“To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer to the universe."
– Eckhart Tolle
Is your life full of drama?
According to the HeartMath Institute, drama drains your energy and makes it harder to maintain your resilience.
Drama happens on many levels. There is the initial drama during an actual event. More drama is created when you revisit the event or rehash it with your friends and colleagues. Sharing one’s reaction to drama on social media allows it to reverberate creating an environment of drama.
“Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries."
– Corita Kent
Living consciously is a sensual endeavor.
We receive information through the five senses of sight, touch, taste, smell and hearing. These sense memories that we gather throughout our lives inform our attitudes, emotions and actions. Beyond our core senses, we have other, more sensitive, ways of engaging the world around us.
All living beings generate electromagnetic fields (or biofields) that have the ability to receive information and deliver instructions. Movement of ce...
“With the current revival of shamanism and shamanic healing, we are at last beginning to recognize the spiritual and psychological value of much that our ancestors knew.” – Sandra Ingerman
A shaman is one who is trained in the use of altered states of consciousness. It is believed that shamanism and the wisdom traditions of trance, journeying, shape shifting and energetic healing have been practiced for some 10,000 years in all regions of the world. While individual practices may have local distinctions, the foundational techniques are universal.
“From the moment you were born, your death has walked beside you.” – John O’Donohue.
In my private practice I have experienced amazing shifts in my clients. The techniques I have learned from the wisdom keepers around the world are amazing. I work with people who are facing death. Each of their journeys are filled with anxiety and fear. How will I manage? Where am I going?
Ron was a hard driving, athletic man before he began having random bleeds in his brain. After the first incidence he worked hard with speech and physical therapists to recover...
“Sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.” – Joseph Campbell
Sacred space is used for ceremonies, rituals or simple periods of meditation. It creates a container of peace and possibilities. Within sacred space, we sense a deeper connection with others both in this reality and in non-ordinary worlds.
Opening Sacred Space
Opening sacred space is most often performed in words through prayer, poetry or song. It is often accompanied by musical instruments. The invocation you choose will depend on the beliefs or spiritual traditions you hold. This...
"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”
– John Irving
One of the five practices of the No Regrets Project is Courage to Be Me. I believe that in order to live my life to the fullest, it is important to find a balance between my service and myself. It takes courage to do both.
Courage would not be required if fear were not present. Fear motivates me to hide my true self. What will people think of me? Will I let him down? Will she love me if I follow my dreams? Will I love myself if I do not s...
“I do despachos for health, love, and for business... and for the Apus.” – Don Agustín, Q’ero paqo
The signature ceremony of The Living & Dying Consciously Project is a despacho ceremony, which has been practiced for hundreds of years in the high Andes Mountains (Apus) of South America. A despacho is a prayer bundle prepared in gratitude to the earth, the mountains and the spirits that support us in this world.
All despachos have common elements and yet each has unique intentions. A despacho can be a simple offering with few ingredients or it can be an el...
Humans have been building altars for more 30,000 years. Many of the rituals and ceremonies of ancient altars have been lost, but the call to build altars is still vibrant today. In some areas of the world altars are considered necessary in every home or place of business. In our modern world we often unknowingly build altars on our work desks with favorite objects or pictures to accompany us throughout the day.
Altars are especially useful in times of transitions, celebrating new beginnings and endings or simply shifting roles and relationships. Altars bring healing...