Spirit Transits Blog

Live a Spirit-Led Life

The Hermetic Principles— The Principle of Gender

The Hermetic Principles— The Principle of Gender

Now that we’ve gone over the basics around Hermetic Principles, it’s time we start diving into some of the specific Principles as reviewed in "The Kybalion". For our second blog post within this series, we’ll discuss the Principle of Gender.  “Gender is in everything;...

Healing from the Inside Out: The Secrets of Your DNA Revealed

The experience of not reaching our potential, whether it be potential energy level and productivity during the workday, not feeling as if we have made enough progress on our dreams or even the potential of how functional we are in our relationships can result in us...

Hermetic Principles—The OG Guide To Self-Mastery

Hermetic Principles—The OG Guide To Self-Mastery

Alright, so everyone’s pretty familiar with the age-old archetypal relationship between student and teacher. The transference of key teachings, bestowed upon the student by the teacher, becomes a vehicle for the ongoing circulation of ancient wisdom.  Arguably the...

See How Easily You Can Practice Magick?

Regardless of what spiritual tradition(s) you’re privy to, there are some simple ways to enhance your magickal abilities. Magic has been referred to as technology of the spirit, and the happenings that exist at the intersection of will and the phenomenological world....

Here Are 3 Signs That You Belong

Here Are 3 Signs That You Belong

We all know how important it is to nurture a sense of belonging within our bodies. The language may register at a certain level, perhaps cognitively in the mind. Yet there comes a time in our journey when things we understand in the mind must be anchored down into the...

You Don’t Have To Be A Mathematician To Use Geometry

You Don’t Have To Be A Mathematician To Use Geometry

Many of us are familiar with the term ‘sacred geometry’, yet what really is it? When it comes down to it, not all geometry is considered ‘sacred’, is it? Why is that?  Astral Geometry There are some ratios, patterns and shapes that carry significance within the realm...

Now’s The Time To Anchor Into Self Within Community

Now’s The Time To Anchor Into Self Within Community

It feels like a common sentiment to feel time passing quickly, doesn’t it? For many of us, it feels like the days are long and the years feel short. That time sometimes slips by us before we even hear the clock ticking. This feeling of time flying can be grounded in...

How To Find Balance With The Divine Masculine Principle

How To Find Balance With The Divine Masculine Principle

Honest Communication as the Path We’re at an age where many of us are beginning to understand the universal principle of gender. As an energetic principle, we all have feminine and masculine aspects working within and around us. Understanding these principles can help...

Let’s Bring Mama Out Into The Open

Let’s Bring Mama Out Into The Open

Here we are, entering into the season of celebrating our Mothers, amidst all the birth and renewal of Springtime. So, it’s a perfect time to take a look at our underlying assumptions that drive our values and ways of being. Specifically, with regard to the archetype...

What Everybody Ought to Know About Shamanism

What Everybody Ought to Know About Shamanism

Shamanism is all about relationships. In this post, we’re going to explore what a shaman is, what role shamanism has played in different cultures around the world, and lastly, how a shamanic perspective can be integrated into your life.  So, what is a shaman? Tracked...

Diving Into the Secret of Secrets: What Does Esoteric Mean?

Diving Into the Secret of Secrets: What Does Esoteric Mean?

Many of us may be interested in the esoteric and curious to learn more. Yet, what is esoteric study anyway? What makes something esoteric? Let’s explore this together. There are some intriguing insights to unravel. Put simply, anything that’s esoteric is oriented...

How Serpent Mythology Guides Your Behavior

How Serpent Mythology Guides Your Behavior

Snakes are misunderstood. They are often villainized and characterized as threatening, scary, even evil. Sure, some of them are poisonous; it’s wise to keep a wide berth if you find yourself moseying about with a venomous snake. However, can we take a moment to...

What’s Wrong With the Word ‘Cult’?

What’s Wrong With the Word ‘Cult’?

It’s Time to Reclaim the Culture of Healing What even is a cult? The word ‘cult’ gets thrown around in our modern times with a flippant ease of judgment. Yet, what does this term really mean? Sure, there have been (and still are) many subgroups organized around...

Here’s Why We Experience Perceived Separation

Here’s Why We Experience Perceived Separation

Understanding the Etymology of Physikos Initial Separation Story There was a separation that occurred long ago. A separation between physical and non-physical, or metaphysical. This separation happened not only in the realm of science, but percolated into our social...

How Invoking Janus Can Help You In The New Year

How Invoking Janus Can Help You In The New Year

Looking Both Ways Before Entering & Exiting Reflection > Resolution Look, whether or not you have made a New Year’s Resolution doesn’t really matter. It’s true– what matters most is your ability to reflect. Taking time for reflection is key to moving toward our...

What Everybody Ought to Know About Vesica Pisces

What Everybody Ought to Know About Vesica Pisces

So what’s the deal with Sacred Geometry? There is geometry all around us. Literally, while you’re reading this, you could look around and find some shapes in your surrounding that are communicating some geometric messages. So, aren’t you curious about how to integrate...

Who Else Wants to Feel More Compassion?

Who Else Wants to Feel More Compassion?

If You Give, You Can Receive ‘Tis the season, everyone! It’s that time of year that many wisdom traditions point to, where the sacrificed God dies before coming back to life. And so too, is our natural world going into hibernation; the correlations between the natural...

Build a Relationship with Ancestry You Can Be Proud Of 

Build a Relationship with Ancestry You Can Be Proud Of 

Have you ever thought about your relationship to those that came before us? We’re talking about more than your family heritage or bloodline; ancestry can extend beyond one’s own personal family to encapsulate the vast expanse of the human endeavor. We can connect to...

Energetic Hygiene of Physical Spaces

Energetic Hygiene of Physical Spaces

Energetic Hygiene of Physical Spaces Have you ever entered a space and felt a physical response to the place? Whether pleasant or unpleasant, there’s a way that physical spaces hold different energetic signatures that our unseen selves can pick up on. Sometimes, when...

How to Celebrate Samhain

How to Celebrate Samhain

Enter Into the Darker Half With Joy It’s time for the autumnal celebration of Samhain (pronounced Sah-win), an ancient Celtic celebration that is now recognized worldwide. This pagan holiday was consecrated as a means of acknowledging the change in seasons, as we...

The Secrets of the Seven Mystery Schools

The Secrets of the Seven Mystery Schools

What are the Mystery School? Great question.  Give me ten minutes & I assure you that after reading this, you’ll feel empowered with more information than you have right now. Let’s go over what these mystery schools are and what role they play. For most of us, the...

The Secrets of the Seven Mystery Schools

The Secrets of the Seven Mystery Schools

What are the Mystery School? Great question.  Give me ten minutes & I assure you that after reading this, you’ll feel empowered with more information than you have right now. Let’s go over what these mystery schools are and what role they play. For most of us, the...

How to Celebrate Samhain

How to Celebrate Samhain

Enter Into the Darker Half With Joy It’s time for the autumnal celebration of Samhain (pronounced Sah-win), an ancient Celtic celebration that is now recognized worldwide. This pagan holiday was consecrated as a means of acknowledging the change in seasons, as we...

Honoring the Autumnal Equinox 

Honoring the Autumnal Equinox 

This time of year is all about balance. We’re invited now to notice where we are in balance and where we’re off kilter. Once we become more aware of how we are in this Autumnal threshold, we can then restore our balance accordingly, in order to move into the colder...

Spiritual Fitness as a Personal Practice

Spiritual Fitness as a Personal Practice

At what points throughout your day do you feel the most alive? What moments are your energy levels and your mood at a high level? These moments, for the most part, are often moments where all of our ‘bodies’ are engaged and activated; our physical, emotional, mental...

Boundary Setting Tips for Empowered Authenticity

Boundary Setting Tips for Empowered Authenticity

  Boundary Setting Tips Have you ever felt rubbed the wrong way? Found yourself doing something you really don’t want to do because someone asked you to do it? Or perhaps you’ve felt like a doormat at some point in the past? There are many ways our boundaries can...

Embody Your Divine Feminine ~ What Is It & Why It’s Essential

Embody Your Divine Feminine ~ What Is It & Why It’s Essential

When we speak about feminine and masculine principles, it’s important to acknowledge that this conversation exists beyond the realm of sexual and physical organs. This is a conversation about universal energies that exist within every living being. We all have...

Empaths :: How to Thrive While Being a Sensitive 

Empaths :: How to Thrive While Being a Sensitive 

Do you consider yourself a sensitive person? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by emotions that feel difficult to understand? Is it sometimes challenging for you to be around a lot of people? Have your friends ever told you that they feel really safe confiding in you?...

This Transformation Is Not Gradual.

This Transformation Is Not Gradual.

We are living in extraordinary times. In some respects, COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of change in a world already overwhelmed with it.  Many have wondered, “when do we get back to normal?” Many are beginning to wonder, “Will we ever get back to normal?” There is...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Release Fear and Show Up Powerfully

A Step-by-Step Guide to Release Fear and Show Up Powerfully

When was the last time you scared yourself? Or went out on a limb for someone, or something? Or really stood for something powerful and greater than yourself? Most days, you aren’t called to serve in big ways. In fact, most of your service might seem pretty small or...

How to Take the Mystery Out of a Mystery School

How to Take the Mystery Out of a Mystery School

I often share with students that the mystery school teachings aren’t intended to be secret. The mysterious and esoteric nature of the teachings can appear like they are secret, but this is not intentional. Our teachers aren’t trying to hide sacred knowledge, indeed...

Secrets Unveiled—How to Unlock Men

Secrets Unveiled—How to Unlock Men

Being a man in society today comes with many challenges. We are taught that it's not OK to cry or be vulnerable. Some cultures have a certain 'machismo' or 'macho' culture that includes social pressure to be self-reliant, and to be the protector and provider for the...

Don’t settle for Less…Live your Infinity in the Now

Don’t settle for Less…Live your Infinity in the Now

Most of our daily attention focuses on our physical experience. With the constant demands of the body seeking pleasure and avoiding pain, it’s easy to get caught up in the rat race of daily life: eat, work, try to have some fun, sleep, repeat. Eventually our Spirit...

How to Get ‘Unstuck’…Fast!

How to Get ‘Unstuck’…Fast!

At any moment, we can choose something new and different.  I’ve felt stuck before in life, when I didn’t feel like I had any options.  But what was really happening was that I was making the same decisions and taking the same actions as the day previously.  It wasn’t...

How to Find Beauty Wherever You Look

How to Find Beauty Wherever You Look

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson  I believe these words become more true the more you travel.  With the perspective that you gain as you travel, you learn to see and experience...

Re-design Your Life to Access Your Greatest Joy

Re-design Your Life to Access Your Greatest Joy

You make choices everyday which impact countless possible outcomes in your life. Sometimes I call these timelines. These timelines represent possible paths your life can take based on your choices. When you sit down and consider how differently your life can unfold...

4 Ways to Relieve the Lockdown Blues

4 Ways to Relieve the Lockdown Blues

“As within, so without; as without, so within” A timeless Hermetic principle that means something completely new in light of COVID-19 and forced lockdowns that keep you inside and gathering with others less.  It’s like a big mirror constructed in front of you that...

It’s time to exit the Matrix

It’s time to exit the Matrix

My journey seeking truth started at a very early age when my concept of right/wrong seemed so…simplistic. There was always a right answer, and a wrong answer; a right way to be, and a wrong way to be; the right thing to say and well, ok, lots of wrong things to say,...

When will the truth set us free?

When will the truth set us free?

I feel incredibly blessed to be living at this time. Sometimes that feels like a risky thing to say. Then come numerous negative and critical thoughts, with questions like: How could you say such a thing? Don’t you realize how much pain people are going through?...

Alchemy Phase 6: Sublimation

Alchemy Phase 6: Sublimation

A New Equilibrium In Conjunction, there was a general embracing of opposites. In Fermentation, there was a sheer dedication to truth and impeccable perception. Now, in Sublimation, Love and Wisdom find their union. Sublimation begins, and Fermentation ends, when pure,...

Alchemy Phase 5: Fermentation

Alchemy Phase 5: Fermentation

Into the Abyss There is a point at which, to really move forward, a realignment has to occur within the self. This is a deeper process than Calcination - it questions the ego, but it pivots our whole position of awareness. Rather than re-establishing an identity, it...

Alchemy Phase 4: Conjunction

Alchemy Phase 4: Conjunction

Crucible of Union Everything in manifestation is polar. Hot and cold, wet and dry, expansive and contractive. Yin and Yang. Active and passive. The idea that poles are separate is illusory. In alchemy, every pole contains its opposite. And the opposite pole can be...

Finding UNITY in a time of CRISIS

Finding UNITY in a time of CRISIS

WARNING: this blog post does not contain the messages that you’ve been hearing over and over again from your FB wall and the corporate media or most other sources caught up in the emotion of this tumultuous time in the USA. For the life of me, I cannot ever be a...

Don’t be afraid to take the leap

Don’t be afraid to take the leap

If you’re like me, times like these make you pensive. I mean, I was already pretty pensive but I’m good at distracting myself so my head doesn’t explode at the end of the day. Now, with so much slowing down around me, I’m bored with my distractions, and I can’t help...

Post-COVID-19 outlook: Grim or proper?

Post-COVID-19 outlook: Grim or proper?

“As a Buddhist, I believe in the principle of impermanence. Eventually, this virus will pass, as I have seen wars and other terrible threats pass in my lifetime, and we will have the opportunity to rebuild our global community as we have done many times before. I...

A New World is Taking Shape…Are You In?

A New World is Taking Shape…Are You In?

Simply think the highest thoughts you can; feel the deepest love you are capable of; reach up or down to the highest, or deepest, Divinity that you can experience; treat others with the tenderest of kindness and the most caring of compassion that you possibly can; and...

How Do You Make Sense of Altered States of Consciousness?

How Do You Make Sense of Altered States of Consciousness?

Here’s a dirty little secret…”altered states of consciousness” is a total misnomer. Altered states of consciousness are necessary and inevitable milestones on the path to enlightenment and consciousness development.  In this series of blogs (this is the first), we’ll...

SPECIAL Corona Virus/COVID-19 Statement

I am wishing you well as we continue to prepare for the impacts of the Corona Virus/COVID-19 on our communities, as well as sending love and prayers to those that have lost friends and family to the virus already. Please wash your hands and note social distancing...

Why ‘Woke’ People Need to ‘Grow Up’

Why ‘Woke’ People Need to ‘Grow Up’

When it comes to consciousness studies, there are many systems you can use as a lens to organize and develop your understanding of the different states of consciousness available. And states of consciousness are the goal people are after—sometimes the only goal in...

The Secret of Moving from ‘Fight or Flight’ to ‘Holding Space’

The Secret of Moving from ‘Fight or Flight’ to ‘Holding Space’

As a Guide in the Lineage of King Salomon, I am constantly supporting my clients in conversations where they are experiencing some form of resistance. Yesterday, I discovered another example of “what we resist, persists.” When someone comes at us with their [untrue]...

Live an Unlimited Life

Live an Unlimited Life

“The core of what I believe is that what we cannot see is more powerful than what we can see. That’s just a core belief of mine. In addition to that, we all have access to more than we know and sometimes the knowing is what gets in the way of what we have access to.”...

Nuggets of Wisdom from an Ascended Master

Nuggets of Wisdom from an Ascended Master

Someone asked me an important question recently, “Is your way the only way?” I was more than a little taken back, because anyone who knows me knows that I’m very open and accepting of different traditions, lineages, and cultures. Not to mention having surveyed about...

How to Redirect Negativity

How to Redirect Negativity

As we come to the conclusion of Winter, it’s easy to look around and wonder why we didn’t spend more of this beautiful time of year outdoors. However if you’re like me, that is to say, if you like to be WARM, then maybe you aren’t wondering about this at all. The...

What is the ‘Dark of Night of the Soul’ REALLY?

What is the ‘Dark of Night of the Soul’ REALLY?

Almost every year I participate in a Kabbalah ascension journey. This is dedicated time working on the subconscious processes that affect my lived life, and upgrading them to support my spiritual progression. This year I’m focusing in on what’s called the ‘Personality...

How Gratitude Pulls Toward Us

How Gratitude Pulls Toward Us

The easiest and most abundant prayer we can make daily is the prayer of Thanksgiving. Often we find ourselves too busy to pause and reflect due to numerous distractions, mostly coming from our personal devices. But if you could imagine having a screen-free hour in...

How Lust, Heart and Focused Intent Help You Manifest Your Dream Life

How Lust, Heart and Focused Intent Help You Manifest Your Dream Life

Opening up is hard to do and the challenge of the Great Work is to stay in your process even when you want to hit the ‘eject’ button. Recently I traveled to Japan to deepen my study with this work and I’m finding the tremendous impact of that time continuing to bear...

How to Give Selflessly

How to Give Selflessly

There is so much beauty in the world to inspire and delight you. Amazingly, there is enough beauty to balance out all that seeks to disrupt your sense of calm, joy, and presence. If you find yourself getting distracted by all the traumas and dramas of the news media,...

Lie: If it’s meant to happen, it will happen.

Lie: If it’s meant to happen, it will happen.

Have you ever thought: If it’s meant to happen, it will happen? I hear this all the time related to the New Age movement. Do you think this is true? One of the things I hate about these kinds of statements is how general they are. We need to be more specific to avoid...

Secret Prophecy about How to Restore Connection with Spirit Revealed

Secret Prophecy about How to Restore Connection with Spirit Revealed

Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvzZ56ZbWy8&feature=youtu.be In the above video, Graham Hancock reads the prophecy to Asclepius straight out of the Hermetic tradition, originally attributed to Thoth/Hermes Trismegistus (hence ‘Hermetic’). The...

Why You Need To Embrace Conflict Now

Why You Need To Embrace Conflict Now

Conflict is a part of the human condition, and most of us spend our time trying to avoid it. I’m here to humbly offer an alternative: embrace the conflict. Having just celebrated my second year of marriage, I’m certifiably past the honeymoon phase. So when I forget to...

Discover your Inner Will Power to Live by Your Values

Discover your Inner Will Power to Live by Your Values

In every moment, we have the chance to feel fully into our present moment, or choose the next thought which our mind has thrown at us to keep us distracted. At what point do you, the consciousness, get in front of the mind-thought chatter that occupies your head...

Forgiving yourself is the hardest part

Forgiving yourself is the hardest part

Last weekend I had the pleasure to join the Landmark Advanced course in Portland. I haven’t done a Landmark program since 2009-2010 when I completed their first program in the Curriculum for Living called the Landmark Forum, and then their two advanced communication...

The Secret of Creating Exactly What You Want

The Secret of Creating Exactly What You Want

One of my favorite parts of a journey is realizing I just got off the train. Let me explain… Often I find myself wishing for the greener side of life (literally: more greenbacks, more green protein shakes, and more time in my favorite place: a lush and verdant...

Sometimes I fall in love too easily…

Sometimes I fall in love too easily…

Ever fall in love at first sight? Contrary to popular opinion, I believe that this happens more often than you give yourself credit for. You DO find other people attractive, right? Researchers say “the most frequently mentioned factor preceding experiences of love was...

Would you rather get ahead or get enough?

Would you rather get ahead or get enough?

Around 567 years BCE, Siddhartha Gautama, later to be given the appellation Buddha, was raised sheltered by his father in a palace at the foothills of the Himalayas. One day, while outside the walls of the palace, Siddhartha encountered old age, sickness, and death in...

When Your Meditation Isn’t So Meditative.

When Your Meditation Isn’t So Meditative.

My meditation practice has not been peaceful the last few weeks. What’s more is that I’ve been rather lazy in approaching how best to deal with it. It’s almost like I’m stuck in observation mode, just watching myself wallow without jumping in with a strategy or plan....

How to Create your Own Insta-Ritual!

How to Create your Own Insta-Ritual!

I got home late on the Spring Equinox from a seminar I didn’t really want to go to that evening. I knew it before I even left, and I’m kicking myself for the wasted time in traffic getting there. But listening and responding to my body/energy level needs is still an...

Alchemy Phase 3: Separation

Alchemy Phase 3: Separation

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes"...

How to speak the language of the heart

How to speak the language of the heart

I was recently at dinner with some friends and our conversation turned metaphysical. You know, as you do on cold, wintery Pacific NW evenings. Warmed by the glow of the fire, we immersed ourselves in the topic of growth and consciousness expansion. Particularly, we...

Everything Changes When We See Ourselves

Everything Changes When We See Ourselves

When I was young, I wanted nothing more than to be Merlin, the magician. Our weekly trips into town to visit the library from our rural Ohio farm allowed me to fill my imagination with epic fantasy stories and romantic Arthurian legends. I could almost see the mists...

Identity, Power and Freedom—It all comes from Within

Identity, Power and Freedom—It all comes from Within

[fusion_builder_container background_color="" background_image="" background_parallax="none" parallax_speed="0.3" enable_mobile="no" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" video_url="" video_aspect_ratio="16:9" video_webm="" video_mp4=""...

In searching for truth, I found Spiritual

In searching for truth, I found Spiritual

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes"...

Retreat planned for semi-tropical sanctuary [Guatemala, Feb 2019]

Retreat planned for semi-tropical sanctuary [Guatemala, Feb 2019]

[fusion_builder_container background_color="" background_image="" background_parallax="none" parallax_speed="0.3" enable_mobile="no" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" video_url="" video_aspect_ratio="16:9" video_webm="" video_mp4=""...

How to Experience Love

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image=""...

Don’t waste time! Study with a traditional Mystery School.

Don’t waste time! Study with a traditional Mystery School.

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes"...

Alchemy Phase 2: Dissolution

Alchemy Phase 2: Dissolution

In Calcination, you learned that you weren’t your body, your circumstances, your identity. None of these things ultimately defined you - because, as they receded, changed, eroded, YOU still existed, something fundamental beneath it all. Something was still there, and...

Radio Show Debut! Shifting Consciousness | Thomas Chavez

Radio Show Debut! Shifting Consciousness | Thomas Chavez

Hello, everyone!   We just launched our new podcast radio show, where we interview spiritual teachers, healers, and community voices. Each person has a unique perspective on spiritual growth, wellbeing, and the emerging paradigm.   For our first podcast, we...

Get Rid of Fear Once and For All

Get Rid of Fear Once and For All

There’s nothing predictable about our journey here, and we’re not well-served living with anything less than our complete passion and intensity. I believe a true journey is an adventure defined by the lack of a clear destination. Or not knowing exactly where you...

History Kicks Back: Magic, Religious discomfort, and Drama

This is the second post in a four-part series describing a brief history of humanity’s attempts to define magic (here's the first post). In this post, I explore some specific points in Western history worth our attention when discussing the history which the word...

Black History Month: Pamela Smith Jones

Pamela Smith is the Smith of the Waite-Smith tarot deck, the most well-circulated tarot deck in the world. She was a bi-racial American artist, designer, editor, and writer who was born in England; she spent a significant part of her childhood in Jamaica. Her art was...

Warning: A Brief Guide On The Difficulty Of Defining Magic (1 of 4)

Magic is a word that comes up in a lot of moments and places, and everybody seems to mean the same thing, but in a slightly different way. When I started writing this blog post, I immediately thought, “Let’s write out a working definition of magic for the blog,” which...

Avoid Burnout with Relaxing Meditation Techniques

Raise your hand if you’ve done this before—tried to dissect what meditation is while meditating? While very meta, this can be distracting. In this article, we review some meditation techniques and styles so that next time you meditate you can focus on doing it rather...

Alchemy Phase 1: Calcination

Alchemy Phase 1: Calcination

FIRE OF THE ALCHEMISTS Fire is powerful. Its essence can be found in the Big Bang, the formation of the Earth, and the symbol of the phoenix. These all give clues to the secret of renewal. The science and art of alchemy sheds much light on this. The ancient and...

Why the World Needs Enlightened Plumbers

Why the World Needs Enlightened Plumbers

The temple air is thick with incense. Thin trails of smoke undulate around still candle flames. All is quiet as a man in a saffron robe sits cross-legged at the front, his mocha skin reflecting the gentle light and an infinite smile brush-stroked on his face. You bow...

How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too: A Commentary on Moderation

How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too: A Commentary on Moderation

So I’m at the bakery case and know I want to cut down on the carbs. But everything looks so good, AND it’s gluten-free. The attendant looks at me expectantly and the pressure is on. What’s a guy to do? “I’ll just have an iced tea,” I say, not wanting to hold up the...

Is Darkness Divine?

Is Darkness Divine?

If everything you owned burned in an inferno, how would you feel? What if your partner or best friend died tomorrow? What if you were diagnosed with cancer and were facing chemotherapy, radiation, and the possibility of not making it in the next few years? Sometimes,...

How Do I Be the Change?!

How Do I Be the Change?!

A couple weeks ago, I was researching global warming...and became terrified and angry that it was way more urgent than I had imagined. I went through a dead feeling that day, looking around me and seeing how so many people are still stuck in the idea that they can...

Energy Adventures: Diving into the Reality Behind the Scenes

Energy Adventures: Diving into the Reality Behind the Scenes

I couldn’t believe that the man lying on the bed before me was describing exactly what I was doing...with his eyes closed. I was gentle enough, but it seemed like he felt everything. This excited me. Twisting. Turning. Violet light. Spot on. It was then that it really...

How to avoid imminent death while meditating

How to avoid imminent death while meditating

I was about to die… I could see it coming. First my eyes would glaze over from the pain, and then my body would keel over from exhaustion, and then everything would go black. It was going to happen, in like two seconds, I know it. Just wait… Well, I kept on waiting,...

How Will the Internet Help Me Evolve?

How Will the Internet Help Me Evolve?

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image=""...

A City Dweller’s Guide to a Magical, Mystical Relationship

A City Dweller’s Guide to a Magical, Mystical Relationship

About 4 years ago I met the man of my dreams, and honestly, I wasn’t even looking for someone new. I was just having fun, following my passions, and speaking honestly and openly about what I wanted. You want to know the most surprising thing about it though? There was...

What is a Soul Family?

What is a Soul Family?

When my uncle died last year, it also seemed like the death of my family. There was a lot of fighting and hurling harsh words. It definitely wasn’t the first time this had happened, but our connection was so threadbare that what should have been a typical quarrel of...

Easy Steps for a Spiritual Diet

Easy Steps for a Spiritual Diet

Primrose’s eyes flared and her heartbeat danced as she stared at the glucose meter. It was 90...normal! And she had taken NO insulin all day. An hour went by, and she checked again. Normal! Oh my god, she thought. This actually works! My doctor won’t believe this.  ...

The Year I Changed My Name to Dorjee

The Year I Changed My Name to Dorjee

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image=""...

The Secret to Building a Life of Wisdom

The Secret to Building a Life of Wisdom

You could say that I kind of ‘woke up’ this year after my grandfather died. He had wisdom that I'm just beginning to understand. The truth is, that death changed me in ways that I couldn’t predict. My grandparents were very involved in raising us. In high school, I...

You Don’t Have to Be a Buddha to Show Empathy

You Don’t Have to Be a Buddha to Show Empathy

It can be tough to take on someone else's experience, but in the end, attempting empathy will help you (and others) growth. A SHIFT IN OUR SENSES Part of the shift we’re going through as a society is experiencing new forms of understanding. This happens at a deeper...

Who knows the patterns of community?

Who knows the patterns of community?

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image=""...

Are you consciously creating?

Are you consciously creating?

“As above, so below. As within, so without.” I find it endlessly fascinating to discover examples where the macro-context informs or clarifies what’s happening on a micro-contextual level. Like to consider that, as our solar system travels through space, it’s...

Tantric Sex is a Joke

Tantric Sex is a Joke

Most of what you’ve been hearing about Tantric sex is false.   Or rather, it’s not the whole picture… GETTING TAN-TRICKED In the West, with the New Age and personal development movements growing, there’s been a lot of talk about spiritual life. Yoga studios are...

Heavenly Energy

Heavenly Energy

Coming off a recent Vedic Astrology reading, I’m reminded just how intricate and vast the universe is. I could study Vedic symbolism and cultural literature, which are metaphors for these cosmic forces at play, for years, and just be scraping the surface of what’s...

Why You Aren’t Alone

Why You Aren’t Alone

Are we ever truly alone and separate? Or is there something bigger we are a part of? Holism is the view that everything must be taken within the context of a greater whole. To some, this is an intuitive concept: cells must be understood within the system of the body,...

Will & Grace Part 2 | Divine Feminine

If you read "Will & Grace Part 1 | Divine Masculine," you were introduced to the idea that polarization is something that happens even in contemporary spirituality, and that one major way this manifests is polarization of the gender principles. In this post, we...

Will and Grace Part 1 | Divine Masculine

As humans, it's easy for us to want to swerve one way or another on any given subject. It could be politics ("I'm Left and you're Right") and religion ("You're either in my camp and going to Heaven, or you're not and going to Hell."). It could also be gender ("Men are...

Who Else Wants More Time?

Who Else Wants More Time?

Wait, hold the clock. Is it me, or does time seem like it’s beginning to modulate? Seriously, this is starting to freak me out. You’ve had this experience before, right? Sometimes it seems as if time is flying by, and before you know it, your day is gone. I’ve also...

Can Women Be Spiritual Leaders? | Part 2

Some of you may have read the prequel blog post to this one, which talked about the female roots of certain forms of spirituality and debunked the idea that only men have been spiritual leaders throughout history. This time, we’re going to look at some specific...

Why You Should Live Your Passion

Why You Should Live Your Passion

There’s nothing predictable about our journey here, and we’re not well-served living it with anything less than our complete passion and intensity. I believe, at least in the past, a true journey was an adventure defined by the lack of a clear destination, not knowing...

Can Women Be Spiritual Leaders?

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image=""...

Do you make these 3 common mistakes in relationships?

Do you struggle with relationships—finding, building, or keeping them? Most people make these three (3) mistakes in relationships: Not being available—you think you're ready for a commitment, but you can't commit to an ice cream flavor let alone another person. Not...

Getting to Know Gaia

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image=""...

When Growing Means Waiting…

When Growing Means Waiting…

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image=""...

Are you a wizard?

Are you a wizard?

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image=""...

Jungle Business: Shamans and Medicine People

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image=""...

When life events take over

MY PERSONAL SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT I turned 30 this year, and my balding head denies me passing for anything younger - but then again, I’ve never had a problem being confused as older. As an Aquarius interested in…well…everything spiritual, I try all kinds of weird,...

Why “Seeing Things” Doesn’t Make You Crazy

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image=""...