Resign

What happens if we resign from the argument? If we do, we would have to face the fear that the world will go to hell. Doing so, we would come face-to-face with the reality of what we fear. We would find out whether our exhausting vigilance is required to keep the world on track. For …

It’s About Your Soul

“The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis preserve their neutrality.” Dante This is not about politics. This is not about your right to your beliefs. This is not about different strokes for different folks. This is not even about seeing the world through contrasting lenses. We are …

It’s Okay to Meet the Monster

Our parents didn’t know any better. They told us to stop crying — you aren’t hurt — and shut off the light as they exasperatedly said monsters don’t live under your bed. When we fell down they said, jump back up; never show your pain; just ignore it; be strong. Our parents, and our society, …

What Does Love Do?

“By design, life is an effortless unfolding of experience, tailored precisely for you, a playground to fully embody your holy human self.” Does love simply love and stand by as anti-love takes center stage or does It love all, including those caught in the illusions of lack and loss, anger and hate, and stand forth …

Proximity

This morning in the woods I came across a gentleman  hadn’t met before. As he approached he moved over off trail. Usually I am the one who does that and I thanked him for graciously giving me six feet of space. He laughed and said he was about over it. I looked at him to …

Consciously Aware

Walking in the woods this morning on my magical mysterious communion with nature I startled myself back into awakeness with the realization that I wasn’t present at all. I was deciding what bushes to prune later in the day. It was intense — that not being present. I was a bit dumbfounded and absolutely curious. …

Tipping Point

The world these days is birthing and bringing into form a rare, accelerating tipping point. It is asking us to stand with one another, to arise in unity and claim each other as our brother, as our sister regardless of skin color, gender or sexual identity. It is a tipping point because it asks us …

Fear — Which one is yours?

Are you afraid? Do you worry that the US is sliding towards fascism? Are you anxious that liberals will take over with their progressive agenda? Do you think you will be forced to be vaccinated? Are you panicked that black or brown bodies will take your job and your future? Are you uneasy thinking the …

The Time is Now

It seems This I Am (as the embodied me) is no longer willing to be sidelined. It is demanding that I step up. As I walked in the woods near my home today I was surprised at the words pouring through me; I was shaken by their power. They taunted me, not concerned at all …

Presence

The US is on the verge of implosion. I have felt it coming for a while now and wondered what implosion would look like. We are collapsing violently inward upon ourselves individually and collectively. Our nation has entered into a dark night, whether it is of the soul is yet to be known. In our …

Who’s to Blame

Last night as I was closing my computer I noticed an article about a mentally ill man who had killed several people. As I clicked shut down and the lights went out I wondered about the man’s actions and what had created a life so sad. In the silence I heard — remaining karma will …

Peace

Days pass with little difference one to the other. Some days include work in the garden, trimming kiwis, or simply sitting on the porch. Some include reading, watching a little television, or writing what comes to be written. Is it Monday or Friday? Some days I don’t know. What’s in a label anyway? Does knowing …

Simply Notice

Do you see how it’s done? Put some stories out there that play on people’s fears and you grow the base — people who were never supporters of the other side are suddenly protesting right alongside the faithful — not for the same reason (anti-vax or anti-something) and yet … the result is the same. …

Fairy Tale

Sitting in meditation last night was akin to being a character in a fairy tale. Meditation was happening without meditator — simply presence presencing … magical enough but that wasn’t the fairy tale. I saw a light, pale at first and then it expanded. From the shadows surrounding the light I could make out a …

Yin-Yang

A few nights ago I was shown a moving image, a divine motion picture. I like many, had struggled with the belief in the power of opposites. I had remnant thoughts about the validity of yin-yang and that each must have power.   When we look towards the manifest world it appears so. A virus …