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May
23,
2016

A Native Prayer To Start Your Week

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Welcome to another beautiful week on this lovely blue planet we call home. I came across a powerful Native American prayer recently that feels like the perfect way to start off a Monday. Sometimes, the first day after the weekend can feel heavy – this is a perfect time to call in some guidance and […]

May
6,
2016

A Simple Mantra to Start Your Day

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Do you believe that words have power? I do. Whether they are spoken or thought, whispered or sung, the bursts of sound that we call our voice can communicate much more than we know. In the ancient wisdom traditions of India, the repetition of specific sounds is used to invoke peace, healing, and change. They […]

May
6,
2016

How Our Wounds Can Heal Us

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“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi Every one of us has a shadow aspect; the dark and unhealed part of ourselves that we would rather not see, let alone address. However, at some point in our lives, we may be forced to look at those places buried within us […]

Apr
15,
2016

Healing With Your Hands – A Forgotten Art

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There is a feeling that comes over us when we’re being cared for. A warmth that floods our senses when someone is devoting their complete attention to our health. A vibration that courses through the body. An inner sigh of relief. The phenomenon of human touch is at the heart of the healing traditions we […]

Apr
2,
2016

5 Ways To Harness The Magic Of Spring

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Here we are, in the beginning of yet another beautiful spring. Something is rumbling beneath the soil, a thing of beauty waiting to burst from its cocoon, a promise made long ago that is about to be kept. This is a ripe time of year to reshuffle the deck, shed skins of the past, and […]

Mar
26,
2016

Do These Two Forces Exist Within You?

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The other day, I was reading in the living room when my 3-year-old son River paraded through the doorway wearing a dress with glittering sequins on it. “Daddy, look at my superhero outfit!!!” I hadn’t seen that piece of clothing since my wife was in her twenties. How and where he dug it up was […]

Mar
2,
2016

A Breathing Exercise To Take You Higher

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A few years ago, one of my teachers taught me a powerful breathing exercise that I’d like to share with you today. Variations of this technique have been used for millennia to induce altered states of consciousness and connect more deeply with the divine. On the surface, it’s hard to fathom how breathing alone can take […]

Feb
19,
2016

The Art Of Smudging – A Shamanic Cleansing Ritual

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If you grew up religious, you probably witnessed the ritualistic use of smoke in ceremony. For me it was frankincense and myrhh being burned during Sunday mass. For others it might be smoldering incense at their Buddhist Temple, or the spiraling tendrils of bukhoor in a mosque. There is something primordial within us that connects smoke with spirituality. […]

Feb
10,
2016

A Heart-Opening Technique For Deeper Intimacy

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As Valentines day approaches many of us are thinking about that special person in our lives and how we can show our love to them. Today, I want to share a simple practice that opens the heart center so that we can be truly present with ourselves and our partners. It’s easy to buy a hallmark card and […]

Feb
5,
2016

An Ancient Verse That Shatters The Illusion

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I came across a poem this week that stopped me in my tracks. I was reading the Tibetan Book Of The Dead when the eight lines below jumped off the page. I’ve never seen a description of “source” written on paper so succinctly. This is the epitome of what we are touching at the height […]