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Uncategorized / 04.03.2014

The prayer to "save the earth" is not a spectator's prayer.  It's a participant's prayer.  If you're not physically doing something with the prayer, you're part of the problem. Beneath this is the reality that one can not "save the earth."  The earth will save herself, regardless of the hubris of humanity.  The prayer behind the prayer is to save ourselves...

Uncategorized / 26.02.2014

Don't be hypnotized by the money game.   The real opportunity implicit in the gift of a life is to give back to life.  This is where value comes from.  The honest measures of abundance are the love we share, the relationships we build and sustain, and the ways in which we steward the life sustaining wealth of our ecosystemes: watersheds,...

Uncategorized / 31.01.2014

Happy New Year! Today begins the Chinese Year of the Yang Wood Horse.  Bold, creative, passionate and engaged.  Yang wood energy building through the fiery, impulsive, intuitive and heart-centered passion of the horse.  It's time to get to harness your heart's longings and get to business in joyful, galloping style!!! This Chinese New Year marks what is probably the biggest shift...

Uncategorized / 21.01.2014

So, here's a confession.Today, I'm working with one of the deepest teachers of my life:Chronic pain.This isn't a teacher I've talked about a lot. It's not glamorous or attractive.It isn't a teacher I wanted to have.Pain never is.But, today, I'm waking up for the umpteenth morning with enough pain in my hands, wrists and elbows that just lifting a glass of...

Uncategorized / 02.01.2014

If you're like me (and at least 50% of Americans) It's likely that you've been dancing into New Year resolutions.  (Yay for positive growth and self-care!)  This time of year is a great time for renewed commitment.  But, it turns out that 88% of Americans fail at meeting their New Year resolutions.    Why?    (What interests me about my resolutions - and...

Uncategorized / 27.10.2013

Choice.  Change.  Courage. Here’s my question for the week: Live a life of order, dependability, safety and culturally pre-defined pathways to success? OR Live the one, true, wild, strange, beautiful, magical, ever challenging, continuously learning, co-creative and constantly emergent dance of the life spirit intends for you?  A life lived in accord with the magic, chaos and order of life itself? Uh...

Uncategorized / 08.10.2013

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” – Carl Jung It's scary to be scared.  It's hard to like yourself when you are depressed.  It can be challenging to love another person when they are angry or in trigger. On the other hand...

Uncategorized / 09.09.2013

What do dancers, Burners, organic farmers, artists, healers, conscious parents and sacred activists all have in common? 1.) We choose to live life at the improbable edge of beauty and simplicity, giving our time, energy and attention, our blood, sweat and tears back to the earth, into our prayers, and in service to the continuity and interconnectivity of all of life....

Uncategorized / 01.08.2013

Why Unify?  Why pray?  What does life want from each of us, and for all of us, together? Today, I am preparing for VISION and for a major ceremony with UNIFY at Beloved Festival next week.   This is spirit's voice through me in this moment: I trust each of you, to the depths of my core, in the listening we hold as...