Relationships

What You Praise Increases

Thich Nhat Hanh, a beautiful spiritual teacher said: “The greatest gift we can give another is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they bloom like flowers.” And this is so true. Recently, I have been getting some beautiful comments on this blog. Often, when I get one, it makes me want to sit…

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We Cannot Hold Onto Anything

Our lives are a constant process of balancing and re-balancing.  Nothing stays the same.  If we were able to see life as it truly is, what we would see would be energy streams of different colors, in constant, fluid motion. Like the planet itself, we are made mostly of water – water and space.  There…

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Ben and the White Butterfly

We have had many wwoofers come to be with us during our 3 years here at Homestead. ( World wide workers on organic farms – usually young people in their twenties come to do a work/trade situation – work for room and board and various instruction…, but sometimes older folk come, as well, who want…

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The Burn Pile, and After

Recently, we went to a burn pile event at a neighbor’s.  He had invited us and some other folks to come hang out and picnic while the mound of this and that burnable stuff he had compiled burned down. We had also contributed some old, non usable wood to the pile, so we felt a…

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Creating New Realities

It seems to me that when people don’t choose to use, or are unable, for whatever reasons, to find or accept the tools that allow them to create another reality, that that is when a soul will die in order to be able to get out of the old reality and begin a new one.…

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Marry Ourselves

Although it has been said many times, in many way, it is becoming clearer and clearer to me that the person we must marry is ourselves. In the chakra system, this is found in our 3rd chakra – the place where we learn to honor Ourselves. It is where we find and focus our Chi…

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How We Interpret Events and Others in Our Life

It is very interesting to me how people interpret what comes into their lives through their own filters.  One of the great spiritual directives is not to take things personally, but so many people take whatever happens as some kind of personal affront, or threat, or judgment against them, when, in actuality, it has nothing…

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The Partner Mirror

As a healer and shamanic practitioner, whenever I find myself going through something intense in life regarding my own spiritual and healing journey, it invariably happens that as soon as I have found my way through it, I get an urgent request for help from someone else who is also going through the same thing,…

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