Safety and Sanctuary

Safety and Sanctuary

I’ve been lethargic in the writing of this piece. After a few brief forays, poking and pecking at what might become “The Next Blog,” Megan my brilliant Webmaster told me to “Get on it,” but more diplomatically. I went to Grand Junction in Colorado for a dental...
Thoughts About Shadow

Thoughts About Shadow

The Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung, coined the term “shadow.” Psychologically, “shadow” refers to unresolved beliefs and feelings repressed within our unconscious as a means of protection. The unconscious is…well, unconscious. Hidden from view. Because these...
The Power of Grief. The Power of Love.

The Power of Grief. The Power of Love.

Well, a lot has been happening since my last post. I started this article on January 10 2021, five days after the mob attacked the capital. Two months later I’m on it again. Even as I’ve been diligently avoiding writing this blog, I’ve still taken time here and...
Ready to Be Made Ready

Ready to Be Made Ready

A dear student of mine sent me an email with some concerns regarding his decision to move towards work in the area of healing. He feels he’s made for such work and I agree with him. He is highly empathic and has a deep aching to help relieve people’s suffering. I’ve...
A Musical Offering – Simplicity

A Musical Offering – Simplicity

I’m taking what is for me a bold step, and offering to you this simple four minute flute improvisation that helped to calm my nervous tummy, and brought me to a moment of peace. Perhaps this perfectly imperfect piece of music could provide you with a moment of peace...
Being Gentle in Times of Coronavirus

Being Gentle in Times of Coronavirus

  I was originally intending to write this blog on the subject of the flow state. I was motivated as I’m scheduled to teach a class on the Flow State on July 16 depending on the state of… everything. My usual process when writing an article is a great deal...
RAIN DANCE

RAIN DANCE

There is a lovely acronym that’s been sprouting up in the lexicon of self-care and self-healing that I’ve found very useful. That acronym is RAIN. Tara Brach, a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, is a terrific resource for exploring the RAIN process. Hmm....
SHAMANISM – A Very Brief History

SHAMANISM – A Very Brief History

  High population and large territory don’t eliminate shamans … They show up under different auspices and in different costumes. Even in our era there are urban shamans channeling messages from beyond. Some are bogus. Some are sincere. And some, no doubt, are...
SHAMAN

SHAMAN

There was a tradition in the temple of Dodona that oaks first gave prophecies. The men of old in their simplicity, unlike young philosophy, deemed that if they heard the truth even from an oak or a rock, it was enough. – Socrates in Plato’s Phaedrus   I’ve...
The Creative Process – Beauty is a Byproduct

The Creative Process – Beauty is a Byproduct

“You use a mirror to see your face, you use art to see your soul.” George Bernard Shaw Mark Nepo, the prolific poet, transformational writer, and cancer survivor has a new book out in 2019 called “drinking from the river of light – the life of expression,”...