Tag: love

The Spirit Grieves

LAST NIGHT, I WENT into a Christian book and supply store to try to find a gift for a couple family members who are getting baptized tomorrow, and the Spirit within me began to grieve. Every item in there felt hollow, clichéd, fear-based, condescending, or arrogant, whether it was a trinket, a figurine, a wall …

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Energyworker: A Call to Empowerment has arrived!

THIS IS NO APRIL FOOL’S joke—Energyworker: A Call to Empowerment has arrived in paperback and all eBook formats! Working with energy is not something magical anyone has to learn. It is naturally ingrained in everyone already. There is nothing that can be done without energy. Each and every one of us works with energy in …

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The Music That Touched My Soul [2014]

This year, I thought instead of my usual year-end recap and honoring ritual of simply writing about my experiences, I’d share it all with you in the form of what music I discovered in 2014—what moved me, what helped me, what uplifted me, and what kept me going and/or focused on my Core, my Foundation. These …

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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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Mother Sorrow, Natal Manifesto

My heart has been broken, And those pieces have been broken, And the pieces of those pieces have been broken. And as my heart has been divided, And had the divided divided, I realize With ever-sharpening clarity I am Only A mirror, A sentient reflection of the Whole which lies broken around me. I am …

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Firsthand Darkness — My 2013 Worldstory

WITH THE RELEASE OF the first annual Starfield Press WORLDSTORY 2013 Treasury—a various author compilation sharing the experiences of growth and change 2013 brought others all around the planet—I decided to go ahead and share my chapter contribution from this project here as well. It takes a lot of reflection, introspection, and meditation to review …

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Bengali Tea-Boys

*sigh* Those who give us a hard time, who are difficult to be around or who constantly blow our cover, are the very ones who show us where we we’re stuck. The great meditation master Atisha always traveled with his belligerent Bengali tea-boy because it kept him honest. Without his ill-tempered servant to test him, …

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Official Devastation

It is generally considered that people are inherently good, that given the choices, ultimately the good, humane, kind, and loving choice will always be made. The holidays try with all their might to convince us of this, painting warm and fuzzy pictures of the way things should be… but after the year I’ve experienced and …

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