To be crystal clear

There I was, on a recent Friday night, sitting cross-legged on the second floor of a very dark, very mysterious mansion. In the lotus position, I was chanting in Sanskrit, thinking—how the hell am I going to explain this one? My friends call my recent experience woo-woo. You’ve been forewarned. A little woo-woo coming your…

Dust in the wind

The unexpected forecast last weekend was for dust in the wind—at least in my hometown. Not coincidentally, just a couple of days ago I looked much like the young boy you see pictured here. If you read my recent blog on romance and all things related, you will remember that I wrote a letter to…

Oh Wise One

Let’s talk about our wisest selves. The self that speaks as if she is your favorite aunt, best friend, New Age guru and sweet grandmother all wrapped up into a neat, powerful ball of love. I hope you have one. Or should I say, I hope you have met your Wise One. We all have one…

My pipe dream today? Showering solo

My shower was a bit cramped this morning. It didn’t start out that way but by the time I was finished, the trail of people stepping out with me resembled a clown car parade. As the hot water ran deliciously down my back, I luxuriated in the quiet, the peace. And then it began. First,…

Achieving the opposite of a spiritual quickie

I have finished something that has taken me more than 20 years to accomplish. You’re thinking weighty here, aren’t you? Substantial. Meaty. Like authoring a book. Building a dream home. Retiring in your 40s. Ha. I’ve finished reading “A Course in Miracles.” Just the Text portion, that is. You are holding your applause, aren’t you?…

Zen accomplished

My mind overfloweth. Not only does it overfloweth, it raceth like Usain Bolt on a really, really good day. A fast Usain Bolt? That’s magic. My fast mind? Not so much. A bit more like chaos. A couple of years ago, I rediscovered meditation. I used to meditate in my twenties. When marriage, children and…

Make room

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the trials and tribulations of the past several years, it’s that life will bring you what you make room for. And will meet you where you are. We are all responsible for the energy we bring to—you name it—a dinner table, a party, a meeting, life. I think…

Schmuckity schmuck schmuck schmuck

I wrote this post a year or so ago but did not have the courage to post. A year later—a year of more learning, a year of more courage—here it is. All I aspire to be is a Bodhisattva. Is that too much to ask? And now 95 percent of you are wondering what the…

You missed a smudge

My house is enveloped in a light haze at the moment and smells faintly, I think, like a Native American sweat lodge. And I’ve done this on purpose. In an early bout of spring cleaning, I found a sage smudge stick I’d bought in my New Age days.  For the uninitiated, smudge sticks are used…