Archive for the ‘Healing’ Category

The Lover Always Feels Beloved

February 28, 2022 | COMMENTS
I’m so impressed by the protestors in Russia who have taken to the streets to let it be known that they are not for this invasion of Ukraine. I also admire the music and sports celebrities who are speaking out... Read More

God bless Putin?

February 27, 2022 | COMMENTS
Yesterday, I heard someone say that if Putin would just have a heart attack and die, that would be the end to this invasion in Ukraine.  I get it.  It’s tempting to think that.  And, perhaps it would be true.... Read More

Peace IS The Way

February 26, 2022 | COMMENTS
Thich Nhat Hanh taught us that “there is no way to Peace, Peace IS the way.” Peace is God’s way. Peace is the way of the spiritual student.  We all know this to be true, and yet, sometimes, we’re not... Read More

Origins of Upset

February 25, 2022 | COMMENTS
I used to get upset so often and so easily.  I had a very strong habit, almost an addiction, to taking offense.  Being offended gave me a sense of power.  And that’s how I learned that taking offense, criticizing and... Read More

Working for God, Inc.

February 21, 2022 | COMMENTS
I have a passion for spiritual teachings that are true.  My friends all know this about me.  I’ve “outed" myself as a God geek so completely. Back in the day I really did call up my friends and ask if... Read More

Direct route to happiness?

February 20, 2022 | COMMENTS
When my mother was in the last months of her life.  I was able to be a full-time caregiver alongside my father.  It was challenging, but because my mother and I had cleared away all the blocks to Love between... Read More

My Beloved

February 14, 2022 | COMMENTS
This Valentine's Day, how about deciding to BE the Love of your life? Many years ago, during the month of February, in honor of Valentine’s Day, I sat for hours in contemplative meditation about Love. It came to me so... Read More

I hated myself for doing that

February 12, 2022 | COMMENTS
The time is SO ripe for a breakthrough!  Can you feel it too? Often, right before the very biggest breakthroughs it seems really dark and hopeless.  The temptation to give up can be so strong.  It’s then that we can... Read More

Pain as a Motivation

February 12, 2022 | COMMENTS
Having a strong spiritual practice to lean into when there’s an emergency makes a difference beyond anything we can comprehend.  When the tough stuff of life happens, being able to NOT take it personally, and NOT get triggered into victim... Read More

Recognizing Resistance

February 9, 2022 | COMMENTS
We all have resistance to our awakening.  We all have some attachments that keep us tethered to feeling separate.  And we’re all healing as best we can, based on our current level of willingness. There’s only one thing to resist,... Read More

Meditation For Anxiety Relief & MUCH More!

February 8, 2022 | COMMENTS
In 2020, I invited everyone who gets this daily shot of Spiritual Espresso to join me in a 40-Day Meditation Challenge! We had more than 1,000 people join us and the response has been tremendous.  Many of us are continuing... Read More

3 little words changed everything

February 6, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the things that has come clear to me in my work training teachers and spiritual counselors is that if we’d like to stop playing small and be truly helpful in this world, living the Love, walking the talk... Read More

The Key 2 Having More Time

February 5, 2022 | COMMENTS
As we all know, when it comes to decisions, there are the ones we make and actually keep, and then there are the empty statements and promises that have no meaning except to keep us stuck in the ego. When... Read More

The “smarty pants” Effect

February 4, 2022 | COMMENTS
In Part 1 of this series, I shared that on our path of awakening, the ego can send us on lengthy and exhausting detours to collect spiritual information. We find ourselves believing that spiritual information will somehow precipitate our awakening,... Read More

My Spiritual Practice Heals My Life!

January 30, 2022 | COMMENTS
Don’t give up before the miracle. When the going gets tough, and it seems like things just won’t go your way, it’s so tempting to give up and go into self-medication, despair and depression or yet another distraction. Don’t we... Read More

Living The Answered Prayer

January 26, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the issues many of us experience is that we’re actually afraid of the answered prayer. We wish for things to be different, but we’re not ready to accept them being different. The thought of change and what that... Read More

Healthy Relationships and Boundaries

January 25, 2022 | COMMENTS
A question I often get is about how to be spiritual and have healthy boundaries.  I get asked, “what does healthy boundaries mean?”   Healthy boundaries means loving relationships that are respectful, honoring and not in any way co-dependent, manipulating,... Read More

Healing through feeling

January 23, 2022 | COMMENTS
In Masterful Living (which starts TOMORROW!) I help people to heal their hearts (minds and bodies) through having the courage to feel their feelings.  I’ve spent a major portion of my life trying to figure out my own feelings and... Read More

Required for Awakening

January 16, 2022 | COMMENTS
Yesterday morning I woke up and it was -17 degrees outside.  That’s -27 celsius.  17 degrees below zero and I know that you might be in a place where it’s even colder, but that’s a lot for me, and for... Read More

Be kind, rewind

January 9, 2022 | COMMENTS
When I lived in Los Angeles, I had a Blockbuster Video store a few blocks from my house. I remember they had stickers on the videos that said “bee kind, rewind!” I had an experience recently that made me think... Read More

We Let Spirit Guide Us

January 6, 2022 | COMMENTS
About 25 years ago on New Year’s eve, I made up my mind to be unbotherable.  I’m not there yet, but that’s my goal.  I get closer every day.  It’s such a good goal to have.   With being unbotherable... Read More

The Simplicity of Salvation

January 5, 2022 | COMMENTS
There are certain things that keep repeating in my mind.  One is the song by John and Yoko, War is Over, Happy Xmas - and the line is “war is over, if you want it.”  It’s been repeating in my mind for... Read More

Releasing Self-Doubt

January 4, 2022 | COMMENTS
Sometimes I feel insecure about my puppy, Bodhi.  I’m a little concerned sometimes that I’m not being a really good carer for her.   Let me explain. When Bodhi was younger, during the summer, she sat in the front door... Read More

2022 Year of the Heart Opening

January 1, 2022 | COMMENTS
I’m excited for my New Year Reboot workshop today. I feel so open to what this new year can bring and yet, I recognize these are really tough times for a lot of people. Almost everyone I speak to is... Read More

Letting Go of Grievances

December 18, 2021 | COMMENTS
Some of us are preparing to be with family and some of us are wishing we could be with family and some are grateful that we don’t have to be with family over the holidays.  Wherever you stand with your... Read More