian chanting, and a little bit of aboriginal ritual thrown […]

Why You Can’t Get “More” Spiritual

I sometimes hear people say that they want to get “more” spiritual. Or sometimes they talk about how they are more spiritual than someone else. You can’t get “more” spiritual. That would be like saying that you’re more pregnant than someone else. Spirituality is something that we all have to the same degree. Some of […]

Beware the Plastic Shaman!

I know it’s not politically correct to say what I am about to say, but say it I must. “Beware the plastic shaman!” What is a plastic shaman? A plastic shaman is a person who represents him or herself as a traditional spiritual leader without the tradition, culture, or knowledge to back it up. Like […]

What to Know Before You Go Vortex Hunting

What is vortex? A vortex is a naturally occurring swirl of energy that spins around a central axis. Tornadoes and water spiraling down a drain are typical examples. These usually pop up spontaneously and end when the energy runs out. The type of energy vortex that is connected with spiritual sites may open up without […]