Warming Nutrition Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup

I made this cream soup today after having a pretty bad cold for the last few days.  Oh yes, and it’s delicious too. ½ cup soaked almonds (soak for at least 8 hours, drain liquid and rinse before using) 1 tbsp. soaked & drained sesame seeds 1 cup chopped broccoli ¾ cup chopped cauliflower 1 red or orange pepper chopped 2 stalks of celery 1 tsp red onion chopped (optional) 1 tbsp Tamari 1 tsp. chopped ginger 2 substantial sized cloves of garlic ½ tsp salt or to taste 1 bunch of parsley  (optional) Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth. If you don’t have a high-speed blender and it doesn’t come out really smooth, not to worry, it will still be delicious. If the weather’s a little chilly outside you can warm it – but don’t cook. Otherwise, eat at room temperature. Options: Add sprouted wild rice, sprouted quinoa, or anything else that strikes your tastebuds. J ENJOY!!

On Pleasure and Interbeing

We are in a tight situation on planet Earth – our home. We need a new story. Not a tweaking of the old story, because it isn’t working – but a New story. The old story is born from a consciousness of separation. Humans over nature – each other and anything else we can think of. The new story has to be about Interbeing. Many of you will agree with this statement. Some will wonder what in the heck I’m talking about. After all – ‘Hasn’t it always been this way. Man versus nature?’ I say No – these are simply choices we’ve made based on beliefs that have turned into ‘truths’  It hasn’t always been man versus nature. Human’s used to live in harmony with nature, and some cultures still do. Honoring the cycles and respecting the limitations of Her bounty. Always aware to give back when you take. So what has happened that we have become so disconnected that we are destroying the very life systems that we depend upon? If an alien was watching us, they would say that this reeks of ‘insanity’. Yet, we see our actions as normal. The quest for power over & acquisition … Read more

Reclaiming Joy – Love’s Sacrifice for Love

Here I am almost 70 and still the healing from childhood isn’t finished. Not that I ever expected it to, but it shows me the depths of healing that is needed in this dysfunctional industrial culture. In the beautiful world that is coming children will not have to deal with society-invoked traumas. That will be something of the past and incomprehensible actually.  In the meantime this is the work that my and younger generations have been gifted with as we move through what Joanna Macy calls – The Great Turning. And I am serious when I say ‘gifted’. To be called to do this deep inner work of transforming the generational patterns that are inherited or passed on by culture or trauma so that future generations no longer have to deal with this is for me, a privilege that I take seriously. There is not one phobia that I have worked with in myself or with thousands of clients and students that does not stem from the culture we have created. Therefore, when I heal myself, it’s a drop in the collective consciousness that supports the healing of others and the transformation to a more beautiful world.   I share this story … Read more

The Alchemy of Imagination

Who are you choosing to be? What kind of life will you create for 2019?  These questions may sound a little corny or naive. But, in fact they are real. We live in a sphere of free will. We have choice. The world we live in now is the result of billions of choices made by people like you and me.  We are designed to be the alchemist of our lives. We do it every day in the thoughts we think, the beliefs we hold true and the feelings that empower our beliefs to make them reality. The thing is, most of our beliefs we did not consciously choose. They came from our culture, our family and friends.  With the global situation pressing in, coupled with the heightened spiritual energy that is now on the planet because of the inner work so many are doing, people are waking up and asking questions. ‘Who am I – really? What do I believe? What do I stand for in a world that is falling apart?’ And how can I contribute to the new world that is emerging. After all, when something falls apart it is because something else is seeking to emerge. … Read more

Bliss – Living the Life You Were Born To

 Every child knows that they are special, with unique gifts to offer the world. Dreams and imagination run wild in their untamed hearts as they prepare for a life of creativity, joy and fulfillment. So what happens along the way that so many lose their inner trust and passion? Why have we made spirited ecstasy – something that is so essential to the healthy development of our lives, relationships, and ecology –  an endangered experience– and how do we reclaim this birthright? Bliss – that illusive experience that everyone is seeking yet so few people are experiencing on a regular basis – if at all. We may feel content in our lives, but it seems that feeling fully alive, creative and enthusiastic, often has to be put on the back burner, saved for weekends or that special trip. The weekend comes and goes, the trip comes and goes, the ‘thing’ you bought that you were so excited about just becomes another ‘thing’, and we all silently agree that this is just the way life is. So we work diligently on a spiritual practice hoping it will help us love whatever is happening in our lives. Certainly this is a good … Read more