[Monday Message] Do it differently

The only constant is change. May of us do not like chaos, but chaos is inherent in creation, all creativity comes from chaos. It is the burst of energy that gives the impulse of Spirit to life. When we give in to the ego attachment to stasis, we are willing the Universe to cease to…

[Monday Message] Just Be You

Just be you. At some point in your childhood, you learned to not be you. You learned to present masks to the world based on the expectations of those around you. You may not even remember anymore who you are at your core. Let the world know you as you are, not as you think…

[Meditation] Reducing Anxiety

I’ve uploaded a new meditation to lessen anxiety. I’d love to hear (read) about your experience with it. Share it with people who might need it! Commenting, liking and subscribing over at You Tube is also helpful, thanks! I upload a new meditation to my YouTube channel every Wednesday, and I’ve got a Meditation Playlist,…

[Monday Message] Practice makes perfect

Spiritual practice implies action; practice is a verb as well as a noun. Sitting around and talking about it is merely philosophy, which is nice, but doesn’t get you anywhere until put into practice. Practice also implies that we’re not going to be doing it perfectly any time soon. Lama Khemsar Rinpoche has been known…

[Monday Message] Expectations of beauty

The Universe will always live up to your expectations. This reality, this plane of existence, is a hologram, a dreaming, a product of your imagination. Everything you experience is a manifestation of an internal process. When your emotions are cattywompus, your plumbing acts up. When you are lacking internal peace, people around you will be…

[Monday Message] Focus on you

When you keep your focus on you, your life will run much more smoothly. That is not to say that it’s all about you; on the contrary, minding your business more than the business of others allows you to be on equal footing with everyone, because we are cells in the Body Divine and equally…

[Monday Message] Treasuring the mundane

One of my favorite prayers, which reminds me that the mundane day is to be honored: Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure that you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let…

The Vernal Equinox and the Wheel of the Year

It’s the Vernal Equinox! I like to look backward before I look forward… I live in Southern California. Celebrating the Celtic calendar creates cognitive dissonance for me. As a shaman and a witch, I work to align myself with nature’s cycles, but those cycles, at least in my surroundings, don’t match up with the High…

[Monday Message] Out with the old, in with the new

“This too shall pass” -Abraham Lincoln, possibly “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” -Benjamin Franklin “Change is the only constant in life” -Heraclitus “Everything changes, whether you want it to or not” -me When we are not in acceptance of the fact that change is a constant,…

[Monday Message] Kindness in action

There is a difference between niceness and kindness. Niceness is being a doormat. Nice is keeping sweet in the face of abuse. Nice has no boundaries. In kabbalistic terms, nice is being all the way over on the pillar of mercy. Its energy is scattered, wasted, feeds nothing. Kindness is being willing to tell the…

[Monday Message] Know Thyself

The two mottos inscribed on the pediment of the temple of Apollo at Delphi were “know thyself” and “nothing in excess”. The idea was that, by avoiding excess and searching for the essence of one’s life within, one could have a sacred life. For people who ascribe to the belief that we are created in…

[Monday Message] A trust exercise with the Universe

Trust. Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out. -Vaclav Havel The only thing you can have control over, in your human form, are your actions and reactions. That’s it. Full stop. The more you make choices consciously and…