American PIlgrim

” We shall not cease from exploration    And the end of all our exploring    Will to arrive where we started     And know the place for the first time”                                                                             -T.S. Eliot We are all on a journey,  all paths unique and amazing and never the same as any other’s...

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Yoga Competition?

A fave…… Subject: MONK GLOATS OVER YOGA CHAMPIONSHIP (WORLD NEWS — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) “I am the serenest!” LHASA, TIBET-– Employing the brash style that first brought him to prominence, Sri Dhananjai Bikram won the fifth annual international Yogi competition yesterday with a world-record point  total of 873.6. “I am the serenest!” Bikram...

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Extremes,Cycles,Change,Connection

… we can all look forward to a year of extremes in our world, and powerful transformation in our lives. The Extremes: “… if there was any lingering doubt … our world is in a cycle of extremes” And because we can no longer separate the big world “out there” from our everyday lives, the big shifts in the world mean big changes for us, our families, our jobs and...

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Perseverance

Is there a school where Perseverance teaches classes? I want to meet him face to face and see what he looks like. I have heard so much about him . It is not that I want his feedback. I am sure he would tell me to “keep working.” and I already know that. It is not just me either. Offhand I can name at least three friends who are as curious as I am. One is a scholar. One is a writer....

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A vast awakening

There is a vast spiritual awakening in progress in our world.  Quietly and soulfully, many are returning to the truth of who they are, seeing the futility of the world’s ego ways.  If you surrender to this call from within, it may lead to a deep questioning of “the way we do things”.  There will surely be moments of loneliness, where you feel that you no longer belong, as the...

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How to choose a guru..

This is how I found mine:)!!

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What Psychedelics Told Me About The Coronavirus

“No matter how complex a question I may have, when I take it to psychedelics I always receive an answer. So when the Coronavirus pandemic kicked into high gear, I brought the subject to my trusted mentor Ayahuasca to be illuminated. Ayahuasca is an ancient shamanic plant medicine technology, consisting of 3 simple ingredients: a vine, a leaf and water. The ensuing brew is consumed in a...

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Another Perspective

At this time in history, we are going through a lot in terms of asking questions as to how we have found ourselves in this ‘interesting’ state in our experience here on the planet.  I came across the following interview with a prominent “triple board certified” internist and endocrinologist Dr. Zach. Again – find some time for focus on this – well worth...

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The Poison of the Spiritual Bypass

“Spiritual bypassing”, a term coined in the early 1980s by psychologist John Welwood, refers to the use of spiritual practices and beliefs to avoid dealing
 with uncomfortable feelings, unresolved wounds, and fundamental emotional and psychological needs. The concept was developed in the spirit of Chögyam Trungpa’s Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, which was one of the first...

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Finding Yourself

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