Friday, Feb 26-Sunday, Feb 28 2016

Energy Musings.  Here. Now.

This Weekend.

The muse takes flight.  Your fancy reigns.  Play with your materials, your medium, your tools. Experiment and lose yourself in your Art.  Only to find yourself again, on the other side of lost.  Flip the coin.  See  where it lands.  Take a chance.

Song of the Weekend:  Take a Chance on Me by Abba




Thursday, Feb 25, 2016

Energy Musings. Here. Now.

Today!  What are your Questions?  The ones that keep circling around you almost haunting you.  What are the questions you find yourself asking in your deepest moments of darkness and the ones that present themselves during your most inspirational times? The questions that your soul seeks the answers to.  The questions that take flight in your dreams.

What does it mean to you to just BE with the questions themselves, without judgement or expectation?  To ask them out loud and then to sit in silence.  To write them down and leave them on the page.  To paint them into a painting, to dance them through your body, to sing them into being.

Express your questions…. and them let them go.  Really let them go.  Watch them fly and with a breath, release them forever.

Some inspiration from the poet Rilke


Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016

Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.


Pull it in. Pull it all in. Way in.  Into your core, your essence, yout be -ing.  For now, resist the urge to expand outwardly.  Sometimes, this action of expanding outwardly can be like a reaching, a grasping for something other than yourself. Do you need to feel like you are connected to source or are “important” because of something that you do or prove or reach for?  Watch for this. It can be very very very very subtle or blaringly obvious.  Maybe you notice it in others, but not yourself.  As you remember the world around you is but a reflection of YOU, you will know that these manifestations around you are really mirroring your own unconscious habits.

In this moment, here, now….move inward.  No need to prove anything. No need to compare yourself to others.  No need to want or desire to be anything other than what you are right here, right now. In this moment,  your private moment.  Where no one can see you or judge you or compare you or praise you or lift you.

Who is this “behind the scenes” you?  Love this intimate version of you.  This imperfectly perfect and real you.  Coming in even deeper, find your true home. The one inside you.  The one with you always… through all the shifts, changes, lifetimes, ups, downs……. find that place that is always always always constant and steady.  The jewel in the lotus.

Here is where you are.  Here, is where you are.

Today, its just about You.


Mantra of the day:  Om Mani Padme Hum

Song of the day:  Come Together by the Beatles

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016


Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.



Did you see the moon last night?  See its fullness, round and soft edged?  Taste its milkiness as it seeped through the heavy sky?  Smell its freshness , hear its sighs?

Did you dance in the moonlight, under the canopy of clouds, with wisps of pure white light filtering down like tiny spotlights from an unseen spaceship?

Did you dream of lifetimes as old as the moon itself and see into the future through this giant lense opening for you?  Did you feel the cries, the tears shed, the river filling with the rain all under the graceful eye of the Moon?    Did you see at sunrise, the leaves shimmering, the ground seeping, the moon waving her final goodbye.

Did you hear her messages, whispered through darkness in languages before words, into your slumbering restful being?

Close your eyes, listen again, and drink them in.



Song of the Day:  I Have the Moon by Magnetic Fields

Monday, Feb 22nd, 2016


Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.


Let the light shine right through you.  Clearing a new pathway for you to unfold within.  Drop your worries, anxieties, doubts, fears, stress …. And your expectations, hopes, wishes, desires, too. Shed it ALL like an old skin.  None of it serves you here, now.

Close your eyes and spend a few precious breaths listening to sound of your own heartbeat.  Your own blood coursing through your veins.  Feel the life force that is within you.

And then, stand in your truth, in your vulnerable place and allow the light to fill you from the outside in… completely.  Knowing, there is nothing to remember.  Just breathe it in.

Mantra of the day:  Aham Brahmasmi

Song of the day:  Nothing to Remember by Neko Case

Friday, Feb 19-Sunday, Feb 21, 2016

Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.


Center.  The message never gets old.  We hear it over and over.  A million different nuanced ways.  It sounds new each time.  We can use many different words to describe this centering.  This centered place.  Balance.  Wholeness.  Neutral.  Inner calm.  The words change but the feeling remains.  Clarity and discernment arise.  Everything that is not clear, not true,  not honest… burns off.

Its that simple.

I stand between the fire and the water.  A burning, a disintegrating a smoldering.   A flowing, a shifting, a clearing.  Together, fire & water have a tricky relationship.  Too much fire, evaporates the water.  Too much water, puts out the fire.  But in the center, I can hold them both.  One in the left hand, one in the right.  Here, in my hands, they co-exist.  The balance to carry them both equally is tricky. Because “equal” does not mean “even”.  And that balance changes daily.  Its like walking on a tightrope with your balancing pole in both hands. The pole shifts subtly to maintain balance as you move with care, focus and attention forward.  Everything is contained in that subtlety subtle awareness.

What is your balance?  Where is your center?  What, in your life right here, right now, are you balancing?  How long can you maintain your awareness on your center.  Focussing here, ease will flow back into your life.


Word of the day:  Center

Inspiration of the day: a page from “Be Here Now” by Ram DasIMG_1187


Thursday, Feb 18, 2016

Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.

Unknown Find your neutral ground.  The place of non duality, non judgement.  The place of clear discernment.  Your clear mindedness. Your place.

This neutral ground holds the key to change. True, lasting, integrated change.  Without it, there is no real balance.  Only the superficial shifting from one extreme to another.

The word neutral is fascinating.  Its meaning has come to be associated with qualities like lack of power and uninvolved.  But the Latin root neuter “of the neuter gender,” literally   means “neither one nor the other.” Why and how did the implication of neutral become synonymous with weak?

What does ‘neutral’ feel like to you?  Where are your resistances to becoming neutral?  Are you attached to anger, fervor, control, righteousness in the name of passion?

More importantly, can you find your true passion in the neutral zone?  It is there.  Full of life, potential and understanding.  It is the secret of the buddhas, the sages, the rishis… passed on through millennia.  It is here for us now.

Open your arms and step into this Neutral place.

Word of the day:  Neutral

Quote of the day:  Thich Naht Hahn on The Happiness of Neutral Feelings

“If you are a good practitioner you can easily handle your difficulties; the transformation is quicker. There are many kinds of feelings: painful feelings, pleasant feelings, and neutral feelings. In the process of practicing we discover that the neutral feelings are very interesting. As when we sit, there is a sensation that is neutral. When we bring mindfulness to the neutral feeling, you find that it is quite nice. You see that you already have enough conditions for happiness with a neutral feeling. If you look deeply at the neutral feeling you see that it is wonderful. When you see your feelings passing by like a river, you see that 80% of your neutral feelings are quite pleasant. With mindfulness, our neutral feeling is transformed into happiness.”

January 9, 2011. from Lower Hamlet, Plum Village, France.

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016

Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.

TODAY!  Re-imagine what it means to evolve.  Consider the implications, the expectations, assumptions you carry.  The actual word Evolve, derives from the “Latin ēvolvere to unroll, open, unfold” (  Often we think “evolve” is to move forward, to get better, to aim toward some end goal of attainment.  Evolving towards a higher consciousness or toward a new paradigm.  Some think of evolving in terms of living in a new dimension or “ascending”.  Or towards ‘better’ and more ‘advanced’ states of technology and medicine.  

What happens when you detach the concept of “progress” from the idea of Evolving. If you take the goal or desire to attain something, out of it altogether.  What are you left with?  What if evolving is not about getting ‘better’ or becoming more advanced.

What if evolving simple is about opening to what is right in front of you right here right now?

Today, let go of the need for “improvement” and evolve into the present moment just as it is.

Word of the day: Evolve

Song of the day:  Galaxy song.  Monty Pyton.  just so we don’t get too serious today!


Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016

Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.

Today. Find the creativity in all that you do, all that you are.  In each moment, you create. Create peace, create love, create nourishment, create healing, create calm, create chaos, create disorder, create life.  What is it that you are creating in this moment? And this?  And this?

As you cook your meals, feel your creativity. As you wash the dishes, make it creative.  As you answer emails, be the creative.  It is always with you, this creative spirit.  To come into deeper connection with your creative soul and live your art (instead of just make it), whatever your “art” may be, you simply need to recognize the creativity that is around you with all that you already do.

Breathe creatively,  walk creatively, smile creatively, speak creatively, move creatively throughout your day.  And don’t be surprised if inspiration to engage in your own personal practices comes flooding in.  Opening more to the creative spirit, we find we have even more to express than we knew possible.

Unleash your creativity.

Word of the day: Create!

Song of the day:  Mad World instrumental by Vitamin String Quartet

Monday, Feb 15, 2016

Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.

Today, wait for it.  With ease and resolve practice waiting.  In the space of waiting, pay attention.

What arises here?  What mind chatter gets turned on?  What thought patterns get triggered?  What knee jerk reactions are present?  Watch them all, with gentleness and love.  Open more and more space within the place of waiting and feel the opportunities expand all around you.

In that place of waiting, blockages will be revealed.  Feel gratitude for being aware enough to see them.

In that place of waiting, can you watch these blocks come and go, like temporary visitors in a waiting room?

This waiting place is alive with potential.  Today, be patient and find joy in waiting.

Word of the Day:  Wait

Song of the Day:  Patience by Guns & Roses