Painting with Pure Light

We each have within us an infinite palette of emotions that we use to paint our personal realities.  There’s a complex array of possible hues; and for each different hue there are as many different shades.   There’s the crimson heat of passion and the rosy warmth of friendship.  There are teal waters of tranquility, golden … Continue reading Painting with Pure Light

The Windows of the Soul

Recognizing beauty is as much about the eyes that look as it is about what they are looking at. We peer into the world through the windows of our souls – and covering those windows like sheer curtains are all of our beliefs, our expectations, and our assumptions about what we’re looking at.  This semi-translucent … Continue reading The Windows of the Soul

The Architects of Love

We are all on the same journey.  Though we move at different paces as we make our way across varied landscapes, we all must take the same steps.  And what every traveler eventually discovers is that these many steps aren’t carrying us forward but inward, farther into ourselves to discover the secret of who we … Continue reading The Architects of Love

Authentic Giving

  Perhaps the greatest gift you could ever give to the world is the gift of your authentic self. When you give of your true, unfiltered nature, you pierce the barrier that separates us – and through this piercing, energy begins to flow freely and unchanged.  Your soul leaks out into your work, where it then tantalizes … Continue reading Authentic Giving

Beyond the Veil

  I invite you to come with me as I venture beyond the veil. Together we can tear through the gauzy mirage that separates us from one another and from God. Perhaps at first our steps will be tentative, as we get our first glimpses of naked reality, with all of its pretenses and illusions … Continue reading Beyond the Veil

In Defense of Words

  Whoever said that actions speak louder than words must never have become lost, drifting on the current of a captivating book. I imagine that they have never had to re-structure themselves after melting into formlessness from the heat of a poem’s fire. They must not know what it is to bleed ink upon a piece … Continue reading In Defense of Words

The Final Breath

New Year’s eve is upon us.  In many ways, it’s a day like any other.  It is another stitch in the fabric of our lives.  What makes today so significant isn’t that number on the calendar.  It’s the way that it makes us stop and think, the way it reminds us to look up from … Continue reading The Final Breath

Sometimes it Hurts

The thing about spiritual awakening is that sometimes it hurts. We talk a lot about the way that everything gets a little brighter and how the world transforms before your eyes.  We relish describing how there’s this bottomless well of love hidden right inside your own chest and the way that your relationships – with … Continue reading Sometimes it Hurts

The Lonely Light Bringer

A firefly is most striking in darkness.  While the rest of the world rests in shadows, she threatens their slumber as she passes by carrying her little lantern with her. Though the light bringers of the night are some of our most precious resources, they are often the subjects of the saddest stories.  Unbeknownst to … Continue reading The Lonely Light Bringer