Saturday, February 21, 2015


I have spent some time writing about the epidemic that I feel is our society's biggest threat- that which I call Soul Sickness. It spreads rapidly- we live our lives believing that our human Self is the driver of our ship and therefore we are run entirely by the chitter chatter of the mind. This is the root of Soul Sickness- we are spirits contained by a human body not the other way around.

I am about to embark on an exciting day as I have the privilege to introduce Yoga to almost 40 people! Most of them have never done Yoga, some have and some used too. I am honored and humbled to have this opportunity but wanted to share a bit of what this group will be exposed too :)

The spiritual practice of Yoga is a practice that over time brings you closer to the divinity within you.

Our bodies hold our stories: our memories, traumas, joys and so on. Although we may have talked through the not so pretty ones we still hold onto them within the fibers of our bodies. If we do not find a way to release the wounds we will perpetually run into the patterns of behavior that hold us hostage on our journey, the whole walking on sand metaphor, we move one step forward 2 steps back.

The Asana practice ( postures and movement of Yoga) is the gateway to the sacred space in which we are healed, a place where we can reside and steer our ship. The postures create a peeling back of Self much like the peeling back of layers of an onion.

You may first notice after you begin a Yoga practice that you body feels better, the joints are not as sore. The muscles are not as tight and that lower back that has caused so much grief is actually beginning to settle down. If you stick with the practice you may notice some mental changes such as a clearer and quieter mind, sleeping better, making healthier choices in regards to what you put into your body for nourishment. ( This is the stage when the light bulbs of your spirit begin to go from dim to bright- which is a whole other post!!)And finally you will find yourself confronted with a major source of stress that would usually spin you out into some chaotic, emotional hot mess place full of irrational thoughts, fear and anxiety. However if you have stuck with this spiritual practice your find that you face this source of stress from a calm, objective place of strength and grace. You face this stress as yourself in your full perfect spiritual form and your human container is there to help move and hold your spirit while you do what your divine self leads your to do.

It is only when we begin to separate from the human Ego and chatter of the mind that we can hear God. This sacred space is where we are present and when we are present the divine is everywhere.

I believe that Yoga has sustained over 5000 years because of this- through this practice you will find happiness and joy within the mundane daily tasks because you are connected home to the divine. And through this connection there is a Knowing in every cell of your being that each breath you take is a gift of life to you from your creator and it is not to be taken for granted.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Judge Not

As I travel further and further along this spiritual path the reality that my spirit lives in a human container is at the forefront of most of my thinking. The distinction between the human part of this existence and the spiritual part is so crystal clear. I am so aware that the mind, body and spirit coexist so my thoughts are almost becoming compartmentalized into boxes for human stuff and then boxes for spiritual stuff. In most ways this is easier than before when my mind led the way, my body was dragged along and my spirit was stuffed down deep inside me and maybe just maybe if I sat still long enough I could hear its whisper. My spirit now drives the bus and man last night did it drive down the streets of my mind with a huge megaphone - at one point I questioned whether or not I should go to divinity school as I feel somewhat of a spiritual soldier or God these days :-)

Our world is soul sick and I have talked about this before, we are becoming ill and do not know why. We don't feel right, we feel disconnected, we are VERY happy followed by crippling sadness that we so quickly escape when it starts to seep in. Each of us is a bright shining spirit inside of a human container. Let this spirit lead the way, I promise you it is a much easier and happier way of life. Get out of your mind and into your body, but you have to sit still, you have to stop and by God you have to FEEL!!! And you cannot feel anything in your mind or your spirit, you feel in your body, this is why we are in human form. The mind is there to notice and the spirit is there to protect and honor whatever it is you are feeling

I had a thought about a month back about judgement- Judgement is not a spiritual practice it is a human practice, as humans we judge everything. Why? My guess is all judgements are derived out of a place of insecurities and fear, both of which are human emotions. If we begin to stop judging ourselves, our desires, our actions, our thoughts and so on- we would most likely stop judging others yes? But would we notice the judgement placed unto us by others? We would still see the judgement in the world or would we become oblivious to it? Something to ponder.......

For today can you make space to sit in the stillness if even for a short burst and release a judgement you hold for yourself? Because in the end this judgement is not real, you are already complete and whole. A beautiful bright shining light just waiting for you to begin to chisel away at the armor you have created to protect yourself from this human world.


Saturday, January 10, 2015


It has been a very long time since I last wrote, I have been pleasantly preoccupied with my new baby and 3 other children. This leads me to my post today and the evolution of continuing to let my heart and soul lead the way instead of my mind.

Lately there has been a lot of reflection and conversation in regards to all of us being mirrors to one another, with this being said the mirroring begins the moment we enter this world. We use this mirroring to help us develop our self worth, self esteem and so on. On the journey back to the heart with myself and working with others I can't help but notice that almost all of us feel defective in some way which has caused some major road blocks on our path. I think it is time for us to examine our parents and how they live / lived in this world. Did your Mom and Dad live with a heart wide open? Did they love themselves unconditionally? If you cannot answer yes to these questions then you most likely learned and received conditional love. This conditional love in terms of mirroring is the very reason why deep down inside you feel defective, not worthy....not good enough. If our parents could not embrace their entire selves with love they could not mirror that back to you, and because we are born whole and complete, we slowly begin to deviate away from those certain parts of the light because the love energy that radiated out from us was not returned. We only had the ebb and flow of pure love in the places where our parents were able to access. And in turn the cycle lives on in our adolescent lives and into adulthood if we have not done the work to break the pattern. Love is something that cannot and does not reside within the head, knowing we should love something does not create is best to relate this concept to ourselves, if when thinking about loving ourselves your mind immediately answers with of course I love myself we are supposed to love ourselves chances are you don't. The skeletons in the closet have not been embraced and befriended which has to be done in order to live a life wholeheartedly. All parts must be included ( the scariest ones) which results in unconditional love.

If we want to change the world we must start with ourselves, think about the impact on the next generation of children if their parents loved and lived through their whole heart.  Our legacy would be leaving the next generation of kids feeling whole, complete and worth it- at that point the sky truly is the limit.

We cannot place blame on how we got to be where we are, this does not help our growth in any regard. We can however see why we are, how it came to be and then move through it, we are the captain of our ship and my god our children are learning most from our actions and how we feel about ourselves. So what are you reflecting back? Do you love yourself unconditionally? Is your heart wide open? Is the captain of your ship the heart?  If the answer is no then please know you are not alone and in fact you are the majority, but you can break the cycle, you can change. It takes courage, hope, faith and resilience but all of us came in to this world whole and we can leave this world the same way.

Lets keep our kids shining bright, keep them whole and give them a chance the most of us never had by learning to truly love ourselves again.