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 […]

Boundary or Itty-Bitty Box?

“Love is a built-in strength that’s far more effective than all the usual means of self-defense.”—D. Patrick Miller It’s de rigueur these days to set boundaries. It’s okay for so and so to do this, but if he dares step over this self-imposed line in my sand, it’s curtains for him. Here’s why I prefer […]

Tear it down and start again

“Culture is a plot against the expansion of consciousness.” ~ Terence McKenna Early cultural programming trains us to “Be careful,” “Stay safe,” “Wait until conditions are just right.” But in the meantime… “you should probably purchase this special program to lower stress, to become realized, to lose weight. Sorry, culture, but I call B.S. We […]

Kill the past and come back to life

“For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.”—Thich Nhat Hanh You’ve probably heard about the cicadas, how large swaths of the U.S. (maybe other countries, too??) are about to be invaded by 1.5 million of them per acre. The thing that so intrigues me is […]

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 […]

Fill the world with gladness

“Writing down one thing you are grateful for each day is the cheapest possible therapy ever.”–Kevin Kelly With all the world’s seeming issues, it can be hard to decide what to take on first. Should I contribute to the food bank? Should I march for peace? It seems to me that the above headline, about […]

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 […]

The Dude still abides

‘Belief is a bit like gravity. Enough people believe a thing and it become as solid and real as the ground beneath your feet.”—V.E. Schwab Happy Monday, my fellow gatherings of stardust. Today’s Course lesson is one of the countless reminders that “I am still as the dude created me.” What that means is that […]

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 […]