[Meditation] Replacing unhelpful thoughts

I’ve uploaded a new visual meditation for replacing unhelpful thoughts to YouTube. I’d love to hear (read) about your experience with it, if you would care to share! I upload a new meditation to my YouTube channel every Wednesday, and I’ve got a Meditation Playlist, if you’re looking for a collection. The recordings are from…

[Monday Message] Regaining Personal Power

Dale Carnegie once said “Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.” These are the things that sap our personal power. All three are a form of avoidance of being in the moment. The overarching dilemma of life in today’s world is a disconnect from our power. The imbalance…

[Monday Message] Stand for Something

“We are trying to show him not only what we are fighting against, but what we are fighting for. So many of these boys have only a very hazy idea of the real issues of the war. About all they see is ‘going back to the good old days.’ This is a dangerous state. If…

[Monday Message] Do Not Sit Idly By

Far too often, we teach children that sitting still is the definition of being good. This translates, in our adult lives, into not interfering when interference is called for. Whether your personal boundaries are being violated or someone is doing something out in the world that is patently wrong, speaking up is the right thing…

[Monday Message] Teamwork

Teamwork is the foundation of everything. The idea of an independent human being is a myth. The very fact that you exist means you had parents, unless you were created in a lab, by a team of scientists. You were not spontaneously manifested into existence by nothing. Except… You kind of were, when you get…

[Monday Message] Your negative ego is your worst enemy. Sort of.

We are made up of different operating systems. An easy shorthand for them is the Hindu 7 Chakra System. The First chakra is basic physical survival – shelter, sustenance, money, love. The second is our basic emotions. The third is our individuation, and is the first one to have a polarity. At one end sits…

[Monday Message] Finding joy in the everyday

Instead of feeling that the tasks set in front of you (by you, by your parents, by your boss, by your spouse) are tedious and boring, find something you like in them. Accounting can become a puzzle. Washing the dishes can become an opportunity to release negativity into the water and watch it go down…

[Monday Message] Patience vs perfectionism

Part of the challenge of living in the United States is the myth that anyone can “make it” if they just pull themselves up by their bootstraps. It villainizes marginalized people and neighborhoods. It causes us to value ourselves and others based on what we produce, rather than who we are. It creates a level…

Solar Wind incoming on the 15th and 16th

A high-speed stream of solar wind is approaching Earth. ETA: June 15-16. The gaseous material is flowing from a southern hole in the sun’s atmosphere and could spark high-latitude auroras when it arrives. –SpaceWeather Solar wind doesn’t disrupt the electromagnetic field in the same way a CME does, although they still can cause geomagnetic storms,…

Connecting the Branches Episode 4: Devin Nunes’ Mom, Decolonizing Through Authenticity, and more

Connecting the Branches is a podcast that looks at current events through a Kabbalistic lens Hosts: Irina Xara & Ayamanatara Episode looks at trolling, politicians, trolling politicians, humor, and decolonizing* PARENTAL ADVISORY – We Say Fuck. This podcast will be heavily informed by a socially progressive lens that incorporates racial justice, intersectional feminisms, gender liberation,…

Mercury is Retrograde in Aquarius

Welcome to Mercury Retrograde. Stop.Breathe.Ground.Look at where you are.Look at how you got here.Are there loose ends to be tied up? This is not the time for shortcuts. S L O W D O W N . . .Be mindful of where you allow your attention to dwell.