I received this message in my inbox from Heather Bleasdell, Citizen Witch. Never give up. Always Surrender. ~ Heather Bleasdell Her wise words makes so much sense to me right now. Caring for my partner while he is recovering from open heart surgery has been a constant surrendering to the situation at hand and taking ...
Stories about the Dakota Access Pipeline have been troubling my heart for some time now - this story by Victory Lonnquist especially moved me, brought me to tears, touched me on so many levels. Maybe it's the moon, or my moon - or that water, the earth, women - are so powerful and yet, so repressed ...
Grief and the shadow have been staring me down. I'm seeing patterns, and more and more, time feels less linear to me, spherical, maybe even donut-shaped. Addiction, alienation, secrets, power, sexuality, envy, fear - the stuff we keep hidden - I've been circling around the subjects and diving through. I feel like I've been breaking ...
It's been a beautiful summer - I've been spending so much of it outdoors or semi-outdoors in my garage/painting studio. Sunshine, fresh air, and exercise do wonders not only for the body, but the spirit and soul. There is a field I ride through that inspired this recent painting called Summer's End at Forbidden Meadow. ...
Amazing eclipse energy! This class is an intention, and today, while visiting a friend in Sedona, I will further my intention ritual. Pumpkin carving with friends will become a ritual.
I viewed the sun and moon through two different telescopes during the eclipse. In the first the sun looked white and the moon dark grey. Along the edge of the moon I could see ripples in the surface. Craters! And I could see sun spots. What are sun spots? The surface of the sun is like fire, but there are spots there. The second telescope had a different light spectrum, and the sun was red while the moon was black. On the edges of the sun I could see solar flares! They looked like swirling red smoke.
The moon set off my moon 6 days early. OK. Maybe I am on track now with the new moon. The energy around the eclipse felt compressed, like the light. I’ve been needing a lot of rest – yet when I am resting I feel restless. My dreams that night warned me not to get caught in webs of despair, I need to be careful who I let into my life. Some people cast far-reaching spells. I know who I need to let go of. Karmic, lifetimes. The contracts are null and void.
“From the very beginning to the very end, pointing to our own hearts to discover what is true isn’t just a matter of honesty but also of compassion and respect for what we see.” – Pema Chodron
“I grabbed my book and opened it up. I wanted to smell it. Heck, I wanted to kiss it. Yes, kiss it. That’s right, I am a book kisser. Maybe that’s kind of perverted or maybe it’s just romantic and highly intelligent.” ― Sherman Alexie
As I was cycling home, I realized that there are a lot of people who were pivotal in (saving) my life during that time (the 90s) in New York - and so many of those people who were important to my development as a writer and artist and loving human being, I will never see again. There I was, pedaling slowly up the mesa, into the sunset, with cars flying past me and tears streaming down my face.
I felt awake, and more alive than I have felt in a long while.
Get ready to explore possibility, make (re)discoveries, release inhibition, and develop a writing practice.
Overview of the seven major chakras of the Hindu Chakra System:
1st Chakra – This is our entrance into the earthly plane, our right to be in the world. We will investigate issues surrounding survival and our “tribe”.
2nd Chakra – This is where we experience the power of relationships. We will plumb pleasure, sexuality, emotions, and the desire to create.
3rd Chakra – This is where we gain our sense of personal identity, power, and will. Who are you? What is your purpose?
4th Chakra – We will open to compassion, self-acceptance, and love.
5th Chakra – We will look at clear communication, self-expression, creativity and “Divine Will”. What happens when you speak your Truth?
6th Chakra – We will explore perception, clarity of vision, and psychic ability. How do you see the world? How does intuition and imagination expand your life experience?
7th Chakra – How do we understand the world? What is our connection to a Higher Power?
We will investigate thought as the seed of manifestation and how the energy of this “ethereal” chakra can be brought “down to earth”.
Working with Sydney has been fantastic. I love deeply exploring topics, and looking at sex and sexuality through the lens of the chakras is no exception. When I reach my limit, when it feels to me like I can go no further, Sydney has a way of nudging me to go a little farther. I get to the point where I kick up swampy mud and I think that is all there is, and with one word, Sydney has us flowing downstream, out of the swamp, and deep into a vast ocean.