Poem – Blackened

Your mind is a disaster A closet of living corpses A delectable assortment of profound statements Living and breathing in a stew of contentment Until they have blackened beyond taste 
Ahh how they long to breathe
 The persistent mutilation 
The false idols 
The...

Poem – Truthbombs

Truthbombs Resting on fertile ground Why are we so afraid to shake our own terra firma When all hope resides in crime And precious little allows cracks to form
 Because all we do is mend that which makes itself open
 Raw form
 Sensuality 
Sex 
The existence of the...

Letter to Chris, 4/18/18

Dear Idiot Boy, I remember things about you that you don’t. Forgotten allies. Dreams outside pictures. Photographs within the walls. Others remember things as well, as if in a dream of unknown things you never remember but can’t forget. The most important thing to...
Depression: A Recipe for Artists

Depression: A Recipe for Artists

Can you feel that? I can. There is a sense of motion in the space that surrounds you. A timeless notion. A breeze unfelt. Can you see that? Patterns in your mind’s eye. Magical spaces. Flow states. You felt that come and go, didn’t you. The way it pulled you inside...

Poem – Chose Wrong

Push. Pull. Resist. The tug of the soul’s persistent quest to belong to the Whole Answers. Self-Denied
 Crushed like distant hearts
 favoring the solace of bitter tonic, 
grey skies,
 and the way the mind spins its own illusions of golden fields 
I knew you were...

July 20, 2017

For Chester –   Dreams we live Channelled systems because of distortion Living in ecstasy Notions of promise Deliberate meanings Fuck you Crawling through a tunnel towards darkness Overtaken by rage Needs bought Chaos resumed Peaceful beginnings Teachings...

May 18, 2017 – for Chris

Forgetting your hearts Returning to that which unravels Spiraling downward into the abyss We find that which is whole And wrong And damaged And yet free For life breaths into us that which we consume We breathe In Out Choking Wrong Sick Light Dark Pain Lack of...

Poem – Once Again

True to form She waits to believe True to form He waits to accept The truth lies in the unbound glory of life’s failure to hold true That which seeks to hold us down Bound and beautiful Craving and forgetting All life breathing around them Until all is lost and...

Poem – Slow Leak

Integrity A slow leak A prize fighter without a cause An endless twirling of meanings Without which we would all die
Shamed by our endless pursuit of causes worth fighting for Until rocks crumble and water bursts 
Through the dams of our despair 
And loss is a truth...

Poem – Footsteps in Flight

Precious things Words that consume us Following in footsteps Trailing behind us Until all words become like imprints in sand Focused on sound Details in tragic places Magnified by maudlin hopes Memories of time Lovely notes in rhyme Pictures worth thousands of words...
Nourishing Your Spiritual Life

Nourishing Your Spiritual Life

When it comes to eating, everything on this earth is of divine purpose.  In the cycle of life, all food sources are chosen based on purposeful nourishment. Animals use physical and intuitive senses to choose available foods within a season that allow them to thrive to...
Vibration in a Bottle

Vibration in a Bottle

Perfect vibration is like a melody, embracing you in resonant harmony. It feeds your soul, swirling about the tangled parts of you, weaving a tapestry of energy that awakens and expands who you are. What vibration truly is is a new quantum understanding of...
The Truth of Science

The Truth of Science

Science is not “true.” Science is ambitious: it is a quest, a sense of wonder, an idea. Science sets up a framework for answering diverse and complex questions about the nature of existence. What most people do not understand is that science is not designed to “prove”...
5 Reasons to Strength Train

5 Reasons to Strength Train

Strength Training is All About Finding Your Core 1.  There are many reasons why one should adopt a strength training program, and the most obvious one is to become stronger. But from a holistic standpoint, incorporating strength into your physical body channels into...
Why You’re Fat

Why You’re Fat

FAT – and all that.   First of all, let’s define what fat is and isn’t.   Being FAT is like saying you experience frequent headaches. You suffer from lower back or knee pain. You feel bloated a lot. You constantly put yourself down (enough that you’re...
A Vital Lesson in Consciousness

A Vital Lesson in Consciousness

How important is consciousness to living with vitality?   And what exactly do we mean when we say “consciousness”?   Our conscious awareness of our place on this Earth is a vital lesson for us all. Where are you at this very moment? At the surface, you may...
Untapped Vital Energy

Untapped Vital Energy

You can find vital energy within, even when think you’re tapped out.   At the start of the week I embarked upon a 10-day cleansing fast. The most interesting aspect of this experience has been my need to tap into alternate sources of energy while on a...
5 Steps to a Spring Cleanse

5 Steps to a Spring Cleanse

  1) Begin with the end in mind. Focus on the transformation you want to achieve. A Spring cleanse is about renewal of the body, mind and spirit. Meditate on how you want your life to change for the better.   2) Choose life-giving foods. Everything you eat...
16 Keys to Nutritional Vitality

16 Keys to Nutritional Vitality

  1) Learn to listen to your body. Any time you listen intuitively to your body it can tell you exactly what you need. Food choices become natural as you discern between biological and emotional needs. This takes practice! But it is well worth the effort, and...
A Balanced Kitchen

A Balanced Kitchen

Sometimes making a decision about what to eat for dinner on a busy or tired evening can be as easy as checking your freezer, provided you have taken the time to prepare a few easy meals.   Meals planned in advance, whether they be for one person or an entire...
Authentic Flow

Authentic Flow

Flow. What does it mean to flow through life? We can imagine what it must FEEL like. Fluid. Soft. Balanced. Connected. Peaceful. Joyful. Never too much, and never too little.  So how do we reconcile our work lives with our play lives, bringing about that illusive...
Creativity To Shift Hearts

Creativity To Shift Hearts

    To live in a world where creativity reigns supreme is a place in our hearts that can exist today, if only we shift our perception about how we value our resources.   I want you to imagine a simple world where we carefully consider how we spend our...
Beyond Limitations

Beyond Limitations

There is a hunger in all of us that wants to be understood. To be fed. A core ideology that grumbles at any taste of freedom from the ache of longing. The soul knows what it wants. Without question. It was born to know. And We – YOU – put limitations on...

In Harmony with Local Food

Eating food grown by and purchased from your local farmer is like nothing else. It’s even better than growing your own food. Food grown by local farmers is food grown with LOVE that was meant to be shared with YOU. Sitting down to a meal of produce and meats...
Wisdom Quotes by Dana

Wisdom Quotes by Dana

Trust is the ultimate expression of love. To believe in oneself is the ultimate expression of faith, for belief in oneself is to know that your own inner wisdom is of Divine origin. Trusting in yourself involves loving not only yourself but your divine partner. The...
New, Broken, Shiny, Scarred

New, Broken, Shiny, Scarred

This week I am beginning a new health program that might as well be called a spiritual wellness program. After all, isn’t everything we endeavor to do rooted in our spiritual health? I think it is safe to assume that any time we make a change in our lives there...
Do You Unplug?

Do You Unplug?

What would it be like to go an entire today without media? No grabbing your smartphone from your nightstand first thing in the morning. No looking at your iPad while your coffee is brewing. No checking your Facebook and Twitter feeds throughout the day. What would it...
Your Dog is Your Mirror

Your Dog is Your Mirror

I miss my Hula girl. I work with dogs for a living because of Hula. But I am also the person I am today in part because of Hula. Hula was an absolute joy – the brightest light of my world during her three short years of life. But like all of my dogs, she had...
From the Inside Out

From the Inside Out

“The spider builds her web like a tapestry artist, with a complex set of threads.  Overlaying several threads to create stability, then working from the inside out….” The spider works in harmony with Source, weaving her web with fluidity. Sometimes, in wanting...

Patterns

“The universe in itself is perfect. Science shows us how easy that is to see in the awesome precisions and patterns in nature. We are part of that awesome precision. You are part of that perfect source.” Yesterday I talked about being in harmony with life’s energy. We...

Precision

Recently I learned a lesson about having faith in the universe. A lot of people go about saying things like “everything happens for a reason,” but it’s another thing when demonstrating faith is not only something to get us though a difficult time; it becomes essential...
Strength

Strength

Strength and grieving have been on my mind a lot in the past month. Dealing with the sudden loss of my three year old dog caused me to think about how we, particularly Americans, deal with grief, both formally and informally. Our culture respects those who stay strong...
Service

Service

Last week I served dinner in a soup kitchen downtown, which is something I do five times a year. Prior to my first service a couple years ago, the idea of it made me very uncomfortable, in the same way that the homeless begging for handouts on the street corners made...
Nature’s Teachings

Nature’s Teachings

Harmony is a manifestation of our intentions and actions. Desire is the foundation for all thought. The principles by which we apply form from thought depends on our concept of reality. In order to shape our destiny, we must first apply teachings that teach us an...
Your Divine Worth

Your Divine Worth

Most spiritual teachers want to come from a place of love and peace when selling their services, yet many market with the voice of fear. Honor yourself and your worth. Take pride in the value and quality of the service you provide. Be wholly who you are meant to be,...