The Mind As Parachute

Must be soap-box time for me. The holidays seem to bring out all the latent philosophers with slogans and well-wishes, and ….how can I say this gently?  Preachiness.  And of course, I am no different. So when I revert to quoting Frank Zappa, … one of the most controversial, free-spirited and free-wheeling musical/film-directing artists ofContinue reading “The Mind As Parachute”

Brigit Anna McNeill’s Prose on “Winter”

“We are approaching the threshold of winter. Life is being drawn into the earth, painlessly descending down into the very heart of herself. And we as natural human animals are being called to do the same, the pull to descend into our bodies, into sleep, darkness and the depths of our own inner caves continuallyContinue reading “Brigit Anna McNeill’s Prose on “Winter””

Unified Energy Consciousness

I’ve been into ‘energy work’ for over two decades now, and I can say that it has changed my life for the better in many ways. From the most basic concept that we are far more than merely physical beings, to the consideration that we are ‘individual waves in an immeasurable ocean of energy’ perContinue reading “Unified Energy Consciousness”

Be the Awareness

“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” Eckhart Tolle Many times that suggestion is easier said than done, but I do know that it is possible to do it.  Throughout the day I’ve begun asking myself WHY I am thinking what I am thinking, or WHY I am feeling theContinue reading “Be the Awareness”

The Perplexing State of Education Today

One might think that this current pandemic is creating a crisis in education institutions around the world, but I personally think it offers a unique opportunity for all of us to redefine ‘teaching and learning experiences’ for educators, students, and parents. Probably the most soul-numbing career I have ever experienced was teaching Technical Writing toContinue reading “The Perplexing State of Education Today”

Reflections On My Left Hand

I have far greater appreciation now for the lesser-used appendage: my left hand. Last Wednesday morning bright and early I took a “woops” dive off the back stoop—two steps high. As I plummeted to the ground I turned mid-flight to brace myself before I hit the ground, and naturally put my right hand out toContinue reading “Reflections On My Left Hand”

Winds of Change

There have been so many unusual energy influences lately that it’s often hard to distinguish WHAT IS WHAT among them. There are changes happening to our overall culture, our group consciousness, and our social awareness in general, just as there is resistance to ALL of those contrasting changes culminating in broad-scale conflicts throughout the globe.Continue reading “Winds of Change”

Diversity

Spangled Cotinga Our Earth “The spangled cotinga is a species of bird in the family Cotingidae, the cotingas. It is found in the canopy of the Amazon Rainforest in South America. Because of their bright, beautiful colours, cotingas have been hunted by native peoples for their feathers, as well as for food. (wiki)” A fewContinue reading “Diversity”

Penning Your Destiny

Earthschool Harmony “You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.”  ~ Irene C Kassorla For those who have no idea what that brassy-looking thing is in the picture, it’s an old-style fountain pen once used to ink allContinue reading “Penning Your Destiny”

The Invisible WEB OF LIFE

A couple posts ago I mentioned that we tended to see what we wanted to see, and that how we perceive the world around us depends on that perspective. I also mentioned that I had neighbors who despite our political differences, I knew would have my back if I needed them to be there; andContinue reading “The Invisible WEB OF LIFE”

Siwar Q’enti – The Royal Hummingbird

The image above may be of a Violet Sabrewing or a Costa Rican Hummingbird rather than a Peruvian Royal Hummer, but when I saw it staring back at me, I remembered that in Peruvian Shamanism the hummingbird (Siwar Q’enti) represented the North direction and embarking on the epic migratory journey while connecting into the HigherContinue reading “Siwar Q’enti – The Royal Hummingbird”

Selective Viewing

Well, …maybe sometimes it IS what you look at, because that’s also a choice that we make daily. And if you don’t want to completely lose what’s left of your sanity, you might not constantly watch the NEWS shows. But depending on which NEWS channels that you DO watch, is likely how you tend toContinue reading “Selective Viewing”

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