“Everyone here is a freak, just like me” — (Ecstatic Dance)

A few months ago someone at the end of one of our dances said, *Everyone here is a freak, just like me.*  The room broke up in laughter because, indeed, we’re all freaks just like him and we get to come together and celebrate that fact in safety. There really are no words to express what happens there on that floor and yet, that is what I’m intending to do here today. Speak what happens on that magical dance floor. I warn you, I will fail. If you really want to know what goes on I highly recommend finding your local Ecstatic Dance scene and experiencing the wonder for yourself. …

The awakened heart is a broken heart

There’s grief in awakening. Grief at the loss of autonomy, grief at the loss of purpose and meaning. Grief at the loss of knowing and certainty, however deluded they were. There’s grief over losing one’s power, and one’s familiar identity. There’s so much loss in awakening. When it dawns that there’s nothing we can keep, nothing can be retained beyond its prescribed time, and all that we know and love must pass, then a natural grief for all of it can come. And since this knowledge of loss is for all of it, for all time, then that ache of grief is an ever-present refrain, a broken heart, amidst the delight at the miracle and mystery of life. …

Skepticism is a healthy process that aids discernment…

Let’s not demonize the skeptic! While anything can be taken too far, skepticism is a must for healthy individuals in our dog-eat-dog world. I made this rather sarcastic observation recently: ” I don’t know what to do with myself. I guess I’ll be a life coach.” Nothing like somebody who couldn’t figure out what  to […]

Say yes…

Listen to the body. It has all our ancestors within. Lots of mothers and fathers from the beginning of time…all recorded in our DNA. We also have access to the entire living collective via our body and spirit, both. …

Is anyone not insane?

Among the multitude of dualities we struggle with, the most persistent is perhaps the struggle to impose order on disorder — control on the uncontrollable…

Accidental cool photo. I have no idea how it happened.

Myth, metaphor and coming to awareness…

Metaphor and myth must be relied on when the nervous system cannot handle reality.This isn’t a joke it’s very serious. Trauma embeds and it’s too painful to tolerate… as we heal we start to be able to heal the excruciatingly painful psycho/spiritual dimension as embedded in the body …

Reflections on learning to FLY

Tom Petty said it first..the eternal now dictates that this is happening at all times!! (I dare say I DO HAVE WINGS!! (I still crash to the ground, however…finding that place where the eternal now is always WINGED) …