I read this story today and wanted to share it right away. I’ll write more on this later, but please read it now — and consider the beautiful implications.
Our task here is to BE LOVE. In easy times, bringing the best version of ourselves to every situation can be, at times, challenging. During times of conflict and chaos, it is ESSENTIAL. Amazing growth is possible now due to this challenge. So, let’s take a quick look at the political scene in the USA right now.
Whenever you hear a person in power working to “other” some group with less political power, take note and be aware. People of color, immigrants, laborers, women, LGBTQ community, Muslims… all of these groups have less political power in this country than the ruling class of the wealthy.
Division is a tool of autocrats, racists, authoritarians and dictators, and the saddest thing is to realize that human beings are quite vulnerable to this tactic. There is a reason many authoritarians work to undermine education and fight against critical thinking: Our UNITY is our strength.Continue reading
Psychedelics, especially “plant medicines” are having their moment,again, at long last! As a person who has utilized these sacred substances for decades, I am understandably enthusiastic. Those of us who use these medicines in a sacred manner are finally able to “come out of the closet”!Continue reading
I’ve always loved Aldous Huxley; so many beautiful books and quotes from such a lovely spirit! I highly recommend all of his writings, if you haven’t yet discovered him.
Here’s one that spoke to me today… perhaps it will speak to you, as well. “Lightly my darling.”
It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling.
Many years ago, I sat with Terence McKenna after a magic mushroom conference, and he urged me to put all my consciousness explorations and psychonautic visions into my songs. I listened… and his advise changed everything. My songs became both more mystical and more authentic. Because of Terence, many things expanded into the work I share with you today.
He also inspired my counseling work, which touched even more people. What a gift he gave me in that conversation. I am eternally grateful.
Embracing a visionary lifestyle, divine feminine, compassion, love, curiosity & creativity makes a life ever more magickal, does it not?
This Terence quote made me laugh:
“Notice that the whole story of Eden is the story of the struggle over a woman’s relationship to a psychoactive plant.”