Yep, Signs Abound (as long as You notice)

24 Sep

Lately, just for fun I’ve been memorizing a few of poems from my past. Cuz I once heard the amazing poet Olga Broumas and she did a reading entirely from memory, eyes shut, swaying in prayer. It totally moved me. So I’m teaching myself a poem or two. In honor of Olga :))

Anyway, I was standing in line at Peets yesterday for my matcha addiction, using the time to memorize this short one that some of you know.

And just as I got to the front of the line, the guy in front of me turned around and I see his shirt. No joke, seriously cue Twilight Zone music. I almost fell over.

Happy Fall Equinox!

22 Sep

One of the reasons that I don’t write about astrology often, even though I love it and once spent 30 years doing a gazillion charts, is that people can get trapped on the roller-coaster of “Good transits! I’ll FINALLY get what I want!” and “Bad transits! I’ll NEVER get what I want!”

The focus is still entirely based in the small self.

Inviting In The Help

19 Sep

The other day a friend and I were having a conversation about a ticket I might be buying. She said ‘Well, it’s very unlikely you’ll get one. At least you better hurry and act fast!!! Everything will sell out and you’ll be left out!’

This made me smile a bit and I thought of the story in ‘Outrageous Openness’ called (without god). A bunch of you may know it. Yes everyone will rush to tell you why you can’t do certain things..and it’s TRUE if you think like a fearful person.

But if it’s offered to the Divine and it’s meant to be, it will simply BE. So I told my friend since I honestly didn’t care if I got the ticket or not, if it was meant to happen the Divine could make it occur even at the very last second! If it was Her will.

I just refused to think ‘like a struggling person’.
And why shouldn’t you?

Then I looked down at the table where we spoke and realized someone had left a paper open to THIS picture.

The Inner Road

16 Sep

The road to belonging to Yourself can be long, agonizing and circuitous. Often, as the process unfolds, you really don’t know where the hell you’re being led. But at some point, if you keep offering yourself again and again to this Inner Divine, if you make a steady invitation, you begin to “belong” to You. You can just feel it inside, growing a tiny bit day by day.

This has nothing to do with manifesting ANYTHING. It’s an inner sacred road led by Love. It’s available to anyone.

When Vision Boards Aren’t Enough

27 Jun

You’re familiar with these, right? You know, people cut out photos and words of all the stuff they want and paste them on a board. It’s a simple Law of Attraction technique to focus the soul’s intention on manifesting desires. And while that’s an occasionally effective idea, it’s actually a highly limited way to approach the world.

I’ll tell you why.

Ntozake Shange

15 Jun

Someone just wrote me and said, “Hey what IS this? Are you running some crazy religion or somethin?”

And all I can say is, OMFG what a nightmare THAT would be!

No, I’m no guru, I’m no savior, nada. I’m a writer, a highly imperfect Being, and all you’d have to do is spend 5 minutes with my wacky, flawed self to know that. I simply fell in love with the Divine in my own heart, and anyone deeply motivated can do that. To me, EVERYONE is a god or goddess. Most of us just forget.

god is funK

26 Mar

Bidden or unbidden, God is present.

C. G. Jung

 

To me, music is one of the endlessly compelling forms of the Divine.  But with four planets in open-minded Aquarius, I could never have a narrow view of so-called ‘spiritual’ music.   I figure if it speaks to your heart, moves you, comforts you, or just makes you fly, that’s plenty.

How could God NOT be present?

How “Outrageous Openness” Was Born

23 Mar

The stories in this new book are adapted from two years of writing as the SF Spiritual Examiner . Because of my long history as an astrologer, I initially assumed the columns might be about how to best navigate current and upcoming planetary cycles. But, over time I realized I mostly adored discussing how to “align with the Divine”, independent of life’s endless fluctuations.

I know without doubt that a Force of Love exists that can guide, help and interact with each of us in the most intimate and practical way no matter what the conditions.

If only we know how to invite It in.