Ray LaMontagne (Inadvertently) Talks About Sacred Sensual Living

I was moved to hear Ray LaMontagne sum up in a beautiful way some of the main ideas I play with through Sacred Sensual Living:   “I work really hard to stay grounded, to realize everyday how lucky I am, and we are, just to exist on this planet in Read More…

Essential Beauty

Beauty is a portal to your divinity, your sacred source. That’s the one thing I know for sure. (Love is the answer – that’s a close second.) Gazing at a Beautiful painting or sunset can calm or uplift you, delight or soothe. Beauty surrounds you, if you are looking through Read More…

Don’t Fear the Rapture

“Although everyone feels rivulets of wonder, and even awe, from time to time, not everyone is as comfortable expressing those feelings as freely as John Muir, Ralph Waldo Emerson or Walt Whitman.       I suppose what people fear is loss of objectivity. But life doesn’t require you to Read More…

Love Note #1

It’s easy to love what we perceive as our own good qualities – bakes killer brownies for friends, loves unconditionally, always helps a seemingly lost pooch, lends an ear when needed. But what about our faults, are they lovable too? It’s no secret that self-love is the key to feeling Read More…

A Different Beauty

winter brought greys & tans & silvery taupes that’s how nature intended it so we would have the opportunity to see a different beauty that otherwise we might not notice distracted as we get by the bright-colored things but it’s all beautiful and spring unfailingly comes around Nature is made Read More…

Embrace the Mystery

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. – John Muir       “[The Ramble was intended to be an] intricate disposition of lights and shadows [to] create a degree of obscurity not absolutely impenetrable, but sufficient to affect the imagination with a sense of Read More…

Magic Gardens, Magic Night

Art should not be segregated in museums; it needs to live free among us. – Isaiah Zagar (creator of the installation that is Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens) The wound is the place where light enters you. – Rumi To a dull mind all of nature is leaden. To the illuminated mind Read More…

The Re-Set Button: A Trip to CA

People say that what we are seeking is a meaning of life. I don’t think this is what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive. – Joseph Campbell Many times over the summer I had to remind myself that becoming enlightened isn’t about Read More…