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Love or fear? The only decision

“Clinging to what you already know is the path to an unlived life.”–Parker Palmer A Course in Miracles says we all have a mighty purpose. The reason we don’t recognize this is because we’re trained to listen to the ego, the voice of fear. The other voice, the voice of love, the voice that instructs […]

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The BIG reset

“If you’re thinking, ‘but my life is upside down,’ don’t worry. How do you know down is not better than up?—Shams of Tabriz We used to have lions and tigers and bears (Oh my!) to frighten us on our journey through life. Now we’ve got a little device no bigger than a deck of cards. […]

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Uplifting the Planet, One Dance at a Time

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance–Martha Graham Two days ago, I woke up discouraged and lethargic. The crazy uncle in my head was concocting a major soap opera. Act I: Woe is Me, starring Pam Grout. Act II: We’re all going to die. And then, during the commercial break, […]

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Just another day to love and serve

“It’s the best possible time to be alive, when almost everything you thought you knew is wrong.”—Tom Stoppard Medical peeps are doing their thing. Delivery services, grocery stores and governments are doing theirs. My “thing” has always been overturning consensus reality. Offering a story that’s different than what we’ve long believed. Some people call these […]

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The two magic words, a review

“Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.”—Thaddeus Golas As our world is being rearranged, as the old ways are crumbing, it’s wildly important to be exceedingly kind to yourself. To repeat, again and again, the two magic words: “It’s okay.” If you haven’t taken […]

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Reboot your spirit: a guest post

“Joy is not an escape from reality’s hard edges, not a privilege of the few or a luxury to be allowed once the hard work is done. It’s a life-giving, resilience-making human birthright.”—Krista Tippett I loved this essay by a friend of mine who describes himself as “Holder of lots of jobs, author, coach, nice […]

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Nothing can hurt the real you

“Control your own mind. Or somebody else will.”—Tony Robbins Thought I’d share some of the things I’ve been using to keep me from jumping on the fear train. 1. Needless to say, I turn to A Course in Miracles where I’m assured that my claim to miracles is not dependent on the rituals of medicine, […]

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What if? A Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

“Worry and fear are not spiritual practices.”—Michael Beckwith When you believe, as I do, that the universe constantly conspires for your good, you can’t help but notice the silver lining. As Jack Kornfield says, “This virus isn’t happening to us. It’s happening for us.” What if this is the universe insisting we slow down, that […]

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I could see peace instead of this

“In a time of crisis, we all have the potential to morph up to a new level and do things we never thought possible.”– Stuart Wilde Hey, team, thought it might be a good time to review ACIM lesson 34. As I write in my book, “Today’s mantra is an all-purpose elixir. I use it […]

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What are you programmed to believe about your body?

“Don’t let your mind bully your body.” – June Tomaso Wood Being the observant person that I am, I can’t help but notice that the current rendition of my body looks nothing like the bodies on the covers of magazines. For one thing, it’s many decades older. It has a lot more wrinkles and spots. […]

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