When your reality gets out of control

“To be empowered—to be free, to be unlimited, to be creative, to be genius, to be divine—that is who you really are.”—Joe Dispenza So I’m back from Mexico after a month of mountain hikes, glorious mighty companions (that’s what we Course students call each other) and lots of fresh air, fresh food and fresh ideas. […]

It’s a-shining in me…now

“The ego is the party pooper that prevents us from dancing into the middle of the ballroom floor.”—Francis Lucille Buenas dias, mis amigos! Spending a month in Mexico’s Sierra Madres is the perfect antidote to hot Kansas summers. Long mountain hikes, $1 green juices and, of course, the Namaste community makes for an easy dive […]

Still swimming in the waves

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us, as well.”–Voltaire Happy Thursday, my brilliant beauties. A series called False Positive (I haven’t watched it, don’t even know what it’s about) recently debuted on Hulu. But the title got me thinking how often we invest in the opposite: false […]

Receiving the frequency loud and clear

“Remind yourself that you are not the mind and that its problems are not yours.”—Sri Nisargadatta Mahara You gotta love the Dude’s persistence. Even with our chatty minds constantly looking for problems and judging everything they see, The Dude still manages to make contact. I’ve spent a couple weeks purposefully aware of The Dude as […]

No effort, no thought, no will

“Why are we not always and forever, in every moment, overwhelmed by the miracle of the world?—Jeff Vandermeer On my metaphorical vision board, I have four intentions, all of which came straight from the pages of A Course in Miracles. I’ve shared them before, but since my squirrely mind can always use a refresher, I’ll […]

Practicing alchemy, spreading light

“Come to God dressed for dancing.”–Rumi There’s a line in the movie The Ten Commandments where Moses asks to be forgiven for his weak use of “God’s great power.” I can relate. I have the means (as do you and all humans) to heal, to spread love, to literally command matter and what do I […]

Rearranging the furniture in my mind

“If you’re going to keep your sanity, the only choice is spirit.”—Americ Azevedo   First, let me offer a huge shoutout to all of you. Not only did you pray for me (thank you so much), but you also generously and tactfully reminded me of my own advice. Someone suggested I re-read “That time I […]

A piece of good fortune in this glorious affair

“I hate it when I gain 20 pounds for a role and then remember I’m not an actor.”—Stevie Oakley Hello, friends! I haven’t written in a while because, well, I’ve been in hiding, hiding the fact that I’m not exactly feeling “amazingly awesome” right now. That’s not a comfortable admission for a writer who has […]

It takes a crazy person to even try this

“Except for the unquestioned thoughts you’re believing, life is always good.”—Byron Katie So we’re three weeks and a day or two into the Course lessons for this year. And while I certainly hope you’re every bit as pumped up as you were on Day #1, I happen to know from personal experience that enthusiasm sometimes […]

Break on through–there’s another side

“Every day should be devoted to miracles.”—A Course in Miracles Perhaps this year’s biggest blessing was the chance to practice the Course in Miracles adage, “I need do nothing.” It’s one of those Course principles that is THE EXACT OPPOSITE of all we’re indoctrinated to believe. From the moment of birth, we’re trained that it’s […]