5 (More) Ways to Bring Pleasure into Meditation

In a recent post I shared 3 ways to make meditation more pleasurable- letting the imagination be part of it, focusing on the heart instead of the head, and ending it with physical touch such as self-massage. These send signals of pleasure and safety to the body and let our meditation be not a form … Continue reading 5 (More) Ways to Bring Pleasure into Meditation

How to Dissolve Fear- Great Divide or Great Awakening?

This message came through this morning from a loving place so I want to share it. The predominant paradigm in the world seems to be that of divide and polarization these days. But in reality there is no 'external world' because reality isn’t fixed.  It's infinite creative potential. It’s in a state of constant flux … Continue reading How to Dissolve Fear- Great Divide or Great Awakening?

What ‘Manifest’ Really Means

This year I started aligning my life and decisions with the moon. I honestly kind of romanticized it, and thought it would be a way to ‘manifest.’ But ‘manifest’ turned out to mean something way different and deeper than what I thought. The moon forces you to work with 2 energy currents- waxing and waning, … Continue reading What ‘Manifest’ Really Means

Bhagavad Gita- Willpower

"Reshape yourself through the power of your will; never let yourself be degraded by self-will. The will is the only friend of the Self, and the will is the only enemy of the Self."The Bhagavad Gita I love this verse of the Bhagavad Gita because it gets me thinking about why I go after the … Continue reading Bhagavad Gita- Willpower

Chanting & Altered States

Asheville...driving in the car windows rolled down, breeze blowing, radio off. Mountain air. Energy. Pulsating. Blue sky. Clear mind. No-thought. No time. Boundless. Centered. Just the moment. Chanting. This was one of my earliest experiences of bhakti yoga- each month I'd immerse myself in 3 days of group chanting to my teacher’s guitar sing along … Continue reading Chanting & Altered States

My First Santsang (aka Sedona Meltdown)

When I was a teenager I survived an intense 3 day LSD trip which was more like an insomniac blur...it involved a spontaneous 14 hour drive to the east coast, parading nude in the streets, quitting my lifeguard job, and sadly at the end of it thinking I was a video game character. Such are … Continue reading My First Santsang (aka Sedona Meltdown)