Monthly Insights

How to Learn of Your Power

“To know thy power, is to know thy strength.” ~ unknown We must learn of our powers, so as to heal others in the same way.  This is why the path of the shaman is to first heal him/herself.  This involves surrendering to the dark night of the soul where all...

Shamanism and Psychedelics

“Humans are a part of creation and shamanism is our way of connecting with the whole.” Will Adcock My first teacher, a Lakota medicine man, did not believe in the use of any psychedelics, not even peyote like other Lakota.  As a Sundancer of 25 years he said he...

Cyberspace vs. Self as of the Year 1994 A.D.

“The internet has created this huge sandbox where people just respond to their immediate impulses.”             Lee Siegel If you want to see the future, or at least catch a glimpse of where the human animal is headed, you will need to turn your gaze...

Love is the Foundation of All Power

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power the world will know peace”-Mahatma Ganghi Looking at the world situation makes it hard for me to feel hope and love at times. How do I do this when there is so much injustice and violence towards the...

Amazon Rainforest…A Cry to Take Action

My affinity for the rainforest started at an early age growing up in Ecuador, South America.  I would marvel at the luscious green canopies covering the moist brown earth moving with creepy crawlies.  “How could anything possibly be so beautiful?”, I...

Remembering Your Indigenous Soul

Inherent within each of us is this direct connection to the source of life, no matter what our cultural upbringing might be.  Many of us, although not from a living tribal culture, also carry an awakened sense of love for Mother Earth and a deep longing for more...

8 Ways to Clear Your Mind of All the Clutter

“If the structures of the human mind remain unchanged, we will always end up recreating the same world, the same evils, the same dysfunction.”- Eckhart Tolle Thoughts can be very distracting.  Their dangerous subtlety can quickly sneak up like a shadow in...

Taking a Look at the Deeper Issue Behind Depression

With the recent passing of a great icon, Robin Williams, many of us are taking a closer look at the issue of suicide.   If you have known of someone, perhaps a friend or family member, who has committed suicide this recent incident could stir up many difficult...

The Power of Observation!

 I had a private lesson with my Tai Chi teacher yesterday and he brought my awareness to an interesting concept.  That concept is observation.  This is a word that has meaning in the english language but has lost its significance.  When we think of observation we...