Shamanic energy – hummingbird

When you are ready to embark upon an epic journey, call upon the spirit of hummingbird for assistance. “When we settle for comfort over discovery, or compromise the soul’s longing to grow, we begin to wither. When we reawaken the great instinct to learn and explore, our lives grow less trivial and become epic.” ~Alberto […]


Remove the word “should” from your vocabulary. “After meditating for some years, I began to see the patterns of my own behavior. As you quiet your mind, you begin to see the nature of your own resistance more clearly, struggles, inner dialogues, the way in which you procrastinate and develop passive resistance against life. As […]

Seeing perfection in the imperfection

When we look through the filters of love and acceptance, we discover that all is well. “To become a great teacher, one must become a teaching.” ~Gabrielle Roth~ Can you see it? Can you look at a seed and see it’s perfection, it’s potential? Encased in a protective shell until it’s ready to sprout, the […]


There’s no need to rush. We’re just getting started. “To clarify ‘eternal’ just a smidge… Once the river of time has rounded her final bend, and the last star in the sky has brightened its last night, and every child who may ever be conceived has been given ten thousand names… we will have just […]

Be kind

Kindness is never wasted. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~Dalai Lama~ Every moment offers opportunities to be kind to yourself, one another, animals, the planet as well as future generations. When we bring the practice of compassion to our life situation, we become integral aspects of the dance of creation. Sometimes the […]


You are a joyous expression of the Divine. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh~ When you chose to be joyful, there is no one in the world who can take that from you. Our experience of life is […]

Using relationships as mirrors

Healing ourselves can change the world. “If we have the courage to look at the social and political forces in the world as reflections of the forces at work within each of us, we can more effectively take responsibility not only for our own personal healing but for the healing of our planet.” ~Skakti Gawain~ […]


You are stronger that you realize. “Few circumstances awaken our aspiration to live more directly from the heart than the grave illness or death of a loved one. In such times of naked pain, we’re no longer so intent on clinging to our protections, so interested in preserving our small comforts and our fleeting goals. […]

The awakened heart

Living an authentic life is an expression of love and empowerment. “Looking with a mind that’s awake reveals the shimmering pulse of life. Looking with a mind full of thoughts reveals only your thoughts.” ~Ezra Bayda~ Living an awakened life calls upon us to consistently and purposefully bring the best version of ourselves to our […]

A new paradigm

One sign of an evolving soul is the ability to accept assistance from others. “Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change.” ~Wayne Dyer~ There comes a time when spiritual tools we once utilized no longer have the impact that they once did. This doesn’t mean that they are […]