an unknown life

sometimes we think that it will be this future point in time,that deserves all of our undivided attention.and try as we might, to consider all of the possibilities of what might happen then,we mostly cannot dream up the fixings of that moment.anticipating the convergence of energy, of something that feels like it might karmically determine... Continue Reading →

the art of transition

i hunger for depth.i am one to find containers that allow me to come completely undone, to travel outside of the ordinary.sacred ceremony, a session with my therapist, a conversation with chosen kin, a retreat...all offering the potential to be wildly transformational.and yet, in the transition from the depths to the surface, i often drown.there... Continue Reading →

why do we stay silent?

it's been awhile since i've written. needless to say, writing is a way for me to empty, to follow curiosity, to explore. so here we are. today, i found myself reconnecting with a friend and past love. and it surprised me as i shared with him that there were pieces in our shared history that... Continue Reading →

sati.

we need to do much less than we think. one translation of sati, a Pali word, is mindfulness. another, which feels truer in my own body and experience is:rememberfor those trained by industrialized society to do, to reach, to be productive,this energy can arise in our practice.thinking that is up to us to stop thoughts,... Continue Reading →

I Wonder

I wonder what it would’ve been like if it was a black cop who killed a white man.And what would happen if charges weren’t flexed based on the presentation of the offender.I wonder what would change if we healed from the chronic illness of them instead of us.Or if the dynamics of hierarchical divisiveness embedded... Continue Reading →

Poetry of Shifting Shapes

What will it take to claim your life?To remember that right now,You are still alive.Still breathing.And what will finally allow you to give it all away?For new visions only ever birth from emptiness.And what, dear love, are you taking for granted right now?Recognize it soon, send it sweet prayers,For like everything, it will one day... Continue Reading →

Teachings of Rhythm

Inspired while dancing the 5Rhythms, teaching us how to show up fully in this time.... When you crawl deeper into the chaos, You feel nauseous. An impulse to throw up - toss away, this overwhelming uncertainty. But like any storm, Impact will be minimized with relaxation. Turning into a rag doll that is shaped by... Continue Reading →

Creekside Lullaby

I spent two months sleeping creekside. As I was rocked to sleep each night by the rushing lullaby, The dreamscape was purified by the collection of winter rain. It became part of me, this rhythm, as if my heart beat and blood flowed along with the rippling of the water. Finally we'd emerged out of drought. The sky opened up... Continue Reading →

Waking Up…Part II

The answer is: You keep walking. (Read Part 1) But you stop looking down at your feet, and start looking around because... The world is speaking to you. Through every single one of your senses, there is guidance being offered that reveals your path to you. I've started to realize that we're living in a... Continue Reading →

Pointing Fingers

In moments of deep frustration, When my mind and body get agitated and impatient, I notice the thoughts that arise, The thoughts that will lead to my demise. She isn't doing her job right. It's her fault. Says one voice. They didn't design this tool right. It's their fault. Says another. When is this going... Continue Reading →

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