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Our Real Superpower ~ The truth of our deepest potency & our will

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 0 comments

Our Real Superpower ~ The truth of our deepest potency & our will

When I was young I used to study the stories of Don Juan and his apprenticeship with Don Juan, the Yaqui medicine man and shaman. I was fascinated by Don Juan’s teachings on intent: “Anything is possible if one wants it with unbending intent and you don’t let your thoughts interfere. A warrior actually affects the outcome of events by the force of her awareness and her unbending intent.” I was so head centered in those days that I interpreted those teaching through my mind-I...

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Masculine Power meets the Feminine Heart ~ Calling Our Men Back Home

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 4 comments

Masculine Power meets the Feminine Heart ~ Calling Our Men Back Home

The truth is, I’m not really a solid particle, floating around by myself in this universe. I’m embedded in a vast interconnected web of life, pulsating, alive, always changing, never separate. Spiritual teachings and quantum physics speak of this entanglement in some very beautiful ways, but the living coherence of this reality has not yet penetrated our hearts, our bodies or the way that we inhabit our everyday lives. In many respects, this is a more feminine vision of reality. The...

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Are You All In? Updating your contract with life

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 2 comments

Are You All In? Updating your contract with life

What do I want to stand for? “Being awake and alive each and every moment: really, really tasting, smelling, touching, life. Being ALL IN.” This is what a brilliant millennial client of mine wrote down for me a few weeks ago. Every cell in my body resonated with it. This feels to me like the essence of our original contract with life, what the soul signed up for. Before its brilliance and passion and love were compromised, covered and obscured with many layers of conditioning, distracted by...

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A Lion Of Courage ~ Getting married to amazement

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 1 comment

A Lion Of Courage ~ Getting married to amazement

I have a dear friend, a beautiful Frenchwoman named Marie. I met her in Berkeley, twelve years ago, when we were practicing together. One of our practices was facing the reality of death, the immediacy of it, the fact that it can come in any moment. Marie is someone who lives whole-heartedly. She gives herself to whatever is before her, with passion and dedication. It’s a beautiful quality, so deep in her I feel it as the substance of her soul. When I am with her, I drink it in. I get...

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That Abrupt Waking ~ Love’s Fierce Initiation

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 3 comments

That Abrupt Waking ~ Love’s Fierce Initiation

Now that I am an elder, I realize for how many years I’ve been watching people fall down and flounder around in the ocean of intimate relationships.

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What’s Holding You Back? ~releasing the courageous creativity of the soul

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 5 comments

What’s Holding You Back? ~releasing the courageous creativity of the soul

What holds us back, when these beautiful, passionate impulses and longings arise in us? When they keep us awake at night, when they enter our dreams? When they disturb the known and habitual rhythms of our lives?

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