Transitions

Nature follows a blueprint. We know if we receive a cut on our hand, with time, the cut will scab over and grow new skin. Our bodies are so magnificently designed; they have the ability to heal themselves, if given the proper energetic environment and nutrients. Our human lives have this same innate ability. However minute or monumental our life catastrophes, they are actually opportunities disguised as trials and tribulations with the end result transitioning us into personal growth and transformation, provided we are willing. We each possess a skill…

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Inside

When we talk about the inside of ourselves, what is it that we mean? Are we talking about our bones, our tissue, our blood, our organs, and our systems? Well, those of us bound by the purely physical may only view our insides that way. But for me, I am fascinated with so much more. Yes, because I am a personal trainer, the physical parts listed above fascinate me, but I am more fascinated with the parts within us that cannot be seen and may never be understood. The parts…

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The Nature of Consciousness

To speak the truth about the nature of consciousness, we would really have to remain silent, for it is the highest teaching. Consciousness as defined by Rupert Spira, a British potter and teacher of the Advaita Vedanta direct path method, as “that in which all experience appears, in which all experience is known, and out of which all experience is made. All experience is mind, thinking, imagining, sensing, perceiving, and the mind’s knowledge of whatever it knows or perceives is only ever as good as its knowledge itself. The highest…

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Spring Internal Cleaning

Thirteenth century Soto Zen Master Dogen suggests, “To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. When actualized by myriad things your body and mind drop away.”  What does that mean? And how is it relevant to Spring cleaning, in this pandemic era? This pandemic is a challenging time for people on many levels. Covid threatens our sense of safety and security. Too many have experienced the coronavirus either directly by being ill with it, or caring for someone…

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