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Cultural Fray

    Cultural Fray Part 1: Hold Us Together I’m sitting on top of my bed which is covered by my great grandma’s yellow, wool blanket. She was a seamstress. Measuring tape… Pins to mark… And then, time… Every piece of clothing hugged your shape like a second skin. And then there was WWI. And … Continue reading

Finding our way home

“Breathing in, I see all my ancestors in me: my mineral ancestors, plant ancestors, mammal ancestors, and human ancestors. My ancestors are always present, alive in every cell of my body, and I play a part in their immortality.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Living Finding our way home I am German. I … Continue reading

Madness and the Family

Many of you have already read personal posts and posts in general on psychosis. I continue to post on this topic because it is so misunderstood and there is so much ground-breaking work happening right now. It is because of this renewed understanding that I feel I can be more vocal. I experienced psychosis in … Continue reading

One Nation Under Trauma

“The simple truth is that every single civilization, including the western world, was brought into being from a sacred place to serve a sacred purpose. And when that purpose is forgotten, when its original alignment gets lost, when the fundamental balance and harmony of its existence become disrupted beyond a certain point, then nature has … Continue reading

Understanding the Chakra Energy System

I’ve been teaching a local yoga class on the Chakra Energy System lately.  It is a 14 week series in which we focus on one chakra for two sessions and then move to the next (thus making 14 sessions/14 weeks total).  I wanted to share with my blog community the handout I offer those in … Continue reading

What we know we must become

“If you bring forth that which is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” ~ Gospel of St. Thomas This pounding, persisting story That will break through the period mark At the end of … Continue reading

Visualization on Family Lineage

I was just discussing family and the role of children in family with a friend. During our discussion I came up with an interesting metaphor for the way that families pass down energetic “packages” to their children. Of course, many spiritual practices and religions have something akin to this concept — like ancestral karma in … Continue reading