As an intuitive psychiatrist, I worship my high octane intuitions. I owe the blessing of becoming a physician to one. However, at twenty, when an unwavering inner voice told me I was going to medical school, it was the last thing I thought I wanted. This gut-centered voice committed to your happiness, health, and survival, is, with practice, accessible to everyone. When you deviate even a nano-fraction from your inner voice, energy wanes, whether a subtle or radical bottoming out. The more ferociously faithful you are to […]
A student told her spiritual teacher that she was suffering under
the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, quoting Shakespeare’s famous verse from Hamlet. The teacher looked her piercingly in the eyes and asked,
Are you so sure that fortune is outrageous and it must bear slings and arrows?
The stunned woman replied,
But Shakespeare was a genius. He had penetrating insights into the nature of life.
Maybe life in his time, the teacher said.
But that time is not this time. We are moving from an old paradigm […]
In the opening scene of the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith, we find the couple in a therapy session. Mrs. Smith tells the therapist,
There’s this huge space between us, and it just keeps filling up with everything that we don’t say to each other.
While we might be inclined to define relationships by what we say to each other, they are more accurately defined by what we don’t say to each other.
My friend Carol owns a successful […]
When Christopher Columbus and his crew were sailing their long and arduous voyage to a world they had heard about but never seen, the sailors grew discouraged. Eventually the faith-tested entourage began to wonder if they would ever find land. Then one day the scout in the crow’s nest excitedly shouted,
Twigs! The crew ran to the rail and observed scattered debris of small twigs and leaves floating past the bow. An impassioned howl rose from the deck – land was not far away.
As you and I enter […]
We had such high hopes for the Shift – the New Age dawning in 2012 and continuing in 2013. And in fact, much of these did come true: these were heady years of releasing old patterns for most of us, especially old thought patterns contained in the collective soul.
In 2014, we’ll see more of this transition or Shift, and much of it is very, very difficult for humankind, the animal and plant kingdom, and the earth itself. There is great chaos, disaster and suffering continuing this year. This […]
What if everything you might consider as your life’s purpose was nothing? What if all your accomplishments, when you arrived for your reckoning in heaven, nirvana, beyond the veil, wherever you believe you are going…what if these were taken out and examined and found to be nothing – no longer shiny and bright but drab and shabby, as if collected and carted in an old grocery bag?
What if they were looked at – all your pretty things – and then discarded to float away on the breeze, the […]
At some point you stood there, in the first living room you ever knew, when you were new to the world, and life seemed simple. And you saw it all with new eyes. The old sofa. The worn table. Toys scattered on the floor. A big picture window to let the light in.
And at some point, you were playing in this room. Maybe it was Saturday and your father napped on the sofa. Maybe it was a weekday and your mother was in the kitchen. Maybe you were […]