The Pandemic Pause

The pandemic pause places our public and private lives in a pernicious position, and a precarious one at that. Pernicious because of it’s harmful effect on our systems and our psyche especially in a pronounced and prolonged way. Precarious because each day we experience insecurity, and the real or imagined likelihood of social or personalContinue reading “The Pandemic Pause”

Allis Wellis

Allis Wellis returned again and again to a basic truth: All Is Well. Julian of Norwich (of Juliana as Wikipedia states) is credited with the following invocation, prayer, or reading: “All shall be well. And all shall be well. And all manner of thing shall be well.” Taken in or out of context of ChristianContinue reading “Allis Wellis”

The Hummingbird Whisperer

Social media is as much of a wonder as it is wicked. Many of us get sucked into the vortex of attention grabbing yet awareness-sucking online activity via Twitter, Tik-Tok, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and more. Occasionally, we make valuable connections, experience meaningful insights, and learn new things. One thing that held my attention on TwitterContinue reading “The Hummingbird Whisperer”

The Tripping Point

You know you’ve reached The Tripping Point when you: Are reading this blog Have used psychedelics Are considering using psychedelics Want to learn more about psychedelics Have been reading a lot about psychedelics Have seen media and social media on psychedelics Have had mystical experiences without using psychedelics Believe there is more to understanding thanContinue reading “The Tripping Point”

Stop Being Yourself

Stop being yourself. From birth, even from conception, the molecules that make up “who we are” connect and evolve to form our understanding of ourselves, others, and the world around us. On a biological level we can see this happen through a microscope and then outwardly in visible physical changes. This is more difficult toContinue reading “Stop Being Yourself”

Clarity Charity Prosperity

It arose from a meditation: Clarity, Charity, and Prosperity. It has a nice ring to it. Not only does it rhyme, but it’s reasonable. Not only does it pack a punch, but it is also profound. We all go through the ups and downs of life. Whether we are up or down or find ourselvesContinue reading “Clarity Charity Prosperity”

Sabotage Mahal

The Taj Mahal of Self-Sabotage, what I like to call “The Sabotage Mahal”, is the absence of self-love. It is in loving ourselves fully that we find an expansive source of power that itself is love, freedom, joy, connection, and growth. The Taj Mahal itself, one of the most iconic and recognizable structures in theContinue reading “Sabotage Mahal”

Enough is Enough is Enough

Enough. The word itself is strangely unfamiliar when seen visually as it is spelled, yet, when heard or said aloud, it triggers all kinds of associations mentally and emotionally. From the German word ‘genog’ or sufficient, the word enough mysteriously refers simultaneously to a significant lack of something, just the right amount of something, andContinue reading “Enough is Enough is Enough”

Break the Frame

Break the Frame If 2019 was the year of #elevatedparadox, then let 2020 be the year of ‘breaking the frame’ #breaktheframe. A quick web search generated this spot-on definition: “dare to be different. try something new. untried before.” The concept, mindset, hashtag, philosophy is so right up my alley, it is truly uncanny. To consistentlyContinue reading “Break the Frame”