Let’s face it, most of us, most of the time, assume insects are simply too tiny and primitive to interact with in any meaningful way except to objectify as pest, mindless bug, or at best, ecological agent (e.g., pollinator, predator, or even food). After working with bees and wasps, I’m convinced there is so much more to them, and I have updates on my carpenter bee saga to share in the next few posts. But here, I want to look at age-old attitudes toward insects and their surprising lack of representation even among indigenous wisdom traditions where you would expect to find them.Read MoreThe Least of These, Our Insect Teachers
Focusing on what is right in front of you is a strategy for all times and seasons. We'll look at both pragmatic perspectives and master teachings around this strategy. Then we'll explore ways to apply it to your everyday life that don't require intensive mindfulness disciplines to unlock the miracle of the present.Read MoreFocus on What Is Right In Front Of You
One of my favorite resources for managing anxiety, depression, frustration, or boredom is to tap the reservoir of joy that seems to dwell beneath the shallower currents of my daily cares. It is a wonderful resource that I want to share here, a resource for wild and uncertain times like these, as well as for times of peace. So, in this post I will share some background principles and then steps for accessing your own reservoir of joy.Read MoreTapping The Reservoir of Joy
This is an esoteric topic that remains oddly inscrutable to me: the sacred heart. What is it? This is Love Without End's beautiful explanation, minus the thorns and flames, plus a bit on the mind, soul, infinity, and more practices for strengthening the heart as a way to heal and fulfill your life.Read MoreWhat Is the Sacred Heart?
In this post, I answer the question I've been getting ever since I relaunched this website: what is the imaginal? It is a good question and an important inquiry. I'm actually surprisingly happy with where I arrived in my understanding by taking on the topic. This, by the way, is part of the revelatory nature of the imaginal process, and one of the reasons I love doing this so much.Read MoreWhat Is The Imaginal? And How Does It Differ from Visionary Processes?
This is a skywatching guide for observing Venus in the morning sky in early 2022, as well as a reflection on Venus' mythological history and archetypal astrological associations.Read MoreReflections on Venus, the Morning Star
This New Year's Eve at midnight, I greeted the star Sirius, having received the shamanic teachings about this moment from Jade Wah'oo Grigori. It was one of the most vivid experiences of synchronicity I've had in years.Read MoreSirius’ Gift for the New Year
Aran and I sat down on New Year's Eve in a new setting to talk about this new phase we're entering--a deeper dive into the creative, into the world of soul, into the soul of the world to make love-play-create with the anima mundi--with much thanks to Becca Tarnas and her contributions on the Imaginal.Read MoreA New Year’s Vision
This week, I felt that I should say more about my guide, Aran. This is a bit of history on his "appearance" in my life, how I tested my skepticisms, and a little insight on how I work with and think about him.Read MoreAbout Aran
A reverie from the edges of sleep led me to wonder about space euphoria.Read MoreMy Life Is Eternal In the Universe
Love your enemies is one of those things that sounds like a luxury for peacetime, an exercise for cloistered life, the resort of weaklings and doormats, or at best, a do-gooder sentiment that can lean perilously close to betraying the people and values that you love.Read MoreWhy Love Your Enemies Is A Revolutionary Act