The Student/Teacher Relationship

January 25, 2021

The Purpose The role of the spiritual teacher or guru is to mirror and reflect the true nature of awareness. The teacher’s presence should remind the student of their own essential nature. It is the love for the guru and the freedom that he/she represents, that triggers the unfolding of the spiritual journey. The whole…

Read More

Now is the Time to Turn Up the Light

December 16, 2020

I am standing in a long line waiting to vote again in the GA Senate run-offs. The stakes are a little different now from my last long wait line, and although the wait is not quite the valiant 5 hours I stood to vote for the 2020 general elections, it is still long and just…

Read More

The Choices we make: Confronting Racism, The ‘Other’ and The Fear Within

July 16, 2020

I remember the day in 1985 when I officially became an American. Standing proud with my new little American flag in hand, together with about 50 others from all over the world, I recited the Oath of Allegiance to what I hoped, no assumed, was a country and a future that stood for freedom of…

Read More

Healing the Communal Heart

June 12, 2020

This is an intense time. Once again we face the reality of a world fragmented, polarized and terrorized by issues of blatant self-interest, lack of respect, lack of recognition or caring about differing perspectives, of disempowerment, and of the trampled dreams of those deemed lesser or other.  Because everything is interconnected, local as well as…

Read More

The Promise of Passover and Easter

April 9, 2020

It is the beginning of Passover, and soon it will be Easter. Despite their differences, both of these holidays tell profound stories of movement from limitation to spiritual expansion. In Judaism at the Passover Seder, we remember what it was like to be enslaved, and we recite the steps that were needed at the time…

Read More
Crisis or Opportunity by Lorell Frysh

Crisis or Opportunity

March 18, 2020

We are living in strange and uncharted times.  Our genetic programming is to be on alert when we enter unknown territory. The ancestral aspect of our brain, our limbic system, or reptilian brain, is designed to keep us safe from predators and other dangers. But we are not only primitive organisms. We are complex people,…

Read More

Secrets of the Soul

February 11, 2019

Although the current scientific consensus is that there is no evidence to support the existence of the traditional definition of the soul as the spiritual breath of the body, most people believe they have some form of a soul. And yet ‘soul’ is hard to define and there is distinction and disagreement amongst different religions…

Read More

Workings of the Conscious Mind

November 13, 2018

  This article was first published in the Atlanta Conscious Life Journal on November 13, 2018. Click here to read the published article. Workings of the Conscious Mind Our mind works in interesting ways. Our conditioning and past trauma create beliefs that have very real consequences for the way we make choices. When we are…

Read More

Birthing the Christmas Message

December 21, 2016

It is nearing the Solstice. The days are either getting longer or shorter depending on what hemisphere you live in. The polar vortex has descended here and the temperature is pretty frigid. Christmas is coming and the city is festive with lights, trees, wreaths and bows. Many are preparing to celebrate the birth of one…

Read More