Do you feel lost in the very real challenges of our country right now? The dismantling of white privilege, rape culture, and the ongoing gun violence threatening our schools and public spaces? Our individual worlds are bombarded by these realities every day.
We have entered the month of love and the Winter Olympic Games.
Like you, I am seeing the annual reappearance of red velvet heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, Valentine’s Day cards, and “spa specials” littering the landscape of western consumerism. Alongside images of the Olympic rings symbolizing unity and relatedness across countries, cultures, and points of views. A moment in time when we suspend our differences and renew our love for our sweethearts and extend it to our international enemies and neighbors.
When I get lost to the very real challenges of human life, I look to nature to teach me how to live.
As a depth psychologist, I see the world itself as ensouled, inclusive of the cosmos, the natural world, and the unseen forces beyond what is readily visible. The pervasive symptoms of dis-ease – depression, anxiety, and addictions – are an invitation to deeper inquiry and a re-membering of yourself to who you really are. When you find the courage to look closely and inhabit your whole self, meaning, joy, and coming home to your highest purpose become abundantly available.
As many of you know, one of my dearest friends and former husband, Robert Mirabal, is a two-time Grammy award winning musician and artist from the Taos Pueblo who presents a contemporary view of American Indian life in his work.
Robert and I are co-leading our second annual e-course, Origins: A 10 Day Journey to the Lost Sacred Within You. We feel called to combine our gifts for music and psychology to create the antidote to the Western culture of rugged individualism, competition, and comparison that breeds loneliness and a disconnection from the sacred. Read More
Like many of you, I have been glued to the television these past few weeks watching the Olympics in Rio. The pageantry, beauty, and exquisite performances from the world’s top athletes infuses more than ego-driven competition into the air. A mysterious recognition emerges when our collective consciousness inhabits this ancient tradition. Some part of you is called to remember and transform itself into something greater. Read More
More and more individuals living in the modern world are showing up in doctors’ and counselors’ offices describing a cluster of symptoms that sound a lot like anxiety, bi-polar disorder, or even psychosis. However, a closer look may reveal something else is going on: a spiritual emergence. Read More