Blessing the Obstacles

22 Apr

Lord Ganesh, the sublime elephant God, is said to not only remove obstacles, but to also BRING the ones that are Divinely needed. So you never know WHERE you’re being guided by that cancelled date or delayed ‘plan’. Often the Divine has a set-up far beyond what the small self is desperate to hatch. If […]

Dying to Love

04 Apr

A number of wild events occurred in the last two weeks of these total eclipses that led me to produce this short video, ‘Dying to Love’. Especially I’ve long wanted to talk about how I see the spiritual meaning of crucifixion and rebirth independent of religion. I’ve been long transfixed by this idea in a […]

Trusting the Universe

09 Mar

Every day, since New Years, I’ve been thinking of my favorite quote by the great Indian nondualist Nisargadatta Maharaj: “The only thing required of you is to allow all your raging desires to relax into preferences. Then EVERYTHING will be done THROUGH You and FOR You, not BY you.”

The Yoga Jam

23 Feb

So the other week, I showed up for a vinyasa class with a visiting ‘name’, a real mob scene. The woman at the door pointed at a huge waiting crowd and said ‘Well, you better push your way thru somehow and grab a space. Be forceful. Otherwise you’ll be shut out BIG time. Some have […]

The Divine Road

15 Feb

(or why “Manifesting” is so damn limited:) Someone wrote me recently to say she loved “Outrageous Openness” but found since she read it sometimes things got much HARDER for a bit…until they became more peaceful and easy. She finally had a companion she could trust in the Divine. She wondered if I’d comment.

Tapas Squared

28 Jan

(or The Joy of Letting Go) In Sanskrit, tapas means the suffering you feel as you learn to surrender to the Divine. It’s the cosmic fire that burns away the impurities that make us chase, manipulate, and grab. Tapas can be painful as all heck cuz it’s actually the purification of the ego. But as […]

Stopping Before the Miracle

21 Jan

I’ve been getting this message a lot lately so I’ll tell you how I mean it. Because on the one hand, everything, of course, is one dazzling miracle after another. In the right consciousness, just that you can blink your eyes, pet a cat, or chew an apple is utterly stunning. But sometimes we give […]

Guest Post: The Book That Inspired Me to Cancel the Sacred Conference

14 Jan

I often get stories of how this work impacts people’s lives, but rarely one as eloquent as this. I wanted to share how one woman’s openness, and continued attention to the practice of the living with surrender and offering to the Divine, brought a new way of being into her life. Let me introduce Annika […]