How do you hold the space to work out your intentions and life problems? I have tried various methods. I’ve prayed, affirmed, spell-casted and altar-ed my way through some of my life’s biggest dilemmas and quandries. Pulling on the power of a spiritual force bigger than I has worked wonders. I’ve discovered that spiritual work that actually *works* takes discipline, focus, imagination, creativity…and a strong container. A good practice is well-designed. It’s design, by nature, cares for and holds the space for transformation.
There are many big huge changes and shifts I’ve wanted to effect in my life, and these are things I’m really excited about so I have the motivation and drive. However, lately when I go to do something, they often sort of flop (technical glitches, or life takes a different course), or I myself flop (I had motivation 5 minutes ago – where did it go?). Even though the personal work I’ve been doing yields huuuuge breakthroughs – I have ‘em – then I float onto something else and it’s hard to grasp that big breakthrough I had a mere few days ago. Huh? In short, it feels like Neptune’s doing. Read more
(this is an excerpt from my upcoming CD on how to attract your soul mate)
Everyone has a twin flame, a twin soul, a soul mate. So where did the soul mate come from and why haven’t you found yours? In honor of this Valentine’s Day Gemini Moon, here’s a love note for you.
The soul mate is ancient and a modern reinvention. And because we love astrology, the story begins with the Greeks.
In Symposium, Plato described it like this (more or less): this dude Zeus (Jupiter) was atop his throne in the sky observing the world of men, women and hermaphrodites. One day the Gods, overhearing a conversation at the water cooler, learned the humans were plotting a plan to climb up the fireman’s pole to heaven and overthrow their kingdom.
Sera Beak is just like you and me. And if she’s not, basically you want to be her after your done reading The Red Book.
“I want to find God in my own way, in my own time, and essentially, by my own self. And I have. She beats deep inside my chest. I see her reflected everywhere. She grows with me.”
“Yep, I’m a true modern devotee. I love the mystics, The Matrix, yoga and the White Stripes, meditation and designer jeans. In terms of cultural dialects, I am mulitlingual. I speak New Age and Aveda Skin care, Eastern philosophy and Elle magazine, Metaphysics and Hitachi vibrators. I love modern art and dinner parites, lavender chocolate and dirty maritinis, dancing and random road trips and hanging out with my girlfriends. My spirituality is real, alive and active, funky and fresh. It’s not separate from my daily life; rather, it’s so integrated and infused I can no longer separate the two.” Read more
If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook For Finding Love on the Spiritual Path by Charlotte Kasl
If the Buddha Married: Creating Enduring Relationships on a Spiritual Path by Charlotte Kasl
You too can move from love & relationship elementary school to L&R college graduation day through Charlotte Kasl’s deceptively compact gem-like books. As the title suggests, Ms. Kasl has an obvious penchant for Buddhism but she’s all-faith inclusive, citing many different religious backgrounds. I love these books, they’re love and marriage 101 for people who have a spiritual life, an emotional life, a crazy 9-5 life and hit all the speedbumps along the way. The speedbumps can blow a tire at 55 mph but the pace of contemplation and reflection (more like an easy 15- 25 mph) is gentler on the spirit of the relationship.
Hey Fire signs, check out the “Fair Fight Rules” in If the Buddha Married. There’s nothing like a passionate argument to stoke the fires of love. But please, when you fight, fight fair.