Tag Archive | Awareness
Be it ’til you see it: thoughts on the process of manifestation
Hello dearest readers, Over the years, anyone in mainstream culture or those you are interested in things of the spirit can only be aware of the attention given to the law of attraction. Fake it ’til you make it is a truism that is equally common. If you pretend you already are or have […]
The Light Quotient and self-healing
Close to 2,000 people take part in the “I Meditate” Africa Month Program in Richmond, South Africa, on May 27, 2017. “I Meditate” is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization devoted to teaching meditation as part of self discipline and peace building, especially in prisons, schools, educational and social institutions, and in highly stressful environments. The town […]
Survival or success?
Dear readers, Some of you may know, and some may not yet have noticed, but today we are living in a very special time of great change and great opportunities for self-mastery. Until very recently, survival was the best we could muster, and only few were either handed an artificial form of success based on […]
Terror and Pain: Cultures and Shadows
Hello readers, The other day I was listening to NPR (National Public Radio), and a reporter commented on the irony of the fact that the recent measles outbreak in southern California began at Disney World, a place from which all shadows and darkness have been banned. The sunny and optimistic outlook seemingly characteristic of American […]
a frozen apple (a poem)
encased, sparkling a dangerous edge to a sweetly dripping bicuspid enclose defensive venom just in case they try to strike out we all tiptoe with hidden knives we are adults and yet the tender fruit inside our sacks of muscle and bone belies the toughness of the skin tears gather knotted in my throat the desire […]
Loss and Generosity
Hello readers, My parents grew up during the aftermath of the Great Depression and the devastation of World War II. While my grandmother, who had experienced directly the hardships caused by those economic and political situations, always remained open to life and embraced its gifts with enthusiasm. My mother, for whatever reasons, has always been […]
Guilty Pleasures: How Can We Responsibly Enjoy Life?
Hello readers, A question most responsible and caring people might ask themselves in the complex and globally connected world we live in is this: how can we make responsible choices that benefit ourselves and don’t hurt others? Last night, I watched a children’s animated film “Frankenweenie” directed by Tim Burton. The science teacher remarks to […]
Hello readers, One thing I have noticed about life by observing my own is that I seem to inadvertently repeat the same experiences and feel the same feelings over and over again. I know that this is not unique to me. All of us have been conditioned to repeat certain responses that worked well or […]
Some Thoughts on the Power of Fear and Negativity…and How to Go Beyond
Hello readers, While I was rinsing some beans at my kitchen sink the other evening, the thought came into my mind that the many stressful challenges and “negative” experiences that have peppered my life were expressly chosen by me before coming to this Earth and this lifetime for a specific purpose. I often wonder why […]
memory foam: a poem
Delve into sub-brain Pockets of stones clicking Firing letting go Trying to retrieve the substance of yesterday Corridors of aromas Locked doors concealing places I’ve been Faces I knew, sketched only when observed Feature by feature, looking specifically Tracing with awareness At night my dreams are populated by people I don’t remember meeting So clearly […]
Law of Attraction: Is Physical Beauty Important?
Human beings are undeniably artistic and creative beings. We are all to varying degrees attracted to beauty in nature and art. Also, as sexual beings, we feel somehow that a beautiful mate is an important advantage in the race to procreate. I suppose having beautiful children makes us feel more powerful or accomplished. Yet I […]
An Attitude of Friendship
To be a friend is to share a connection, to feel that what we are living and experiencing is validated in the reflection of another being in our presence. To be available for friendship is to be open to anyone or anything other than our self. We all get tired of our own company, and […]