Ongoing geomagnetic storm increasing on September 29th

SpaceWeather issued this missive about geomagnetic activity over the weekend: A solar wind stream is heading for Earth, and it could spark the strongest geomagnetic storm in more than a year. NOAA forecasters say storm levels could reach category G2 (moderately strong) when the gaseous material arrives on Sept. 29th. Bright “equinox auroras” are already…

September, and then October: Ancestors, Grief, and Stillness

I feel like we’re in wrap up and catch up energies currently. I’m sure part of it is the fact that we’re coming up on October, which is a grief month for me, so my own personal energy is more sluggish. Not to mention everything that’s going on in the world. You’ll remember, a few…

Five Minute Meditations

Meditation is important. If you have been following me for any length of time, you probably know that. A number of people offer five minute meditations and I have, up until now, resisted that idea. The body responds to physical, mental, or emotional pressure by releasing stress hormones (such as epinephrine and norepinephrine) that increase…

Changing the world through sacrifices

What if you were making the sacrifices you’ve been making, not from a place of fear, but from a place of empowerment? What if your sacrifices could fuel a paradigm shift of epic proportions, where inequality and bigotry had no place in the system? How would you view your situation then? How would you use…

The timeline possibilities – forecast through September 2020

Spirit asked me to look at the timeline possibilities going forward. I want to preface this by saying that (a) anyone who tells you they can accurately predict the future is trying to sell you something and (b) the farther away from NOW one tries to look (when looking forward), the less chance for accuracy…

A Long Relaxation Meditation

The pandemic is wearing on people. There will be a few meditations going up on my YouTube channel, but I wanted to call your attention to this longer meditation for relaxation I posted today Relaxation is literally the antidote to stress. While some feel that relaxation is just a fancy or mainstream-friendly term for meditation,…

The timeline possibilities – what’s in play?

Spirit asked me to look at the timeline possibilities going forward. I want to preface this by saying that (a) anyone who tells you they can accurately predict the future is trying to sell you something and (b) the farther away from NOW one tries to look (when looking forward), the less chance for accuracy…

How to Win (a reading for April 2020)

The April newsletter didn’t offer a reading, so here it is: This month’s card is The Chariot (VII), from the Starman Tarot Davide and Esther say this about the card: The Chariot is the war vehicle that carries this dreadlocked Bowie-esque king forward to victory against his enemies. His battle-dress, demeanor, and maturity suggests he…

Separating Fact From Fiction

The most useful thing that meditation gives us is the ability to separate fact from fiction. When we don’t have a regular (read: daily) practice of some sort of mindfulness, we take the stories our mind tells us as fact. I wrote about this extensively at the end of October. There is phrase some people…

Let me tell you about the Negative Ego

What some people call brain is more accurately “mind”. In Buddhist terms, it is the monkey mind. In Western Mystery Tradition it frequently gets labeled as the Negative Ego. In Twelve Step programs, they just call it ego, but that term is confusing, because Freud. The Negative Ego is that part of the Self that, when sabre…

What does it mean to do your best?

To do your best is to be present. I always start from the idea that either the Divine is everything or it is nothing (or, sometimes, it is both, but we’ll let that alone for now). If the Divine is everything, then you are a part of the Divine; what you are reading this on…

Use the incoming solar wind for course correction

SpaceWeather says A large hourglass-shaped hole in the sun’s atmosphere is facing Earth and spewing solar wind in our direction. Estimated time of arrival: August 5th-6th. Minor G1-class geomagnetic storms and high-latitude auroras are possible when the gaseous material arrives. This solar wind will be hitting as we are moving into the energy of Lughnasadh,…