• Consciousness,  Ego,  Inspiration,  spirituality

    The Call of Something More

    There is something that calls us to Wholeness (or Spirit, God, Peace, Allah, Jehovah, Krishna etc etc) isn’t there?  I remember as a child feeling less like Spirit called to me and more like it bellowed holy renderings at the very top of it’s lungs.  At the time I recall feeling what Jeanne de Salzmann calls a “nostaliga for being” that I could neither articulate nor understand.  I felt a deep love and appreciation for the wonder of life that would sometimes overwhelm me.  Those were softer times when I could lay in the grass of my back yard and let those feelings flood through my relaxed body, tender heart and open…

  • Enneagram,  Non-duality,  Practice,  spirituality

    Our Dual Nature

     I’m sure many of you have heard the adage “we are not human beings that can have spiritual experiences but spiritual beings having a human experience”.  This sentiment was always a little peculiar to me since I wondered what it meant to be a purely spiritual being (which would then be able to wiggle its way into a human embodiment).  Would I be a big ball of light? But as I understand it light is both wave and particle, hence it is an entity of the physical realm.   Would I have any form at all?  Perhaps I would just be a thought, but, who’s thought?  The idea that I am a spiritual…

  • Ego,  Inner Work,  Inspiration,  Practice

    The Dead Season

    There is a moat around my house.  It is white and fluffy and it feels like it is imprisoning me.    A few months ago I wrote “The Dying Season”  about the transition of the lively summer season into winter.  We have now hit the true “dead of winter” and I have to say that I accept it with about as much grace as a aardvark with a broken leg stuck in a mud hole.  Inside, I feel smothered by the snow and paralyzed by the cold. Over the last few blizzardy days I’ve deeply felt the conundrum of the winter in me.  Nothing I do will melt the snow, bring back…

  • Ego,  Inner Work,  Intelligence,  spirituality

    A New Resolve About Resolutions

    Let me tell you about a resolution I once made.  I was living in Calgary after graduating from my undergrad and was working at a natural food store.  I hadn’t had much experience with holistic living at that point and was mesmerized by the alternative lifestyles of my coworkers.  At one point, with characteristic immoderation, I agreed to go on a raw foods cleanse with a friend I’d been spending a lot of time with.  So, cold turkey, I resolved to eat only raw, organic food in accordance with what was touted to be “the healthiest possible diet”.  Such a move would surely secure me a spot in hippy heaven. …