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Renouncing Our Spiritual Bandaids ~ Growing up in a time of global chaos

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

Renouncing Our Spiritual Bandaids ~ Growing up in a time of global chaos

As soon as we engage in spiritual practice, we are facing, as Thomas Huebl, a brilliant and compassionate teacher of mine says, “multiple traps.” One of the main traps is how much we like to use our spiritual practice to escape from our difficulties in life. I became an expert in this particular trap. I often say that the Phd I received in India was really for my advanced studies in spiritual bypassing. Whenever we have the courage to release our grip on the transcendent reality and descend...

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A Mind Like Water ~ Listening into a new life

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018 in Featured Writing, Lifeletters & Articles | 1 comment

A Mind Like Water ~ Listening into a new life

Along which secret aqueduct, Oh water, are you coming to me, water of a new life that I have never drunk? ~Antonio Machado When I am coaching people about love and intimacy, I often ask them to listen to the other person as a clear witness, an open space in which the other person is simply received as they are, seen as they are, heard as they are, right now. This is the easiest thing in the world to talk about, and one of the hardest things of all to embody. Why is this kind of listening so...

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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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