Ritual Creates Relationship

One of the first days of the CWL retreat (see previous blog post for details), Nina & Toby (the facilitators) offered some wisdom passed along to them from a shamanic teacher/guide: Consciousness creates matter. Language creates reality. Ritual creates relationship. When they presented this to us, I immediately resonated with these ideas; the first two […]

Intuition as a Tool for Daily Living

I’ve just returned home from a fabulous retreat at Ocamora Retreat Center in northern New Mexico.  I acquired new skills for leading my life and entered into a network of colleagues and friends who share similar values and a commitment to changing the world through their inner and outer work.   But I have to […]

Transforming Old Patterns Leads to Aligned Action!

I have been exploring three books simultaneously: The Call by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth, and The Gene Keys by Richard Rudd. For several years I’ve been working with Marshall Rosenberg’s teachings of  Nonviolent Communication (NVC) – that we all have universal needs and that all behavior (yep, even the […]