The Death of Struggle

The last few years have been very difficult years for me. Starting in around September 2008, the Universe has been conspiring to have me go deep within and look at very long term patterns and beliefs. It is no coincidence that this major shift in me has also aligned with the global economic crisis. Part of my deep inner exploration … Read More

Avarice, Greed…and Gluttony

This is part three in my personal exploration of the 7 deadly sins and the 7 graces. (Part one, on Pride, and part two on reverence.) Also if you want to read the business version, see Reverence as a Business Practice. I have found the passion of greed/avarice difficult to grasp, mainly in distinguishing it from gluttony. Both are about … Read More

Manifesto of conscious men to the divine feminine

Several years ago I spent some time with my good friend Jerome on his visit to my local community. Jerome is an African American, and quite unmissable in a crowd. He is large, tall and has a smile that breaks all rule books on smile dimensions. We were talking about how being black is still such a stigma in American … Read More

Climbing the mountain

I heard a story the other day about a life time journey up the mountain. We start at the bottom of our journey with our possessions, the things that define us. Our photographs, clothes, status, image, title, station in life, career..all of these things bundled into a few suitcases. As we climb, the conditions get more difficult. At some point … Read More

The Grace of Reverence

Following our exploration of pride, which I continue to be aware of when it shows up in my life, it is time to look at the grace of reverence. How delicious is the word….reverence…such a sound that I love. It has always been one of my most favourite sounds. It occurs to me as I write this that it may … Read More

First deadly sin – Pride

An exploration of Pride (This is the first in a series of articles.) The first of the seven passions, or seven deadly sins as described by Caroline Myss in her work, “Defy Gravity” is the passion of pride. Lets be clear about how I am defining pride. I am speaking of the experience of having an excessively high opinion of … Read More

Exploring the Seven Graces and the Seven Passions

Long time readers will know I am a big fan of the work of Caroline Myss. I went to my first workshop with Caroline in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1997. In her latest book, Defy Gravity, she talks of the seven graces and the seven passions (more commonly known as the seven deadly sins), aligned with the seven chakras. I have … Read More

Trusting our guidance

Here is the point of my struggle. For many years now I have followed my inner guidance. Not in all things. (I would be a Saint if this were the case, and I am far from that.) But in the majors. (I now measure success as my ability to follow my guidance 100%, and in no other way.) In my … Read More

On Forgiveness

  Borrow the Beloved’s eyes. Look through them and you’ll see the Beloved’s face everywhere. No tiredness, no jaded boredom. “I shall be your eye and your hand and your loving.” Let that happen, and things you have hated will become helpers. A certain preacher always prays long and with enthusiasm for thieves and muggers that attack people on the … Read More

Beginning of the beginning

Well I made it. It was never really in doubt…but here I am, now in the dawn of my 5th decade. What a journey these last few months have been. On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010, I did finally feel like this was the beginning of the beginning. A new day, a new way of being, a new life. I had … Read More