Get Your Hands-On some Energy Practices Now! Watch Bear's Webinar here

Chakra Love

Feb 14, 2019

Chakras are engines that fuel our energy physiology, much like food fuels our physical body – little funnels drawing energy in from our environment. Rooted into our midline dynamic, which has many layers (think of the vertebrae, spinal cord, chakra channel, and Hara line) this energy is dispersed throughout our various bodies, both physical and energetic.

All ancient cultures have maps of the human energy field; the Chinese have meridians used in acupuncture, and the chakra model comes...

Continue Reading...

Resistance or Revolution?

Oct 02, 2018
I recently attended the RAAD Festival in San Diego, CA. It was pretty amazing and thought provoking. I want to be healthy until I die, and not suffer from the diseases that make late life so miserable. I am pro-active in terms of supplementing with bio-identical hormones, and I wanted to learn more (not to mention that I am in the field of health!)

The presentations were about cutting edge therapies involving genetic therapy, stem cells, epigenetics, biologics, natural substances that do very...

Continue Reading...

Now is the Time - To Get Comfortable on the Wild Ride!

Jun 14, 2018

The sweetness of early summer is upon us – fresh growth, flowers scenting the air, and thunderstorms that enliven us. We have our dreams and reveries and plans – for relaxation, easy socializing and a more graceful, less pressured life.  And for a great many of us, it is against this relaxed backdrop that there is tremendous change and transformation going on.

I am not an astrologer but have learned over the years how much these really BIG energies affect us. I can easily see...

Continue Reading...

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Feb 23, 2017

Some of you are aware I have been on a mini sabbatical since last fall, only teaching and working with my graduate level students until the next Energy Awareness and Healing Practicum in April. During my sabbatical I had the wonderful offer of a cottage in the Scottish Highlands for a month! In my Scottish travels I ended up doing healing work wherever I went. Along the way I also used my intuitive skills to tap into some pretty amazing energies. Being able to align my Hara and drop into...

Continue Reading...

The Nation is Suffering

Nov 23, 2016

America is rocked, shaken to the core. Our world – or our idea of our world – is broken. Broken for people who are fighting for their survival and exhibiting those base instincts that are generated from that place – fear, anger, hate. Broken for people who were complacent, even smug, that a continual, upward progressive spiral in society’s values was a given. The only given is that there is suffering, and relief from suffering can be sought in cultivating...

Continue Reading...

A Rebel with Oh So Many Causes

Oct 29, 2016

"The forms of Zen Buddhism – black robes, chanting, incense and sitting in zazen– seemed all too familiar to me, echoes of many past lives."
 

I recently became lay-ordained as a Zen Buddhist. I have been hanging around Zen temples since my teens, but was never much interested in studying the literature and linage of the form. Of course I picked up some of those teachings along the way – more than I had thought, actually – but I was drawn to Zen because of its...

Continue Reading...

Kindred Spirits - The Plant World

Sep 27, 2016

The McKay Method® Graduate Retreat

In addition to the Graduate Celebration, the Retreat is an opportunity to reconnect with The McKay Method® community every year. We typically explore an area we don’t normally cover in classes, such as working with land, plant, animal and mineral energies. This year we communicated with ancient trees and made prayer flags to adorn the graduation tree. Two of the presentations were specifically about plant energies - another was about...

Continue Reading...

The Master Designer

Apr 26, 2016

It has long been commonly said that we only use 10% of our brain’s potential. Whether that exact number is accurate or not, the idea that we have this unused brain real estate has fostered much speculation about what’s possible for humanity.

Like in the film Lucy, where Scarlett Johanssen walks into a room and knocks everyone unconscious with a thought (and that’s only at 60%), we dream of power. Not just the physical powers of the current gaggle of superheroes, but mental...

Continue Reading...

The Healing Energy of Community

Apr 06, 2016

I have written about the importance of grounding your spirituality with a specific practice and about the energetic and physical dimensions of health. Now I would like to address the importance of connecting to a larger body, a community of like-minded people. This can take many forms, from a religious congregation or sangha to a book club to a hiking group; any group of people that meets on a regular basis to engage in activity and conversation.

It has been well-documented that people who...

Continue Reading...

3 Steps to Winter Wellness

Jan 05, 2016

It’s that time of year when our immune systems are tested, and being in tune with your body’s signals will help you weather the bugs. Over the years I have developed what I call “lines of defense” for maintaining health. I might pull myself back from the brink of sickness dozens of times each flu season (and creating more antibodies along the way.) So pay attention to your health, and remember that we used to hibernate during the winter - but in these modern times...

Continue Reading...
Close

50% Complete

You're almost there...

Please enter your info below to get started. We appreciate your privacy and will never spam you or share your info.