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...
Harmony Doesn’t Stand Still

Harmony Doesn’t Stand Still

Recently I was having a catch-up call with a close friend. She spoke of how many years it took for her to be able to love herself for the whole of who she was, where she could be a caring and kind friend, or at least friendish, towards even the more excruciating and...
Music and Healing – The Art of Listening

Music and Healing – The Art of Listening

I’m both excited and apprehensive about a six week course I will be teaching in the 2019 summer semester at Colorado Mountain College on the subject of music and healing. Wow. Music and Healing. Such immense topics. Both subjects float across the borders of...