svadhistana – the right to feel, the power of relationships “Happiness comes from between. It comes from getting the right relationship between yourself and others, yourself and your work, and yourself and something larger than yourself.” — Jonathan Haidt “Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos—the trees, the clouds, everything.”—Thích…Read More
We will begin this session of Writing the Energetic Body with an intention-setting ritual that will touch on each of the seven major chakras and their influence in our lives. We will stimulate the imagination and expand our perception for our best life in terms of each chakra, grounding it at the Root, stabilizing Scorpio energy into the Earth, and using that energy to sustain us as we rise up through the body and the chakras to the Crown and the atmosphere around us. We prepare to fully embrace the season of autumn, finding the balance between the necessity of letting go of what needs to leave and making space for what wants to enter, what will sustain us in the dark months ahead, and what we want to nurture and encourage to break through the frozen surface once spring arrives.Read More
I confess, “If I weren’t afraid, I’d make money doing what I love.” I am willing to explore and take new actions toward creating income through my creative work, and am especially committed to my sacred sexuality project with Sydney Francis. I am committed to sharing my knowledge of somatics, creativity and the creative process (especially in writing, the visual arts and sound), ritual, and play. I am willing to explore and experiment, with an open heart and spirit toward gratitude and abundance in all its forms.Read More
I know I like to put my tongue on smooth stones, taste their chalkiness and feel the moisture being sucked from my tongue.
I know that I say I want to be near the beach but I keep staying in the high desert because I like to choose when I am around lots of people.Read More
I know it’s Saturday. It has been a super hectic week. Lots of plans were made, and then many had to be changed because I couldn’t do them all. This Saturday, I decided to rest. I napped a lot. Vacuumed the floors. Did things around the house to ground myself. It was the perfect thing…Read More
I glad I named this “Born on a Thursday” because I’m glad I was born. I like being alive. I like the cool adventures and people I get to experience. A lot has happened this week – some great (summer here is so perfect), some pretty fucking crappy (family stuff, ugh) – and I am doing…Read More
I keep coming across surprises – like this yarn bomb tonight. It looks like a southwestern sunset. And behind it, reflecting in the window – actually is the sunset.Read More
Glimmer of Possibility – Born on a Thursday #5
Where I was seeing shadows I now see light.
Light, like water, like rain.
Shimmering shadow shift — reflection.Read More
Dreaming I am driving in the city, a city, the way I dream of New York lately. Houston Street is always a vast 8-lane highway that breaks off in a V, dividing the Lower East Side from the rest of the city. Massive buildings, uneven, bulging, and swaying—thousands and thousands of windows. No room for air. It’s grey, the sky, the city, everything. Even red and yellow have a coat of grey.Read More
I didn’t bring enough warm clothes with my this week! Wish me luck on my job hunt . . . I’d like to start grooving in Phoenix full-time – though I have had an interesting discussion tonight with my friend Linda and an Apache history lesson (which will resume tomorrow).Read More