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Your Everyday Experience Mar 09, 2023

There is a national ad campaign called “One Kind Act a Day.” You’ve probably seen the signs on businesses, billboards, and online. Regardless of the good intent, this is a sad statement on our society.

Are we so overwhelmed, self-absorbed, and busy that we need this prompt? In the gym at my children’s grade school there was a sign that said “Stop, Look and Listen” – in order to be aware of your surroundings and be safe. It seems adults need that...

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Essential Touch Mar 02, 2023

How are we nourished? Let me count the ways… food of course, water and sun, earth and all it supports, trees that breathe with us, sound, energy fields big and small, other living beings and… people.

As a human, how do we receive that which sustains us? Food first arrives as smell and taste before we take it into our bodies to digest. Sensation also plays a major factor in social and emotional nurturing - and is critical to our experience of life.

Skin is the largest organ in...

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To Ukraine, With Love Feb 23, 2023

Since Ukraine was invaded a year ago I, like so many, are mesmerized by this unfolding catastrophe. The worst of human impulses - anger, grievance, control, power, greed - has been met with courage, resilience, sacrifice, creativity and unity.

All are manifestations of the base emotions, love and hate. These polar opposites are in play because we live in the dualistic world of form. Yet we also have a foothold in the oneness - the absolute oneness, where there is no form and dramas...

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Chakras and Energy Metabolism Feb 16, 2023

I recently wrote about how your chakra baseline relates to your Energy Signature. Aside from contextual variations, this baseline is fairly consistent. I call this overall energetic dynamic of the chakra system a person's “energy metabolism”.

Each chakra has individual characteristics that are affected by the volume of energy it takes in. So first let’s examine each one,  and how the amount of energy moving through it can impact us emotionally, intellectually and...

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Chakra Love Feb 09, 2023

I celebrate love in all its forms on Valentines, for the sweet-hearted. There are three chakras in particular - the 2nd, 4th, and 6th - that manifest distinct variations on love, from sympathy to empathy to compassion.

All ancient cultures have maps of the human energy field; the Chinese have the meridians in acupuncture, and the chakra model comes from India. There are seven major chakras, each feeding a distinct part of our anatomy as well as emotional and psychological aspects of our...

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Chakras and Energy Signatures Feb 02, 2023

Did you know that your Energy Signature provides a good map of your “baseline” chakra system? It gives you an idea of which chakras tend to have less energy flow, and others that may be too open.

We get energy coming into our seven major chakras from many sources. People, pets, other living things and the environment (especially the earth and sun) feed us. We are also nourished by bigger energy fields we’re a part of - like families, groups, our culture and the whole field...

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Tiger into Rabbit? Jan 26, 2023

Chinese New Year started out with a bang - especially here in the United States. Another mass shooting has overshadowed what should have been an extra special celebration; the first year since California declared Chinese New Year an official holiday.

I believe anyone who commits a mass shooting is mentally ill. Most people are truly good at heart, trying their best to be a positive presence in the world. I was - and still am - looking forward to the peaceful, hopeful and prosperous rein of...

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The Tyranny of Self Care Jan 19, 2023

In January we think about resolutions, intentions, and how to improve. Self-care can be another item on that to-do list. Are we really just another fixer-upper project?

Like so many things, “wellness” has been defined and commercialized as yet another commodity. Running around taking care of ourselves, and buying services and products to do it, seems counterproductive to the result we want. A more authentic way to look at maintaining health - in all aspects - is to think of it as...

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Working with Guidance (Part Two) Jan 12, 2023

Do you wonder about the world beyond our earthly realm and how to interact with Beings from those places? Where does intuitive information come from? What can it be used for?

Personal guides are with us our whole life and often stay in the background. Others come when their particular experience or wisdom is most helpful at that time, and are more interactive. After that phase, they’re still available but you're not as actively engaged with them (like a friend that has moved to a...

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Working with Guidance (Part One) Jan 05, 2023

Everyone experiences moments of spontaneous intuition; you have a vision out in nature, you get a strong sense about something you are about to do, grandma comes in a dream. These “out of nowhere” episodes can have a big impact on us and leave a lasting impression.

Wouldn’t it be great to have reliable, consistent access to intuitive information and guidance all the time? It's something a lot of people wish they had more of in their life. Can you develop or improve that...

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It IS a Wonderland! Dec 26, 2022

The whole world has gone through - and is still going through - major changes. Earth-shaking changes that only come along every half century or so. Lucky us! Despite the turmoil, there's a chance for us all to create something different.

What is your role in this great transfiguration?

I keep hearing about “crushing it” in the new year. I don’t want to crush anything! I want to expand my horizons, learn new skills, and double down on my soul’s purpose - to get more...

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The Rhythm of Love Dec 15, 2022

“It’s better to give than to receive” - (Acts 20:35, King James Version, the Bible)

This time of year there is a lot of emphasis on gifting. Did you know that giving activates the “love hormone” oxytocin? It’s literally pleasurable to be the giver. Yet we cannot give without someone on the other end receiving. Why is that role so difficult? It’s potentially a mutual experience of connection; we deprive ourselves of that moment of closeness when we are...

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