Monday, March 5th, 2018

Energy Musings. Here. Now.


Neutrality is key.  How do you maintain a state of equilibrium especially in challenging times?  It is one thing to practice accessing this inner space on your own, and quite another to put this into use through your day, your life, your interactions.

Of course, we all have to start where we are at.  Begin with the breath, begin with finding a quiet place, begin with a class or a book or an app.  Begin by connected to this state of neutrality. What does it feel like to truly be ‘neutral’?  How does your body respond?  Your breath?  Your being?  Is it a familiar comfortable place, or does it put you on edge?  Notice what is here as you practice coming into a state of equanimity.

But remember to include these skills and tools as you move off your cushion into the world.  Asking the same question with the same non-judgmental sense. Pay special attention to your home, and those  closest to you.  While sometimes this may feel the most challenging place to make change, your honest reflection will give you a true sense of the results of your practice.  Without judgement, be willing to see what is here and where you are caught up.

Neutrality is up this month as a theme.  And this week, we look at ourselves, our relationship to our inner life and our interactions with our loved ones.  Starting here, we begin to cast our “neutrality net” in ever widening circles.

Word of the Day:  ataraxianoun.  a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety;tranquillity.

Song of the Day: Equanimity by Ryan Stewart.


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Energy Musings.  Here. Now.


Happy March!  This new month transitions us from the depths of Winter to the renewal of Spring.  From deep within the Earth, questions are calling:

What are you masking? What are you hiding? What are your “best intentions” that are really concealing other motives?

You’ll be asked to search deeply and to look honestly at these places.  Its especially easy right now to skim this process and miss the point.

You might try asking it this way:  Who’s approval are you seeking right now most?  Who do you most want to impress?  How do you judge your own success?  What are the invisible ‘inner’ rewards and results that nobody else knows about?  Are you OK with accepting this quality of reward over external fame, success or wealth?

Not that you need sacrifice one over the other.  But this Spring, with its customary burst of creative energy, you will be given a remarkable opportunity to align yourself with your greatest potential…. IF you are able to let go of the need to please others, to seek external reward, to impress your peers or teachers or parents.  And, as often happens, you might THEN  find yourself in that place of “success” you have long been chasing after all.

But there are not shortcuts to this process and certainly no trickery involved.

Be honest. Be real.  Look yourself in the mirror.  And be willing to see your own reflection.


phrase of the day: ‘lay it on the line

song of the day:  Secrets, by One Republic.

Poem for the New Moon 2/16.

Who are you?  I asked the stars.

And they twinkled and burned and danced in fluttering patterns against the backdrop of darkness.

And so did I.

Who are you? I asked the clouds.

And they drifted and hung and swayed in lilting rhythms across the silvery sky.

And so did I.

Who are you?  I asked the rain.

And it fell with a heavy sigh in orchestrated unison collapsing to the earth in complete surrender.

And so did I.

Who are you?  I asked the sun.

And it blazed with glory and might, its powerful song arcing across the wide open curvature of the planet, in a single note.  And so did I.

Who are you?  I asked the moon.

And it radiated its beacon of glistening light in undulating waves embracing all of creation with a long slow exhale.

And so did I.

Who are you?  I asked myself.

And I melted into the earth and surrendered to the sky.

And the stars became my eyes;

And the clouds, my thoughts;

And the rain, my tears;

And the sun, my belly;

And the moon my, heart.

And so am I.



Thursday, Feb 15, 2018


Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.

Today:  Intuitive Astrology

It’s the New Moon/Lunar New Year’s eve, and from every direction fathomable we are being called to integrate the knowledge and understanding we have within us. Shifting from a place of : “I Know”  to: “I am”. This requires integrating what you already know into true awareness and living it in every moment.  And being honest about this: knowing WHAT you know or don’t know.

This level of shift is not about acquiring anything new, per se, but rather choosing consciously to live and breathe and create from a place of your personal understanding.  Sometimes, as we look to acquire “new” skills, tools, services, outlets, options…. we are missing what we already have. This new moon with its partial solar eclipse alignment asks us to look deeply at what we already have, to accept it with open arms, to live it with the fullness of our beings and to stop searching for “whats next?  whats new?”  Let go of thinking you need more.  You already have all that you need.

Imagine yourself in a mirrored room.  Above, behind, below and all around you are mirrors.  What do these reflections show you? What do you see?  Don’t look just in front of you, notice everything.  See the richness and wholeness of your being. As you come into a place of deep noticing, you’ll come in to clarity. This clarity is vital as we shift into this Lunar New Year.  Where you ground yourself now will have rippling effects for a long time.

What methods or tools work best for you to gain clarity?  Perhaps you will write down this experience, your reflections, your noticing?  Perhaps you will paint or draw them?  Perhaps you will dance them?   A creative outlet can help you make sense of it all as you move into full body wisdom rather than isolated analytical understanding.

Then take a deep breath in, feel the lungs expand you and your body stretch in response,  and step in to the creation of your life as it is simply waiting for you……

Word of the Day:  Losar.  Losar means New Year (lo – year, sar – new) in Tibetan. It is the most important festival in the Tibetan calendar. The origins of Losar can be traced back to pre-Buddhist period and the Bon religion and was most likely celebrated to mark the winter solstice. To mark the beginning of the end of Winter, festivities included offering large quantities of incense to the local spirits and deities.  On Tibetan New Year’s Eve, the monks do a protector deities’ puja (ceremony) to drive out evil spirits. and begin preparations for the Losar celebrations.On the first day of the new year, people rise early and place water and offerings on their household altars to ensure a good harvest.

Song of the Day: Just do You by Indie Arie

Feb 2, 2018

Energy Musings. Here. Now. 


The recent Full Moon/Eclipse unearthed some deep dark places both personally and collectively.  How have you been navigating this darkness?

The beauty of the full moon is its radiant light, so remember to bring in the light today, this week and as you continue to feel the ripples from the last lunar event (which you likely were feeling before the event as well!).  The timing couldn’t be more perfect, as it also “candlemas” today, and whatever your personal belief system, the call to light & bless candles is completely aligned with the energy of the moment.

Light your candles with intention and focus, not just a strike of the match.  Invision that light coming in to the dark places in YOU and with its luminosity, gently creating vision and awareness.  Keep conversation to a minimum today and over the next few days, as the volatile nature of what has been ‘unearthed’ lends itself to triggered places in others (and ourselves) so language is tricky right now.  Even the best intentioned wording can cause sudden harm. Practicing being silent is a form of deep listening and particularly beneficial right now.

Resist the urge to be loud, opinionated, passionate, boisterous, etc this weekend.  Remember:  timing is everything.  And the alignment through discernment to know when something is appropriate or not is key.

Silence.  Prayers. Candles. Stillness.  These are the things this day and weekend are calling for.  Find your own way to honor these needs.



Word of the Day:   Coruscate is a verb that means to sparkle or give off reflected flashes of light. Think of the way the little mirrors on a disco ball coruscate as the ball twirls, making the dance floor sparkle.

Song of the Day:  The Sound of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel

Friday, January 26, 2018

Energy Musings.  Here. Now.

This Weekend and coming Week!


In the next week leading up to a very potent full moon closing off January, its a great time to unplug and tune IN.  This could mean literally, stay off the devices and anything that connects you to the internet or set strong boundaries around this area and stick with them.

Your passions, particularly strong held ones that have been suppressed (perhaps necessarily) will be bubbling to the surface so watch your words carefully and keep email to a minimum.  Theres a danger here of your intention being easily misread.  Rather, take this burst of conviction to a creative outlet:  dance, draw, sing, play, write.  Allow it a creative voice rather than an argumentative one and you’ll be setting the right path forward.

As issues come up on your radar and those around you get triggered,  keep a light heart and an open mind.  And remember the powerful effect of the Full Moon as the time approaches.  The Super (appears larger than usual) Blue (2nd full moon in a month) Blood (lunar eclipse) Wolf (traditional name of Jan moon) Moon.  Phew.

Are you ready for it?

Song of the Day:  I am Woman by Helen Reddy

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018

Energy Musings.  Here. Now. 

Today: Lost Horizons.  

What are your Horizons? The things you look to? Dream about?  Wish for?  What fills your heart when you gaze at the open sky? at the sea? What manifests for you in that place where the Sky touches the Earth?

Right now, “horizons” are lost, in the dizzying distractions of our world and lives.  You may not have even noticed.  Most people haven’t.  Marching stoically forward with artificial intent thinking they are ‘progressing’ but really they are just on auto pilot.  How do we stop this communal madness?

Its actually quite simple:  just stop.  pause.  Look around in every direction.  See everything from a new perspective. Take in all the information around you instead of in just one direction.  Maybe even seek out a place where you can physically gaze out upon the Horizon.  Be with it.  Breathe with it.  Surrender to it.  And then …. notice.

Where are you?  What have you been doing?  Whats happening around you?  This simple act of pausing and noticing wipes everything clean so you can hopefully see more clearly.  This cleansing is not a once in a while thing, but is part of our work right here  right now.  Actually, in every moment.  But as many times as you can remember will work as a starting point!

One at a time we can shift from being “lost” to “finding our way”.  With patience, persistence and compassion for ourselves and those around us.  If you’re feeling the confusion of lost horizons right now, its time to take some action to bring yourself back on your rightful path.

Word of the Day:   Beyul.  (Tibetan: སྦས་ཡུལWylie: sbas-yul) are hidden valleys often encompassing hundreds of square kilometers, which Padmasambhava blessed as refuges.   They are places where physical and spiritual worlds overlap and Tantric practice effectiveness increases with multiple perception dimensions.[1]  Buddhist texts indicate beyul are discovered when the planet is approaching destruction and the world becomes too corrupt for spiritual practice. 

Song of the Day: Beyond the Blue Horizon by Lou Christie