Consciousness

Performance Improves When You Take the Pressure Off Yourself

Have you ever felt completely drained? Exhausted even? Apparently we require seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Fair enough, but there have been many occasions when I've gotten six hours of sleep...

WINTERSPACE

   St. Joseph's Abbey, Spencer MA Walking through this field among a stand of old prairie oaks on a raw December day, I taste that experience again, where my own awareness and the space over the...

EXPLORING THE DIVINE FEMININE

Some newly restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla show what many see as evidence that the early Christian church had women priests. But The Vatican quickly dismissed the claims of the Women's Ordination...

inevitable intimacy

I woke up this morning and knew I am going to write about my time in the cabin. I trust I will meet all manner of critics on my way to the end of this...

Be Generous – Just One Thing By Rick Hanson Ph.D.

The Practice: Be generous. Why? Giving - to others, to the world, to oneself - is deep in our nature as human beings. When our mammalian ancestors first appeared, about two hundred million years ago, their capacities for...

a path into the woods

a path into the woods the desire to make a path I can follow begins to take its form. I am in no rush to reach the river. the Virginia woods have a lightness in them the Indians were...

the pilgrim journeys

solstice song – 2013   now ride the darkness and the flame dark hair streaming sifting the darkness with starlit eyes   petals fall in this lean wind bless us with a touch of your wings bless us with wings   return to us, your arms...

the path and the way

The path and the way The ways the deer take are so clear and quiet feeling. That’s the way I go. I aimed for the river, Found the way, Hearing the water. Now to back track and make a path...

A heart warming story from “Bird Medicine: The Sacred Power of Bird Shamanism” ...

Book Excerpt PART 3 BIRDS AS MESSENGERSHealing (and Humorous) BirdsThere are a number of vital traditions still practiced today among Native American healers that might be mistaken for “faith healing.” Many Natives have told me they...

The Dancer

Establishing rules for poetry is like putting the dancer in a cage. She may gain an audience but her heart grows faint.