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Revelation must be terrible with no time left to say goodbye. Imagine that moment staring at the still waters with only the brief tremor of your body to say you are leaving everything and everyone you know behind. Being far from home is hard, but you know, at least we are exiled together. When you open your eyes to the world you are on your own for the first time. No one is even interested in saving you now and the world steps in to...

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When new life stirs within the womb, and a mother has the sensation of her baby moving within her for the first time, it’s called ‘quickening.’ The same word is associated with pilgrims, who go to sacred places to ‘quicken’ the divinity within themselves, to experience spiritual awakening or receive a blessing or become healed. The seeker embarks on a journey with a receptive soul and hopes to find...

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  Meditation begins to open up your life, so that you’re not caught in self-concern, just wanting life to go your way. In that case you no longer realize that you’re standing at the center of the world, that you’re in the middle of a sacred circle, because you’re so concerned with your worries, pains, limitations, desires, and fears that you are blind to the beauty of existence. All you feel by being caught up like this is...

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This precisely summarizes our topic for the May 21 Women’s Workshop… “If there is one thing I’ve learned in thirty years as a psychotherapist, it is this: If you can let your experience happen, it will release its knots and unfold, leading to a deeper, more grounded experience of yourself. No matter how painful or scary your feelings appear to be, your willingness to engage with them draws forth your essential...

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Poem ~ April 16 Workshop ~ Rumi


Posted By on Apr 22, 2016

It happens all the time in heaven, And some day It will begin to happen Again on earth – That men and women who are married, And men and men who are Lovers, And women and women Who give each other Light, Often will get down on their knees And while so tenderly Holding their lover’s hand, With tears in their eyes, Will sincerely speak, saying, “My dear, How can I be more loving to you; How can I be more Kind?”     ~ Hafiz...

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Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about love (wrt the upcoming workshop). I’ve also been thinking a lot about personality disorders (and the politicians who have them). What drives people to seek power over others? Why would anyone want to spend this short, precious life pursuing the chimera of empire building or world domination? What’s the thrill in that? Power over others is a way of trying to...

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