From past life

Face to Face with Death

On this Dia de los Muertos—Day of the Dead—it is the perfect time to pull out and begin re-reading the beautiful and inspiring Tibetan Book of the Dead, something I’ve been wanting to do again for a while now anyway. The following is the opening chapter of my favorite translation by Gyurme Dorje, edited by …

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When It’s Easy, It’s Easy

WHEN THE GOING GETS tough, the tough one keeps going… but sometimes other things crumble as one does, especially if the “going” induces and awakens all sorts of negative feelings one imagined could never be present in one’s system… When everything is smooth and light and well, it’s easy to practice one’s practice, to mindfully remember …

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Gentleman

“Gentle is a holy word” I wrote in my journal back in 06/2006. Thinking back, I had clearly been going through a shift at that time. I had been struggling to find and figure out where I was heading, what I was supposed to be doing, and how things were going to happen. Clinging to …

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Sweating Bullets

I’m dying. Again. I do it every so often, you know. And so I suppose it is only fitting that in this my numerological 9 year—which is completion, wrapping up another full cycle—I find myself dying again. And it feels good. We collect so many energies and dust mites as we go through life, and …

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The Rubber Always Meets the Road… Somehow

All my life, no matter what I’ve gone through, no matter how down I’ve sunk, somehow, some way, I always bounce back, like rubber, change, in just a couple days’ worth of time.   In all things, change. The only constant is Change.   Odd thing is, even when I want to be angry upset …

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A New Old Me

I’m going to admit something to you here you may or may not know already. Are you ready? I’ve gone a bit crazy… …For creating paperbacks! With my recent decision to launch each individual story of my Energy Anthology into paperbacks, (oh, you didn’t know that yet? Well, now you can start saving your $6.99’s …

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K, Ready? On Three…

It was this day, this time, three years ago, that Melissa and I were in the hospital, waiting forever in a tiny room to hear the results of unknown discussions about us by unknown peoples in unknown other rooms. Were we going to be rejected from this place with our desired plans further un-planned? Or …

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The Daddy Wheel

Tomorrow is Father’s Day… The subject and word of Father brings up so very much for me, on many levels. I’ve been thinking about this lately… I haven’t spoken to my own father in nearly two years, though he lives only twenty minutes away. A cauldron of past issues and present issues, combined with the …

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Span

It’s raining. I used to always stand in the rain. When I worked for 7-Eleven, I was the crazy employee standing in the parking lot, soaking wet. Tonight, I felt the storms rolling in… with my children freshly in bed, I stepped into the backyard, bare feet on grass, and rose into the sky. Planted …

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