The desire to let go with love.

The desire to let go with love.

Lately, my days have been starting early. While I would prefer to note that I am welcoming the day with a quiet receptivity of what’s to come, that is not the case. I have been waking with a familiar ache…

Sweet Cycles of Life

Sweet Cycles of Life

The cycles of life can be experienced in so many forms–Through a breath, the moon, a season, or simply by the Earth’s daily orbit around the sun. Some of these cycles go unnoticed, and others have our full attention. I…

Look Deeper

The mirror the friend holds reveals a beauty. A kind picture, a bountiful presence. Held by the polestar a heart of lights twinkle. In the arms of the beloved a reflection becomes more clear. Lines of laughter expressions of authentic…

How Spirit Moves

How Spirit Moves

When do you work through your pain with vigor, recognizing it as a stagnancy that needs to be pushed? And when do you soften completely to the malady that needs tender loving care? Is the pain we experience in the…

On forgiveness. On surrender. On transparency.

On forgiveness. On surrender. On transparency.

Here I am in a super tender moment. And a choice. Should I write about it? And what is it about? Will the act of writing, or the intention of sharing bring harmony to my temporary state? The ideas: On…

On singing and freedom

On singing and freedom

If you want to sing out, sing out. If you want to be free, be free……. Cat Stevens My daughter, Ruka started shouting today while we were out in public. First at the post office, and then she continued on…

Designs of Discomfort

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious. -C.G. Jung  Five days from start to finish with space, quality time, and adventure as intentions took me on a journey to New Mexico…

The Practice of Letting Go

In Buddhism, the Buddha teaches in the second of the four noble truths that our suffering is caused by our attachments. In the brilliant spirit teachings of The Yoga Sutras, Patanjali refers to attachment: avidyasmita raga dvesabhinivesah klesah. Ignorance, egoism,…

Solstice Heart

Solstice Heart

My grandfather, Irvin Abraham Schnyder, 92 years of age, continues to harness so much heart chi, he has just gifted us all another rebirth. As we welcome the summer, and a joyful season of the Heart/Small Intestine in Chinese Medicine,…

Exceptional You

Exceptional You

The teachings I receive often come from the great, and humble responsibility of being a mother; in my case, being a mother to a precious child, Ruka Sage, a brilliant teacher who imparts her wisdom with no words, yet fierce…