Hello dear one,
Short and sweet today as you may have many holiday parties to go to:
At Scott’s invitation, I recently met his Lakota teacher Arkan Lushwalla. I was inspired by how Arkan spoke about Ceremony in the Native American tradition: as a way for people to enter together a space of healing, clearing, and prayer; a place to go deep into the dark and wide into the light, and return with the gifts received so we can offer them to our radically troubled world.Read more
Yes you too are in relationship, even if you're technically single. Pick any important person in your life, or yourself, and see if these apply.
One day some people came to the master and asked "How can you be happy in a world of such impermanence, where you cannot protect your loved ones from harm, illness, and death?"
The master held up a glass and said, "Someone gave me this glass, and I really like it. It holds my water admirably and it glistens in the sunlight. I touch it, and it rings! One day the wind may blow it off the shelf, or my elbow may knock it from the table. I know this glass is already broken, so I enjoy it incredibly."Read more
I'll have That To Go, Please .............
The other day I went for a small refund to CVS – which is high on the list of my least favorite stores to go to – and almost left on the spot at the sight of a long queue of people waiting for check out. One cashier. Lunch hour, duh.
But because I was fresh out of another amazing acu-ortho-body magic session with Ken Luke, I was slooow and eeeeasy. So off to the end of the line I go. Why wait when I can have an experience?Read more
On a recent trip to Hamburg, Germany, nostalgia got the best of me, and I emailed an ex-boyfriend i hadn't spoken to in thirty years. We had met in the '80s as international students in Helsinki, and had some wild times together in Hamburg, both studying arcane Ugro-Finnish languages at the time (don't ask me how).
He is now a distinguished professor at a European university, with many awards for his intellectual achievements, and me, well ... I cannot tell you how grateful I am for my decision to leave the academic world behind and choose this adventure of embodiment instead.Read more