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discernment on the spirit path

Note: I was originally prompted to write the following essay because of an event I had witnessed involving a so-called shaman convincing an audience of his spiritual prowess and the healing power of an object he was selling. In other words, I witnessed a spiritual and commercial con-artist in action. More recently, in reading about…
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A message to sensitive souls: Stay with us.

She stared at me after I said the words: "Look, if you leave, there are NO replacements for you, none. We need all the brilliant lights we can beg to stay here. Stay. I'll support you the best I can." Her stare was a familiar one: a little stunned, a lot of blank. I could…
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Retreat! Run away! Run away!

I am currently on the third day of personal retreat, having chosen to drive an hour away from our home to a friends' waterfront house on South Whidbey Island. I am alone on this retreat. Yep, that's right: Jim, my constant companion for over a year, is not with me for this time of rest,…
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summer special extended, and more…

A warm hello everyone, The summer heat is on, with rare 90 and 100 degree Fahrenheit days slowing down the usually caffeinated & active people here. The one thing that seems to be stirring is my office—people are very happily taking advantage of my offer of half-price aura portraits, so I have been having more…
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