The Infrastructures of Compassion

About a month ago, shortly after Trump became president elect, I kept hearing a prophecy in my head and it began with, “And the Red Nation shall rise…” I kept wondering what I was tuning into or recalling, and then recently as I was leaving my basement office in Cambridge, I walked up the steps into the gorgeous garden that surrounds the Victorian house and was unexpectedly met by the call of a great horned owl. Interestingly, the week before I had heard the distinct call of this owl in the woods behind my house in Gloucester. I was shocked to hear one again in an urban neighborhood. The call of the owl reverberated with round warm tones from the grand old spruce above me and filled the night air as if it was amplified on a sound system. I could scarcely believe my ears, until another owl began hooting from

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Unconditional Love

Unconditional love is the core of Love. We can only build unconditional love in this world by first cultivating it within ourselves. We do this through allowing universal Love to enter us through doorways of perception that open in the heart and mind. This opening happens spontaneously during moments of deep connection with loved ones, or in meditation, prayer and reverie in nature. We open into an expanded state of being, touch a greater reality and momentarily drop defenses and find ourselves loving purely. It is when the defenses of survival mind drop (commonly known as the ego) that we can open into the great sea of Love that is the Infinite. This field of Love surrounds us all the time. It nourishes and sustains us and awaits our intimate exploration. When we dare to follow the Divine invitation to open beyond defenses we find unconditional Love. It rolls through us

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Accept Your Life…Love The One You’re With!

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! So many of us are spending Valentine’s Day without a partner. There is no question that, this can be hard especially when bombarded by all the media hype. I want to propose that there is something powerful about accepting your life exactly as it is. I am not talking about being complacent and resigned. What I am talking about is an inspired level of self acceptance that says this is where I am right now and I am going to be present with my life as it is. There is a wonderful quote by the spiritual teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti : “If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are, undergoes a transformation.

” Through unconditional acceptance we challenge negative voices that tell us we are a loser, not enough in some way. What if you looked around your life and

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Solstice 2014

I decided, what better day to start my blog then on Solstice when light and dark once again shift in their ever spiraling dance through time. In my upcoming book, Passionate Wholeness, I write about the dawning of  new collective chapter that is happening because of the powerful re-balancing of feminine and masculine, dark and light energies, Pure Being and Pure Awareness, that is happening inside each of us, right now. I describe an epiphany I have while in Paris visiting friends. I am awakened on my last night to the audible words, as if spoken by someone right next to my bed, “Light and dark are inexorably one, they cannot be separated.” These words then hurled me into a stream of epiphany. Here is the excerpt: “Dark the feminine principle and Light the masculine principle are betrothed. They are not warring political parties, caught in an endless battle of wits

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