It’s the time of the full moon, the Wolf Moon. We breathe into the energy of the full moon, honoring the light of the sun. We honor Grandmother Moon, lit by Father Sun. We honor the place of the masculine bringing the light to the feminine. The full moon is a time of energetic and emotional clearing. It is a time to release pent up frustrations. What disappointments, regrets, or judgments do you want to let go of? Sometimes these frustrations are obvious, and other times they
It’s January and it’s timeless in this space of the white canvas. The white canvas is an opportunity, an invitation to paint, to bring words or art or love into the world. What will you put on your white canvas? Last week, nature presented a white canvas of fog for us to set our new intentions. This week, we have a white canvas of snow. Whether it’s nature or time or simply the view you bring to things, enjoy your white canvas and make it your own. What do you want to bring t
What if nothing is real? What if nothing has meaning? Most of us crave meaning. We create meaning … meaning for everything around us. We create and tell stories about why things are the way they are, how we feel, how others feel or why they do what they do. And things only have the meaning that we give them. What meaning do you choose to bring to your life today? To your breath? What are you going to upload or download into your heart as you start your day? You get to choose
“I’m bored.” I’d say that sometimes as a kid, and, to my irritation, my Dad would say: “Bored people are boring. What are you going to do about it?” Do you ever find yourself bored? Boredom can be a call to pay attention. What are you tuning out? What are you not really seeing or feeling or experiencing? What if you put yourself deep into the now and notice what you feel? What if you look at boredom as an invitation to your imagination? Sometimes we forget about the freedom t
We think so much in black and white, either/or. What happens when we let ourselves live in shades of gray? When we divide along lines, those divisions only create more division. Finding connection between each other, each breath can create more connection too. Connection can swell like a wave. Last weekend, I was by the sea in Marblehead. The sky and the sea were all shades of gray, shifting, darkening, brightening. There were so many beautiful shades of gray or silver to con
What do you think when I say nature? Do you think of getting out of the city and away from people? Nature is wherever we are, we just have to connect; step outside and look around. Inhale through your heart and exhale and connect to the nature that is all around you, look down beneath your feet.
What do you imagine when I say nature? Do you picture a beautiful mountain? The deep blue of the sea? The green, green, green of trees and grass and moss? Do you picture a forest or
Breath is so important to our meditation. On a day when the wind was howling at the beach, I started mediation by finding the wind of our breath. Long and slow. Long and slow. We connected to the wisdom of our breath. What happens when you find your center with your breath? Do days stretch long out in front of you? Do months or weeks or years stretch out and then you come back into the breath? One breath at a time is all we have. One sacred breath. Do you ever kneel in prayer
The spring New Moon is here - and March continues to come in like a LION as I look out my window in this momemt to a momentary white out (snow blowing, tree bending, howling wind). March days like this have me restless and stirred up for springing forward (ha-ha, no pun intended on this time-shifting day:). And as you know if you have been journeying with me for a while, sometimes we have to go SLOW SLOW SLOW to go quick! Years ago, I would spend lots of time on the beach. It
It’s February! I cannot believe it. I took a week off writing to you (we all get so many emails!) – I felt like I didn’t know what to say… ever feel like that? Quiet? Unsure? And lockdown continues. Travel abroad is a dream. I was on a call in a business group I am in, and I heard someone say: “…that is one of the gifts of being freelance – you can do whatever you want.” FREELANCE. I wrote it in big letters on my page. I circled it. I thought: Free-Lance…. What is freelance?
Tomorrow is inauguration day here in the United States of America. I looked up the definition of inauguration - and here is what I found: the beginning or introduction of a system, policy, or period the formal admission of someone to office a ceremony to mark the beginning of something We will begin something new tomorrow (HOORAY!), with a formal admission of someone to office, and a ceremony to mark this admission. This month of starting a new, we are taking off into a new w
I am so excited to be setting intentions for this New Moon (tomorrow) and this new year — it is amazing to lean into this wide open space of 2021. It is easier for me to say this today as I am enjoying a new horizon writing in the car (while my son drives;). For me, changing my literal view literally changes my view in all ways. Have you changed your horizon recently? What’s there on the horizon? And if you look in a direction other than that which is your habitual view, what
Welcome to 2021 – Starting a New – I have, for years, had an annual ritual of hanging a Lunar Calendar in my kitchen. The phases and cycles that bring us through the year that are so influenced by the moon. I used to have a mini Moon calendar at my desk when I worked in corporate too; it’s so important to go with the moon flow like the tides, to honor the influence natures rhythms.
This year, as January starts, we have just passed a full moon and the energy of this period th