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…

An Authentic, “How are you?

I have been wary recently of the question posed so often throughout any day of “How are you?” I wonder how many people receive the question in the way I wish to ask it. Much of the time, the query…

Holy Transformation

Holy Transformation

  Who isn’t enamored with the butterfly? Whether the adoration comes from the beauty, from the perceived freedom of physical wings, or the remembrance of what came before its majesty, we all know a holy transformation has taken place. The…