Unveiling The Story

This next series of my blogs will be on Spiritual Journaling and Creative Writing to accompany my class–  Spiritual Journaling: Writing Your Way to Enlightenment. The practice of journal writing for me has always strengthened my spiritual practice and improved my writing practice. For me the two paths are synonymous, hence, Spiritual Journaling. “Writing above all, is seeing clearly.”  Peter Mathiessen, Letters from the Wild You are welcome to join me and take your own pilgrimage using your journaling as a means to travel. Let’s begin with searching for a story. How willing are you to pay attention until the plot of the … Continue reading

Not Getting All Caught Up

  It is so important that we learn to trust our experiences while at the same time not get caught up in them. We do get to have this human experience with all the emotional, physical and psychological phenomena. It is when we get caught up in our experiences and come to believe, “This is me,” or “This is it,” that we become attached to certain experiences and emotional states and then consequently we suffer. Through the cultivation of attention and other mindfulness practices we come to be more the witness of our life, — when we witness sadness or … Continue reading

The Causes of Suffering and its Remedy

  We began this session with a Chakra Breath Meditation. This is breathing into and out of each Chakra. Breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth, without any gap between the in breath and the out breath. As you breathe in, you breathe in any energy lost to issues related that particular Chakra (see below); as you breathe out you release all that no longer serves you. When you breathe in you are retrieving lost energy. You are recapitulating your energy lost to negative interactions and agreements. This is cleansing and waking up the potentialities within these … Continue reading