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 […]

Impossible? What’s impossible?

“You will be bound until all the world is seen by you as blessed.”—A Course in Miracles Happy Monday, my friends!  I’m down in Mexico, loving the weather, the mountains and all the beautiful souls who live here in Ajijic. Every morning at 9 a.m., I head to Jimmy Twyman’s Namaste community for the morning […]

Magic is afoot!

“Through it all, I keep coming back to love as the answer, the golden repair that lasts.”–Sue Cochrane You know those bobble head dogs that people put in their back car window? That’s what it’s like for me here at the Namaste community in Ajijic, Mexico. I  keep hearing things that resonate so deeply and […]

Judgments deter miracles

“The mind continuously creates hypotheses.”—Marilynne Robinson A couple days ago, at a wonderful vegan pizza restaurant in Ajijic, Mexico, I saw a sign that said, “Listen to your heart, not your habits.” That could just as well be ACIM Lesson 342. Our brains are on autopilot. They’re wired to look for threats. To automatically mobilize […]

Exalting the beautiful

“It is joy by which the labor that will make the life that I want, possible.”–Ross Gay Unlike my gorgeous daughter who was fluent in Spanish, my language skills are malo, a word that basically means “they suck.” But I have managed to master one phrase: “No gracias!” I use it many, many times a […]

Running with the stars

“I’m writing a book. I have the page numbers done. Now, I just need to fill in the rest.” –Stephen Wright Happy Friday, my friends. Before this day gets away, I want to send a quick update. I’m in Ajijic, Mexico, hanging out with James Twyman and his wonderful Namaste community.  You might remember I […]

It’s all just a big misunderstanding

“Thoughts are the ultimate buzzkill.”—James Twyman All problems boil down to this one tiny misunderstanding: We view the world from a different perspective than our Source. ACIM Lesson 112 is another attempt to correct the misunderstanding. When you get it that light and joy and peace abide in you, the following three truths become evident: […]

Light and joy and peace abide in me

“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive: love, peace and justice.” –Mr. Rogers Okay […]

A tale of two perceptions

“The ego seems to want us all to have big buts.”—James Twyman A Course in Miracles has lots and lots and lots of pages, but it sorta boils down to this: At every moment, I either perceive the world from love or from my ego. The ego is the pernicious voice in my head that […]

Well, duh!

“Feel at home in the universe, enjoy its innumerable marvels. Be active in it, contribute to it, participate in the healing. This is where Reality is.”—Richard Rohr I suppose it was inevitable. That I was going to fall in love with Ajijic and that I would be invited on epic adventures. Beings as I rank […]