Mary Oliver’s Shiva

For Joci and Karim, with love...which is the same as healing. Shiva Shiva, pretend you are with me as the doe in her summer red coat tiptoes       down                through the pines                           and [...]

Aretha, I love you

It's been a long while since there's been a post.  Today is the right day for it.  It started when I read an article that my husband pointed out to me in the New Yorker magazine (April 4, 2016). The article is Soul Survival:  The revival and hidden treasure of Aretha Franklin. The article was [...]

When Yoga Is, We Are

If you have not seen this because it was published in 2001, we're bringing it back again since it is as true now as it was fifteen years ago! Through experiencing the essence of yoga, the possible human becomes known. So much more than its outward look, yoga's essence is a system for ultimate spiritual [...]

Age of Inclusivity

Think of your mind as a triangle.  There's the two lower corners that represent the polarity of negative and positive perspective. There is a sense of exclusivity in this perspective--it is either one thing or another, and never the two shall meet! Then there is the top point of the triangle that is the higher [...]

2016 Numerology: Align with the Frequency of your Preference

Reprinted with permission from Nam Hari Kaur, Akara Numerologist Training Begins Now! The calendar year of 2016 is an unusual time on planet Earth, and the month of January is the beginning of our training in this unique energy field. It is a year of intensities and extremes, along with the opportunity to make a [...]

Lessons to–and from–Cockatiels

Everything applies to everything else. Birds are birds, but they are living beings as we are living beings. And so, feel free to substitute the word "people" for "birds" in the lessons learned in the experience I am about to tell you. What we label “trauma” is everywhere. When it is seen as trauma, it [...]

The Empty Nest and The Phoenix

This drawing, like all drawings, came from a blank piece of paper, very much like how all of our emotions, creativity, and thoughts rise up from a blank, new, empty, fresh unknown place. I was listening to an audio recording of the consciousness-expanding ideas that come from a teacher I love named Bashar.  My eyes [...]

In the Words of a Spiritual Teacher: Who Are Children?

Yogi Bhajan, a powerful and unique spiritual teacher, was a source of guidance and inspiration for me from 1976 onward. Wisdom flowed from his mouth and from his actions at every moment. One day in 1994, Yogi Bhajan was passing through a crowd of hundreds when he stopped in his tracks as he passed me [...]

Finding “Better Air”

This is from an email that my husband, Kartar, sent to his yoga students.  He is a very special Kundalini Yoga teacher, and we are fortunate to have him as a lead teacher in Radiant Child Family Yoga Certification.  You can find him at his site. The other day I was on a bumpy flight.  [...]

Daily Reminder from Law of Attraction Work

From Happily Ever Now course.  Enjoy! Today no matter where I'm going, no matter what I'm doing, it is my dominant intent to look for what I'm wanting to see. I'm going to distract myself from things that trouble me. I'm going to pamper myself into alignment. I'm going to soothe myself into alignment. [...]