Workings of the Conscious Mind

Workings of the Conscious Mind

  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… Continue Reading

Birthing the Christmas Message

Birthing the Christmas Message

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… Continue Reading

Re-calibrating after a series of upheavals

Re-calibrating after a series of upheavals

Suddenly it’s December. So many of us thought the world would look different. Politically of course we are entering a strange unknown. Not sure what to expect. We have a president-elect who seems not sure of his own agenda, or his sense of self. And he is filling his cabinet with military men and business… Continue Reading

The Poetics of Transformation

The Poetics of Transformation

It’s Fall…the Equinox announced its presence will the changing of the leaves, and even here on the GA outer banks islands where summer feels like it lasts forever, the nights are beginning to cool slightly, the red and black love-bugs are coupling reminding us why they got their name, and ever the symbol of transformation,… Continue Reading

Peacemaking: The Challenge of our Modern World

Peacemaking: The Challenge of our Modern World

My dear friend, Shahabuddin David Less is in Israel at the moment meeting with the Peacemakers of the Abrahamic Reunion. Amongst others, he recently visited Elias Jabour, a seventh generation practitioner of “Sulha”, the traditional peacemaking formula of the Middle East. Sulha means ‘agreeable amends’, the making of peace. During the “Sulha” process one literally… Continue Reading

My next book…

My next book…

Cool title, but I’m keeping under wraps for a little while… I’m turning my Doctoral dissertation from the dry academic format required by the Doctoral Academy, into a yummy exposition of the amazing group of people I interviewed – children whose parents were renowned spiritual teachers…their lives and their experiences growing up with such illustrious… Continue Reading

How To Use These 7 Spiritual Practices To Improve ALL Relationships

How To Use These 7 Spiritual Practices To Improve ALL Relationships

Originally published on YourTango.com.  Photo by WEHEARTIT Just a glimpse of the amazing ways spiritual connection makes love even better. Our world has become a global community. Travel and the internet have brought us neighbors we never anticipated, and introduced us to cultures that sometimes seem exotic, wonderful — or even downright strange. As our close encounters… Continue Reading

Life Lessons, Life Contemplations

Life Lessons, Life Contemplations

After an intense travel time, I finally find myself sitting quietly – overlooking a salt marsh on the Georgia coast. White Egrets stand tall; silent predators as the tides fill and empty the marsh, offering up fish, frogs, small mammals, small reptiles and insects. Billowing cumulus clouds, blow lazily across the open sky and a… Continue Reading

Blog Days of Summer….or how to be creative in 97% of sweltering heat.

Blog Days of Summer….or how to be creative in 97% of sweltering heat.

It’s summer on the Georgia coast and my mind has merged with the haze as it shimmers off the ocean and lingers in the sticky air. It’s time for cappuccino-ice-lollies, beach walks, and afternoon concerts at the Cloister’s beach club enjoying the folky-reggae-pop songs of my super talented son-in-law, the Cloister’s very own musician-in-residence, Owen… Continue Reading

Independence – What does it mean Spiritually?

Independence – What does it mean Spiritually?

It has been a week of assertion affirming a stance that celebrates the freedom to stand in one’s own power and on one’s own terms. Brexit is all over the news and has shown its opposing face in the hearts and minds of many of my British friends. Tomorrow we see all of the US… Continue Reading