Saturday, July 13, 2013



When I think of the transition our species is undergoing, I see the image of a pale yellow rosebud, not opened yet but just beginning to open, a very beautiful stage of the rose.  This rosebud is surrounded by a pool of soft, brilliant light, and the transmission behind the image is one of clarity and freshness; it speaks of the new life that's unfolding amid the vast cultural shift we’re all going through. 

The rosebud represents the deeper truth that most of us don’t see or perceive yet. We see the chaos and the confusion, and we see what feels like a lot of darkness in the outer events that surround us.  And yet the truth of what’s happening is this freshness and beauty we see in the rose, perfect potential that is just getting ready to start opening. It lives in the light and the warmth and benevolence of greater reality. 

The rosebud in its pool of light is a symbol of where we're at as a planetary organism in this transition.  We’re not a tight little green bud that hasn’t even begun to show petal color, we’re actually a fully formed bud that’s already begun to open into that welcoming light.

Sometimes it’s hard to believe there’s even a bud on the thorny bush of our manmade world, and yet in truth we’ve come all this way already.  It’s good to remember that just as the rosebud will follow the path of its destiny, in the same way we as a planetary organism will blossom in our fullness.

This blog was originally posted in July of 2012, but is even more timely today, a year later.

Sunday, August 5, 2012



For those involved in the transition taking place on the earth and within our species, there is deep joy in recognizing how far we have come already. 

One example of the unfolding shift in consciousness can be seen in the current Olympic games. As humanity participates in this event, either directly or in a spectator role, the focus is no longer exclusively on the competitive aspect.  There is an awareness present of being one human family, an awareness that's experienced by each nation, each athlete, each citizen. Humanity is beginning to understand the sameness that bonds us all. 

There’s recognition of the heart connection that exists within each nation and each team. We rise to the opportunity to honor that, in our own nation and in our fellow nations.

It was said back in the cold war days that peace would come when people in the U.S. understood that Russian parents love their children as much as we love ours.  This is the same recognition that’s occurring through the vehicle of the Olympics: We feel the respect and honor each country has for its athletes, and in this we are bonded.  In this era of outward conflict and disharmony in the world, there’s great goodness when we can watch our global family come together in an event of discipline, honor and companionship.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012



It never ceases to amaze me that by getting up an hour earlier it's possible to hop on a plane and be in a different world by 10:00 the same morning. 

I recently traveled from summer-scorched Denver to Southern California for an interlude of renewal. In the presence of the sea, I felt my soul entirely transfigured by wonder. The interplay of water and light we call "ocean" is alchemy for the spirit, a witnessing presence abiding eternally in calm depths and endless miles of liquid intelligence.

I swear, it's an open portal to higher consciousness if we can just step through.

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Monday, July 30, 2012



A sumptuous video from the life celebration of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, set to his amazing rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."  This offering soars to touch us in places that are hidden and cherished.  

Float with the way he mixes up the lyrics, seeming almost whimsical but playing with the mind and opening the heart so deeply... There is magic and a glimpse of undreamt possibilities sparkling through to us.

Wonderful work, Iz.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012



And as we move along the path, awakening to greater levels of reality, we deepen our ability to perceive the goodness and the beauty of the Divine in the world around us, that intelligence and benevolence in action. Initially it’s easier to see in nature, in the unspoiled character of plant life, rivers, mountains, animals.  In the natural world there’s not the capacity of mind that has taken humans down a path distant from their divine nature. 

The natural world retains its constant awareness of connection with divine nature. It’s perhaps the easiest place to see that, and so when we long for evidence of the divine to inspire us and assure us, comfort us, the natural world is the place we turn.

But as we grow in our capacity to perceive the divine there, we begin to see that that divine nature is also present in ourselves and in other human beings. We begin to see that that divine nature is at work even in the events of the chaotic human world that surrounds us.  It’s relatively easy to see it in goodness, in compassionate, caring behaviors.  The associations are easier in those instances. But we develop a larger awareness that extends even to events and activities that look wrong or evil by our human label. These events look detrimental to the world, and yet they’re all brought about by the divine at work in human beings. 

Over time, we begin to find the same trust we feel for the benevolent manifestations in these challenging manifestations.  The divine intent is just as present in the events we find challenging as it is in the events we appreciate, where it’s much easier to perceive. 
For reasons beyond our knowing, these lessons in the Earth School – a lower and currently incomplete reality - are necessary for our evolutionary path. 

We have the exquisite opportunity to trust the intelligence infinitely larger than our own.  And as we awaken into a higher reality, we’ll find that all of it has served the evolutionary path of not only our species, but the greater cosmic life. 

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012



Tools are being provided to us at this time in history to unlock our consciousness from the limits that have imprisoned it. 

Astronauts who have traveled to the moon share their experience of being outside the density of consciousness present on earth. They describe a deep illuminating awareness of their relationship to the galaxy and the entire cosmic organism. They experience a deep conviction of purpose and benevolence in the character of the universe.

Here on earth, we find it’s becoming more and more unbearable being imprisoned by the limits of a materialistic, humanly dictated worldview.  Something has to give.

By design, that unbearableness is the necessary motivation to evolve, to escape the prison of fear-bound orientation. Because it’s unbearable, we choose to evolve.  We are driven to look elsewhere  -- to the tools that are opening new portals of awareness.  We can sense our larger place and relationship within the cosmos, and our destiny, which is to break free.

So the very things that make our world so uncomfortable right now are the things that galvanize us to move forward, to move upward, and to embrace a more illumined and compassionate view of life.  Let us take up those tools and craft a new experience of humanity.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012



To be completely loved is the ultimate experience we all wish for, more than anything else; we long for this as a felt, embodied experience.  We long to know that we're completely loved and cherished by the Divine, the Source of all life, and in that experience we find the ultimate fullness in being alive. 

Equally compelling but less recognized is our desire to love completely, to be totally subsumed by the depth of our devotion, our gratitude, to the Divine for this amazing experience of life. 

They go together, the receiving and the giving.  And that’s the experience we’re awakening to:  Knowing the fullness of our divine humanity. The depth of fulfillment and joy and ease we will feel in this world of expanded dimension will fill us to overflowing.  And will bring us home again, at last, to being completely loved.

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